Jazz In Town: Heating Up The City With Jazz

It may be a light week of jazz but there is always good jazz to find. 


Star people 1On Thursday, March 3rd beginning at 8 pm, Star People – The Miles Davis Project returns to Pausa Art House.   Led by pianist and arranger George Caldwell, the band continues to explore the music of Miles Davis and the resulting influences.  Look for the stellar troupe of players Bobby Militello on alto sax, Tim Clarke on trumpet, John Bacon Jr. on drums, and others as this legend of jazz is explored.




Sugar katty cool at banchettisFor something different and more of a dinner show format, see Sugar Katty Kool featuring Sydnie Perkins, Katy Miner, and Carolyn Lansom as they cover jazz standards and nostalgia swing music.  Here’s how the trio describes the event:  The performance takes place March 5th at Banchetti's (550 N. French Road Amherst NY.) Dinner will start at 6:30 pm followed by the show promptly at 7:30!  $45.00 get's you a wonderful sit-down dinner, featuring a petite filet & chicken combo of course with vegetarian options available; and, of course, a 2 set performance of Sugar Katty Cool. Make your Reservation today! Just call Banchetti's at 691- 4045. Or reserve online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dinner-cabaret-featuring-sugar-katty-cool-tickets-21777079832

Jazz In Town

For crooning of old standards, catch singer Johnny Dee GiGi’s in Kenmore on Wednesday, March 3rd at 7 pm.

On Saturday, March 5th at 1 pm at Hot Mama Canteen see the Dennis Warne Trio with Dennis Warne on guitar, Marc Cousins on bass, and Andrew Daniels on drums for Brunch and Beats.

On Sunday, March 6th see the Drew Azzinaro Quartet kick-off Sunday Night Jam at the Historic Colored Musicians Club at 6 pm with jam to follow at 7 pm

See the Jazz Cache’ on Sunday, March 6th at 8:30 pm at Nietzsche’s with Dave Phillips on drums, Jared Tinkham on guitar, and Benjamin Levitt on bass

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.

Wed night jazz mezza march.001A reminder that Wednesday Night Jazz happens weekly at Mezza beginning at 6:30 pm hosted by bassist Wayne Moose.  March kicks off with Colleen Williams and Bobby Jones and calendar as shown.







David_sanfordOn Sunday, March 13th at 3 pm do not miss David Stanford’s Pittsburgh Collective with a host of Buffalo All-Stars and Stanford’s own big band at the Art of Jazz Series at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.









RudreshMahanthappa_JimmyKatz_4 webOn Saturday, March 19th at the Center for the Arts at UB see Rudresh Mahanthappa's Bird Calls project, which features the alto sax performer/composer leading a band in original compositions influenced by Charlie Parker.  The album of the same name, Bird Calls, garnered the best album award from Downbeat Magazine's International Critics Poll.









Eleventet MF Poster.001Another big band/ensemble not to miss is Mark Filsinger’s Eleventet band.  Reserve tickets early for this JazzBuffalo/MusicalFare Theatre partnered event scheduled for Friday, April 1st at
8 pm.







Andolina postcard clearerOn March 22nd down south in Olean and St. Bonaventure country, Sal Andolina's Big Ban will be giving a performance in the campus theatre. 






Keep Jazz Alive In WNY!!


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