We kicked off the first of week of 2017 with the third annual JazzBuffalo Poll. The poll offers readers of JazzBuffalo, audiences of jazz, and jazz artists to recognize their favorite jazz artists and performances in 2016. As of this writing, there have been over 2,000 poll entries! If you have not taken the poll, please do so today for the poll will close today, January 5th! Read the JazzBuffalo article about the poll here: JazzBuffalo Poll Now Open! Here is the direct link to the poll: JazzBuffalo Poll
The JazzBuffalo Poll Winners Announcement Concert featuring the Jacob Jay Quintet, Saturday, January 7 at 7:30 pm at the Meeting House
This Saturday, the jazz community of jazz artists and audiences has an opportunity to come together as one in a celebratory fashion. We will be announcing the winners of the JazzBuffalo Poll in 30 categories and handing out winner award certificates. The Jacob Jay Quintet, led by Rising Star and Trumpet nominee, Jacob Jay, will provide the jazz music for the evening. An awesome young quintet with dynamic originals, as well as, a bright future. Come out on Saturday to applaud the winners and to hear great jazz. Entrance is $5 to help support the event and the JazzBuffalo Poll. JazzBuffalo thanks its sponsors Brian Parisi Copiers and the Williamsville Village Arts and Cultural Committee for their in-kind support!
The JazzBuffalo and Hollow Bistro First Saturday Jazz Brunch with Maria Sebastian and Ron Davis at the Hollow Bistro and Brew, Saturday, January 7 at 11:30 am
No better way than to kick-off the new year with a jazz brunch in the warmth of the Hollow Bistro and its fireplace. See and hear vocalist Maria Sebastian and JazzBuffalo Poll organ nominee Ron Davis as they do their unique blend of jazz-folk and jazz blues. The Hollow Bistro offers up an excellent jazz brunch menu. Call for reservations. And, make plans to see the upcoming jazz artists at the First Saturday Jazz Brunch.
The French ConeXion at the JazzBuffalo Jazz at the Meeting House, Tuesday, January 10 at 7 pm
See the French ConeXion on Tuesday, January 10th at the JazzBuffalo presents Jazz At The Meeting House. This new group will feature a unique blend of jazz standards, musette, Brazilian, and other styles. Featured are Bernard Kunz on guitar, Jeremy Spindler on accordion, and Marc Cousins on bass. The Meeting House is located on Main Street in the heart of the village of Williamsville.
Jazz In Town
Catch saxophone extraordinaire Bill Todd from New York City, home for the holidays, with Ben Levitt on bass, David Phillips on drums, and also home for the holidays, Matt Michaud on guitar at Nietzsche's on Thursday, January 5 at 9 pm.
At the Historic Colored Musicians Club on Sunday, January 8 at 6 pm, the fun group calling themselves the Dunder Mifflin Project will play the first hour of the weekly jazz jam. The group will feature Pam Beesly (Jared Tinkham)- Electric Guitar, Andy "Nard Dog" Bernard (Alec Dube) – Vibraphone, Oscar Martinez (Jacob Jay) – Trumpet, Kevin Malone (Joseph Goehle) – Upright Bass, and Stanley Hudson (Dave Philips) – Drums
Weekly and Ongoing Jazz
Beginning in 2017, we will list recurring ongoing jazz on the JazzBuffalo website to help free up space in the weekly Jazz In Town website and email editions. Look for this soon!
Tickets are now available for the January 20th JazzBuffalo presentation of A Jazz Tribute To Michael Jackson that will feature musical direction by Mark Marinaccio. JazzBuffalo is especially excited to produce and present this one-of-a-kind performance featuring Mark Marinaccio and stellar musicians, in partnership with MusicalFare Theatre. Do not delay, call to reserve your seats soon!!! (As of this writing, only 4 seats left – so hurry!)
Set your calendars for Friday, January 27th at Pausa Art House for the return of Sky Dive: Freddie Hubbard CTI Years. If you missed the previous event, you will not want to miss this unique JazzBuffalo presentation of the inventive music created by Freddie Hubbard during his 1970’s CTI years.
Pausa Art House will return from holiday breaks with performances in January by the Bobby Militello Quartet, Carina and the Six String Preacher, Jazz Cache, John Bacon Jr. and Jazz Current, Cerebral People, a tribute to the Modern Jazz Quartet, the Walt Sopicki Rust Belt Trio, and Star People
Keep Jazz Alive!!