Jazz In Town: 3 Events And More That Build Community

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.

Featured Events

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.

Rhapsody by Bobby Previte

Saturday, October 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Burchfield Penney Arts Center1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo,NY14222 United States
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$15 – $30

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:…

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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.

Spontaneous Combustion: Art Meets Jazz At Expo68 Art & Design

Thursday, October 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Expo68 Art & Design4545 Transit Road
Williamsville,NY14221 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, 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

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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

Friday, October 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States 
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$10

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…”…

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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.

16th Annual Female Musicians Fighting Breast Cancer Benefit

Sunday, October 14 @ 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Sportsmen Tavern326 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14207 United States 
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$10

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!

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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.  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 Presents International Jazz Vocalist Carol Welsman

Saturday, October 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MusicalFare Theatre4380 Main Street, Suite 123
Amherst,NY14226 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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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

“Drea Sings Nina” was one of the best performances of the year at the Hotel Henry that filled the room with the spirit of Nina and a wave of love.  The high quality presentations will continue.  The singing sensation from Toronto Tia Brazda will appear in November.  In December, a special holiday presentation: JazzBuffalo’s Jazzy Christmas featuring the Ladies First Jazz Big Band takes place that will also see performances from the fun-filled Buffalo Dolls and the dynamic youth of Matt’s Vocal Performance Team.  GET TICKETS SOON FOR EACH OF THESE EVENTS!! (https://www.hotelhenry.com/jazz/)

Tia Brazda “Daydream Tour” at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series

Wednesday, November 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hotel HenryCorner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States 
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$15 – $17

Tia Brazda’s jazz-pop gems and bold 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 #1 on the iTunes…

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Weekend Jazz at the Terrace at Delaware Park

Friday and Saturday Nights Jazz from 7:30 pm to 10 pm continues with dinner and cocktail drink specials.  We also will continue JazzBrunch Sundays from 12 pm to 3 pm.  This weekend will include performances by:

Friday Night: Drew Azzinaro / Rahyn Eamon Duo

Saturday Night:  Greg Chako/Bill Staebell Duo

JazzBrunch Sundays: Paul Hage Mirage

Jazz & Cocktail Nights At The Terrace at Delaware Park

Friday, October 12 @ 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

Sunday, October 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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JazzBuffalo is proud to announce a partnership with The Terrace at Delaware Park to provide high-quality jazz music for Sunday Jazz Brunch at The Terrace’s historic location at Marcy Casino.  The Terrace is located on the upper level of the Delaware Park Lake casino and is located across from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. JazzBrunch Sundays at the Terrace has become an extremely popular and welcoming community event. The JazzBrunch Sundays will continue each Sunday from 12 pm to 3 pm and moved…

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Over a three-hour period, a steady flow of people poured into the Expo68 Art & Design Gallery on Saturday, October 6 to view magnificent art inspired by jazz.  Eleven prominent Greater Buffalo artists drew inspiration from the music of jazz, as well as, personalities in jazz.  The gathering and exhibition sparked a welcomed spontaneous feeling […]

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