Jazz In Town: A Youth Movement In Jazz

The end of January 2016 ended on a superlative note!  A fantastic weekend, which saw the international jazz artist Yosvany Terry in a remarkable concert at the Art of Jazz Series that took place at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (see JazzBuffalo review here – Yosvany Terry).  No doubt, more good jazz will happen in February and beyond.


The emerging youth keeping the jazz idiom alive is encouraging.  Quite a few highlight jazz in Buffalo this coming week:

Alex mcarthur dateThe young vibrant vocalist and musician Alexander McArthur will make her debut at Pausa Art House on Friday, February 5th at 8 pm.  She is a dual major at UB in theatre and music who has been making her mark in the JazzBuffalo scene.  Supporting her debut is a mix of veterans and other rising stars in Dave Schiavone on sax, Jon Lehning on sax, George Caldwell on piano, Anthony Henry on bass, and Alec Dube on drums. 



Blues stone groove at pausaBlue Stone Groove returns to Pausa Art House on Saturday, February 6 beginning at 8 pm.  This groups brings a repertoire of jazz, soul, and blues and will feature another cast of rising stars featuring Einat Agmon – vocals, Dave Pinchoff – keyboards, Anthony Henry – bass, Jon Lehning – sax, Evan Kaderbeck – guitar, and Ryan Campbell – drums

Jazz In Town

Paradigm shift 2On Thursday, February 4th at 7 pm at Hot Mama Canteen see the organ-sound jazz band Paradigm Shift with Gerry Youngman on organ, Mel Henderson on guitar, and Sean Jefferson on drums.

On Thursday, February 4th at 9 pm at Nietzsche’s you can catch The Truth with Ellen Pieroni – sax, Donny Frauenhofer – keys, Jared Tinkham – guitar, Ben Levitt – bass, Harry Graser – drums

On Friday, February 5th at Wegman’s (Sheridan and Evans) at 6 pm catch My Cousin Tone’ with special guest Dave Manth on sax. 

On Friday, February 5th at 10 pm at McGarret’s you can see Adam Bronstein’s Freehand Band with Adam Bronstein – Guitar, Ellen Pieroni – Saxophones, Harry Graser – Electric Piano/Synthesizer, Brian Dejesus – Upright Bass, and Ryan Campbell – Drumset 

On Saturday, February 6th beginning at 1 pm you can see Jazzline with Dennis Warne and Jennifer Jones at Hot Mama Canteen Beat and Brunch to be followed by Ann Philippone on Boogie Woogie piano at 5 pm

On Saturday, February 6 at 8 pm at the Shakti Yoga Lounge will be the gypsy jazz band The Hot Club of Buffalo with Josh Assad on vocals and rhythm guitar, E.J. Koeppel on violin, Dean Gionis on lead guitar, Kevin O’Brien on bass

On Sunday, February 7th at 9 pm you can catch Jazz Cache at Nietzsche's

On Wednesday, February 10th, you can catch vocalist Mary McMahon at Mezza for Wednesday Night Jazz hosted by Wayne Moose beginning at 6:30 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 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.


 On 2/11 and 2/12 at Pausa Art House, you can catch Why Not? (2/11) and Carina and The Six String Preacher (2/12)

On Valentine’s Day (2/14), you can catch My Cousin Tone’ at the Irishman Tavern for brunch.  In the middle of the afternoon at 3 pm, you can catch vocalist Barbara Levy Daniels at the College Women’s Club

ChicagoEthnicHeritageEnsemble_Feb2-LrgHallwalls presents the free jazz band The New Ethnic Heritage Ensemble with Hamiet Bluiett / Craig Harris / Kahil El'zabar on February 16th at the 9th Ward


Hard bop poster.001The Hard Bop Project debuts and presents the music of Lou Donaldson on February 25th at Pausa Art House


Keep Jazz Alive In WNY!!


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