In the first two months of 2017, we have had already memorable performances that will surely make the JazzBuffalo Poll at the end of the year. No doubt, March will bring even more great jazz to the area. This week ventures into unique boundaries of jazz.
resAUnance, Thursday, March 2nd at 7 pm at Pausa Art House
This unique chamber-jazz group, currently on tour with the release of their Migration CD, will make a reappearance at Pausa. The group features Esin Gunduz (voice), Jonathan Golove (cello), Michael McNeill (piano), and John Bacon (vibraphone & percussion) in a repertoire of original compositions. “Highly emotional and ravishingly beautiful, Migration is a feast for the ears and heart…” is how Budd Kopman, of AllAboutJazz put it. On this date, we welcome back Michael McNeil in his visit and a rare chance to see John Bacon on vibes. Here is the tour promo video to give you an idea of what their unique chamber-jazz sounds like:
JazzBuffalo and Hollow Bistro First Saturday Jazz Brunch with Alec Dube and Harry Graser, Saturday, March 4th at 11:30 am at The Hollow Bistro and Brew
Make reservations to see the duo of Alec Dube on vibes and Harry Graser on keyboards for the First Saturday Jazz Brunch sponsored by the Hollow Bistro and Brew. Take a drive to Clarence Hollow and enjoy a sumptuous brunch menu with two of our rising stars in the JazzBuffalo Community.
The Unforgettable Nat King Cole, Saturday, March 4th at 8 pm at the BPO Pop Series, Kleinhans Music Hall
Denzal Sinclaire brings to the stage the music of Nat King Cole in this gorgeous tribute to one of America’s greatest jazz vocalists. Sinclaire’s rare vocal gift and engaging rapport create a terrific evening including Cole’s biggest hits. Stefan Sanders conducts. The Ladies First Big Band will also be providing music at 7 pm before the show. The BPO is providing a discount to the JazzBuffalo Community. Go to the BPO website or call their box office and use the special code by phone or online of JAZZBPO to receive a $5 discount on tickets. Here is a clip of what to expect from Denzel Sinclaire:
Intrepid Travelers, Saturday, March 4th at 9 pm at Nietzsche’s
This unique band blends in a jam-oriented funk mix with bluegrass within the context of jazz. Producing unique original compositions. The band consists of David Neimanis, Jon Fohl, Donny Frauenhofer & Brian Calisto. They will be on a card that also includes Folkfaces and Witty Tar Box. Certainly part of the youth movement stretching the boundaries of jazz.
Jazz In Town
On Saturday, March 4th at 10 pm you can catch WineLight at the Twilight Room with Jim Bohm, Dave Calire, Jerry Livingston, Tim Webb, and special guest Tom Marinaro
The Fredtown Stompers will be at the Historic Colored Musicians Club on Sunday, March 5th at 6 pm as part of the club’s Sunday Jam. They will be recording the first hour of performance before the jam.
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. This is the link to the page: Weekly Jazz In Town
On Sunday, March 12 at 2:30 pm trumpeter and Hartt Music School Educator, Freddie Hendrix, visits Buffalo as part of the Buffalo History Museum and Buffalo Jazz Collective Sunday Series. Thanks to John Hasselback, Jr. and John Hasselback, III (who studies with Hendrix at Hartt) for bringing him into town.
On Sunday, March 19 at 3 pm you can see Steven Berstein's Sexmob at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Art of Jazz Series. The quartet style is in the orientation of Ornette Coleman.
Look for future announcements regarding the Jazz at the Meeting House Series and the Road Less Traveled Jazz Series
April Is Jazz Appreciation Month
This coming April will be another year of Jazz Appreciation Month and International Jazz Day. JazzBuffalo will be partnering with Pausa Art House to host a series of 5 Saturday concerts and 1 Thursday concert in April to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month. Look for a musical focus on Blue Note, a CD revival, honoring the legacy of Charles Mingus, celebrating 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald, and an homage to Erroll Garner. Here's the line-up so far:
April 8: Dave Schiavone/Joe Brancato Quartet: The Return of Hidden Treasures – the quartet's highly acclaimed CD
April 15: Women in Jazz – TBA
April 22: The band What Would Mingus Do? will celebrate the birthday of Charles Mingus
April 27: 100 Years: Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald performed by the Katy Miner Quintet
April 29: A Retrospective on Erroll Garner performed by Doug "Trigger" Gaston with Sabu Adeyola, Abdul-Rahman Qadir, and Tony Zambito
Stay tuned for more details!
The JazzBuffalo Community Is An Open Community
As many of you know, JazzBuffalo was created as part of the Greater Buffalo Jazz Society. Our mission is to build jazz awareness and appreciation in Greater Buffalo by making it possible to create opportunities for venues, musicians, and audiences to experience jazz. We are taking a community approach as opposed to the traditional membership approach. By signing up for the JazzBuffalo email distribution, you will automatically be a part of the community. And, the community will be emailed future opportunities to receive discounts and other generous offerings that enable people to experience jazz. Such as the BPO discount offering to the JazzBuffalo Community mentioned above. Some of these offerings will be exclusively by email only. Enriching the fabric of the Greater Buffalo Arts and Cultural Scene. If you are reading this online and have not signed up for emails, do so and become part of the JazzBuffalo Community today! Sign up today for the JazzBuffalo emails and automatically become part of the JazzBuffalo Community here: JazzBuffalo Community and Email Sign-Up
Keep Jazz Alive!!