It has been an eventful week so far! The Buffalo area treated the music of Phi DiRe, Pete and Will Anderson Trio, Houston Person, and Karin Allyson.
Last night, May 20th, at Williamsville East, the staff of Jo Lynn DeGolia, Carl Mazzio, Wayne Moose, Maureen Reilly, and Stephen Shewan created a fantastic program featuring legendary jazz saxophonist Houston Person and jazz vocalist Karin Allyson. Initially joined by Lisa Hasselback on piano, Wayne Moose on bass, and Dan Hull on drums, the real stars of the show were the students who joined in one by one and then as an ensemble. A rousing and entertaining performance that bodes well for the future of jazz!
Jazz In Town
On Thursday, May 21st at 7pm at Merge, see the Alfie Alessandra Duo with Phil Sims on trombone. The duo will also be at Saigon Café on Friday, May 22, at 9pm. Then look for Phil Sims, Jack Kulp, and vocalist Katy Miner at Saigon Café on Saturday, May 23rd at 9pm.
On Friday, May 22nd, at 8:00pm Hallwalls presents the Chicago and San Francisco based Rempis/Johnston/Ochs. The trio Rempis/Johnston/Ochs is a collaborative horn trio featuring Chicago saxophonist Dave Rempis alongside Bay Area masters Darren Johnston on trumpet, and Larry Ochs on saxophones. Hallwalls continues to bring in internationally acclaimed free jazz artists, which makes them a must stop for such jazz artists.
On Friday, May 22nd, at Nietzsche’s, beginning at 6pm see My Cousin Tone’ with Karen Ragusa, Andy Peruzzini, Bill Basil, Tim Martin, and Jim Matteliano.
On Friday, May 22 at 8pm, see Noche Latina with Kevin Doyle on piano, Mark Harris on bass, and Joey Gonzalez on percussions.
On Friday, May 22nd, at the Anchor Bar see the Jazz Example for their weekly gig featuring Doug Trigger Gaston on piano along with Tim Clarke on trumpet, Dave Schiavone on sax, Greg Piontek on bass, Ben Clyburn on drums, and Joyce Carolyn on vocals.
At the Roycroft beginning at 8pm Friday May 22nd will be Jazzline featuring Jennie Jones, Dennis Ware, Marc Cousins, and Joe Ferrara.
On Saturday, May 22nd at 8:30pm see All Hands with George Jones, Bill Staebell, and John Bacon, Jr.
Fabulous female jazz vocalist Nancy Kelly makes a visit to MusicalFare Premier Cabaret June 19th with her band she will perform with at the Rochester International Jazz festival. Tickets for this show are already selling fast so make sure your reserve your seats!
Keep Jazz Alive In WNY!!