So far, this fall, we have been experiencing amazing jazz, quality presentations, and fantastic community-build events that enrich our community in Greater Buffalo. The concert performance of “Drea Sings Nina” was a most special community-building art & cultural event that filled us all with emotions and connections to each other. It will continue throughout the remainder of fall so be sure to stay informed with JazzBuffalo.
We get a very special visit from Niagra Falls native, SUNY Buffalo graduate, and drummer/composer extraordinaire over the last 30 years – Bobby Previte. See the JazzBuffalo event listing and see the article at the end of this newsletter.
Commissioned by the 2015 Greenfield Prize in Music, RHAPSODY is an acoustic, evening-length song cycle on the subject of travel and migration. This star-studded band features John Medeski on piano, Nels Cline on acoustic guitars, Zeena Parkins on harp, Jen Shyu on vocals and erhu, Fabian Rucker -on saxophone, and Bobby Previte on trap drums, autoharp, and harmonica. In 2015, Previte received the Greenfield Prize in music at the Hermitage Artist Retreat to create a new work. Terminals Part II:…
The exhibition that opened last Saturday at Expo68 is a wonderful community-building event. Featuring 11 prominent artists with fabulous works of art inspired by jazz. This week on Thursday, October 11 come and enjoy viewing the art while listening to one of the great international jazz guitarists we have living here in Buffalo – Greg Millar and his quartet. Read the article also at the end.
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, Cherisse Lippss, Robin Mols, Shantelle Patton, William Rios, and Gerald…
The Greg Millar Quartet perform Thursday, October 11 here – see more on JazzBuffalo here: Greg Millar Quartet at Expo68 Art Meets Jazz
On Friday, October 12, we get to introduce two artists and welcome back organ extraordinaire Dino Losito. You may recall Dino was the organist for the fantastic concert performances that took place with the Jerry Weldon Quartet this past summer.
JazzBuffalo Presents “Organ Trio +1” Featuring Greg Chako, Dino Losito, José Martinez, and Tony Zambito
Guitarist Greg Chako has played with top artists like Junior Cook, Bill Hardman, Othello Molineaux, Johnny Lytle, Bobby Watson, Herb Ellis, Jimmy Raney, and others. His first CD ‘Everything I Love’ was recorded in Hong Kong in 1994. Two out of four subsequent CDs, Integration and Integration II were reissued as a set in 2015. Vince Lewis, who wrote for Just Jazz Guitar, said the music “… transcends geographic boundaries and cultures and communicates the happiness and friendship that all music should provide…”…
Perhaps not entirely jazz being performed here, nevertheless an important event for the community. This event supports Female Musicians Fighting Cancer and raises funds to benefit Roswell Park Breast Cancer research.
Annual benefit featuring live performances by some of the best WNY female musicians. All proceeds benefit Roswell Park Breast and GYN Resource Center in Buffalo, NY. $10 admission, raffles, 50/50 splits, and new this year…hot off the presses… the first chapbook of poetry by founder/organizer, Ida Goeckel, will be for sale. 100% of all proceeds go toward this cause! Come to join us for a day of music, friendship, empowerment, and support!
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. DID YOU KNOW SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20TH IS SWEETEST DAY? Well, if not, then here is just ticket for a night out celebrating Sweetest Day! Read the JazzBuffalo Event Listing and get your tickets soon!
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…