Freidrich Nietzsche was once quoted as saying “without music, life would be a mistake.” Without question, for five days, there is no mistake that the music of jazz will be at the center of life at Nietzsche’s in Allentown.
Nietzsche’s Jazz Festival: Wednesday, April 13th through Sunday, April 17th at Nietzsche’s in Allentown
From Wednesday, April 13th through Sunday, April 17th, there will be five days of jazz taking place at this bohemian hang-out in Allentown. Many of the rising stars in jazz will be prominently on display, along with, veteran jazz performers mixed in throughout the five days. Approximately 30 bands, performing a variety of jazz, blues, soul, and R&B, will pool their talents together to give Buffalo five days of jazz and jazz-infused music to enjoy and experience.
For complete details on days, schedule, and artists, be sure to go to the JazzBuffalo article on the Nietzsche’s Jazz Festival.
Jazz In Town
A reminder that Wednesday Night Jazz happens weekly at Mezza beginning at 6:30 pm hosted by bassist Wayne Moose. This week (April 13th) see the dynamic brothers Randy (vibes) and Warren Stirtzinger (guitar).
On Friday, April 15th at 7 pm Carina and the Six String Preacher will be performing at the Hard Rock Café in Niagara Falls.
On Friday, April 15th at 8 pm you can catch the Bobby Militello Quartet at Pausa Art House with Bobby Militello on alto sax, Jim Colemon on bass, Bobby Jones on piano, and John Bacon, Jr. on drums.
On Sunday, April 17th at 6 pm at the Historic Colored Musicians Club, you can catch the young jazz saxophonist extraordinaire John Troy, teaching and working in Manhattan (New York City), from 6 pm to 7 pm followed by the CMC Sunday jazz jam. John will also be appearing in the Nietzsche's Jazz Festival at 11 pm on Saturday, April 16th. On both occasions, Troy will be offering up a tribute to the sounds of John Coltrane.
On Tuesday, April 19th at 7 pm you can catch the River Dogs Dixieland Jazz Band at Shannon Pub
On Wednesday, April 20th you can see the Frank Gerard / Ray Chamberlain Quartet with vocalist Cheryl Ferris at Mason's Grille in Hamburg
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.
The annual Jazz and Pasta Fundraiser, to support the needed funding to put on the Lewiston Jazz Festival each year, takes place on Sunday, April 24 from 1 pm to 6 pm at Water Street Landing. Tickets are $20 / $25 day of the event. Performers will include Ron Corsaro, Laurie Bordonaro, Tony Zambito, Einat Agmon, Anthony Henry, Dave Pinchoff, Luke Ciminelli, and more.
The Hamburg High School jazz band is hosting a jazz gala Saturday, April 23rd from 4:30 pm to 9 pm. It will feature the high school jazz band as well as the fabulous Mark Filsinger Eleventet Jazz Band. The gala is a fundraiser supporting the jazz band's trip to Japan in November of 2016. The gala is at the Hamburg Grange Building at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. The tickets are $25. It includes a buffet dinner, music, dancing, and Chinese auction.
The 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. Phil has good friends in John Hasselback, Jr, George Caldwell, John Bacon, Jr., Wayne Moose, and Dave Schiavone. Put this on your calendar and note the new start time now of 6pm. Stay tuned for more details.
On Thursday, May 19th at Williamsville East High School, this year’s annual Legends of Jazz Series will host one of the top jazz pianists in the jazz world today, Bill Charlap. Stay tuned for more details.
Make plans to see, direct from New York City and fresh off of their Moonglow: The Magic of Benny Goodman headline performance at the Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Peter and Will Anderson Trio presented in partnership by JazzBuffalo and MusicalFare Theatre Cabaret Lounge. Be sure to reserve your seats for Sunday, May 22nd beginning at 7 pm.
In June, look for two exciting series presented by JazzBuffalo and partners to begin. The First Saturday Jazz Brunch, which will begin in Clarence at The Hollow Bistro & Brew on June 4th. And, The Premier Cabaret Jazz Duo Series, which will kick-off with Janice Mitchell and Jim Beishline at MusicalFare Theatre Cabaret Lounge on Sunday, June 12th. Reserve seats early! Stay tuned for more details in the near future.
Keep Jazz Alive In WNY!!