To Bozeman jazz fans, live jazz at Blackbird will be off for two weeks due to renovations.
Bob and I left KCMO this morning and we are staying in Sidney, NE where I am working on this week’s jazz newsletter. Tomorrow, April 24th, Bob will have a master class and performance with wonderful musician/pianist Ben Markley at University of Wyoming!
* To musician friends, if you would like to share your music, a concert info, etc. on BigSkyJazz.net please contact me!
* Details of these concerts can be changed due to artists/venues’ circumstances.
TUESDAY NIGHT AT CORK & BARREL PUB & RESTAURANT IN BILLINGS
Join vocalist Elana Hayden and pianist Erik Olson at Cork & Barrel in Billings from 6PM to 8PM for a night of music that spans genres and decades… from Judy Garland to George Gershwin, Ben E. King to Carole King, Etta James to Norah Jones, and John Prine to Elvis Presley.
Cork & Barrel Pub & Restaurant
1417 38th Street West, Billings, MT
Tuesday, April 25th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
TUESDAY NIGHT AT VALHALLA MEADERY IN BOZEMAN
The Valhalla Meadery Django Jazz jam for Tuesday, April 25th is ON! Jammers, please visit montanamanouche.com/jam to see a list of the tunes most often played. The jam lasts from 6:15-8:30 pm. If you have questions about the jam, please send a message to Montana Manouche!
875 Bridger Drive Unit B Bozeman, MT 59715
Tuesday, April 25th 6:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
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JAZZOULA SPRING ’23
The ZACC & Rockin’ Rudy’s Present
JAZZOULA SPRING ‘23
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday // April 26, 27, 28, & 29 // Doors at 5:30 // Show at 6:30 PM // $20 // $17 Students & Seniors (50+)
Thursday night’s performance is presented by Montana Public Radio in honor of Terry Conrad, and will be broadcast live!
It’s Jazzoula Spring ‘23! Celebrating 21 years of Jazz in the Missoula community – presenting 20 plus jazz combos, big bands, vocalists, and multi-instrumentalists over four days, April 26, 27, 28, and 29. Providing a complete variety of the only original form of American music: jazz. Jazzoula gives the listener a chance to experience Missoula’s eclectic jazz performers showcasing their individual talents with their groups, and as soloists.
For the details, please visit ZACC website.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT TUNE UP BAR IN BOZEMAN
Join Bob Bowman Trio at Tune Up Bar in Kimpton Armory Hotel in Bozeman on Wednesday! Bassist Eddie T is hosting a Live Jazz Series on every Wednesday. This week’s lineup is: Bob Bowman on bass, Scott Jeppesen on saxophone, and Alex Nauman on guitar. Come down to the cozy bar lounge and enjoy their sounds. 8PM to 10PM. No cover charge.
Tune Up Bar (Kimpton Armory Hotel)
24 W Mendenhall St, Bozeman, MT 59715
Wednesday, April 26th 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! As usual, 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, April 27th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Craft Local Facebook page
FRIDAY NIGHT AT RED TRACTOR PIZZA IN BOZEMAN
Friday Live jazz at Red Tractor Pizza! This week Alex Robilotta on guitar, Eddie T on bass, and Chris Naro on drums! Please come down and enjoy your Friday night with live music and of course delicious pizza and beer/wine! 6:30-8:30PM. No cover.
* Friday night at RTP is busy. If you are coming with a group, reservations are recommended.
Red Tractor Pizza
1007 W Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
Friday, April 28th 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
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WILL BROWN AT THE CIKAN HOUSE IN BOZEMAN
The concert on Friday is almost sold out. Some seats are still available at the concert on Saturday!
Bozeman music fans! Saxophonist and Bozeman native Will Brown is back from NYC with two exciting nights of music at the best listening room in town – The Cikan House. Join him on April 28th and 29th as he showcases two unique nights of music with a different band each night.
