Jazz Meets The BPO For 2 Great Events You Don’t Want To Miss!

SwingJazz Blog GraphicTwo spectacular events highlight jazz as part of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s winter programming.  The concerts, to take place at Kleinhans Music Hall, will bring local and national stars to the stage to join the BPO in presenting the American art form we call jazz.

Orchestra Meets Jazz – Thursday, January 21st at 7 pm

This event will feature The Historic Colored Musicians Club joining the BPO to commemorate the historic role Buffalo has played in the evolution of jazz.  The rich heritage of jazz in Buffalo is filled with stories of jazz giants who have traveled to and performed in Buffalo.  And, many were born right here in our great city as well!

The band from the HCMC joining the BPO is about as impressive as you can get.  It will consist of George Caldwell on piano, Barry Boyd on bass, Carol McLauglin on saxophone/clarinet, Abdul-Rahman Qadir on drums, and Donna Robbins providing jazz vocals. 

After the concert, you can also join the George Scott Big Band in the Mary Seaton Room for more fabulous music and dancing.  A night of celebrating the fantastic legacy of jazz in Buffalo with the Historic Colored Musicians Club and the BPO!

Be sure to click on the image below and receive a $5 discount when using the code provided for the readers of JazzBuffalo!

Great Ladies Of Swing – Saturday, January 23rd at 8 pm

If you are a fan of the great Ladies of Jazz and Swing such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, and more, you may not want to miss this BPO concert.   The fabulous Dee Daniels joins John Morris Russell and the BPO in a concert paying tribute to the songs as sung by these iconic jazz singers, whose influence on jazz still reverberates today. 

Dee Daniels has performed and recorded with many of the top jazz artists of our times, including Houston Pearson, Cyrus Chestnut, Clark Terry, Kenny Barron, Monty Alexander, Christian McBride, and more.  She has also toured and appeared in many of the famous international jazz festivals, as well as, some of the top orchestras in the world such as the Boston Pops and orchestras in Germany and the Netherlands.

Here is a video clip of Dee Daniels performing an intimate yet swinging version of Autumn Leaves you may enjoy:

 

Another great event brought to you by one of Buffalo’s true treasures, the BPO.

(Again, be sure to click on the image below and receive a $5 discount for tickets when using the code Jazz provided for the readers of JazzBuffalo!)

Keep Jazz Alive In WNY!!

Tony

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