Jazz In Town: Music On The Move

Will Holton, JazzBuffalo

As we end June, we are getting ready for the summer season of more jazz outdoors.  Look ahead to July where we will find many opportunities to hear jazz outdoors as festival season kicks in.  

Jazz In Town

Saxophonist and Smooth Jazz Artist Will Holton at M&T Bank Noon Series

Thursday, June 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
M&T Bank Noon Series Buffalo, NY United States + Google Map

Saxophonist and smooth jazz extraordinaire Will Holton takes the noon stage downtown Buffalo tomorrow for the M&T Bank Noon Concert Series.  Joining will be Daniel Powell, Rod Bonner,  Cal Parmer, and Charles Costner.

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Dale Toliver Band at Music On Main

Thursday, June 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Music on Main Buffalo, NY United States + Google Map

The Dale Toliver Band will perform Live Thursday, June 28th from 6-9pm for Music On Main at MTK Prime in Williamsville. The Dale Toliver Band is founded by Buffalo’s very own Jazz Guitarist Dale Toliver. Dale is known for his seasoned style and performs classic jazz standards, smooth jazz mixed with blues, R&B, and funk, as well as his original music.

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Ricardo Saeb – A Spanish Guitar

Thursday, June 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Pausa Art House19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States 
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$10

While this performance may not classify as “jazz” in the truest sense, it is an artistic expression of music worth noting “beyond jazz.” Mexican guitarist Ricardo Saeb has performed in venues across Latin America, Europe, and the United States. His performances have been described as “perfectly balanced,” “of an exquisite subtlety,” and “simply spectacular.” His tours have taken him to cities as diverse as Querétaro, Ciudad Juárez, Austin, Boston, Dallas, and Córdoba. Ricardo Saeb has appeared as a guest artist at…

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Bobby Militello Quartet

Friday, June 29 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States 
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$10

The Bobby Militello Quartet return to Pausa Art House to play their standards in jazz repertoire known throughout the area.  Featuring Bobby Militello, alto sax, Bobby Jones, Piano, Jim Coleman, bass, and John Bacon, Jr., drums.

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Will Holton – The Brotheren

Friday, June 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Hydraulic Hearth716 Swan Street
Buffalo, NY 14210 United States 
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Saxophonist Will Holton will join two of his brothers in music, Rod Bonner on keyboards and Daniel Powell on drums for performing jazz, smooth jazz, funk, soul, and R&B at the Hydraulic Hearth in downtown Buffalo.

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Experimental Jazz Band

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

This performance features a history of Classic Jazz through the ears of the musicians. Each performer will bring their 2 personal favorite selections for adaptation by the group. Jeff Zavac sax and flute is featured with JazzBuffalo poll winner Tim Clarke tpt, guest Hansel Herrera tpt, Scot Smith tb, Joe Baudo piano, John Curry bass, and Jack Bacon, Sr. dr,. Each band member will select their favorite style and tune for an Anthology of Jazz Music History all in One…

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JazzBuffalo / Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series

This upcoming show has tickets selling!  If you have an interest, you are encouraged to get your tickets soon!

Jazz Tribute To Michael Jackson ft. Mark Marinaccio at Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series

Wednesday, July 11 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 pm
Hotel HenryCorner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States 
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$15
Michael Jackson Tribute, JazzBuffalo

A Jazz Tribute To Michael Jackson, a special production commissioned by JazzBuffalo and first performed at MusicalFare Theatre, will feature the spectacular ensemble, Mark Marinaccio and Friends. The all-star ensemble will perform newly arranged jazz compositions that draw from the repertoire of the King Of Pop, Michael Jackson.  Nobody’s star burned brighter than Michael Jackson.   Many of his hit songs were arranged by the jazz icon Quincy Jones and their brilliance were often overshadowed by their popularity.   On this evening,…

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JazzBuffalo and The Screening Room to Present Highly Acclaimed Jazz Documentary

One of the most anticipated and highly-acclaimed jazz documentaries in 2018 will be coming to Buffalo this July.  The Milford Graves Full Mantis Documentary presents an in-depth portrait of one of the most iconic and historic figures in the free jazz, improvisational jazz, and avant-garde jazz movements.   Percussionist Milton Graves story is compelling and riveting.

JazzBuffalo Presents Opening Night – MILFORD GRAVES FULL MANTIS Documentary at The Screening Room

Friday, July 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
The Screening Room Cinema Cafe880 Alberta Drive, Boulevard Mall
Amherst, NY 14226 United States 
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$10
Milton Graves, JazzBuffalo Milton Grave Full Mantis

“A captivating sound poem.” The New York Times “An elegant and patient portrait of Graves.” Artforum “As much a visual poem as it is a documentary.” Downbeat Magazine “One of the best jazz documentaries ever assembled… a singular viewing experience.” Byron Coley, The Wire: Adventures In Modern Music “Rhythmically right on.” Rolling Stone MILFORD GRAVES FULL MANTIS is a portrait of renowned percussionist Milford Graves, exploring his kaleidoscopic creativity and relentless curiosity. Graves has performed internationally since 1964, both as a…

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