The main event for this weekend is the long-awaited Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY! The weather forecast looks magnificent and is sure to bring record crowds to the festival this year.
Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY, Friday, August 25 at 5 pm and Saturday, August 26 at 12:30 pm
The largest free jazz festival in the region enters its 16th year in Lewiston, NY. Thirty groups will be performing and over 150 musicians in five stages! Friday night headliner on the main stage is the Dave Stryker Quintet Featuring Eric Alexander and the Saturday headliner is The Hot Sardines. Look for fabulous performances throughout at the themed Women In Jazz DiCamillo Courtyard, the Organ-Based Groove on at the Frontier House, up and coming artists on the Rising Stars, and special intimate performances in the Peace Garden. Please visit the website at www.lewistonjazz.com and learn about all of the groups and musicians! Guide and schedule available below for viewing/printing. See you there!
Jazz In Town
All the focus on jazz this week is on the Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY!.
The Elmwood Arts Festival on Saturday and Sunday of this weekend will have a few jazz performances. Check the schedule.
(Be sure to check the Weekly Jazz on the JazzBuffalo web site for ongoing jazz.)
On Friday, September 8 at Pausa Art House, JazzBuffalo will present only the third time ever, The CTI Experience, a night with the all-star band performing the music of Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Turrentine, and other CTI greats!
On Saturday, September 9, JazzBuffalo will once again present the Midnight Blue Experience, playing the music of Kenny Burell, makes an appearance at Pausa Art House
On Saturday, September 9th at 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Hollow Bistro First Saturday Jazz Brunch will feature Dave Scott on guitar and Wayne Moose on bass. Call for reservations!
On Wednesday, September 13th the next concert in the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series produced by JazzBuffalo will feature the popular traditional hot band The Fredtown Stompers. Be sure to get your tickets early to avoid missing out – the first concert sold out! Get tickets here: Hotel Henry – Fredtown Stompers
On September 29th, Jazz At The Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will be at the UB Center for the Arts. Be sure to visit the UB Center For the Arts Website for tickets for this event – here: JLCO.
JazzBuffalo Presents International Jazz Artists
In the fall on Saturday, October 21, JazzBuffalo will be presenting, in association with Pausa Art House, the Julliard, New York City-based, and highly-regarded Cuban-born jazz pianist Elio Villafranca. Joining Villafranca will be Sabu Adeyola on bass and Sean Jefferson on drums. This concert will be a special part of the Jazz 100 Festival to be held October 19, 20, and 21.
JazzBuffalo, in association with MusicalFare Theatre, will present one of the most iconic jazz legends in jazz history, alto saxophone great Richie Cole, will make an appearance at MusicalFare Theatre on Saturday, October 28th. Joining him will be the Rich Thompson Trio with Bill Dobbins on piano, Dan Vitale on bass, and Rich Thompson on drums. Get your reserved seats early – go here and reserve today – Richie Cole Seats! Here is Richie Cole in a very fun video with an updated rendition of his smash hit I Love Lucy:
The Julliard and New York City-based Pete and Will Anderson Trio, who have wowed audiences twice so far at MusicalFare Theatre and through their performances at the Jazz At The Lincoln Center make an appearance at Pausa Art House for the first time on November 24th.
In October, JazzBuffalo and Pausa Art House will team to host the Jazz 100 Festival running on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10/19 to 10/2. The festival will celebrate the 100th birthdays of Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonious Monk, and Dizzy Gillespie. Stay tuned for more details.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery Announces Art Of Jazz Lineup
Posted recently was the announcement of the 2017/2018 Art of Jazz Series at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The announcement is viewable here: Art of Jazz. The series welcomes back the founding producer Bruce Eaton this coming season. It will be a privilege and honor to be stepping in as series associate producer to assist in producing Art of Jazz and bringing to Buffalo the best in jazz. And, the best is coming with the 2017/2018 series to include Bill Frisell, Monty Alexander, Billy Childs, and Melissa Aldana.
Keep Jazz Alive!!!