The New Year starts with fresh memories of a resurging banner year for jazz in Greater Buffalo. We saw new bands, venues, projects, and artists emerge to enrich the area and make jazz available to a wider audience. There is no question this momentum bodes well for another great year in 2016.
Thank you to the many who took a few moments to take the JazzBuffalo Readers and Fans Poll. A total of 1,655 poll completion were recorded. An amazing turnout and display of the resurging prominence of jazz in the Greater Buffalo community. Look for results to be tabulated and shared soon.
Jazz In Town
See trioPAYAZZO on Friday, January 8th beginning at 6 pm at Wegman's on Amherst in Buffalo with Andrew Peruzzini, Bernard Kunz, and Harry Fackleman
Check out the Jon Lehning Quartet on Friday, January 8th at 10 pm at McGarrets consisting of Jon Lehning – Saxes, Alec Dube – Vibes, Adam Bronstein – Guitar, Brian DeJesus – Bass, Ryan Campbell – Drums
See the production of Sugar Katty Cool at 189 Public House on Saturday, January 9th beginning at 8:30 pm. Hear songs from the Andrew Sisters and the Great American Songbook as song by the trio of Sydnie Perkins (Sugar), Katy Miner (Katty), and Carolyn L W Lansom (Cool) with Harry Graser – piano, Dave Lansom – bass, Gregory Amato – guitar, Ryan Campbell – drums, Jon Lehning – sax, and Andy Peruzzini – trumpet
Blue Stone Groove will be the featured band at the Historic Colored Musicians Club Sunday Night Jam on January 10th beginning at 6 pm with a jam to follow.
On Sunday, January 10th catch DMW Jazz with Dennis Warne, Mike Slomowicz, Brian DeJesus, and Andrew Daniels at Milkie's beginning at 6 pm
On Saturday, January 9th, you can catch Jim Bieshline at Hot Moma Canteen Beats and Brunch beginning at 1 pm.
See the Jazz Example at their weekly Friday spot at the Anchor Bar beginning at 8 pm.
See Kevin Doyle led 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.
A reminder that the Joe Baudo Big Band performs every Tuesday at the Sportsmen Tavern from 12pm to 2pm.
A JazzBuffalo and MusicalFare Theatre partnered events takes place on Saturday, January 16th in the Cabaret Lounge. A Tribute To Dave Brubeck will feature Bobby Militello and his quartet of Bobby Jones, Jim Colemon, and John Bacon, Jr. Limited seats available so hurry. Go to the MusicalFare website here to order tickets online or call the box office at 716-839-8540.
Next week will be two opportunities to experience “organized jazz” at Pausa Art House with Walt Sopicki and Greg Millar as they present B3 Hammond organ style jazz.
Keep Jazz Alive In WNY!!