is looking forward to another fantastic night of rock n’roll with a fan favorite! ZOSO is bringing their ULTIMATE Led Zeppelin experience back to the Wilma Theater Thursday February 17th. Jack wants to get some listeners in on the fun, celebrating 50 years of Zeppelin!
They’ve played in Missoula several times before and always deliver a killer performance… one we even think Robert Plant would approve of!
The band was formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones in their spirit, tightly-wound talent and authenticity. As one of the longest-tenured Zeppelin tributes, Zoso’s 2400 live shows around the world, including slots at major festivals such as Bonnaroo and Rib America Fest, have established them as the most traveled and successful band in the market.
To get yourself and a plus one on the guest list courtesy of Jack, tune in and when you hear the cue text in “ZOSO” to 406-848-1059! Jack will randomly select 3 winners to rock out with ZOSO 2/17! If you’re not feeling all that lucky, don’t miss out on getting your own tickets HERE
Tis the season! Keep it tuned to Jack FM 105.9 and when you hear the CUE text the word “JACK” to 406-848-1059 in for a chance to win a “Filled Freezer” that’d be a new freezer from Fred’s Appliance and a 20lb ‘Rosscoe Beef Box’ from Haymaker Beef. There will be 2 winners chosen, first up on December 3rd and the final winner on December 17th. Keep it tuned to win!
Whether you’re an avid hunter or not, you need a freezer to keep your haul this season. That’s where our friends at Fred’s Appliance can help you. Their customer service meets you with friendly knowledgeable service, on the phone, on the sales floor, at home installing your new appliance. Fred’s Appliance knows that when you need to update your appliances, you’re looking for the best deal and product. That’s why they sell appliances, only appliances at Fred’s Appliance. Connect and learn more HERE
Jack is also VERY excited to connect our lucky winners with a delicious TWENTY POUND box of North Central Montana’s own Haymaker Beef at the Judisch Ranch! These fine folks have been raising happy healthy herds at their family’s legacy ranch in Ledger Montana. TASTY BEEF IS EVERYTHING to the Judisch’s and they are proud to be shipping their beef now nationwide! Haymaker Beef is pasture-raised in North Central Montana, BQA certified, grass-hay fed & grain finished. Dry-Aged 15-21 days for tenderness, at State & Federally Inspected Butchers. Their happy cattle have thousands of acres of native grass to graze and then are lovingly finished with a grain/hay mix. You know what makes a great gift to a special carnivore in your life? BEEF! Haymaker Beef offers plenty of holiday box options and beef shares. With 10lb to 40lb beef boxes of a variety of cuts. Heck, go in with your neighbor or family and friends and buy half a cow! Haymaker Beef now ships their delicious beef nationwide, with most deliveries in Montana arriving next day. Check out all the deliciousness and learn more at their Montana Beef Shop HERE
Here’s what the fine folks of Haymaker Beef have to say about their operation:
“The Judisch Ranch wants consumers to know that most ranchers in America and Montana treat their cattle with care, small and large operations alike. After all, cattle ranchers’ livelihood depends on the health of their animals, they feel if the cattle thrive, the ranchers thrive, and good ranchers aren’t people that will ever cut corners.
You can expect transparency with Haymaker Beef /Judisch Ranch. They promise to share their inner workings, videos of calving (on social media @haymaker.beef,) and images of caring for our cattle as well. The Judischs love their cattle, ranching is hard work, it is the only thing they know, and even in tough times they will not stray, ranching is life.
They’d like to thank all the Judisch farmers/ranchers for paving a path and worked there many years before them, William & Emma, Bill & Joey, James Sr. & Barbara, Clark & Maureen, and Jim Jr. & Cheryl.
Ross & Loni Judisch
Contact us at: email@example.com
Jack FM 105.9 Missoula encourages our listeners to shop local this holiday season! When you support local artists and local businesses you make a serious impact in our community! If half of our community spent $100 with a locally owned business this holiday season, that would pump over 3 million dollars into our local economy. Supporting local means more money stays in our area, echoing further. There are hundreds of wonderful local artisans and businesses who have product here in town, right now, not sitting in shipping containers out on cargo ships in the ocean. You can actually make a difference for a local artist, with each purchase they do an actual happy dance, you’re helping that local maker buy groceries, make rent and afford more supplies. It makes our hearts feel good to shop local, increasing the richest man in the worlds profit margin? Notsomuch.
