Jazz In Town: Outdoor Jazz In Full Swing!

Don riceIt is summertime and outdoor jazz is in full swing.  The 9th Annual Queen City Jazz Festival is being held this Saturday, July 26, from 12pm until 8pm.  You also have the Masten District Jazz Festival picking up where it left off last Sunday.  This Sunday also is another performance in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Summer Jazz Series featuring Don Rice with the Bobby Jones Trio. 

Don Rice, the stellar saxophonist, has become a regular performing throughout the years for AKAG Summer Jazz Series.  Making the trek from the Los Angeles area annually.  Don has been performing since the 1960’s throughout the Midwest and west coast and noted for his mastery of the tenor saxophone.  Don Rice and The Bobby Jones Trio will be at the foot of the Albright-Know Art Gallery steps beginning at 2pm Sunday, July 27.  What follows is a video clip from 2009 with Don Rice and Bobby Jones performing at the steps of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery with the late great bassist Jim Kurzdorfer:


Also outdoors is the weekly Music On Main event taking place Thursday, July 24th starting at 6pm.  My Cousin Tone’ will be at the Irishman Pub, performing on the outdoor patio, located on Main Street in Williamsville. 

Jazz Vibes

Jazz vibes poster.001This Saturday, July 26th, beginning at 8pm at PAUSA Art House, will mark the return of Jazz Vibes Featuring Joanne Lorenzo.  The band will consist of Joanne Lorenzo on vibes, George Caldwell on piano, Sabu Adeyola on bass, Tony Zambito on percussion, and Abdul-Rahman Qadir on drums.   This concert offers a unique focus on vibes in jazz with none other than the talented jazz artist Joanne Lorenzo.  The previous engagement in March of this year was spectacular and will no doubt be so again. 



 More Jazz In Town

Christina Custode will be at the Topper Social Club Thursday July 24 at 6pm

Lindsay Holland Trio at Spot Coffee on Hertel Friday July 25 at 7pm

The Kathy Minor Trio at the Roycroft Inn in East Aurora Friday July 25 at 8pm

The Jazz Example at the Anchor Bar Friday July 25 at 8pm

Joyce Carolyn with the Abdul-Rahman Qadir Trio at the 31 Club July 25 at 9:30pm

Sol Y Sombra at the Anchor Bar Saturday July 25 at 8pm

The Phil Sims Jazz Quartet with special guest Darryl Washington Saturday July 26 at Lebro’s at 8:30pm

EPQ at Spot Coffee on Elmwood Saturday July 26 at 7pm

Custode and Parisi at Ember’s Grill July 26 at 7pm

The Odyssey Jazz Ensemble open rehearsal at Central Park Grill Sunday July 27 at 3pm

Keep Jazz Alive In WNY!


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