Jazz In Town: El Coco At Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series And More!

Now that the 2018 April is Jazz Appreciation Month is in the books, does not mean we stop appreciating!   There is plenty more jazz on the horizon to enjoy and appreciate!

Featured Event

The JazzBuffalo and Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series Presents El Coco Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30 pm


Next up in this popular jazz series is the international Afro-Cuban Latin jazz band, El Coco, that will feature Cuban born Michel Ferré. Currently, on tour with American singer, songwriter, producer and actress Lauryn Hill, Michel Ferré collaborated as a pianist, arranger and sound engineer for the recently released album “Nina Revisited – A Tribute to Nina Simone”, featuring Lauryn Hill, Usher, Mary J Blige among others. 

“El Coco” is Ferré and longtime collaborator and Cuban-born percussionist Vladimir Espinosa’s latest CD production of originals and Cuban classics in collaboration with Lázara Martínez, Armando Arce (Pututui), Edward Madariaga, Hansel Herrera, among many others. Michel currently lives in Miami with his wife and two children and is making a special trip up to Buffalo, in-between tour dates with Lauryn Hill, for this special concert.  Vladimir Espinosa will be coming up from Virginia for the performance. 

On this date, the concert will feature three Cuba-born international musicians – Michel Ferré, Vladimir Espinosa, and Lázara Martínez. Joining them will be Buffalo bassist extraordinaire and BMHOF inductee, Jerry Livingston.   Don’t miss this opportunity to see and hear world-class authentic Cuban music – get your tickets soon as we did sellout a few shows last year!  Here is the tune El Coco from their recent self-titled CD Release:

Go here for ticketshttps://www.hotelhenry.com/jazz

Jazz In Town

On Thursday, May 3rd at 7 pm you can experience Carina and the Six String Preacher as they continue to introduce their latest and fabulous EP – The Great Hideaway – at the Carnegie Arts Center.

On Thursday, May 3rd at 7:30 pm you can hear the young singer Lindsay Holland and the Lindsey Holland Quintet at Pausa Art House

On Saturday, May 5th at 8 pm at Pausa Art House you can catch soul-jazz with the Tim Clarke Soul-Tet with Tim Clarke, Ed Croft, Nelson Rivera, Harry Graser, and Darryl Washington

On Sunday, May 6th at 8:00 pm at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center catch the international duo, Karuna, featuring Hamid Drake – drum set, vocal, udu drum, frame drum, congas and Adam Rudolph – handrumset, thumb pianos, sintir, udu drum, multiphonic vocal, percussion, electronics

First Saturday Jazz Brunch At Hollow Bistro


This Saturday, May 5th the popular First Saturday Jazz Brunch at The Hollow Bistro presented by JazzBuffalo will feature The French ConeXion Duo with Bernard Kunz on guitar and Jeremy Spindler on accordion.  Be sure to call 716-759-7351 for reservations for a table, award-winning brunch menu, and great internationally flavored jazz.  

Duke Ellington Sacred Concert, Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th

Duke ellington sacred concertMeditate to a special presentation by the Buffalo Niagara Choirs’ Buffalo Master Chorale, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo’s UUCB Choir, Ella E. Robinson’s New Beginning Choral Ensemble, the Centennial Big Band of The Historic Colored Musicians Club and vocal soloist, Alex McArthur Music in a special presentation of Duke Ellington’s “Sacred Concert.”   The performance will also feature originals and arrangements by Mrs. Robinson. 

Tickets available at the door, and at the BNC website (link below). $15 General Admission, $10 Student tickets. 

Please note that this program will also be performed on Saturday, May 5th (6 pm), as part of Mrs. Robinson and New Beginning’s spring concert at St. Martin de Porres RC Church Buffalo and on Sunday, May 6th at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo.  See the poster for more details. 

Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Society Membership Event, Friday, May 4 at 5:30 pm to 7: 30 pm at Oracle Charter School

PMLJS18Invite1The Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Society will be holding their annual membership event for membership renewals and raising funds for their future events such as the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Festival.  There will be live music and refreshments.  Oracle Charter School is located at 888 Delaware Avenue. 

JazzBuffalo Development – A New Day In Jazz™

Look for an announcement soon on the launching of a new initiative that will further advance the efforts of building a community-wide cultural resource for Greater Buffalo!  Do save the date of Thursday, May 17th at 7:30 pm for A New Day In Jazz celebration!

Keep Jazz Alive!!

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