Bob, our dog Budsie, and I will be headed back to Big Sky Country, our home, next week! Bob will play with MJ Williams and Ann Tappan at Red Tractor Pizza on Oct 7th. Then from Oct 8th to 16th, saxophonist Loren Stillman, bassist Bob Bowman, and drummer Mark Ferber will be on Montana tour. Please scroll down for more details!
The weekly live jazz curated by Craig Hall at The Independent in Big Sky will discontinue after this week. Please come down to Big Sky this Friday to see Craig Hall Quartet!
* 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.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT TUNE UP BAR IN BOZEMAN
Join Eddie T Quartet at Tune Up Bar in Kimpton Armory Hotel in Bozeman this Wednesday! Bassist Eddie T is hosting a Live Jazz Series on Wednesdays at the Tune Up Bar! This week’s lineup is: Jake Fleming on saxophone, Cheyenne John-Henderson on keys, Michael Gillan on drums, and Eddie Tsuru on bass. Come down to the cozy bar lounge and enjoy their sounds. 8 to 10 pm. No cover charge.
Tune Up Bar (Kimpton Armory Hotel)
24 W Mendenhall St, Bozeman, MT 59715
Wednesday, September 28th 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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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. Erik Olson on keys, Alex Nauman on guitar, Rob Kohler on bass, and Zach Paris on drums will host the jam session this week. 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 29th 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 30th, Orin Gunderson on trumbet, Eddie Tsuru on bass, and Chris Naro 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 30th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE INDEPENDENT IN BIG SKY
The Craig Hall Quartet: Craig Hall on guitar, Luca Rodoni on trumpet, Michael Steele on bass, and Josh Poole on drums will be playing at The Independent this Friday in Big Sky. The weekly live jazz at the venue will take a break till they decide to bring it back again. 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 30th 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! On Sat, October 1st, this wonderful trio: Scott Jeppesen on saxophone, Craig Hall on guitar, and Mike Leslie on bass will be making fantastic sounds! Enjoy their music with delicious Asian cuisine and drinks. No music charge.
2713 Montana Ave Billings, MT 59101
Saturday, October 1st 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, October 2nd 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE
MONDAY NIGHT AT SILVER STAR IN HELENA
Start your week off with the Yardbird Quartet in its Silver Star! Live jazz, cold drinks, and some of the finest food in the area make for a great Monday night. Matt Austin on saxophone, Nicole Austin on bass, Rob Kohler on guitar, and Jeremy Slead on drums. 6-8pm in the bar area, no cover!
Silver Star Steak Company
Monday, October 3rd 8th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
833 Great Northern Blvd Helena, MT 59601
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
The trio will have a house concert at the Cikan House in Bozeman on Sat, October 15th. Reservations (also BYOB) are recommended so the host can know how many of you music lovers will attend! Please send emails to email@example.com for reservations.
- 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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