Jazz In Town: Jazz Springs To Life

Spring is here and jazz is springing into action throughout the area.  As we approach the Easter holiday, the spirit of rebirth and renewal can be found in the music of jazz. 


Three Tenor Hang: Pausa Art House, Thursday, March 24th at 8 pm

3 tenor hangThis effort brings together a collection of tenor sax players and the group will consist of Ken Kuriscak, Nelson Rivera, Kelly Bucheger, tenor saxophones; George Caldwell, piano; Jack Kulp, bass; Alec Dube, drums.  Led by Kelly Bucheger, it promises to be fresh and original as three tenors come together.













2nd Annual Jazzy Fish Friday, Friday, March 25th at 3 pm to 9 pm at the Historic Colored Musicians Club

BobbymilitelloUnique to the culture of Buffalo is the prominence of the Fish Fry throughout the Lenten season.  At this event, the Al Ferguson Trio with special guest Bobby Militello and his Quartet will be performing.  Bobby Militello Quartet is expected to perform from 3 pm to 6 pm.  Here are details:

$25.00 Dinner & Music
$15.00 Take Out Dinner Only
Haddock or Catfish with down home greens, mac n' cheese, jambalaya and dessert
Call for Orders and Tickets 716-598-5123
A portion of proceeds benefits the Colored Musicians Club!




Sharon Bailey with Walter Kemp’s 3oh: Pausa Art House, Friday, March 25th at 8 pm

Walter kemp 3ohSee and hear the dynamic vocalist Sharon Bailey in a return engagement at PausaArt House.  The jazz, R&B, and blues singer will perform with Walter Kemp III on piano, Rishon Odel Northington on bass, and David “Teaspoon” Hulett on drums. 






For Peace Quartet:  Pausa Art House, Saturday, March 26th at 8 pm

Rick strauss for peaceLed by guitarist Rick Strauss, the quartet will feature Jeff Campbell on bass, Bobby Jones on piano, and Abdul-Rahman Qadir on drums.  Since the 1970’s, Rick Strauss has been one of the top-flight guitarists, composers, and arrangers in the area with national and international credits.




Jazz In Town

Four winds 3 26On Friday, March 25th at 10 pm at McGarret’s, see the young group Four Winds with RJ DeMarco- sax, Eric DeJesus – guitar, Brian DeJesus – Bass, and Tanner DeMarco – Drums






Dyngus dayThe Hot Club of Buffalo will be performing at Dyngus Day Buffalo on Monday, March 28th at 3 pm.  Another unique part of Buffalo culture.  Here is the description provided:

The Hot Club will be performing on stage in the party tent! This is a huge event you don't want to miss! There will be pierogies, kielbasa, beer, a parade and lots of pussy willows and squirt guns. Plus some great music. Pussy Willow Park is near The Central Terminal.


On Saturday, March 26th at 1 pm see Einat Agmon and David Pinchoff at Brunch and Beats at Hot Mama Canteen

A reminder that Wednesday Night Jazz happens weekly at Mezza beginning at 6:30 pm hosted by bassist Wayne Moose. On Wednesday, March 23rd see vocalist Mary Stahl with keyboardist Jim Calabrese.

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.

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



Eleventet MF april 1.001Make plans to see Mark Filsinger’s Eleventet band in the intimate setting of the Cabaret Lounge at MusicalFare Theatre.  The band consist of the area’s top jazz talents including, Bobby Militello, Dave Schiavone, Bobby Jones, and more.  Reserve tickets early for this JazzBuffalo/MusicalFare Theatre partnered event scheduled for Friday, April 1st at 8pm.  Tickets are selling so do not miss out!





Midnight blue experience aprill 8.001On Friday, April 8th at Pausa Art House see and hear the special project entitled the Midnight Blue Experience.  Led by the stellar guitarist George Kane, the effort will focus on the momentous album, Midnight Blue, by the legendary Kenny Burrell.  With Dave Schiavone on sax, Wayne Moose on bass, Devin Kelly on drums, and Tony Zambito on percussions.





Phil dire bwThe JazzBuffalo / 189 Sunday Jazz Series will begin once again on Sunday, May 15th with none other than Phil DiRe and Friends once again kicking the year off.  Put this on your calendar and note the start time now of 6 pm.  Stay tuned for more details.



Keep Jazz Alive In WNY!!


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