Jazz In Town: Jazz Takes Center Stage

Jazz takes center stage this weekend with two performances at MusicalFare Theatre Premier Cabaret Lounge and a youth jazz festival at the Riviera Theatre. We will also have jazz in the early evenings as well as the late evenings.

Reliving The Bossa Nova Era

Quiet Nights MusicalFare.001On Friday, October 23rd at 8pm you can see the performance of Quite Nights: The Music of Jobim, Gilberto, Bossa Nova, and Jazz Samba. This is another JazzBuffalo and MusicalFare Theatre partnership production. Taking the stage to bring you the era of bossa nova will be Mary McMahon on vocals, Bobby Jones on piano, Ralph Fava on bass, Bud Fadale on bass, Abdul-Rahman Qadir on drums, and Tony Zambito on percussion. Read more here in this JazzBuffalo article: JazzBuffalo and MusicalFare Partner On Quiet Nights.  Get your tickets today before it is too late by calling the box office at 716-839-8540 or go online at www.musicalfare.com.


Remember Judy Garland

Annex - Garland, Judy_NRFPT_09On the next night at MusicalFare Theatre Cabaret Lounge, see Katy Minor pay tribute to Judy Garland backed by top-level jazz artist in a sax line that includes Russ D’Alba, Ken Kurisack, and Harry Fackleman with Tim Clarke on trumpet, Phil Sims on trombone, Harry Graser on piano, Paul Zapolowski on bass, and Dan Hull on drums.   Katy and the band will be doing a tribute to The Songs of Judy Garland. Get your tickets today before it is too late by calling the box office at 716-839-8540 or go online at www.musicalfare.com.



Cindy Miller

  Cindy miller.001On Sunday, October 25th at 5:30pm the next performance of the JazzBuffalo Sunday Jazz Series takes place at 189 Public House in East Aurora.  We have a special guest this time with national touring jazz vocalist Cindy Miller visiting us.  Cindy is one of the most prolific and enrgetic singers of standards in the jazz mode you will see.  She has performed with the likes of Gene Bertoncini and Hubert Laws.  Cindy will be joined by Lisa Hasselback on keyboards, Wayne Moose on bass, and Dan Hull on drums.  Do not miss this event and no tickets or cover needed thanks to the great partnership with 189 Public House.


Support The Youth

Youth jazz festivalOn Saturday, October 24th, support the Music Is Arts Youth Jazz Festival taking place at the Riviera Theatre which will feature several of the area's high school jazz ensembles/bands.  Mark Filsinger's Eleventet will also give a performance in support of the event.  The event begins at 7pm with Admission of $10 adults and $5 student.  A great way to support and encourage our youth to keep jazz alive in the future!













Jazz In Town

On Thursday, October 19th you can catch the Mark Filisinger Hot Trad 5 at Merge beginning at 7pm with Mark Filsinger on trumpet, Paul Zapolowski on bass, Jared Tinkham on guitar, Phil Sims on trombone, and Candace Thomas on drums.

 On Friday, October 23rd see Katy Minor Quartet at the Roycroft Inn in East Aurora.


GenkinOn Friday, October 23rd beginning 8pm at Pausa Art House see the jazz/experimental music group Genkin Philharmonic for an evening of music by King Crimson, Frank Zappa, Bela Bartok, Radiohead, Stravinsky, Captain Beefheart, and Led Zeppelin. Jon Nelson (Director / Trumpet), Tim Clarke (Trumpet), Jonathan Lombardo (Trombone), Steve Baczkowski (Saxophones), Lázara Nelson (Violin), Michael Wagner (Bass / Vocals), Matthew Felski (Drums), Edward Chilungu (Piano), Zane Merritt (Guitar), John Bacon (Percussion).


Jon lehning ugCatch the Jon Lehning Underground Quartet at McGarrets on Friday, October 23rd beginning at 10pm with Jon Lehning – Sax, Adam Bronstein – Guitar, Harry Graser – Piano, Alec Dube – Drums






Mct ppSee My Cousin Tone’ at Pizza Plant on Transit and Sheridan with special guest Dr. Barry Boyd on bass beginning at 8pm Saturday, October 24th with Jim Matteliano on keyboards, Bill Basil on drums, Andy Peruzzini on trumpet, Pete Dauphin on trombone, Tim Martin on sax, Tony Zambito on percussion, and Mary McMahon on vocals.


Brecker brothersOn Saturday, October 24th, catch the Brothers In Breckers Tribute with Kelly Bucheger on saxophone at Pausa Art House – another tribute by Charged Particles with Jon Lehning – Saxophone, Alec Dube – Vibraphone, Adam Bronstein – Guitar, Jack Kulp – Bass, Ryan Campbell – Drums


See the Jazz Example at the Anchor Bar at their standing gigs on Fridays beginning at 8pm.

See Sol Y Sombra, Latin jazz, at the Anchor Bar on Saturday’s beginning at 8pm.

On Sunday, October 25th, Jazz Wiz with Bob Davis, Sabu Adeyola, and David Phillips perform at the Historic Colored Musicians Club beginning at 6pm with jazz jam to follow.  

On Sunday, October 25th beginning at 6pm, see the DMW Jazz Experience with Dennis Warne on guitar at Milkie's on Elmwood.


LeimgruberDemierreLonberg-Holm-TrioSee the Leimgruber/Demierre/Lonberg-Holm Trio on Wednesday, October 28th at Hallwalls beginning at 8pm.  Yet, another world renowned avant-garde and free jazz groups playing to international acclaim.  Hats off to Hallwalls for making Buffalo one of the top avant-garde/free jazz destination in the world.


Star people 1Star People returns to Pausa Art House for another tribute to Miles Davis on Friday, October 30th.



Keep Jazz Alive In WNY!!


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