Jazz In Town: Fall Jazz Begins!

Summer has officially ended.  And, what a summer of jazz it was!  Headliners of all types and great outdoor jazz events.  Now it is time jazz officially moves indoors for fall and winter.  Exciting jazz ahead this fall.

Featured Event

Jay Louis Dref and Joey Giambra in Concert

Monday, October 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Russell’s SteaksTransit Road
Williamsville, NY United States 
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$30

The following poster gives the full explanation and details for this upcoming concert featuring vocalist Jay Louis Dref and bandleader, trumpeter, arranger, and playwriter legend Joey Giambra in a special concert at Russell’ Steak House:

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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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AKG Art of Jazz Series Begins in November

Fall ushers in another season of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Art of Jazz Series.  This is the 19th season of the series and it promises to be an outstanding follow-up to the concerts held last season.  Read more about the series and do get tickets soon – they will not last long…

Albright-Knox Art Gallery Art of Jazz Series 2018–2019 Featuring Sullivan Fortner, Joe Lovano, Carla Bley, and Edmar Castaneda

Saturday, November 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Albright-Knox Art Gallery1285 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY14222 United States
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$24 – $29
Art of Jazz 2018

After a stellar 2017-2018 Art of Jazz series, the 2018-2019 series will return with one of the most engaging lineups in the nineteen seasons of the series presented by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Today the Albright-Knox Art Gallery announced the dates and lineup for the 2018–2019 Art of Jazz series. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the museum’s Admissions Desk, by phone at 716.270.8292, or online at www.albrightknox.org/artofjazz1819. The series has become one of the most successful music…

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The Sullivan Fortner Trio At The AKG Art of Jazz Series

Saturday, November 17 @ 8:00 pm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery1285 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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$24 – $29

7 pm Pre-concert Conversation: Raise Up Off Me Series producer Bruce Eaton discusses the remarkable life and music of West Coast be-bop piano legend Hampton Hawes. Sullivan Fortner The latest in a line of New Orleans piano phenoms stretching back to Jelly Roll Morton, pianist Sullivan Fortner has been hailed as “a wondrous player, light of touch and vested with fleet, dazzling power” (The New York Times). Since winning the prestigious American Pianists Association Cole Porter Fellowship, Fortner has been heard…

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Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series

The series has very special concerts ahead, beginning with Drea Sings Nina in October, and the singing sensation from Toronto Tia Brazda in November.  In December, look for a special fun presentation: JazzBuffalo’s Jazzy Christmas featuring the Ladies First Jazz Big Band!  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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Spontaneous Combustion: 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” – and will feature 11 prominent artists who have been involved in the community by creating social public art such as the AKG sponsored Freedom Wall, The Dopeness Project, public murals, and exhibits at Burchfield Penney Art Center – read more below:

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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 on September 28 with the duo of guitarists Drew Azzinaro and Jared Tinkham and on Saturday with the George Kane/Wayne Moose Duo…

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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 the fantastic duo of Rick Strauss on guitar and Bud Fadale on bass!  Call 716-886-0089 for reservations!

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Rob Dixon entered the stage of the Burchfield Penney Art Center quietly.  However, his prescient understanding of the event, the 92nd Birthday Celebration of John Coltrane, led him to a place where his sax echoed the familiar sounds of Coltrane.  The sounds an audience of Coltrane admirers long for. The first notes of “Lonnie’s Lament”, […]

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