When I woke up last Thursday, all I saw outside of the window was thick smoke from Canada! It was like skipped couple of months and entered mid August. Hope wildfires in this summer won’t get too bad. My fingers are crossed.
* 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 VALHALLA MEADERY IN BOZEMAN
The Valhalla Meadery Django Jazz jam for Tuesday, May 23rd 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
Tuesday, May 23rd 6:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Facebook event page
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT LEVITY IN BILLINGS
Every Wednesday Night, Levity features Live Jazz starting at 7:00 p.m. It’s a Jam Session with local jazz musicians. This week singer Elana Hayden is hosting the jam session! There are always familiar faces, but it’s open to anyone that can play. All you need is raw talent and your instrument!
Levity Bar and Bistro
1027 Shiloh Crossing Blvd Suite 8, Billings, MT
Wednesday, May 24th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Levity Facebook page
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT TUNE UP BAR IN BOZEMAN
Join Eddie T Trio at Tune Up Bar in Kimpton Armory Hotel in Bozeman on Wednesday! Bassist Eddie T hosts Live Jazz Series on every Wednesday. The lineup of this week: Alex Robilotta on guitar, Adam Greenberg on drums, and Eddie T on bass. Come down to the cozy bar lounge and enjoy their fantastic sounds! 8PM to 10PM. No cover charge.
Tune Up Bar (Kimpton Armory Hotel)
24 W Mendenhall St, Bozeman, MT
Wednesday, May 24th 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Facebook event page
THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE OLD POST IN MISSOULA
Missoula’s most beloved pub, The Old Post has live jazz on every Thursday by local musicians. If you are around Missoula this Thursday, come and enjoy the live music with American Bistro pub food and drinks! Performance hour varies so please contact the venue for the music schedule.
The Old Post
103 W Spruce St. Missoula, MT 59802
Thursday, May 25th 6:00/7:00 p.m. –
The Old Post Facebook 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! 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
Thursday, May 25th 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 Tsuru 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! New hour 6:30-8:30PM. No cover charge.
* 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
Friday, May 26th 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Facebook event page
FRIDAY NIGHT AT BLEND IN BOZEMAN
Come and join Montana Manouche, Bozeman-based Gypsy Jazz Quartet at Blend in Bozeman this Friday! They play music in the style of Django Reinhardt & vintage swing. Dancers are welcome at Blend so don’t forget your dancing shoes! 7-9PM. No Cover!
Blend – A Bozeman Winery
31 S Willson, Bozeman, MT
Saturday, March 25th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Montana Manouche Facebook page
FRIDAY NIGHT AT MADHOUSE GASTROPUB IN BILLINGS
Join Elana Hayden & Joe Sullivan for some live music and great food at the fabulous NEW MadHouse Gastropub in Billings! Enjoy songs from Hoagy Carmichael to Patsy Cline, Ben E. King to Carole King, Etta James to Norah Jones, and John Prine to Elvis Presley.
926 Grand Ave, Billings, MT
Friday, May 26th 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Facebook event page
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, May 28th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
UPCOMING JAZZ AND MORE
FRIDAY, JUNE 2ND AT CIKAN HOUSE IN BOZEMAN
Young and upcoming musicians from Missoula, Montana.
“The Skyler Mendell Sextet plays all original, high energy, creative jazz. The group was formed by Skyler when he moved to Missoula to pursue a Master’s Degree in Trumpet Performance – and he will graduate in May. Since November 2021, they have played all around Missoula. The band is Skyler Mendell on trumpet, Aidan Robinson on sax, Sean Stineford on trombone, Dylan Bautista on piano, Connor Racicot on bass, and Llwyn Clark-Gaynor on drums.”
Here is a link to their new album “Points in Time”
Tickets: $ 25 at the door
Seating is limited, reservations are recommended. For reservation e-mail Dylan Bautista at: email@example.com
Friday, June 2nd, 7:00 p.m.-
SUN, JUNE 4TH AT CIKAN HOUSE IN BOZEMAN
From Alex Platt!
“Hello Bozeman jazz fans!
It’s that time of year, and right on time, Michelle Manzo Cobb will be gracing us with her presence! We are pleased to announce an upcoming concert featuring Michelle with Bob Bowman, Cheyenne John-Henderson, and Alex Platt (huh, sounds like me!) on June 4th, 3:00 PM, at the Cikans’ residence! Tickets are $25.
As usual, seating is limited, and reservations are highly recommended. You can make reservations by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling/texting 310.428.8604.
Please join us for an early summer afternoon of music! Best,
The Any Everything”
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