Jazz In Town: Music Of The World

Interesting jazz with world influence will highlight this upcoming week.  From Eastern European influences, cabaret style jazz, to far-out free jazz expression. 


Peter Brotzmann / Heather Leigh Duo, Saturday, June 3rd at 8 pm Presented By Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center at Burchfield Penney Museum

Brotzmann-leigh-dawid-laskowski_page_imageHallwalls Contemporary Arts Center brings in another internationally recognized free jazz artist.  This time, they present the Peter Brotzmann / Heather Leigh Duo at Burchfield Penney Museum.  According to Hallwall’s Steve Baczkowski, “Peter Brötzmann is one of the most important and uncompromising figures in free jazz and has been at the forefront of developing a unique, European take on free improvisation since the 1960s.” And of Leigh, “her playing is as physical as it is phantom, combining spontaneous compositions with a feel for the full interaction of flesh with hallucinatory power sources.” The duo represents a unique chemistry of free jazz with Bortzmann on saxophones and clarinet and Leigh on steel pedal guitar.  For the free jazz enthusiast, this is one to see.  Here is a clip of the duo in performance where you can hear their style of very free jazz:

The Melissa Kate Project, Thursday, June 1st at 7 pm at Pausa Art House

Melissa kateJazz vocalist Melissa Kate incorporates cabaret, jazz, R&B, blues, and light pop styles into her repertoire.  For the past decade plus, Melissa Kate has been performing throughout the area with her Melissa Kate Project, as well as, with the George Scott Big Band.  Also, she has been the vocalist with many appearances by Taylor Made Jazz.  A familiar voice at some of the area’s annual festivals and celebrations – such as July 4th.  She also composes original music and has released CD’s such as Blind Faith in 2006 and Kissed By Kate in 2009.  Kate is also working on a new CD.  Melissa will be making her Pausa debut on this date and she is bound to entertain!  Here is a clip from her DVD performance from a few years ago:


Jazz In Town

On Friday, June 2nd at 8 pm at Pausa Art House catch the Jon Lehning Quartet with Jon Lehning – Saxophones, Alec Dube – Vibraphone, George Caldwell – Piano, Joseph Goehle – Bass, and Sean Jefferson – Drums

On Friday, June 2nd at 10 pm at the Twilight Room you can see the jazz fusion band The Truth

On Friday, June 2nd catch the Ralph Fava Trio at 6 pm at the American Craftsman Festival at the Kenn Center in Lockport

Hollow bistor sprong summer lineupMake your reservations (call 716-759-7351) for the increasingly popular JazzBuffalo and Hollow Bistro First Saturday Jazz Brunch on Saturday, June 3rd beginning at 11:30 am featuring Marc Cousins on bass and Jim Gardner on keyboards.  Click on the poster for more details and upcoming.

On Saturday, June 3rd at 8 pm see Volver, a group that brings together the influence of Eastern European Jazz and other World Music influence with Jeremy Spindler – accordion, Jeanine Giffear – flute, Mike Laudico – bass, and Jamie Sunshine – drums

On Sunday, June 4th from 4 pm to 7 pm, see the Jacob Jay Quintet at Harris Restaurant & Catering in Niagara Falls 

On Sunday, June 4th, you can catch the Ed Croft Trio for the Colored Musicians Club Jam hour beginning at 6 pm and then head over to Nietzsche’s at 9 and catch Ben Levitt’s Jazz Cache’


Upcoming next week at Pausa Art House will be more world influenced music with trioPayazzo, The Hot Club of Buffalo, and Jack Bacon and the Morgan Street Stompers

Hallwalls follows up with the BassDrumBone trio on Thursday, June 8 as this internationally recognized trio stops in Buffalo as part of its 40th-anniversary tour – here is a clip about their 40th-anniversary tour and recording:

Rebirth-4-3For those who attended the JazzBuffalo International Jazz Day event and have fond memories of the Buffalo Brass Machine New Orleans style street jazz – literally in the streets that day – you will find The Big Easy In Buffalo's presentation of the acclaimed Rebirth Brass Band of interest.  They will be appearing at the Tralf on Friday, June 9.  Tickets are $23 / $25 day of the show.  


Pianist Jimmy Calire makes a return to Buffalo on June 11th at 4 pm at the Sportsmen Tavern with a quintet that will also feature a reunion with saxophonist Phi DiRe.  

Mct at pausa fathers day.001On Saturday, June 17 mark your calendar as JazzBuffalo Presents Song For My Father: A Father's Day Celebration with My Cousin Tone'.  We will be honoring Dads on this night at Pausa Art House and Dads get in free.  Sons and Daughters, plan to bring your Dads out for an evening of jazz the night before Father's Day!  Dads are admitted free on this special night and Moms only $5.  Also, note the earlier start time of 7:30 pm for this evening!


Cmc jazz fest 1In July, look for JazzBuffalo Presents Paradigm Shift – the organ trio from Rochester, The CMC Jazz Festival, and the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Festival.  


I CALLED HIM MORGAN: JazzBuffalo Premiere Night!

I called him morgan poster.001After the spectacular Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, JazzBuffalo, in collaboration with the Screening Room Cinema Cafe, is excited to announce that the outstanding documentary I CALLED HIM MORGAN, will be screened in June of this year. We will be holding a JazzBuffalo Premiere Night scheduled for Friday, June 16th, which will include pre-screening concert by the Tim Clarke Trio beginning at 6:30 pm. Many thanks to the Screening Room Cinema Cafe for their efforts to secure this film after the John Coltrane Documentary. Mark your calendars jazz fans, appreciators, and history buffs.  This will be special!  Here is a trailer for the film:

JazzBuffalo Presents International Jazz Artists

Tierney sutton sold out.001On Saturday, June 24th JazzBuffalo will present 8-time Grammy Nominee Tierney Sutton at the MusicalFare Premier Cabaret Lounge.  While this has been sold-out long ago, it represents a milestone event!


RFQ Revised.001On Sunday, August 13, one of the best gypsy jazz bands internationally will visit Buffalo for a night of gypsy jazz. The Rhythm Future Quartet is rewriting the book on gypsy jazz with innovative compositions and arrangements. Opening the show will be the Hot Club of Buffalo.  This show is already more than half-way reserved so act fast on reserving seats here: RFQ Reserve.  Here is a clip that shows their immense talents:

Keep Jazz Alive!!


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