Jazz In Town: Ending May On A Jazz Note

An incredible month of jazz winds down this week.  The Greater Buffalo area was treated to tremendous international and local talent.    


ResAUnance: Migration CD release:  Thursday, May 26th at 8 pm at Pausa Art House

This is an avant-garde quartet performing contemporary improvisational music with more form than you may think.  The concert commemorates the CD release of Migration from FMR Records.  The quartet consists of piano: Michael McNeill & voice: Esin Gunduz & vibraphone, percussion, drums: John Bacon Jr. & electric cello: Jonathan Golove.

Here is a video clip of Migration:


Rick Strauss Weekend: Trio Merge, Friday, May 27th at 7 pm at Merge and For Peace Quartet, Saturday, May 28th at 8 pm at Pausa Art House 

Rick Strauss is one of the area’s top guitarists.  Guitarist for early classic Spyro Gyra songs, Strauss has had an illustrious career in composing, musical direction, and producing.  This includes the release of two albums on the Projazz label.

Trio merge.001Rick Strauss will be at Merge on Friday, May 27th  at 7 pm with Bud Fadale on bass and Tony Zambito on percussion for two hours of jazz guitar.







For peace quartet may 28On Saturday, May 28 you can catch the For Peace Quartet at Pausa Art House at 8 pm, which will Feature Rick Strauss with George Caldwell on piano, Bud Fadale on bass, and Abdul-Rahman Qadir on drums.






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 25th) see violinist E.J. Koeppel and guitarist George Kane join bassist Wayne Moose. 

On Wednesday, May 25th at 7 pm at GiGi’s, see Janice Mitchell and Jim Beishline

On Wednesday, May 25th, The Gypsy Jazz Jam happens at the Gypsy Parlor at 8 pm

On Wednesday, May 25th at 9 pm at Nietzsche’s see The Truth with Ellen Pieroni - sax
Donny Frauenhofer – keys, Adam Lawrence Bronstein – guitar, Anthony Henry – bass, and Campbell Ryan - drums

On Friday, May 27th at 10 pm at McGarret’s see The Jon Lehning Quintet with Jon Lehning – Saxophone, Alec Dube – Vibraphone, Adam Bronstein – Guitar, Anthony Henry – Bass, and Ryan Campbell – Drums

On Saturday, Mary 28th from 1 pm to 4 pm is Brunch and Beats at Hot Mama's Canteen with the Mela Duo

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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