Remembering a great. This Jazz In Town weekend and upcoming week begins with the news of the tragic loss of one of Buffalo’s gifted jazz artists and most-loved people in the music community. Ted Reinhardt, a prolific jazz-fusion drummer, along with his life-long friends Mike Buxton and Bill Shaver, lost their lives in a tragic airplane crash early Wednesday morning. Prayers and thoughts are with the family and friends of each of these men.
Ted Reinhardt paved new grounds in the ‘70’s and ‘80’s with the famed group Gamalon. He also performed as the drummer for Spyro Gyra, most notably on their breakout introductory song, Morning Dance. Over the past few decades, Ted was generous and a giving musician, sharing his knowledge and gifts with musicians and fans alike. He and his buddies will be missed.
Jazz In Town
See the elegant duo of Janice Mitchell and Jim Beishline Thursday beginning at 7pm at Merge
Check out Mark Filsinger’s Hot Trad 5 at the Roycroft Inn Friday at 7:30pm pm with Mark Filsinger on trumpet, Phil Sims on trombone, Ben Levitt on bass, Candice Thomas on drums, and Jared Tinkham on guitar.
The Hot Club of Buffalo will be at The Wilson House Restaurant and Inn Saturday beginning at 7:30pm
See the Jazz Example, led by Doug “Trigger” Gaston, this Friday beginning at 8pm at the Anchor Bar
Sol Y Sombra will be at the Anchor Bar at 7pm on Saturday
My Cousin Tone’ will be back at the Pizza Plant Saturday beginning at 8pm with Karen Ragusa on bass, Jim Matteliano on keyboards, Andy Peruzzini on trumpet, Tim Martin on sax, Bill basil on drums, Tony Zambito on percussions, and featuring Mary McMahon on vocals
At 8:30 on Saturday you can catch All Hands at Oliver’s Restaurant
Diana Krall Returns To UB Center For The Arts
Grammy-Award winning jazz artist makes her return to Buffalo at the UB Center for The Arts this coming Tuesday on March 10th. She is touring fresh from the release of her new CD – Wallflower. A refreshing new collection of songs from the '60's era. Go here for tickets:
Here is a short video of Diana Krall singing and about the Wallflower session:
The Mary McMahon Project will be at Merge Saturday March 14th
Support Gruvology European Tour
Gruvology, the 2014 JazzBuffalo Jazz-Fusion Band of the Year, will be embarking on a European Tour in April of this year. They are looking for support to make this dream a reality. Please go to this support page and see what you can do to help Gruvology represent Buffalo in our sister cities in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, and Denmark:
Check out the group at the Something Jazz Club in New York City with special guest Ray Scott:
Keep Jazz Alive In WNY!!