Friday April 28th: Wayne Shorter Tribute Night – Featuring Craig Hall, Luca Rodoni, Michael Steele, Josh Poole, and Will Brown. Bozeman locals pay homage to saxophonist Wayne Shorter who we recently lost in March. The quintet will play selections that showcase Shorter’s ability to capture different eras in jazz, and highlight his constant growth as a composer throughout his 63 year musical career.
Saturday April 29th: Will Brown’s Imports Quartet – Featuring Finn Carroll (NYC, Missoula), Owen Ross (Missoula), Davy Nefos (Seattle), and Will Brown (NYC, Bozeman). The Imports quartet will focus on original compositions, modern jazz selections rarely heard in Montana, as well as folk inspired music presented in the context of jazz.
2 Sets of music each night starting at 7pm. Refreshments provided.
Tickets are $30 for one night or $50 for both nights. Limited seating – reservations are highly encouraged to ensure your spot!
Reservations can be made by emailing Will at firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY NIGHT AT R CLUB LOUNGE IN BILLINGS
Join vocalist Elana Hayden Quartet from 7:30PM to 10:30PM and enjoy wide range of music they play! Elana Hayden on vocals, Mike Leslie on bass, Raphael Lopez on guitar, and Eric Hagmann on piano. Having recently relocated from New York to Billings, MT, Elana is excited to perform at the R Club with these talented players. No cover charge.
R Club Lounge
1223 Mullowney Ln #6391, Billings, MT
Friday, April 28th 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
R Club Lounge Facebook page
FRIDAY NIGHT AT ONE LEGGED MAGPIE IN RED LODGE
Friday night jazz at One Legged Magpie in Red Lodge! Please don’t miss John Roberts Soul Jazz Quartet! Raphael Lopez, Matt Devitt, Tony Roberts, and of course John Roberts! If you are around! Come join them with delicious crafted cocktails at One Legged Magpie!
Tickets are available on One Legged Magpie’s website: $5 – $15 (please contact the venue for detail)
One Legged Magpie
17-19 Broadway Ave N. Red Lodge, MT 59068
Friday, April 28th 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
One Legged Magpie website
SATURDAY NIGHT AT YELLOWSTONE CELLARS & WINERY IN BILLINGS
MT Ave Jazz Exchange Live at The Cellars! Classic jazz standards by some of the best musicians in town:
Marie Smith on vocals, Scott Jeppesen on sax, Joe Sullivan on piano, Erik Gothberg on bass, and Zach Paris on drums. No cover. All ages. *No outside food or beverages.
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery
1335 Holiday Cir, Billings, MT
Saturday, April 29th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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SUNDAY NIGHT AT BOZEMAN HOT SPRINGS
Tsunami Funk will be playing at Bozeman Hot Springs this Sunday night! Come and soak in outside pools and enjoy their sounds: “Playing tunes from artists like Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Earth Wind & Fire, and many more”. Music 7-10PM.
Bozeman Hot Springs
81123 Gallatin Rd Bozeman, MT 59718
Sunday, April 30th 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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SUNDAY EVENING AT ROOSEVELT CENTER IN RED LODGE
Please come down to Roosevelt Center on Sunday, Apr. 30 from 4PM to 6PM as The Hangar Band from Columbus plays 30s 40s and 50s tunes that are ripe for dancing.
Money raised will go to support grants to bring more youth performing arts opportunities to kids in Red Lodge and Carbon County.
Tickets are available online, or dial 406-425-0480.
519 S. Broadway Ave in Red Lodge, MT
Sunday, April 30th 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Roosevelt Center website
SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE EAGLES IN BOZEMAN
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 Sundays. No cover charge but there will be a tip jar so be generous.
Bozeman Eagles Club & Ballroom
316 E Main St Bozeman, MT 59715
Sunday, April 30th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
SUNDAY NIGHT AT TINY’S TAVERN IN BILLINGS
Please join Elana Hayden & Doug McShane duo at Tiny’s Tavern on Sunday, April 30th 7:00PM! “Tiny’s is one of Billings’ favorite places to meet family and friends and to make new acquaintances.” Bring your family and friends and enjoy the live music!
323 N. 24th Street Billings, MT
Sunday, April 30th 7:00 p.m. –
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