Jazz In Town: Visit From A Legend

Buffalo’s evolving jazz scene gets a visit this week from legendary jazz pianist Bill Charlap.  Another in a recent flurry of national international jazz stars stopping in Buffalo, which also includes Peter and Will Anderson Trio and TriBeCaStan. 


Legends of Jazz Series with Bill Charlap, Thursday, May 19th at 7:30 pm at Williamsville East

Charlap 8 5x11 Flyer (4)On Thursday, May 19th you can catch the incredible jazz pianist Bill Charlap.  Charlap will be visiting Williamsville East High School for the day as parts of the school’s annual Legends of Jazz Series.  See the JazzBuffalo article here for more details. 

Here is a video clip of Bill Charlap in a solo performance:


The Peter and Will Anderson Trio, Sunday, May 22nd  at 7 pm at MusicalFare Theatre Premier Cabaret Lounge

Anderson_cabaret_16On Sunday, May 22nd  at 7 pm The Peter and Will Anderson Trio make a stop on their national tour in Buffalo.  Fresh from their Moonglow tribute to Benny Goodman at the Jazz at Lincoln Center, Buffalo is in for another treat of world-class music.  More details here on JazzBuffalo

This video clip of the trio performing Cherokee will give you a good preview of what to expect:


TriBeCaStan, Saturday, May 21st at 8 pm at Pausa Art House

TribecastanThis genre-bending jazz band comes to town to Pausa Art House.  Bringing with them their eclectic mix of sounds varying from funk, Ethiopian, swing, and etc.   Truly something different.

Here is a clip of Dance of the Terrible Bear to see how different they are:


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 (May 18th) see special guest Dave Schiavone.

On Wednesday, May 18th at 9 pm, see the Jon Lehning Sextet at Nietzsche’s with Jon Lehning – Saxophone, Brendan Lanighan – Trombone, Alec Dube – Vibes, Adam, Bronstein – Guitar, Anthony Henry – Bass, and Harry Graser – Drums

On Thursday, May 19th at 8 pm at Pausa Art House catch Mark Filsinger’s Eleventet Band in their final performance before taking the summer off. 

On Friday, May 20th at 6 pm at Wegman’s (Sheridan and Evans) see JazzQuest Trio with Gary Dieboldt, piano/vocal, John Murphy, guitar, and Bill Bates, drums.

Sugarkattykool may 20On Friday, May 20th at 8 pm at Pausa Art House you can catch Sugar, Katty, Kool featuring Sydnie Perkins (Sugar), Katy Miner (Katty), Carolyn L W Lansom (Cool) & Band members: Harry Graser (Piano), David Lansom (bass), Gregory Amato (guitar), Nick Ciancetta (drums), Andy Peruzzini (trumpet), and Jon Lehning (sax)

On Friday, May 20th at 8 pm at GiGi’s you can catch the Bobby Militello Quartet

On Friday, May 20th at 10 pm at McGarret’s , see The Echo Quintet with Alec Dube: Vibes, Peter Heuer: Guitar, Jon Lehning: Sax, Colin Brydalski: Bass, and Gabe Wells: Drums

Nietzsche's monday happy hourBeginning in this month of May and through the summer, Nietzsche’s on Allen will host a Summer Happy Hour Series on Mondays from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  Click on the photo for the schedule of the dates and performers throughout the summer

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.


In June, look for two exciting series presented by JazzBuffalo and partners The Hollow Bistro and MusicalFare Theatre to begin: 

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The First Saturday Jazz Brunch, which will begin in Clarence at The Hollow Bistro and Brew on June 4th.  Kicking off this series will be a trio consisting of George Kane on guitar, Tim Clarke on trumpet, and Wayne Moose on bass.  Read more here on JazzBuffalo.





Janice mitchell sunday duo.001The Premier Cabaret Jazz Duo Series, which will take place every Second Sunday, kick-offs with Janice Mitchell and Jim Beishline at MusicalFare Theatre Cabaret Lounge on Sunday, June 12th.  For more details and how to reserve seats, read the JazzBuffalo article here





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The Walter Kemp 3 Oh group will be having a special CD Release concert performance on June 17th at Hallwalls.  The band features Walter Kemp III on the piano, Rishon O'Del Nothington on bass, and David Teaspoon Hulett on drums.  










Keep Jazz Alive In WNY!!


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