Jazz In Town: Friends Perform Together!

Spectacular collaborations make for creative and inspiring jazz.  Jazz In Town offers such musical collaborations from the legends to the rising cadre of young jazz musicians in the greater Buffalo area.  Hear jazz from the traditional mainstream of jazz to a tribute to jazz on Broadway. 

Phil DiRe And Friends

Phil dire bwWhen Phil DiRe brings friends together, it is certainly a musical event.  This Friday, August 21st, beginning at 8pm at Pausa Art House is no exception.  Look for the tenor legends to play along with jazz musician friends Dave Schiavone on sax, John Hasselback, Jr. on trombone, George Caldwell on piano, Wayne Moose on bass, and John Bacon Jr. on drums.  I think we can all agree, when these friends get together, it is going to be a good time with fabulous jazz!







Jazz On Broadway

Jazz_7_5_2015The Great American Songbook has been perhaps the all-time greatest source of songs for jazz.  Many of the songs originate from the repertoire of some of the most memorable Broadway musicals featuring the music of Irving Berlin, Rogers & Hammerstein, and many others.  This Saturday, August 22nd, you can see the Jazz On Broadway production being held at the MusicalFare Premier Cabaret Lounge at 4pm and 8pm.  The talented Phil Sims conducts the musical direction and arrangement.  It will feature versatile vocalist Katy Miner withRuss D'Alba, Ken Kuriscak, Harry Fackelman, on saxes, Tim Clarke, trumpet, Phil Sims, trombone, Tom Paladino, piano, Paul Zapalowski, bass, and Tom Kasperek, drums.  Here’s to Broadway!


Tribute to Chick Corea

Chick corea particlesFrom a jazz-fusion  perspective, the Chick Corea Electrik Band was one of the most pioneering and innovative of its time.  Jon Lehning on saxophone joins forces with jazz sax great Dave Schiavone to do a variety of music from the tunes Chick Corea wrote for this band.  Expect a dose of Latin and funk inspired jazz-fusion.  Rounding out the band will be Adam Lawrence Bronstein – Guitar, Harry Graser – Piano, Paul L Yates – Bass, and David Teaspoon Hulett – Drums.  This Saturday, August 22nd, beginning at 8pm at Pausa Art House. 







Jazz In Town

The Jazz Example led by Doug “Trigger” Gaston continues their Friday night performances at the Anchor Bar beginning at 8pm

Oliver’s Restaurant features George Jones on piano with All Hands beginning at 7pm on Saturdays

On Wednesday, August 26, you can see Colleen Williams with Bobby Jones and Jerry Livingston at GiGi's in Kenmore beginning at 7pm.


Paul marinaro poster.001Jazz 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!






SPYROGYRA_Wallpaper-1920x1080Spyro Gyra returns to the Buffalo area with a special concert at the Sportsmen Tavern on September 20th.  Tickets $45 and $50 day of show.  





Parlato webGretchen Parlato will be at UB Center For Performing Arts on September 19th beginning at 8pm.  













Keep Jazz Alive In WNY!!


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