Jazz In Town: A Legend Returns

A short post-holiday week still brings to town a jazz legend.  Plus, jazz continues to be heard throughout the entire Greater Buffalo area.


Pat Martino Trio, Friday, July 8th 8 pm at Buffalo Iron Works

Pat-Martino1The legendary jazz guitarist, Pat Martino, returns to town on Friday, July 8th.  Truly the main highlight of the week in jazz.  Pat Martino is a legend in soul jazz, as well as, noted for his seminal works in jazz organ trios.  Dating back to his affiliations with Charles Earland and Jack McDuff.  Martino’s years of playing guitar can be defined by a before and after story in which he suffered a near-fatal brain aneurysm in 1980.  Taking him through a long road of recovery.  The album Return in 1987 marked his return to performing and recording with renewed vigor and skills.  Since, he has toured the world, played with many of the greats, and garnered awards as one of the most prolific jazz guitarists in history.  He will be performing with Pat Bianchi on organ and drummer Carmen Intorre.  Tickets are $35 general admission and $55 reserved seating.  Here is the Pat Martino Trio performing West Montgomery’s tune Full House:



Jazz In Town

Wednesday Night Jazz*

On Wednesday, July 6 at 7 pm you can see vocalist Mike Costley with guitarist Chuck Buffamonte at GiGi’s

On Wednesday, July 6 at 8 pm the monthly jazz jam hosted by the band Fountain Head takes place at McGarret's on Elmwood 

On Thursday, July 7th beginning at 8 pm at Pausa Art House, see the Bobby Militello Quartet with Bobby Militello, alto sax, Jim Colemon, bass, Bobby Jones, piano, and John Bacon, Jr., drums. 

Fronststreet menOn Friday, July 8th the Fronstreet Men will be performing at the Hydraulic Hearth beginning at 8 pm. 


Alex mcarthur es tributeOn Friday, July 8tht at Pausa Art House you can see the young Alex MacArthur Quintet do a tribute to Esperanza Spaulding beginning at 8 pm.  With Alex McArthur – Vocals, Jon Lehning – Sax, Harry Graser – Keys, Anthony Henry – Bass, and Alec Dube – Drums.









Mct at cc.001On Saturday, July 9th, My Cousin Tone’ heads across the border to play at the Crystal Chandelier in Crystal Beach, Canada beginning at 7:30 pm.






On Saturday, July 9th at 8 pm at Pausa Art House you can see Jazz Wiz with Robert Merlin Davis on piano, Sabu Adeyola on bass, and David Phillips on drums

On Saturday, July 8th at Hot Mama’s Canteen beginning at 1 pm you can see Jules Kittsely and the Vibraphones for Beats and Brunch.

Neitzche's monday happy hourThis 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 led by Bilal Abdullah on sax and Doug “Trigger” Gaston on piano

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.  And, the Joe Baudo Organ-based group performs on Wednesday between 12 pm and 2 pm.

Don’t forget the Historic Colored Musicians Club has open rehearsals on Mondays with George Scott Big Band and on Thursdays with the Charles McLaughlin Big Band.  Sundays typically have a performance at 6 pm followed by jazz jam at 7 pm.


Preservation hal jazz bandThe Preservation Hall Jazz Band makes an appearance at the Thursday Canalside concerts on July 14th at 6:30 pm






Hollow Jazz Brunch.001The JazzBuffalo / Hollow Bistro First Saturday Jazz Brunch will be held on Saturday, July 16 beginning at 11:30 am to 1:30 pm and will feature Ralph Fava on guitar and Bud Fadale on bass.  Be sure to call for reservations soon for seating and excellent menu!





Got a matchThe next JazzBuffalo / 189 Sunday Jazz Series takes place on July 17th with a focus on the youth and rising stars of jazz as we host Jon Lehning’s Got A Match? Jazz Quintet, which performs a tribute to the Chick Corea Electrik Band. 














Pappy martin jazz festOn the weekends of July 24th and July 31st, the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Festival takes place on successive weekends.  Super line up of Buffalo-based and out of state jazz musicians.













CMC Jazz festOn July 29th and 30th, the CMC Jazz Festival takes place at the Colored Musicians Club location on Broadway and Michigan featuring headliner James Brandan Lewis.










Graphics for shows.001The next Premier Cabaret Jazz Duo Series event, presented by JazzBuffalo and MusicalFare Theatre, is scheduled for Sunday, August 14th.  Get tickets soon for the event will feature the duo of Ralph Fava on guitar and Bud Fadale on bass.  





Keep Jazz Alive In WNY!!

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 *Please note that Wednesday Night Jazz has been cancelled indefinitely until further notice.  

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