Week of May 10

Last Monday, Bob and I visited Bozeman drummer Alex Platt’s studio for a recording. Then we heard about musician from Bozeman Joe Knapp’s passing. To be honest, I didn’t know about him except seeing his pics and name on FB. He was not in a jazz circle but in all other kinds. I heard he […]

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Week of May 3

Bob and I came back to Montana last week after few weeks of tour to the Midwest and Laramie, WY. All music events were fantastic and fruitful! If you missed last week’s online concert from University of Wyoming by these amazing musicians : pianist Ben Markley, bassist Bob Bowman, trumpeter Dan Jonas, and drummer Andy […]

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Week of Apr 26

Bob and I are staying in Laramie, WY for an online concert and jazz class with great pianist and educator Ben Markley. The concert is open to public and you can watch on YouTube tonight at 7:30 p.m. (MDT)! Please check the info below for more details! * To musician friends, if you would like […]

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Week of Apr 19

I am sorry this week’s newsletter is late. Bob and I have been very busy and having a great time in Kansas City area. The grass is green and flowers are blooming in the Midwest and it is so beautiful! Although we had some snow and cold days here as well. We’ve heard a great […]

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Week of Apr 12

Bob and I are in Kansas City, MO area for his gigs now. Since it is a good season for a road trip, we stretched our drive and dropped by Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming and Badlands National Park in South Dakota en route to Kansas City, Missouri. Both places are just amazing and […]

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Week of Apr 5

We had sleet yesterday but it was not cold. Robins are picking foods on the ground in our yard. Spring is here!! Bob and I are busy getting ready for our trip to the Midwest where he will have some gigs. There will be couple of live streams so I will share with you soon!* […]

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Week of Mar 29

Bob and I will be traveling to the Midwest soon for his gigs. We are looking forward to driving through some beautiful parts of this country! If you are around Livingston on this Friday, please drop by at the Murray Hotel. Pianist Matt Ridgeway will be playing solo piano in the lobby of the hotel […]

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Week of Mar 22

It seems more live jazz are happening in Billings in last few weeks. Hopefully as it gets warmer and more people get vaccinated, we will see more jazz events in Bozeman and other places again!* To musician friends, if you would like to add your message, on going projects like new albums, etc. on BigSkyJazz.net […]

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Week of Mar 15

It is a gorgeous sunny day at Hebgen! Since it started to get warmer, Bob and I have been trying to start our day early so we can take a walk before the snow gets slushy. It will be spring very soon!* To musician friends, if you would like to add your message, on going […]

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Week of Mar 8

I have been very busy with my work and tax (both Japan and the U.S.) since last week and could not do the weekly jazz news. I am sorry!Today on Thursday and tomorrow on Friday, there are couple of jazz happenings in Billings. One is a streaming concert “The Hang!” by Alex Nauman so wherever […]

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