Jazz is rich in history and it will be celebrated this coming week. Two of our most venerable organizations come together to revel in the music of jazz with an appreciative audience. And, we get visitors from afar bringing a special blend of music.
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra brings jazz to the forefront in two special events. The first is Orchestra Meets Jazz (on Thursday, January 21st), in which the Historic Colored Musicians Club joins the BPO to present a historical perspective of jazz. The second brings international jazz vocalist Dee Daniels to the stage with the BPO in a tribute featuring the songs presented by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn. For more information and to receive a $5 discount, go to this article here: 2 Jazz Events At BPO. You can also click on the image at the end of this article also to receive $5 discount by using the code.
PAUSA Art House, on Friday, January 22 at 7 pm, will be presenting an evening of Afro-Cuban Jazz music with visiting artists with Cuban pianist Michel Ferre, Cuban percussionist Vladimir Espinoza, and Jeff Hoffman on bass. Ferre is a pianist and arranger who has worked with Usher and Mary J. Blige. On this evening, they will be presenting original music from Ferre and Espinoza with a Latin and Afro-Cuban slant.
Critical Mass, a new band focused on original compositions, will be making its debut on Thursday, January 21st at 8 pm at Pausa Art House. Alec Dube’s innovative talents as a composer will be showcased and the band will feature young rising stars Kenny Kuriscak: Saxophone, Kevin Johnson: Trumpet, Jared Tinkham: Guitar, Harry Graser: Keyboards, Anthony Henry: Bass, Alec Dube: Drums/Percussion
On Friday, January 22nd at 8 pm at Wondermoth on 28 North Street, the free jazz star band The Throwdown consisting of legend Juini Booth- bass, Steve Baczkowski- baritone/tenor sax, and Ravi Padmanabha- drums will be playing a fundraiser for the Nickel City Housing Cooperative. Learn more at www.nickelcitycoop.org. Booth, a Buffalo native, is one of the true legends steeped in the history of improvisational jazz. Having performed with the likes of McCoy Tyner, Tony Williams, Art Blakely, and more.
Jazz In Town
On Thursday, January 21st, see the Ellen Pieroni and Harry Graser Duo at Hot Mama Canteen beginning at 8 pm.
On Sunday, January 24th at 6 pm at the Colored Musicians Club, you can see the Jon Lehning Quartet for the first hour or so and traditional jazz jam to follow
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 8 pm.8.
A reminder that the Joe Baudo Big Band performs every Tuesday at the Sportsmen Tavern from 12 pm to 2 pm.
Yosvany Terry, the Cuban sax master, will be next up in the Art Of Jazz Series at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on Sunday, January 31st at 3 pm.
Keep Jazz Alive In WNY!!