Wednesday on Elmwood Avenue has gotten a little more lively thanks to bassist Wayne Moose. Wayne is the host of Wednesday Night Jazz every Wednesday night from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at Mezza Restaurant on 929 Elmwood Avenue near Bidwell. In the past few weeks, Wayne has been hosting talent from the rich jazz artist community in the Greater Buffalo area.
Wednesday Night Jazz picks up again on May 27th with saxophonist Doug Stone. Here is what Wayne has to say about Doug Stone:
Doug Stone’s career has involved work as a touring musician, primarily with jazz trumpet legend Maynard Ferguson and his band, the Big Bop Nouveau, as well as with the “world-jazz” group Panoramic, and with a number of ensembles from Chicago, Illinois. His time on the road has taken him to virtually every corner of the United States as well as Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, and Canada. As a member of groups at Northern Illinois University, Stone had the opportunity to perform with Frank Foster, Benny Golson, Frank Wes, Jimmy Heath, Rufus Reid, Larry Ridley, and Carl Allen. As a member of the Birch Creek Academy Band, he has performed with jazz luminaries Dennis Mackrel, Harold Jones, Derrick Gardener, Tonya Darby, Clay Jenkins, and Reggie Thomas. He spent six years working full-time as a freelance saxophonist and woodwind player, teacher, composer, and arranger in the rich musical environment of Chicago.
Wayne has put together an impressive schedule, as shown below, for the weeks ahead. Also, look for a special Saturday event at Mezza hosted by Wayne featuring legendary jazz guitarist great Gene Bertoncini accompanied by the wondrous vocals of Cindy Miller.
Thanks to Wayne and Mezza Restaurant, jazz comes alive on Wednesday nights!
Keep Jazz Alive In WNY!!!