There may be snow falling from the sky but you can be assured it will melt quickly from the hot jazz taking place this weekend in JazzBuffalo. It all starts tonight so get your warm coats out and head out for the best in jazz.
Here are some notable jazz events taking place:
Beginning at 7pm Thursday is Alfie Alessandra on guitar and vocals and Phil Sims on trombone and vocals at Merge
At Shango, Thursday at 7pm is Ron Davis also known as LeRon Zydeco for New Orleans style jazz piano
Playing at Allen Street Hardware Thursday at 9pm is Blue Stone Groove, a mix of jazz, soul, and reggae from some very talented young cats in town joining singer Einat Agmon
On Friday, at the Roycroft Inn at 7:30pm you can catch the Magpies
At Pausa Art House, Friday beginning at 8pm is Phi DiRe and Friends with Dave Schiavone, Michael McNeil, John Hasselback, Jr. Jim Colemon, and the venerable Louie Marino on drums
At the Anchor Bar, Friday at 8pm, is the Jazz Example with Doug Trigger Gaston, Bilal Abdullah, Lester Robinson, Greg Piontek, and Chuck Buffamonte
Playing at the 31 Club Friday night beginning at 9:30pm is the Abdul-Rahman Qadir Trio with Tony Gloster on sax
On Saturday, Sol Y Sombra, led by Kevin Doyle, plays the Anchor Bar beginning at 7pm
Performing at Pausa Art House, Saturday, beginning at 8:15pm is Jazz Vibes Featuring Joanne Lorenzo. A rare appearance by the talented vibraphonist along with Michael McNeil, Sabu Adeyola, Abdul-Rahman Qadir, and Tony Zambito
At Oliver’s Restaurant on Saturday, is the long-running every Saturday trio there of George Jones, Bill Staebell, and John Bacon, Jr
On Monday, at 6:30pm at the Central Park Grill is the Oydessey Jazz Ensemble
On Tuesdays beginning at 8:30pm at Duke's Bohemian Bar and Grill, is the every Tuesday night Neo Soul event led Verse, which includes Michael DiSanto, Zuri Appleby, and others spicing up a soulful, funky, and jazzy time
Hallwalls Presents Film On Rahsaan Roland Kirk
This Thursday, Hallwalls will be presenting a film by Adam Kahan entitled – The Case Of The Three Sided Dream. This documentary is about the life, times, musicality, and originality of the famous jazz musician and his use of playing three horns at once. Get more information from Hallwalls here: Kirk documentary.
Here is a trailer of what I am sure is a fabulous story of one of the most unique jazz masters in the world of jazz:
Historic Colored Musicians Club
Be sure to not forget the Colored Musicians Club. A weekly line up of big bands offer open rehearsals led by George Scott, Larry Slaters, Carol McLuaghlin, and Sabu Adeyola. Sundays usually features a band followed by a jazz jam.
Keep Jazz Alive In WNY!!