The weather is going to be hot this coming weekend and so is jazz going to be hot. Plenty of jazz throughout the area to enjoy indoor or outdoors.
Gene Bertoncini With Cindy Miller
On Saturday July 18th at 6:30pm at Mezza Restaurant, Buffalo gets a rare and special visit from jazz guitar legend Gene Bertoncini who will be joined by jazz vocalist Cindy Miller from Rochester. Bertoncini’s has played with the greats throughout his career such as Wayne Shorter, Paul Desmond, Tony Bennett, Michael Moore, Edyie Gourmet, Lena Horn, and Nancy Wilson. His discography covers a span of four decades. Cindy Miller is a gifted entertainer and shines in jazz vocalese. Bassist Wayne Moose, as a special Wednesday Night Jazz event, hosts this concert – except on Saturday. Here is a beautiful video of Bertoncini performing "My One And Only":
Don Rice Returns
Saxophone jazz balladeer Don Rice returns to the Buffalo New-Albright-Knox Art Gallery series this Sunday July 19th at 2pm. Rice has become a regular fixture over the years on his annual trek back to the WNY area.
Mark Filsinger’s Eleventet band makes another appearance at Pausa Art House Thursday, July 16, at 8pm. While the bands features a who’s who of jazz in WNY, what shines are the refreshing as well as stellar arrangements and compositions of Mark Filsinger.
Look for a special evening of Jobim, Gilberto, bossa nova, and jazz samba on Friday July 17th at 8pm featuring jazz vocalist Mary McMahon. Joining Mary will be Tim Clarke on trumpet, Michael McNeil on piano, Mike Moser on guitar, Wayne Moose on bass, and Tony Zambito on hybrid percussions. Music especially catered for a hot summer night!
JazzBuffalo Sunday Afternoon Jazz Series
The July installment of the JazzBuffalo Sunday Jazz Series in partnership with 189 Public House returns Sunday July 19th at 4:30pm with the enterprising and fabulous singer as well as musician Steve Balesteri. Joining Steve with be bassist extraordinaire Rishon Odel Northington, Tim Webb on drums, and Joey Gonzalez on keyboards. Steve promises an entertaining show featuring jazz standards and jazz twists on pop songs.
Jazz In Town
On Friday at 8pm see the Jazz Example at the Anchor Bar led by Doug “Trigger” Gaston
The annual Masten District Jazz Festival is Sunday July 19th at 3pm at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park on Humboldt Parkway.
On Saturday July 18th beginning at 5pm see the George Scott Big Band at the Church of the Advent –Kenmore for the Big Band Barbecue event
On Saturday at 8pm, catch Sol Y Sombra at the Anchor Bar
On Saturday July 18th at 9pm at the Saigon Café see Mary Stahl and Jim Calabrese
On Saturday July 18th at 9pm at the Tudor Lounge see The Ellen Pieroni Quartet and Cosmic Kat.
An evening of Wine and Music with vocalist MariMcNeil and guitarist George Kane Sunday July 19th at 7pm at the Sassafras Bed & Breakfast in Lancaster, $40 per couple and includes picnic basket
Don't forget Tuesday and Wednesday Lunch Hour Jazz at Sportsmen Tavern weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays hosted by Joe Baudo
See jazz Cache at Nietzsche's Wednesday July 22 at 9pm
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. The Saturday show is sold out and a third show has been added so reserve tickets early for this one too!
Keep Jazz Alive In WNY!!