Jazz In Town: A New Day In Jazz!

A New Day In Jazz In Buffalo!!

Welcome to the first edition of the revised Jazz In Town Newsletter.  JazzBuffalo and the Jazz in Town Newsletter have evolved and grown due to the passionate and engaging audiences of jazz – like you!  The previous format had become too long due to a good problem – the growing resurgence of jazz means more events!  Use the more interactive format and links to find out more about the jazz events that are shown on the new JazzBuffalo web resource.

We have completed a “soft” launch of the community-wide web resource for the Greater Buffalo region.  You will find this event-driven and community-driven website designed to help you become aware of jazz performances and education opportunities in our community.  We are working on refinements for an official launch on May 17th.  However, do have fun giving this resource, designed for you – the fans and audiences of jazz, a good look at www.jazzbuffalo.org.

Featured Event

JazzBuffalo Presents My Cousin Tone’ at Carnegie Arts Center!

Thursday, May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Carnegie Arts Center240 Goundry Street
North Tonawanda, NY 14120 United States 
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$10

The band, in existence for 8 years, is noted for its’ well-rehearsed and unique arrangements by Rising Star arranger and saxophonist, Timothy Martin, and features previous JazzBuffalo Poll winner for Best Female Jazz Vocalist, Mary Mcmahon. The band has performed at festivals, including the Northwest Jazz Festivals, sold-out audiences at MusicalFare Theatre, and held a summer-long series on the rooftop of Tappo Restuarant. The band also features Jim Matteliano on piano, Pete Dauphin on trombone, Andrew Peruzzini on trumpet, Thomas…

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Vocalist DeeAnn Dimeo Tompkins

Thursday, May 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Pausa Art House19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States 
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$7

Vocalist DeeAnn Dimeo Tompkins has been entertaining Western New Yorkers for over 20 years. She was crowned 2016 “Best Female Blues Vocalist” at the Buffalo NightLife Music Awards, recently released one successful single, an outstanding EP, and a video. DeeAnn will offer a night of Elegance, performing many Jazz, Soul, and Blues classics, a special collection of Billie Holiday songs along with her very own songs. The night will feature performers Reggie Evans on drums and vocals, Stu Weissman guitar,…

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Greg Millar Quartet At M&T Second Friday At Burchfield Penney Arts Center

Friday, May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Burchfield Penney Arts Center1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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Greg Millar on Guitar, Rey Scott on Baritone Sax and Flute, Gerry Youngman Organ, and Dave Phillips on drums. Greg Millar has been a mainstay guitarist on the Buffalo Jazz scene for decades having performed with nationally known ensembles such as Birthright, Multi-Jazz Dimensions, and Buffalo’s Best-Kept Secret. He has also been a featured artist with a diverse group of musicians such as trombonist Roswell Rudd, organist Charles Earland, saxophonist Bill Easley and Trumpeter Lester Bowie.

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The Wazmopolitans

Friday, May 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States 
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$7

Bossa Nova came to America like a cool but powerful force in the 60s era of blues-drenched pop, hard bop, and avant-garde jazz. It entered our consciousness through the music of Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd, Bud Shank, Sonny Rollins, and many others. Bossa was an expression of a relationship between Brazilian and American jazz of the 50s. It represented a “cooling’ of samba from carnival to coffeehouses. The Wazmopolitans will feature the music of originators of the music; Antonio Carlos…

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The Music Of The Yellowjackets

Friday, May 11 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Sportsmen Tavern326 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14207 United States 
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$10

Featuring the music of the Yellowjackets, Brecker brothers, Mike Stern and steps ahead! Jon Lehning – Saxophones Derek Hager – Saxophones Harry Graser – Piano Adam Bronstein – Guitar Anthony Henry – Bass Joe Goretti – Drums

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The Jacob Jay Quintet

Saturday, May 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States 
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$7

The Jacob Jay Quintet enjoys performing a collection of original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards.  Inspired by ensembles such as the great Miles Davis Quintets they strive to approach every tune with a unique interpretation.  Jacob Jay on trumpet/flugelhorn, Dalton Chavez Sharp on sax, Jake Malone-Brancato on piano, Jamie Sunshine on drums, and featuring 2017 Jazz Buffalo Poll Best Jazz Bassist Ed Croft.

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Vocalist Colleen Williams

Saturday, May 12 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Lebros Restaurant330 Campbell Road
Getzville, NY United States 
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Vocalist Colleen Williams will be singing with two of her long-time accompaniments, Bobby Jones on keyboards and Jerry Livingston on bass.

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A New Day In Jazz Celebration

We will be holding an open house to enable people to learn about the new JazzBuffalo and the available resources to the community.  Look for live jazz music and celebrate A New Day In Jazz!  A forward-looking initiative that bridges the rich history and tradition of jazz with the bright future of new and exciting advancements in jazz music and education!

JazzBuffalo “A New Day In Jazz” Celebration!

Thursday, May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Pausa Art House19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States 
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JazzBuffalo “A New Day In Jazz” Celebration.  Save the date! Celebrating the new JazzBuffalo web resource for the Greater Buffalo Community.  Including several new initiatives.  The event will be an open house for the community to learn more about JazzBuffalo, how to interact with the new web resource, sign-up for Jazz In Town newsletters, how musicians and venues can submit events, plans for jazz education, and meet the people involved with the Greater Buffalo’s Community Jazz and Music Organization.  As…

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Jazz At The Vineyard

Ralph Fava has been one of the most endearing figures in the region’s jazz history.  In his honor, there will be a special jazz festival with proceeds benefiting Roswell Park Institute.  It will be an outdoor festival on the beautiful grounds of the Spring Lake Winery in Lockport, NY.  Learn more below.

Jazz In The Vineyard

Sunday, May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Spring Lake Winery & Cafe7373 Rochester Road
Lockport, NY 14094 United States 
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$20

Spring Lake Winery presents Jazz in the Vineyard. Choose your glass of wine, sit by the lake, and enjoy music by some of the greatest local jazz musicians. Featuring Jazz Musicians: *Bobby Militello Quartet *Colleen Williams & Bobby Jones Trio *My Cousin Tone’ *Frontstreet Men *Dennis Warne & Marc Cousins “A tribute to Ralph Fava” Honoring the life achievements and talent of Western NY’s number one Jazz Guitarist!!! An updated list of musicians and times will be posted on the…

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A Worthwhile Transition! 

We will be going through a bit of transition with our new web resource.  So bear with us.  We built the new JazzBuffalo on the recommendations of audiences and fans like you!  Wanting a more user-friendly and accessible way to become aware of jazz in Greater Buffalo.
To our jazz musicians community and venues community, this transition means you will need to accept the responsibility you have to jazz fans and audiences to make use of the “Submit An Event” capability on JazzBuffalo.
Look for more outstanding jazz coming your way!

A New Day In Jazz

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