More great jazz this weekend and on the way. From the community-building Art Meets Jazz exhibition to a legend of jazz fusion to the sounds of a big band – there is something for everyone.
The Spontaneous Combustion: Art Meets Jazz will close out its exhibition concerts with Buffalo’s premier gypsy jazz group. 11 Buffalo artists have contributed amazing art inspired by jazz and have created a wonderful community building and enriching month-long exhibition.
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. Thursday, October 25: The Hot Club of Buffalo The Hot Club of Buffalo plays Gypsy Swing. This style was created in the 1930’s by the legendary 2-fingered guitarist, Django Reinhardt.…
One of Buffalo’s most gifted saxophonist, Andy Weinzler, brings together a jazz quartet to perform select Wayne Shorter pieces and more.
Join us in the Ciminelli Recital Hall at Rockwell Hall for an evening of jazz with the Andy Weinzler Jazz Quartet! Andy’s quartet features pianist John Nyerges (Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Pops) and his fellow ‘Gap Mangione New Big Band’ members Peter Chwazik (bass) and Steve Curry (drums). Highlighted in the performance will be three Wayne Shorter compositions from his ‘Atlantis’ recording for which vocalist Alex McArthur will join the group. Ciminelli Recital Hall EVENT INFORMATION: * Admission: $10 General Admission;…
Growing up in L.A. in the 60’s, Grammy award winning guitarist Lee Ritenour received a rich cross section of exposure to jazz, rock and Brazilian music. From one of his first sessions at 16 with the Mamas and Papas to accompanying Lena Horne and Tony Bennett at 18, his fifty years eclectic and storied career is highlighted by a Grammy Award win for his 1986 collaboration with Dave Grusin, Harlequin; 17 Grammy nominations; numerous #1 spots in guitar polls and the…
Guitar, Organ & Drum Blues Jazz Trio Before leaving for their show in Europe Melvin Henderson, Gregory Treadwell and Benjamin Jason Clyburn along with special guests Saxophonist Bilal Nugravee will be performing a show at the Main St. Gallery. Admission will include hors d’oeuvres & door prices. Tickets available at: Online at Brown Paper Ticket or (800) 363-3006 Phenominal Xpression 517 Main Street Lodina (716) 578-1702 Benjamin (716) 602-9564
Phil Sims, the founder of the Buffalo Brass Big Band, recently formed the Musicians of Buffalo Big Band (the MOBBB). This 17-piece band consists of many of the area’s top jazz artists and big band players. Appearing every last Monday of the month through November. Then closing out the year on December 17th with a Big Band Christmas.
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Joe Policastro Trio Arrives From Chicago November 11
The stellar trio headed up by bassist Joe Policastro has produced three groundbreaking and imaginative albums of music. Some may recall their appearance last year before nearly 200 people at the Hotel Henry. Don’t miss this chance to catch them in the intimate environs of Pausa Art House. Read more on the event listing. Get tickets soon at Eventbrite! Joe Policastro Trio
Arriving From Chicago! The Joe Policastro Trio is a Chicago-based jazz trio led by bassist Joe Policastro featuring guitarist Dave Miller and drummer Mikel Avery. While firmly rooted in jazz, the band’s open-minded, inclusive nature also brings rock, soul, funk, Brazilian, and free jazz to the surface while keeping the aesthetic of an acoustic jazz trio intact. Their third album, Screen Sounds (JeruJazz Records, August 11, 2017), is an assemblage of movie/TV music re-imagined by the trio. Both a musical…
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.