Don’t miss this ICON of modern music, it’s HERBIE HANCOCK, taking the stage of the Kettlehouse Amphitheater Monday September 20th! Even if you think you have never heard of Herbie Hancock, you’ve heard his music. Herbie Hancock has paved the way for others with his work with vocoders, his influence on modern electronic music, jazz, funk, soul, it’s all been touched by Herbie Hancock. Jack FM 105.9 Missoula is excited to welcome Herbie Hancock to Montana and will be giving away 5 pairs of tickets to some lucky listeners, enter to WIN tickets HERE Jack will draw 5 winners at random and will notify them Friday 9.17! Good LUCK!
Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Throughout his explorations, he has transcended limitations and genres while maintaining his unmistakable voice. With an illustrious career spanning five decades and 14 Grammy® Awards, including Album of the Year for River: The Joni Letters, he continues to amaze audiences across the globe.
There are few artists in the music industry who have had more influence on acoustic and electronic jazz and R&B than Herbie Hancock. As the immortal Miles Davis said in his autobiography, “Herbie was the step after Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, and I haven’t heard anybody yet who has come after him.”
Born in Chicago in 1940, Herbie was a child piano prodigy who performed a Mozart piano concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age 11. He began playing jazz in high school, initially influenced by Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans. He also developed a passion for electronics and science, and double-majored in music and electrical engineering at Grinnell College.
In 1960, Herbie was discovered by trumpeter Donald Byrd. After two years of session work with Byrd as well as Phil Woods and Oliver Nelson, he signed with Blue Note as a solo artist. His 1963 debut album, ‘Takin’ Off’, was an immediate success, producing the hit “Watermelon Man.”
In 1963, Miles Davis invited Herbie to join the Miles Davis Quintet. During his five years with Davis, Herbie and his colleagues Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Ron Carter (bass), and Tony Williams (drums) recorded many classics, including ‘ESP’, ‘Nefertiti’ and ‘Sorcerer’. Later on, Herbie appeared on Davis’ groundbreaking ‘In a Silent Way.’
Herbie’s own solo career blossomed on Blue Note, with classic albums including ‘Maiden Voyage’, ‘Empyrean Isles’, and ‘Speak Like a Child’. He composed the score to Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1966 film ‘Blow Up’, which led to a successful career in feature film and television music.
After leaving Davis, Herbie put together a new band called The Headhunters and, in 1973, recorded ‘Head Hunters.’ With its crossover hit single “Chameleon,” it became the first jazz album to go platinum. By mid-decade, Herbie was playing for stadium-sized crowds all over the world and had no fewer than four albums in the pop charts at once. In total, Herbie had 11 albums in the pop charts during the 1970s. His ’70s output inspired and provided samples for generations of hip-hop and dance music artists. Herbie also stayed close to his love of acoustic jazz in the ’70s, recording and performing with VSOP (reuniting him with his Miles Davis colleagues), and in duet settings with Chick Corea and Oscar Peterson.
In 1980, Herbie introduced the trumpeter Wynton Marsalis to the world as a solo artist, producing his debut album and touring with him as well. In 1983, a new pull to the alternative side led Herbie to a series of collaborations with Bill Laswell. The first, ‘Future Shock’, again struck platinum, and the single “Rockit” rocked the dance and R&B charts, winning a Grammy for Best R&B Instrumental. The video of the track won five MTV awards. ‘Sound System’, the follow-up, also received a Grammy in the R&B instrumental category.
Herbie won an Oscar in 1986 for scoring the film “‘Round Midnight”, in which he also appeared as an actor. Numerous television appearances over the years led to two hosting assignments in the 1980s: “Rock School” on PBS and Showtime’s “Coast To Coast”.
After an adventurous 1994 project for Mercury Records, ‘Dis Is Da Drum’, he moved to the Verve label, forming an all-star band to record 1996’s Grammy-winning ‘The New Standard’. In 1997, an album of duets with Wayne Shorter, ‘1+1’, was released.
The legendary Headhunters reunited in 1998, recording an album for Herbie’s own Verve-distributed imprint, and touring with the Dave Matthews Band. That year also marked the recording and release of ‘Gershwin’s World’, which included collaborators Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Kathleen Battle, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Wayne Shorter and Chick Corea. ‘Gershwin’s World’ won three Grammys in 1999, including Best Traditional Jazz Album and Best R&B Vocal Performance for Stevie Wonder’s “St. Louis Blues.”
