September World-Class Jazz To Enjoy And Appreciate!

Michael Sarian and the Chabones

It has been a tremendous summer of jazz events and outdoor jazz festivals.  Labor Day always feel like the close of summer activities and the winding down of outdoor jazz.  As we begin September we can look forward to plenty of jazz that eases our way into fall.  Here is a rundown of notable world-class jazz events to plan for in September with links to the event listings for more information:

Stanley Clarke Band

Saturday, September 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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Tralf Music Hall622 Main Atreet
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States 
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$25 – $45

Four-time Grammy Award Winner Stanley Clarke has attained “living legend” status during his over a 40-year career as a bass virtuoso. He is the first bassist in history who doubles on acoustic and electric bass with equal ferocity and the first jazz-fusion bassist ever to headline tours, selling out shows worldwide. Clarke’s creativity has been recognized and rewarded in every way imaginable: gold and platinum records, Grammy Awards, Emmy nominations, virtually every readers and critics poll in existence, and more…

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Internationally-Acclaimed Philippe Lemm Trio at Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series

Wednesday, September 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hotel HenryCorner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States 
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$15

Dutch drummer Philippe Lemm brings his internationally renowned trio to the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series presented by JazzBuffalo. 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…

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James Brandon Lewis Trio

Wednesday, September 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States 
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$15

Buffalo-born tenor saxophonist and Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts alumni James Brandon Lewis returns to his hometown with his internationally-acclaimed trio! James Brandon Lewis – tenor saxophone Luke Stewart – electric bass Warren G. Crudup III – drums “James Brandon Lewis (b.1983 Buffalo NY ) is a critically acclaimed saxophonist, composer, recording artist, and educator. Lewis has received accolades from the New York Times, Q Magazine and cultural tastemakers such as Ebony Magazine, who hailed him as one…

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JazzBuffalo Presents Todd Marcus Quintet with Paul Bollenback, Bruce Barth, Ameen Saleem, and Eric Kennedy

Saturday, September 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pausa Art House19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States 
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$15

Arriving From Baltimore! Though the use of bass clarinet in jazz typically leans heavily towards avant-garde and free-jazz styles, Marcus’ straight-ahead playing has carved out a unique voice for the instrument in modern jazz. His music swings hard with both a fiery and introspective intensity but also maintains a strong lyrical sensibility. Marcus has annually been voted a Rising Star in Downbeat Magazine’s Annual Critics Poll since 2013 on “clarinet” and “miscellaneous instrument” categories and the Washington Post writes, “Listeners…

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JazzBuffalo Road Concert Series Presents Michael Sarian & The Chabones

Wednesday, September 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Pausa Art House19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo,NY14201 United States
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$10

Arriving From New York City and Argentina! Michael Sarian is a trumpeter and composer whose work has been heard throughout the United States, South America, and Europe.  As a young adult in Buenos Aires, he studied with many of the best musicians in Argentina, including Juan “Pollo” Raffo, Richard Nant and Juan Cruz de Urquiza.  Michael has performed and toured with progressive rock bands in packed sports arenas, 12 piece disco bands in Uruguay, Big Bands at the Teatro Colón, and…

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Saxophonist Rob Dixon

Friday, September 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Burchfield Penney Arts Center1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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$10 – $20

PERFORMANCE  |  ROB DIXON WITH THE GEORGE CALDWELL TRIO / SELECTIONS BY AHMAD PLEASANT AND AMARI MCDADE Co-presented by the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective and Burchfield Penney, part of a three-day John Coltrane festival in celebration of the jazz icon’s 92nd birthday Friday, September 21, 2018, 8 pm Nationally recognized saxophonist, Rob Dixon has worked with a wide variety of artists, from Illinois Jacquet to Ali from “a tribe called quest”. In addition to working full-time as a musician, Dixon works…

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Gary Bartz With The Curtis Lundy Trio

Saturday, September 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Burchfield Penney Arts Center1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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$15 – $30
Gary Bartz

PERFORMANCE  |  GARY BARTZ WITH THE CURTIS LUNDY TRIO / OPENING ACT GREG MILLAR QUARTET /VOCALIST SEHREA N’DAYU / DANCER & CHOREOGRAPHER JAI ROBINSON Co-presented by the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective and Burchfield Penney, part of a three-day John Coltrane festival in celebration of the jazz icon’s 92nd birthday Saturday, September 22, 2018, 6:30 pm Tickets: $15 Burchfield Penney and Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective members (limit two member-priced tickets per membership) $30 “Not Yet” members Tickets available at…

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JazzBuffalo Road Concert Series Presents Tia Brazda

Saturday, September 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pausa Art House19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY14201 United States
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$15
JazzBuffalo, Tia Brazda

Arriving From Toronto! Tia Brazda’s sassy jazz-pop gems and vintage style have made a sparkling impression around the world, paying homage to the golden era while remaining daringly modern. Originally from Vancouver but having honed her cutting-edge sound in the clubs of Toronto, her first EP ‘Cabin Fever’ burst onto the scene in 2012, hitting #1 on the iTunes Canada Jazz Chart and receiving airplay around the world. She followed that up in 2015 with ‘Bandshell’ which also debuted at…

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There is plenty more super jazz happening.  Be sure to get on the JazzBuffalo “Jazz In Town” Email distribution and to check the Upcoming Events page weekly!

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