JazzBuffalo Launches New Jazz Concert Series November 1: Jazz At The Meeting House

Meeting house outsideJazzBuffalo is pleased to announce a new jazz concert series that will be held on selected Tuesday Nights.  Billed as Jazz At The Meeting House, the concert series will take place at the historic Meeting House in the center of the village of Williamsville.  The concert series will be produced by JazzBuffalo, in association with, the Williamsville Village Arts & Cultural Committee. 

The Meeting House was built in 1871 for the expanding congregation of the Disciples of Jesus Christ.  Through the years from 1871 to 1894, the congregation began to shrink in size until only 116 members remained.  Through the years and until 1976, the structure began to suffer from disrepair.  In 1976, the building was sold to the Village of Williamsville for $1. Eventually, the Village of Williamsville Historical Society took it over and proceeded with major renovations.  Whereby the building today functions as a museum and a gathering place. 

Meeting house 3And, serves as an ideal concert space for acoustic-oriented jazz.  Its’ historic ambiance with glass-stained windows and historic benches, as well as, stage makes for a perfect “listening” setting for jazz.  JazzBuffalo is excited to bring jazz to another part of Greater Buffalo.  Enabling the non-profit organization’s mission to build jazz awareness and appreciation through concert performances to come to fruition.

 

Tim clarke at meeting house.001The first concert will be held on Tuesday, November 1st at 7 pm to 9 pm and will feature The Tim Clarke Trio.  The premier trumpeter Tim Clarke will be joined by George Kane on guitar and Williamsville East High School Jazz Ensemble leader Wayne Moose on bass. The next concert, November 22nd, will feature TrioPayazzo with Andy Peruzzini on trumpet, Harry Fackleman on sax, and Bernard Kunz on guitar.  Admission will be $10 / $5 students with a valid ID.  Look for further announcements as we get the jazz concert series underway.

Meeting house 2The Meeting House is located at 5658 Main Street in the Village of Williamsville.  There is a designated parking lot behind the building structure and parking available on the street also.  Join JazzBuffalo in keeping jazz alive in Western New York in this beautiful venue!

 

Keep Jazz Alive In WNY!!!

 

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