Week of Dec 5

Bob, our dog Budsie, and I will be headed back to Montana on Monday from Portland, OR. Hope the weather and road conditions will be ok!As I’ve mentioned, I made 2023 calendar with photos I took in/around Montana. Please check 2023 calendar page if you are interested. Your contribution will support Big Sky Jazz!!* To musician friends, […]

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Week of Nov 28

Bob, our dog Budsie, and I are in Portland, OR area. Bob played at a house concert in near Sealrock, OR last night with singer Annie Averre, pianist Steve Christofferson, drummer Todd Strait and it was fantastic! It seemed the host and audience very much appreciated the music and musicians. The Big Band Jazz Holidays […]

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Week of Nov 21

Bob, our dog Budsie, Bob’s big bass, and I will be headed to Oregon tomorrow, on Monday and I won’t have time to work on this week’s newsletter… So here it is! Regular live jazz events on Thursday are off because it’s Thanksgiving. To Django Jazz Jam at Valhalla Meadery, you can find about this […]

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Week of Nov 14

Some of you kindly ordered my 2022 calendar last year. I appreciate your support!! I made 2023 calendar as well! Please check 2023 calendar page here if you are interested. Jazz bassist/my wonderful husband Bob Bowman’s latest project with amazing pianist Josh Nelson “Tomorrow is Not Promised” received a very nice review on Kansas City […]

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Week of Nov 7

It seems finally we are having real snow here and there in Montana! A big jazz event is happening in Missoula this week: Jazzoula Fall 2022 at ZACC starts on Thursday and lots of bands will perform for 3 days! Wish I could be there! In Bozeman, live jazz starts at Blackbird with Alex Robilotta, […]

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Week of Oct 31

Happy Halloween! I made pumpkin soup with Japanese Pumpkin which is called Kabocha in Japanese, and it was delicious!! Kabocha is sweet and has creamy texture. If you find one at a store, please try!Tonight at Blackbird in Bozeman, Alex Robilotta, David Charles, and Michael Steele are playing 6-8PM. If you are around, please drop […]

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Week of Oct 24

Over the last weekend, I saw many posts about Montana on social media changed from gorgeous autumn photos to snow photos. It is great to see snow on the mountains but I must say I loved this year’s unusually long, calm, and of course beautiful Montana autumn!!As for jazz happenings, I am really happy to […]

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Week of Oct 17

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 […]

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Week of Oct 10

This week, we will be visiting Basin, Philipsburg, Lewistown, Big Sky, Bozeman, and Missoula for saxophonist Loren Stillman’s project “Divide: The Montana Jazz Project”!! Last two concerts in Missoula and Virginia City were great success. The band had wonderful audience, and of course the music was amazing! Here is another great news. Williams/Tappan/Kohler celebrate the […]

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Week of Oct 3

After a fantastic time in the Midwest, we are headed back to Montana! Bob will play with MJ Williams and Ann Tappan at Red Tractor Pizza on Oct 7th. From Oct 8th to 16th, these amazing musicians: Loren Stillman on saxophone, Bob Bowman on bass, Mark Ferber on drums will be on a tour in […]

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