Jazz In Town: A Jazz Renewal

Easter represents a time of renewal and rebirth to many.  A time to rejoice in the arrival of spring and brighter days filled with sunshine.  The jazz scene in Greater Buffalo is experiencing a time of renewal and rejuvenation – thanks to the supportive and engaged audiences like you!  Happy Easter!


JazzBuffalo Presents: Philippe Lemm Trio, Saturday, March 31st at 8 pm at Pausa Art House


JazzBuffalo has invited one of the most exciting trios in jazz today to perform at Pausa Art House.  The group will perform on Saturday, March 31st at 8 pm and will feature group leader and drummer Philippe Lemm along with pianist Angelo Di Loreto and bassist Jeff Koch.  This date also represents a homecoming for pianist Angelo Di Loreto, a graduate of Williamsville East High School before heading to New York’s Manhattan School of Music.  Lemm has played with the New York-based groups LifeSize, Angelo Di Loreto Trio, Olli Hirvonen Quartet, Sharik Hasan New York Quartet, Pat Carroll Group, Roman Rofalski Trio and vocalist Andrea Wood to name a few. The trio's electrifying chemistry and creative re-imagination of standards, progressive rock/pop, and diversely influenced music have thrilled audiences at The North Sea Jazz Festival, Pori Jazz Festival, Bimhuis (Amsterdam), Getxo Festival (Bilbao), and many other locales.  Read the JazzBuffalo article for more: Philippe Lemm Trio.  Don't miss this world-class jazz presentation!  Here is the group performing Arya at the Jazz Club Paradox in Tilburg, Netherlands:

Jazz In Town

On Thursday, March 29th at 7 pm, you catch Marcus Lolo Recurrence.  The dynamic Haitian-born pianist and UB student bring his unique music influenced by the Caribbean and Latin sounds.  The band will feature Vocals: Sasha J.Joseph, Sadiyah Jackson, D'ara Smiley, Bass: Erikos Vlesmas, Guitar: Ricky Hoover, Drums: Nathaniel Cadet, Piano: Marcus Lolo, Saxophone: Jon Lehning.

On Friday, March 30th at 7:30 pm at the Roycroft Inn in East Aurora, you can catch The Phill Sims Jazz Quartet with George Kane on guitar. 

On Friday, March 30th at 8 pm at Pausa Art House the young saxophonist Elliott Scozzaro returns home for an Easter visit.   Elliot received a Master of Music in Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas, where he played lead alto saxophone in the seven-time Grammy-nominated One O’ Clock Lab Band.  Elliott currently plays second alto saxophone in the Glenn Miller Orchestra. 


April is Jazz Appreciation Month.  It is going to be an exciting month of jazz!  Check out the full slate of performances in the JazzBuffalo article here:  JAM


On Saturday, April 7th make the popular Jazz Brunch at the Hollow Bistro and Brew that will feature two of Buffalo’s best musicians – Rick Strauss, guitar and Bud Fadale, bass. Be sure to call 716-759-7351 for reservations!


On Saturday, April 7th at Pausa Art House the Paul Hage Mirage band makes their debut at Pausa Art House.  The much-talked-about group offers a unique genre of Mediterranean Jazz.


On Wednesday, April 11th we kick-off the 2018 Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series with the 9-piece ensemble that features jazz vocalist Mary McMahon, My Cousin Tone’, in a tribute Jazz and the Great American Songbook.  Once again, we will be enjoying a unique musical experience in Buffalo’s newest cultural treasure. Get your ticket here:  Hotel Henry Jazz Concert

Northwest jazz fest fundraise flyer

The annual Taste of Jazz Fundraiser for the Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY takes place on Sunday, April 15th at the Brickyard Brewery featuring music from Paul Hage Mirage, The Hot Club of Buffalo, and the Jon Lehning Trio.  Please support – this fundraiser helps to keep the festival the largest FREE festival in the region!  The 2018 lineup will be announced at the fundraiser also!

One of the most talked about artists in jazz today is the Chilean tenor saxophonist, Melissa Aldana.  The Melissa Aldana Quartet will appear on Saturday, April 21st at 8:00 pm at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Art of Jazz Series.  Aldana is the first female instrumentalist and first South American to win the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.  Get your tickets here soon! – Melissa Aldana

Keep Jazz Alive!!


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