Jazz In Town: 4 Special Jazz Events In The Week Ahead

This weekend, Greater Buffalo will get visits from international jazz artists.  Performing ballads and song, as well as, improvising jazz.  The community continues to experience a resurgence in jazz music and events.  We also extend a special congratulations to the Historic Colored Musicians Club for their designation as a New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.  A great occasion for the historic club and for the city of Buffalo.

Photo Courtesy of Mike Desmond, WBFO

Featured Events

One of the top female jazz singers and vocalists in jazz today visits Buffalo.  The 6-times Juno Awards Nominee is celebrating a fantastic new release entitled, For You, makes an appearance at the MusicalFare Theater Premier Cabaret Lounge.  A great Sweetest Day outing also.  Only a few seats left, so act 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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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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Tony Bennett and Marian McPartland

Krista Seddon continues her lecture-performance series paying tribute o Marian McPartland.  Next in the series is a lecture performance focused on Tony Bennett: The Way You Look Tonight: Tony Bennett, Crossing Boundaries

Krista Seddon Lecture Performance Series: “Marian McPartland & Friends: A Celebration of a Life in Music”

Sunday, October 21 @ 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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Marian 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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One of the area’s most dynamic blues and jazz vocalists launches a new CD and Video Premiere produced by Heart 2 Heart Music Productions.

DeeAnn DiMeo Tompkins “Stay Here” Listening Party

Monday, October 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Screening Room Cinema Cafe880 Alberta Drive, Boulevard Mall
Amherst, NY 14226 United States 
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Vocalist DeeAnn DiMeo Tompkins will be releasing a new video premiere to go along with the release of her CD “Stay Here.”  DeeAnn is one of the area’s most dynamic jazz and blues vocalists and continues to perform throughout the area her special energetic brand of vocal blues and jazz.

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NEA Jazz Master and the award-winning saxophonist, Branford Marsalis makes a visit to Buffalo.  A member of the Marsalis family that has made an indelible impression on jazz

The Branford Marsalis Quartet 

Wednesday, October 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
UB Center for the Arts103 Center for the Arts
Buffalo, NY 14260 United States 
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$36 – $60

NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award®‐winning saxophonist and Tony Award® nominee Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. The leader of one of the finest jazz quartets today, and a frequent soloist with classical ensembles, Marsalis’ most current recording with his quartet is Four MFs Playin’ Tunes. On this album, the song takes center stage, with the band members bringing their considerable musical expertise to bear, as they focus on each tune as an important…

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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 here: AOJ Series. Do get tickets soon – they will not last long…first up is the dynamic pianist Sullivan Fortner.

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 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: The Vincent James Explosion (Special Appearance In Marcy Casino Room!)

Saturday Night:  Dale Toliver Duo

JazzBrunch Sundays: PM Guitar Duo

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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