Jazz, on a local and international level, provides Buffalo with a richness of jazz excellence this week. The diverse nature of jazz being presented here rivals that of many of the big cities across the country.
Buffalo gets a visit from international jazz artist and saxophonist/percussionist/composer, Yosvany Terry for the Art of Jazz Series at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. On Sunday, January 31st at 3 pm. Emigrating from Cuba in 1999, Terry has quickly made a presence in the jazz world performing with the likes of Chucho Valdéz, Branford Marsalis, Steve Coleman, Roy Hargrove, Gonzalo Rubacalba, and Silvio Rodriguez. For more information on Yosvany Terry and the series, see the JazzBuffalo article here: Art Of Jazz. Joining Yosvany Terry will be Michael Rodriguez on trumpet, Yunior Terry on bass, Osmany Paredes piano, and Ludwig Afonso on drums.
Here is an interview with Yosvany Terry from last year in which he tells of his personal story:
And here is a performance also featuring Yosvany Terry, which shows both the creative percussionist and saxophone side of Terry – beautiful piece it is:
PAUSA Art House, on Thursday, January 28 at 8 pm, will be presenting the Bobby Militello Quartet with Bobby Militello on alto sax, John Bacon on drums, Bobby Jones on piano, and Jim Colemon on bass. If you missed them recently at the JazzBuffalo/MusicalFare Theatre partnered event in a tribute to Dave Brubeck, here is your chance to see them!
On Friday, January 29th beginning at 8 pm at Pausa Art House, you can see the band Star People, led by pianist George Caldwell and likely to feature Bobby Militello, Danny Ziemann, Miles Tucker, John Bacon, and Tim Clarke. This band offers up a continued exploration of the music of Miles Davis.
On Saturday, January 30th at 8 pm at Pausa Art House you can catch a band, led by Jon Lehning, in a tribute to Art Blakely and the Jazz Messengers entitled Don’t Shoot The Messengers. The band will feature: Jon Lehning – Saxophone, Dave Schiavone – Saxophone, Harry Fackelman – Saxophone, George Caldwell – Piano, Harry Graser – Piano, Jack Kulp – Bass, Alec Dube – Drums
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On Wednesday, January 27th, Wednesday Night Jazz at Mezza will have host Wayne Moose on bass with Tim Clarke on trumpet, George Kane on guitar, and Dan Hull on drums beginning at 6:30 pm.
On Wednesday, January 27th at 9 pm you can see the Jon Lehning Quartet featuring vocalist Lindsey Holland at Nietzsche’s with Jon Lehning, Harry Graser, Anthony Henry, and Alec Dube
On Saturday, January 30th at 8 pm, you can see the Phil Sims Jazz Quartet at the Roycroft in East Aurora with Phil Sims, Warren Stirtzinger, Paul Zapalowski, and Tom Kasperek.
On Wednesday, February 3rd at 7:30 pm at Mason's Grille in Hamburg you can see the Frank Gerard/Ray Chamberlain Quartet featuring vocalist Cheryl Ferris
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 8 pm.
See pianist George Jones with bassist Bill Stiebel and drummer John Bacon, Jr. at Oliver’s every Saturday beginning at 8 pm.
A reminder that the Joe Baudo Big Band performs every Tuesday at the Sportsmen Tavern from 12 pm to 2 pm.
February is shaping up to be another month filled with exciting jazz music. Look for Alex McArthur, BabarLevy Daniels, Blue Stone Groove, the debut of The Hard Bop Project, a Hallwalls momentous event, The Hot Club of Buffalo, and much more…
Nelson Star And John Paget Produced Film On Pausa Art House
Here is a very well produced film about Pausa Art House, which has become a center of jazz music in the Buffalo area. Excellently produced by Nelson Starr and John Paget. Check it out:
Keep Jazz Alive In WNY!!