The final weekend before Christmas gets underway with – what else? – a throwdown by none other than legendary bassist Juini Booth. When Juini is in town, you can expect some free jazz sounds to be flowing loudly through Buffalo.
Here are some noteworthy Jazz In Town events this weekend:
Look for Mark Filsinger and the Hot Trad Five at Merge on Thrusday at 7pm with Mark on trumpet, Phil Sims on trombone, Candice Thomas on drums, Wayne Moose on bass, and Jared Tinkham on guitar for Dixie-style jazz.
THROWDOWN V takes place at the Essex Street Pub Thursday night beginning at 9:30pm with Juini Booth on bass, Ravi Padmanebha on drums, and Steve Baczkowski on saxophones throwing down free jazz messages all night!
Catch these young cats -The Jon Lehning Quartet with special guest Syl Debunion on saxophone at Alternative Brew Friday beginning at 7pm with Harry Graser on piano, Anthony Henry on bass, and Erik Hallmark on drums.
See the Jazz Example once again at the Anchor Bar this Friday beginning at 8pm with Bilal Abdullah on sax, Doug Trigger Gaston on keyboards, Greg Piontek on bass, Lester Robinson on drums, and Chuck Buffamonte on guitar.
On Saturday at 1pm in Niagara Falls the Saturday Dick Griffo Workshop Jazz Big Band will be performing at the Topper Social Club. Hats off to Karen Ragusa for keeping the workshop started by Dick Griffo going!
See Sol Y Sombra led by Kevin Doyle at the Anchor Bar this Saturday at 8pm.
On Saturday at 8:30pm, All Hands provides music once again at Oliver’s with George Jones on piano, Bill Staebell on bass, and John bacon Jr. on drums.
JazzBuffalo Reader's And Fan Poll
Don't forget to take a moment to complete the survey where you the reader get to nominate your local jazz artists favorites. Click on the link below and fill out the categories you know. Once nominees are collected before the end of the year, the official poll will be published for you to vote. Hurry as the survey will close shortly after Christmas.
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