Art Meets Jazz Takes On Special Meaning For Darryl Washington And Gerald Seals Thursday, October 18

Grover Washington, Jr.

On Thursday, October 18th from 7 pm to 9 pm Art Meets Real-Life Jazz at the Spontaneous Combustion: Art Meets Jazz exhibition taken place at Expo68 Art & Design Gallery.   Gerald Seal, one of the areas prolific artists, chose as one of his jazz subjects to paint a historic jazz artist from Buffalo – Grover Washington, Jr.

Courtesy of Jack Zuff

Joining the Tim Clarke Soul-Tet on Thursday, October 18th at 7 pm will be the brother of Grover Washington, Jr. – Darryl Washington. Grover Wahsington, Jr. was one of Buffalo’s most famous jazz musicians that went on to jazz stardom on the international stage.  Producing jazz hits and creating groundbreaking crossover jazz that new generations of jazz fans embraced.  Darryl performed not only on his brother’s albums but also for other historic jazz artists such as organist Charles Earland.  Since his return to Buffalo a few years ago, Darryl Washington has been performing with local artists.  Lending his energy to jazz music in general and boosting the Buffalo jazz scene.

Tim Clarke Soul-Tet features Buffalo’s premier trumpet player and winner of the JazzBuffalo Poll in the trumpet category, Tim Clarke.  The ensemble that also features Darryl Washington performs classic jazz soul tunes from the jazz-soul era.

JazzBuffalo and Expo68LLC have joined together to celebrate community where 11 of Buffalo’s most prominent artists contributed artworks for the Spontaneous Combustion: Art Meets Jazz exhibition.  Thursday, October 18th will mark an occasion of the Art Meets Jazz exhibition taking on special meaning.  An occasion of an artist meeting a jazz musician with the celebrated personal history associated with the dedicated painting.  Expo68 Art & Design

View artworks from 11 artists who produced art inspired by jazz. Some of the artists are also members of the WNY Urban Arts Collective and have contributed Urban Mural projects such as the Freedom Wall.

Expo68 Art and Design Gallery is located in the Eastern Hills Mall with plenty of parking.  The exhibit runs until November 1st with an additional concert by The Hot Club of Buffalo on Thursday, October 25th from 7 pm to 9 pm.  

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