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Music, artist interviews, and upcoming performances around western Montana.

Leni Stern
Sandrine Lee

“It has always been a political act, a practice in strength and defiance, to be a woman and a bandleader, a female electric guitarist and composer, who puts out her own albums and manages her own career..."

Those are the words of Leni Stern, German-born, New York-based electric guitarist, singer and composer.

Ellis Marsalis, Jr. is regarded by many as New Orleans’s premier modern jazz pianist. He’s been performing professionally for over fifty years, recording almost twenty albums of his own and guesting on many others, but primarily, Marsalis has focused on education, teaching at the University of New Orleans, Xavier University in Louisiana, and the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts.

Luke Dowler writes songs that blend indie rock, pop and soul into a hard-to-pigeonhole style. Onstage solo, he live-loops and tells stories. With the group The Savage Gentlemen, Luke indulges his love of punk rock and blues. Following his debut solo recording in 2012, he's back for his second visit to "Musician’s Spotlight" with John Floridis.

Mundell Lowe in Saarbrücken 2000.
Walter Gehring (CC-BY-3)

For artists as different as the Everly Brothers and Benny Goodman, Mundell Lowe was a true unsung hero. He provided both rhythm and lead guitar for performers like Billie Holiday, Rosemary Clooney, Sarah Vaughan and even Johnny Ray.

Known as “Mundy” in the business, he was a composer, arranger and orchestral director and raconteur and contributed to the soundtracks of some prominent motion pictures and television shows including “Rawhide,” “Peter Gunn,” and even Woody Allen’s “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex.” His career lasted some astounding 80 years.

Congratulations to Rich Brinkman and Stephen Johnson, you've each won a pair of tickets to the Béla Fleck & the Flecktones and The Wood Brothers show at the KettleHouse Amphitheater, Thursday, July 12, 2018.

Thanks to all who entered the ticket giveaway. Stay tuned for more great music coming your way this summer.

Visit logjampresents.com for more show and ticket info.

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