We are nearing that time of year where we engage in a week of fabulous jazz in Greater Buffalo. Leading up to the Pappy Martin Legacy-Masten Jazz Festival and the CMC Jazz Festival is more great jazz in town! JazBuffalo will have a separate article for these festivals. Read on!
Arriving From New York City! “A rising star in his own right” – All About Jazz “He’s capable, talented and learned” – Downbeat Magazine Rising, young guitarist Alex Wintz is quickly gaining a name in the international jazz community. His talent and embrace of contemporary influences molded with a deep gratitude to the traditions of the past have garnered him numerous accolades and acclaim from music lovers across the globe. Wintz is a frequent collaborator with Etienne Charles, Ben Williams…
Jazz In Town
One of the most influential alto sax players and composers in jazz soul and jazz blues history is Lou Donaldson. On this night, we pay tribute to the man who gave us “Blues Walk”, “Gravy Train”, and “Aligator Boogaloo”. Featuring up and coming / rising star sax performer Dalton Chavez Sharp. Scheduled to join in are highly regarded guitarist Greg Millar on guitar, Ed Croft on bass, Gerry Youngman on organ/keyboard, Darryl Washington on drums, and Tony Zambito o jazz percussion.
The 37th annual Buffalo News and Albright-Knox Summer Jazz Concert Series take place on the steps of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The lineup features a mix of local and national jazz artist: Sunday, July 22nd features tenor saxophonist from New York City, JD Allen who will appear with the George Caldwell Quartet.
Milford Graves Documentary
“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…
The exciting new JazzBrunch Sundays at The terrace at Delaware Park continues this weekend. This week, the JazzBrunch Sundays Series continues with the Latin Jazz group, Sol Y Sombra, which just performed to a large capacity audience at the Tuesday Bidwell Parkway concerts.