Bob and I are finally relaxing after almost 7 weeks of tour in the midwest and 1 week tour in Montana with Loren Stillman and Mark Ferber. We had great fun in all the places we visited with Loren and Mark. Wonderful audience and hosts who love to share music the band offer with mostly local music fans. I was touched by young audience that truly appreciated the sounds the band created. Jazz is alive!!
This week at The Murray Hotel, Matt Ridgeway and Eddie T will be playing 7-9PM, not 6-8PM. Please catch them if you are around in Livingston!
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* Details of these concerts can be changed due to artists/venues’ circumstances.
TUESDAY NIGHT AT VALHALLA MEADERY IN BOZEMAN
Django Jazz jam at Valhalla Meadery! Please come down to Valhalla Meadery in Bozeman for delicious mead (and food!) on Tuesday October 18th. No cover. Musicians are welcome to join in. Most of their jam tunes are on the Django Fakebook which you can find a link to the book on Facebook event page. The Django Jazz jam will take a break after this week. Future dates will be announced as soon as the host fix the details.
875 Bridger Drive Unit B Bozeman, MT 59715
Tuesday, October 18th 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Facebook event page
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: Cheyenne John Henderson on keys, Alex Robilotta on guitar, Alex Platt on drums, and Eddie T 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, October 19th 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Facebook event page
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. This week, Erik Olson, Luke Kestner, and Mike Leslie will be hosting the jazz jam! 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, October 20th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Facebook event page
THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE MURRAY HOTEL IN LIVINGSTON
This Thursday, October 20th at the Murray Hotel in Livingston, pianist Matt Ridgeway and bassist Eddie Tsuru will be making fantastic sounds 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.! Please come down to enjoy the beautiful sounds she creates in the Murray Hotel’s cozy lobby! No music charge.
The Murray Hotel
201 W Park St Livingston, MT 59047
Thursday, October 20th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
FRIDAY NIGHT AT RED TRACTOR PIZZA IN BOZEMAN
Friday Live jazz at Red Tractor Pizza! Alex Robilotta on guitar, Eddie Tsuru on bass, and Josh Poole on drums will be making exciting and excellent sounds! They will be playing some of their originals and standards and more. Please come down and enjoy your Friday night with live music and of course delicious pizza and beer/wine! 7-9PM. No cover.
Red Tractor Pizza
1007 W Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
Friday, October 21st 30th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Facebook event page
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 23rd 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
FROM BOB BOWMAN
Yae and I were in the Midwest for seven weeks with four days off and hit the ground running upon returning to Paradise. Playing eight concerts in and a couple of workshops/clinics at colleges in mostly small towns. The tour was funded by the Montana Arts Council to promote jazz in smaller communities. Loren Stillman, one of the best saxophonists ever. No exaggeration as is drummer Mark Ferber. In my 58 years of playing it’s probably top of the list of tours I’ve experienced. We didn’t play remotely anything with a C and/or a W. I was a bit concerned, but we received standing ovations everywhere!
Many thanks to many people. Especially, per usual, Jirina and Frank Cikan where we played Saturday evening. Jazz is definitely not dead in the Treasure State or elsewhere.
UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE
RETURN (THE TURNING POINT) – WILLIAMS/TAPPAN/KOHLER ALBUM RELEASE CONCERTS
Williams/Tappan/Kohler celebrate the release of their 2022 CD release Return (The Turning Point) with performances in Bozeman, Helena and Missoula. Please visit the project’s Facebook page for more information: Return – The Turning Point by Williams/Tappan/Kohler
- Sunday October 30th, 4 pm, Cikan House in Bozeman. Suggested donation: $15, Reservations recommended: 406-539-1896
- Saturday November 5th, 7 pm, Fire House Coffee House (422 Last Chance Gulch). Suggested donation $15
- Friday November 11th 7 pm. ZACC (216 W. Main St, Missoula). Suggested donation $15
- Sunday November 20th 2 pm. Live broadcast Montana NPR
- October, 28th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. @ Red Tractor Pizza in Bozeman
Bob Nell on piano & Bob Bowman on bass
- Sunday, November 6th 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. @ Bozeman Hot Springs in Bozeman
John Roberts y Pan Blanco
- Sunday, November 6th 7:00 p.m. – @ Art House Billings in Billings
The Erik Olson Quintet: The Music of Joe Henderson
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