Jazz In Town: Jazz Hits The Groove

From one week to the next, the availability of great jazz in Buffalo continues to grow.  As we close out the month of February, March will be no exception.


Hard bop project poster.001Happening on Thursday, February 25th at 8 pm at Pausa Art House will be the debut of The Hard Bop Project.  The first adventure for the band will be The Hard Bop Project Plays The Music Of Lou Donaldson.   The band is a collaboration between Kelly Bucheger and Tony Zambito to introduce hard bop jazz and for this particular event, the infectious grooving music of Lou Donaldson.  The band will feature Kelly Bucheger on alto sax, Lisa Hasselback (2015 JazzBuffalo Poll winner for piano!) on piano, the legendary Sabu Adeyola on bass, Abdul-Rahman Qadir (who once played with Lou Donaldson!) on drums, and Tony Zambito on percussions.  It should be a very hip and grooving time!  




Bobby-Militello-QuartetOn Friday, February 26th, the Bobby Militello Quartet returns to Pausa Art House.  See Buffalo’s ambassador to jazz Bobby Militello on alto sax with Bobby Jones on piano, Jim Colemon on bass, and John Bacon, Jr. on drums.   






EleventetOn Tuesday, March 1st you can see Mark Filisinger's Eleventet Ensemble (2015 JazzBuffalo Poll winners for best big band!) at Ciminelli Hall on the campus of Buffalo State College beginning at 7:30 pm and it will include high school student from various jazz ensembles in the program.   






Jazz In Town

On Saturday, February 27th at 1 pm at Ho Mama Canteen see the Jon Lehning Trio with Alex McArthur – Vocals, Jon Lehning – Sax, Alec Dube – Vibraharp

On Saturday, February 27th at 7 pm see vocalist Mary McMaho with Rick Strauss on guitar, Bud Fadale on bass, and Tony Zambito on percussions at Merge

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 Wednesday Night Jazz happens weekly at Mezza beginning at 6 pm hosted by bassist Wayne Moose.

A reminder that the Joe Baudo Big Band performs every Tuesday at the Sportsmen Tavern from 12 pm to 2 pm.

Jazz Jam

Gypsy jazz jamDave Pinchoff and Einat Agmon will be hosting a Gypsy Jazz Jam every last Wednesday of the month.  First one kicks off Wednesday, February 24th






The next Art of Jazz Series performance takes place on Sunday, March 13th at 3 pm and will feature David Sanford's Pittsburgh Collective. 

Keep Jazz Alive In WNY!!


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