Jazz all-stars throughout the Greater Buffalo area!
The stars of jazz are coming out this weekend from Black Rock to Allentown and as far as Artpark. The best of Buffalo jazz will be filling summer night sky with the music of jazz.
George Caldwell Quintet
Playing the event are: music professor at the University of Rochester Eastman School of Music, Clay Jenkins (trumpet); Buffalo jazz icon, Bobby Militello (alto saxophone); first place winner of the International 2015 Scott LaFaro competition, Mike Forfia (contrabass) ; and, WNY’s first call percussionist and professor at State University of New York at Fredonia music, John Bacon (drums) led by Grammy Award winning pianist and University at Buffalo Jazz Professor, George Caldwell (piano).
The Mary McMahon Project: Great American Songbook
On Friday, June 26th at 8pm, at Pausa Art House, see the Mary McMahon Project for a performance of the Great American Songbook. This line up consists of May McMahon on vocals, Bobby Jones on piano, Tim Clarke on trumpet, Wayne Moose on bass, Abdul-Rahman Qadir on drums, and Tony Zambito on percussions. Hear music and songs from Gershwin, Cole Porter, and more.
Look for the jazz-fusion group at Pausa Art House Saturday, Jun 27th at 8pm. Recently back from a tour in Europe, this band offers original compositions in this genre of jazz. See Walter Kemp III on piano, Bernard Kunz on guitar, David “teaspoon” Hulett on drums, and James Bender on bass.
Ralph Fava And The Jazz All-Stars
Noted jazz guitarist Ralph Fava will be leading an all-star line-up for the ArtPark Music In The Woods Series at Artpark in Lewiston, NY on Sunday, June 28th, at 4pm. Joining Ralph Fava will be Bobby Jones on keyboards, Bobby Militello on sax, Bud Fadale on bass, and Paul Fadale on drums. (Congratulations also to Ralph Fava for 30 years of serving the music community through the Lockport Music Center!)
Jazz In Town
On Thursday June 25th at 7pm, see the Mark Filisinger Hot Trad 5 band at Merge
On Friday June 26, for Happy Hour at 5pm, see the Jazz Trio at Marotto's downtown with Jim Beishline, Dr. Barry Boyd, and Abdul-Rahman Qadir
On Friday June 26 at 8pm see the Jazz Example at the Anchor Bar led by Doug “Trigger” Jackson
On Friday June 26 a 9pm catch the Alfie Alessandra Duo with Phil Sims at Saigon Cafe
On Saturday June 27 see Phil Sims on piano and Paul Zapolowski on bass at the Saigon Café at 9pm
On Sunday June 28 at 6pm see The Ellen Pieroni Quartet at the Historic Colored Musicians Club to be followed by the Sunday Jam
Announcing jazz vocalist Paul Marinaro from Chicago will be performing three dates in August at the Premier Cabaret in MusicalFare. Brought to you by JazzBuffalo and MusicalFare Theatre. A third show was just added so reserve tickets early for this one too!
Keep Jazz Alive In WNY!!