Jazz and art are certainly a part of Buffalo. The event featuring the illumination of the grain elevators on the waterfront also saw Gruvology represent jazz in music during a spirited performance at Canalside. Also, the Art of Jazz Series continues this weekend with a visit from one of the most energetic jazz trumpeters in the world.
Dave Douglas Quintet
On Saturday, November 7th, look for trumpeter Dave Douglas and his Quintet to take the stage at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery beginning at 7:30pm. He will be performing music from his latest recording project, Brazen Hill. Bringing along the quintet also from the CD released just last month. For more insights into Dave Douglas, read the JazzBuffalo interview with Dave Douglas.
At the Buffalo State Performing Arts Center, noted jazz-fusion superstar David Sanborn takes the stage on Thursday, November 5th beginning at 8pm. Sanborn is noted for his unique saxophone sound and for blending jazz with modern groove and funk. He has won six Grammy Awards and in nearly 35 years of recording and touring, has released 25 CDs/albums. Tickets still available at the performing arts box office. Here is a video snippet of David Sanborn on Chicago Song – with the classic Sanborn sound:
Jazz In Town
On Thursday, November 5th, you can catch the eclectic band put together by Pausa artistic director Jon Nelson called Banda Mix. It is a mix of infusing jazz, funk, salsa, and rock through a Mexican Banda instrumentation. Jon will be joined by familiar names on the jazz scene in John Bacon Jr., Steve Baczkowski, Drew Azzinaro, Tom Marinaro, Dave DeWitt, Tim Clarke, and Kathy Haynes.
On Friday, November 6, find the Bobby Militello Quartet at Giancarlos beginning at 6pm with Bobby Jones, Jim Colemon, and Russ Algera.
On Friday, November 6 beginning 6pm see My Cousin Tone’ perform at Wegman’s on Sheridan and Evans as the 7 piece entertains on the second floor.
On Saturday, November 7th beginning at 8pm you can see the duo of trombonist Phil Sims and guitarist George Kane at Saigon Cafe
On Sunday, November 8th beginning at 4pm enjoy the TrioPAYAZZO band with Andy Peruzzini on trumpet, Bernard Kunz on guitar, and Carol McLaughlin on sax and flute at the Phoenix Tavern in Buffalo.
Every Thursday, the Freehand Trio with Adam Brownstein on guitar, Damone Jackson drums, and Brian DeJesus on bass are taking up residency at The Sterling on Hertel beginning at 7pm.
See the Jazz Example at the Anchor Bar at their standing gigs every Friday beginning at 8pm.
See Sol Y Sombra, Latin jazz, at the Anchor Bar on Saturday’s beginning at 8pm.
See pianist George Jones with bassist Bill Stiebel and drummer John Bacon, Jr. at Oliver’s every Saturday beginning at 8pm.
Celebrated jazz legend and Buffalo native Joe Ford returns to the area for two performances. The first on November 12th with the Buffalo Jazz Octet at Pausa Art House and the second on November 13th at the Historic Colored Musicians Club with Sabu Adeyola, Bobby Jones, and Abdul-Rahman Qadir.
Keep Jazz Alive In WNY!!