After a whirlwind of jazz in May, June jazz heats up. From brunches, outdoor concerts, to Sunday afternoons, jazz will be heard throughout the region.
Greg Millar Quartet, Friday, June 3rd at 8 pm at Pausa Art House
Soul jazz and the B3 Hammond organ have a rich history in Buffalo. It continues with this combination of Greg Millar on guitar, Ron Peterson on the B3 Hammond organ, Abdul-Rahman Qadir on drums, and Rey Scott on saxophone.
First Saturday Jazz Brunch, Saturday, June 4th at 11:30 am at the Hollow Bistro and Brew
This marks a new beginning with a jazz brunch at the highly regarded Clarence Hollow establishment. Kicking off the jazz music for this monthly brunch will be Tim Clarke on trumpet, George Kane on guitar, and Wayne Moose on bass. The jazz brunch is brought to you via a partnership between JazzBuffalo and the Hollow Bistro. At this writing, all reservations have been filled but a waiting list is being taken.
The Brewmeisters, Sunday, June 5th at 5 pm at Sean Patrick's Restaurant and Pub
Jazz In Town
On Thursday, June 2 at 7 pm at , you can catch Jazz Cache’ with Ben Levitt, Jared Tinkham, and David Phillips. You can also catch this same trio on Sunday, June 5th at 9 pm at Nietzche’s with special guests Matt Michaud and Michael McNeil.
On Saturday, June 4th at Hot Mama’s Canteen beginning at 1 pm you can see Jazzline for Beats and Brunch followed by Dr. Jazz at 5 pm.
On Saturday, June 4th at 8 pm at the Roycroft Inn see the Phil Sims Jazz Quartet with special guest singer Joanna Batt
Wednesday Night Jazz at Mezza at 6:30 pm continues with Rick Strauss on June 8th
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.
Greater Buffalo native and drummer/percussionists extraordinaire Bobby Previte comes to Buffalo with his latest project, The Visitors, for an appearance at Pausa Art House on June 11th. Previte stretches boundaries in modern and improvisational music.
The 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.
On Monday, June 13th at the Sportsmen Tavern you can catch a special event of the reunion of the original Buffalo Brass Big Band from 1985 along with a performance by the new Buffalo Brass Big Band beginning at 7 pm (tickets $20).
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.
On Sunday, June 26 the JazzBuffalo / 189 Sunday Jazz Series continues with the Hard Bop Project, which will feature Kelly Bucheger, Tim Clarke, Sabu Adeyola, Tommy Paladino, Abdul-Rahman Qadir, and Tony Zambito.
Keep Jazz Alive In WNY!!!!