Herbie reunited with Bill Laswell to collaborate with some young hip-hop and techno artists on 2001’s FUTURE2FUTURE. He also joined with Roy Hargrove and Michael Brecker in 2002 to record a live concert album, ‘Directions In Music: Live at Massey Hall’, a tribute to John Coltrane and Miles Davis.
‘Possibilities’, released in August 2005, teamed Herbie with many popular artists, such as Sting, Annie Lennox, John Mayer, Christina Aguilera, Paul Simon, Carlos Santana, Joss Stone and Damien Rice. That year, he played a number of concert dates with a re-staffed Headhunters, and became the first-ever Artist-In-Residence at the Tennessee-based festival Bonnaroo.
In 2007, Hancock recorded and released ‘River: The Joni Letters’, a tribute to longtime friend and collaborator Joni Mitchell featuring Wayne Shorter, guitarist Lionel Loueke, bassist Dave Holland and drummer
Vinnie Colaiuta and co-produced by Larry Klein. He enlisted vocalists Norah Jones, Tina Turner, Corinne Bailey Rae, Luciana Souza, Leonard Cohen and Mitchell herself to perform songs she wrote or was inspired by. The album received glowing reviews and was a year-end Top 10 choice for many critics. It also garnered three Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year; Herbie is one of only a handful of jazz musicians ever to receive that honor.
In 2010 Hancock released the critically-acclaimed CD, ‘Herbie Hancock’s The Imagine Project,’ winner of two 20ll Grammy Awards for Best Pop Collaboration and Best Improvised Jazz Solo. Utilizing the universal language of music to express its central themes of peace and global responsibility, the ‘Imagine’ project was recorded around the world and features a stellar group of musicians including Jeff Beck, Seal,Pink, Dave Matthews, The Chieftains, Lionel Loueke, Oumou Sangare, Konono #l, Anoushka Shankar, Chaka Khan, Marcus Miller, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Tinariwen, and Ceu.
Herbie Hancock also maintains a thriving career outside the performing stage and recording studio. Recently named by the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Creative Chair For Jazz, he currently also serves as Institute Chairman of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz, the foremost international organization devoted to the development of jazz performance and education worldwide. Hancock is also a founder of The International Committee of Artists for Peace, and was awarded the much esteemed “Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres” by French Prime Minister Francois Fillon.
In July of 2011 Hancock was designated a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. Recognizing Herbie Hancock’s “dedication to the promotion of peace through dialogue, culture and the arts,” the Director-General has asked the celebrated jazz musician “to contribute to UNESCO’s efforts to promote mutual understanding among cultures, with a particular emphasis on fostering the emergence of new and creative ideas amongst youth, to find solutions to global problems, as well as ensuring equal access to the diversity of artistic expressions.” UNESCO’s Goodwill Ambassadors are an outstanding group of celebrity advocates who have generously accepted to use their talent and status to help focus the world’s attention on the objectives and aims of UNESCO’s work in its fields of competence: education, culture, science and communication/information.
In December of 2013, Hancock was the recipient of a prestigious Kennedy Center Honor, and in 2014 he was was named the 2014 Norton Professor Of Poetry at Harvard University, completing his lectures series, “The Ethics Of Jazz,” as part of the Charles Eliot Norton Lecture Series for a period of six weeks. His memoirs, Herbie Hancock: Possibilities, were published by Viking in 2014, and in February 2016 he was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. A member of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Hancock is currently in the studio at work on a new album.
Now in the sixth decade of his professional life, Herbie Hancock remains where he has always been: in the forefront of world culture, technology, business and music. Though one can’t track exactly where he will go next, he is sure to leave his inimitable imprint wherever he lands.
With Jack FM 105.9 Missoula and Twisted Tea! Once again Jack is hooking up some lucky listeners with some sick prizes for the ultimate summer tailgate, backyard BBQ, camping party fun. What do we have? How about some Twisted Tea merch, a Coleman road trip grill, stadium chairs, an Otter Box back country cooler and a giant 6 person floating island! These prizes are sure to make your next camping trip, concert, or party at the lake comfortable and FUN, ALL thanks to Twisted Tea!
So how does one win some of these goodies? Turn that radio dial to 105.9 Jack FM Missoula and listen out for the cue to text in to win. Text the words “Keep It Twisted” to 406-848-1059 when you hear that cue and you’ll automatically be entered to win one of these amazing summer prizes from Twisted Tea. Winners each week! No purchase necessary, but hey next time you crack a cold one, make it Twisted Tea!