April 2021

Montgomery, Mendelssohn and Bach

Abby Bradford

The Bozeman Symphony returns to the Willson Auditorium for its final free livestream concert of the season, Montgomery, Mendelssohn and Bach, featuring its very own principal flute Sue Makeever and the string section of the orchestra. To close a…

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April 2021

500 Miles Higher

A monumental loss. My singular interaction with Armando Chick Corea stands as one of the most profound experiences of my musical career.

Michael Jochum

The year 1984 was a time of incredible, creative music flow. My career as a “drummer of note” was catapulting me into some of the most envied musical situations in Los Angeles. Approaching my 25th year, I had a four-year-old daughter to…

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March 2021

Catching Up With Steve Drizos

Brian Ripple

Brian Ripple: Let’s start back at the beginning. Where did you go to high school? Then you can take it from there. Steve Drizos: Well, I grew up in Upstate New York, right outside of Albany, in a town called Scotia. So I went to Scotia High…

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March 2021

A Virtually Impossible Task

Michael Jochum

Playing drums is like making love. You never look down to see how the flow is going.The phrase “a virtually impossible task” resonated in my mind as I hung up the phone (of course, I didn’t really hang up the phone. I just pushed…

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February 2021

Livestream Norris

Montana’s community of musicians has been without live opportunities to perform for close to a year. When Sam Platts and his band, the Plainsmen, found themselves looking for a way to continue sharing music they wanted to do something that…

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February 2021

SIlence Speaks

Michael Jochum

In and around 1987, I was playing in the house band for The Tracey Ullman Show on Fox. Tracey is one of the funniest and genuinely nicest people I have ever met in the “business of music.” The band was stellar: Richard Gibbs was our…

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January 2021

Children of the Korn

Michael Jochum

Korn was going through a tremendous amount of transition towards the end of 2005, when David Silveira was the drummer. David, an original member of the band, was debating whether or not to stay in the band. I auditioned and got the second drummer…

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