Jazz In Town: 5 Featured Jazz Events To Take In This Week!

There is superb jazz, of all types and for every taste, available in Greater Buffalo this week.  Some prominent names make it to Buffalo at the John Coltrane Birthday Celebration and at more events!  (The wonderful John Coltrane illustration is by Stacey Robinson.)

Featured Events

John Coltrane Birthday Celebration 2018

Thursday, September 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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Burchfield Penney Arts Center1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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$10 – $30

This year, the annual John Coltrane Birthday Celebration takes plays for three days, September 20-22.  Presented by the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective in association with the Burchfield Penney Arts Center.  Details follow:

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Saxophonist Rob Dixon

Friday, September 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Burchfield Penney Arts Center1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo,NY14222 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, NY14222 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, NY 14201 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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Krista Seddon Lecture Performance Series: “Marian McPartland & Friends: A Celebration of a Life in Music”

Sunday, September 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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D.A.R.477 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States 
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$35
Marion McPartland

Pianist, Krista Seddon, will embark on a yearlong lecture performance tour September 23, 2018, featuring the life and work of jazz great, Marian McPartland.  As the world posthumously celebrates McPartland’s 100th birthday, Buffalo, New York will host a rare, seven-concert series featuring McPartland’s signature portraits against the backdrop of her life as an artist and champion of some of the world’s greatest jazz musicians.  The Buffalo series, sponsored by the Katharine Pratt Horton Buffalo Chapter of the National Society of…

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Significant Jazz Documentary Returns For One Showing Only!

The Milford Graves documentary is one of the most talked about jazz documentaries being shown across the country and the globe.  The Screening Room, in collaboration with JazzBuffalo, is bringing it back for one more showing.  Here is your chance to catch it!

MILFORD GRAVES FULL MANTIS Documentary at The Screening Room – ADDITIONAL SHOW ADDED!!

Friday, September 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Screening Room Cinema Cafe880 Alberta Drive, Boulevard Mall
Amherst, NY 14226 United States 
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$10

Back By Popular Demand For One Showing Only – Do Not Miss This Critically Acclaimed 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,…

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Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series

The Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series presented by JazzBuffalo is pleased to announce that the series will continue through fall and winter on every second Wednesday of the month.  Look for a new schedule soon for 2019.  The series has very special concerts ahead, beginning with Drea Sings Nina in October, and WBFO night with the JBFO Orchestra in November.  In December, look for an announcement in the near future regarding a special presentation: JazzBuffalo’s Jazzy Christmas!  GET TICKETS SOON FOR EACH MONTH!! (https://www.hotelhenry.com/jazz/)

“Drea Sings Nina” at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series Featuring Drea d’Nur

Wednesday, October 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hotel HenryCorner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States 
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$15

JazzBuffalo presents International vocalist, pianist, and Buffalo native Drea d’Nur.  This dynamic vocalist melds jazz, blues, spiritual, protest, R&B, and love songs into powerful pieces that touch the soul. Drea d’Nur is the creator of the musical reviews “The Spirit of Nina Simone”, which was performed at Kleinhans Music Hall, and “Dear Nina: A Sonic Love Letter to Nina Simone”, which was performed at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery to a capacity audience.  She has also recorded the highly celebrated CD “Day…

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Art Meets Jazz At Expo68 Art & Design

JazzBuffalo and Expo68 Art & Design partner together to present artworks inspired by jazz with great jazz music accompanying the month-long art exhibition.  The art exhibition is entitled “Spontaneous Combustion: Art Meets Jazz” – read more below!

Spontaneous Combustion: Art Meets Jazz At Expo68 Art & Design

Saturday, October 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Expo68 Art & Design4545 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY 14221 United States 
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$10

Expo68 Art & Design and JazzBuffalo team up to provide a unique experience: Spontaneous Combustion: Art Meets Jazz During the month of October, Expo68 will present an exhibition exploring art that is inspired by the spirit of jazz.  Weekly live jazz performances, presented by JazzBuffalo, will take place during the Spontaneous Combustion exhibition. The exhibition will feature artworks by Tim Brooks, John Baker, Tom Coyne, Betty Pitts Foster, Enid Edelman, Cashis Green, CherisseLippss, Robin Mols, Shantelle Patton, William Rios, and Gerald…

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International Jazz Pianist And Vocalist Carol Welsman To Appear In Buffalo!

The six-times Juno Awards (Canada’s Grammy) Nominee will make a special appearance in Buffalo on Saturday, October 20th.  Read the JazzBuffalo Event Listing and get your tickets soon!

JazzBuffalo Presents International Jazz Vocalist Carol Welsman

Saturday, October 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MusicalFare Theatre4380 Main Street, Suite 123
Amherst, NY 14226 United States 
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$30

JazzBuffalo is excited to present, at MusicalFare Premier Cabaret Lounge, international jazz pianist and vocalist Carol Welsman!  Carol will be joined by the legendary jazz guitarist from NYC/Pittsburgh, Eric Johnson and bassist extraordinaire from Pittsburgh, Dan Wasson. GET RESERVED SEAT HERE: Carol Welsman, Saturday, October 20th Carol Welsman is an internationally acclaimed singer and pianist whose expressive vocal styling and dynamic stage presence have captivated audiences around the world. She has sold over 60,000 CDs in Canada alone, something few…

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Jazz & Cocktail Nights At The Terrace at Delaware Park Begins September 28!

Jazz & Cocktail Nights At The Terrace at Delaware Park Hosted By JazzBuffalo

Friday, September 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo,NY14222 United States
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This summer, the community has been able to enjoy one of Buffalo’s historic cultural assets, The Terrace at Delaware Park located at the historic Marcy Casino at Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park. In addition to the continuation of the popular JazzBrunch Sundays at The Terrace at Delaware Park, JazzBuffalo and the Terrace are teaming up to hosts “Jazz & Cocktail Nights” on Friday and Saturday nights. Jazz music will consist of duos or trios to complement dinners and cocktails. “Jazz & Cocktail Nights” will begin…

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JazzBrunch Sundays at The Terrace at Delaware Park

This week’s JazzBrunch Sundays at the Terrace at Delaware Park from 12 pm to 3 pm will feature a neat pairing of Ellen Pieroni on sax and Adam Bronstein on guitar.  In addition to the great brunch menu, this duo will certainly make great music also!  Call 716-886-0089 for reservations!

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A New Day In Jazz In Buffalo!

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