We are still in Kansas City, MO area. It is getting autumn-like sky but still warm. It will be around 90ºF this weekend! I am really enjoying the great jazz scene in KC. If you have a chance, I recommend to visit Kansas City to enjoy vibrant jazz scene!
In October from 8th to 16th, Loren Stillman’s trio project “Divide: The Montana Jazz Project” will tour in Montana. Loren Stillman on saxophone, Bob Bowman on bass, and Mark Ferber from NY on drums will play in Missoula, Virginia City, Philipsburg, Basin, Lewistown, Big Sky, and Bozeman. Please scroll down for more details!
* To musician friends, if you would like to add your message, on going projects like new albums, etc. on BigSkyJazz.net please contact me!
* Details of these concerts can be changed due to artists/venues’ circumstances.
THURSDAY NIGHT AT HENRY’S GARAGE IN BILLINGS
John Roberts y Pan Blanco will be featured in a fundraiser event for Billings Symphony community engagement at Henry’s Garage this Thursday! Montana’s top distributors serve samples of their best whiskey and wines while Billings’ favorite high-energy Funk, African and Latin grooves band shares musical and cultural diversity with the audience. The event raises funds to support Billings Symphony community engagement and educational outreach events. Help us share the gift of music throughout the region. Tickets : $50.
12 Garden Ave. Billings, MT 59701
Tickets are available on https://billingssymphony.org/
Thursday, September 15th 6:00 p.m. –
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THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE MURRAY HOTEL IN LIVINGSTON
This Thursday, September 15th at the Murray Hotel in Livingston, pianist Cheyenne John-Henderson will be playing solo piano from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.! He will play standards as well as interpretations of an eclectic selection of rock and pop tunes. Please come down to enjoy the beautiful sounds he creates in the Murray Hotel’s cozy lobby! No music charge.
The Murray Hotel
201 W Park St Livingston, MT 59047
Thursday, September 15th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
THURSDAY NIGHT AT CRAFT LOCAL IN BILLINGS
Erik Olson & Alex Nauman Present: Jazz Jam Session EVERY Thursday at Craft Local. That’s right, EVERY Thursday! No cover. All ages welcome. Bring your instrument and sit in! Thank you for supporting local art, local brews and your local live music scene.
2501 Montana Ave. Billings, MT 59101
Thursday, September 15th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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FRIDAY NIGHT AT RED TRACTOR PIZZA IN BOZEMAN
Friday Live jazz at Red Tractor Pizza! This week on September 16th, Jeremy Shanok on piano, Mike Carey on bass, and Austin Belluscio on drums will be making fantastic sounds! Please come down and enjoy your Friday night with live music and of course delicious pizza and beer/wine! If the weather is nice enough, the band will play on the patio. 7-9PM. No cover.
Red Tractor Pizza
1007 W Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
Friday, September 16th 26th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE INDEPENDENT IN BIG SKY
The Craig Hall Trio: Craig Hall on guitar, Michael Steele on bass, and Josh Poole on drums will be playing at The Independent this Friday in Big Sky. Formerly “Big Sky Theater,” The Independent is a family-centered, multifaceted community center. The performing time is 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Please join this wonderful trio and enjoy their beautiful sounds! No music Charge.
50 Ousel Falls Road Big Sky, MT 59716
Friday, September 16th 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
SATURDAY NIGHT AT WILD GINGER IN BILLINGS
If you are around Billings this Saturday night and want to enjoy live music, please come down to Wild Ginger! This week, September 17th, John Roberts will be performing with his band and there might be a special guest from LA! Please come and enjoy their music with delicious Asian cuisine and drinks. No music charge.
2713 Montana Ave Billings, MT 59101
Saturday, September 17th 6th 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE EAGLES IN BOZEMAN THE BRIDGER MOUNTAIN BIG BAND
Sunday night big band fun! Please join Bridger Mountain Big Band at Bozeman Eagles Club!
The Bridger Mountain Big Band or small combo performs at The Eagles on every Sunday led by a drummer Adam Greenberg. No cover charge but there will be a tip jar so be generous. To see more information and actual performance schedule, please check https://www.facebook.com/TheBridgerMountainBigBand/.
Bozeman Eagles Club & Ballroom
316 E Main St Bozeman, MT 59715
Sunday, September 18th 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE
DIVIDE: THE MONTANA JAZZ PROJECT
Divide: The Montana Jazz Project
Loren Stillman, saxophones / Bob Bowman, bass / Mark Ferber, drums
Supported by the National Endowment of the Arts and the Montana Arts Council, Divide: The Montana Jazz Project brings world class jazz to cities and towns throughout Montana. The tour consists of Loren Stillman on saxophones, Bob Bowman on bass, and Mark Ferber on drums. Weaving together melody and improvisation, the three players are internationally-acclaimed musicians who combine jazz tradition with spontaneous arrangement. While jazz can take many forms, there is no substitute for live collaboration. Divide brings original music as live performance to Montanans across the state.
- Saturday, October 8 – ZACC, Missoula, 7:30pm
- Sunday, October 9 – Elling House, Virginia City, 7:00pm
- Monday, October 10 – Philipsburg Theatre, Philipsburg, 7:30pm
- Tuesday, October 11 – Basin Jazz Series, Basin, 7:00pm
- Thursday, October 13 – Lewistown Arts Center, Lewistown 7:00pm
- Friday, October 14 – MSU, Bozeman masterclass (daytime) & The Independent (8:00pm)
- Saturday, October 15 – Cikans House, Bozeman, 7:00pm
- Sunday, October 16 – Missoula Public Library Cooper Room & MTPR Dimensions in Jazz live radio broadcast, 2-4pm
- Wed, September 21st 8:00 p.m. – @ Tune Up Bar (Armory Hotel)
Orin Gunderson on trumpet, Matt Ridgeway on keys, Eddie Tsuru on bass, Chris Naro on drums
- Thu, September 22nd @ On Broadway in Helena
The Yardbird Quartet: Matt Austin on saxophone, Fred Cobb on piano, Nicole Austin on bass, Jeremy Slead on drums
- Sun, September 25th 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. @ Walkers Grill in Billings
Sundae and Mr. Goessl
- Mon, October 3rd @ Silver Star Steak Company in Helena
Matt Austin on saxophone, Rob Kohler on guitar, Nicole Austin on bass, Jeremy Slead on drums
- Fri, October 7th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00p.m. @ Red Tractor Pizza in Bozeman
MJ Williams on vocals/trombone, Ann Tappan on piano, Bob Bowman on bass
- Fri, October 14th 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. @ Benny’s Bistro in Helena
Wilbur Rehmann on saxophone and Ken Nelson on keyboard
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