Jazz In Town: 5 Jazz Events Give Us A Blast Of Jazz

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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.

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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.

Spontaneous Combustion Art Meets Jazz Exhibition With The Hot Club Of Buffalo

Thursday, October 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Expo68 Art & Design4545 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY 14221 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. 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.…

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One of Buffalo’s most gifted saxophonist, Andy Weinzler, brings together a jazz quartet to perform select Wayne Shorter pieces and more.

Andy Weinzler Jazz Quartet

Friday, October 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Buffalo State College Louis Ciminelli Hall1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States 
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$10

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;…

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One of the leading smooth and jazz fusion guitarists in the last 20 years visits Buffalo to perform at the BPAC.

Jazz Fusion Guitarist Lee Ritenour

Friday, October 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Buffalo State Performing Arts Center1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NYUnited States
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$32 – $40

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…

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This trio of organ jazz gets together for a concert at the Main Street Gallery before they head out on their European tour.

Before Europe: Guitar, Organ, Drum Blues Jazz Trio

Saturday, October 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Main Street Gallery515 Main Street
Buffalo,NY14203 United States
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$25 – $35

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

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The monthly big band performances get a special visitor this month when singer Mike Civisca will join in on the big band performance.  The talented singer has not performed in Buffalo for seven years so it will be a special treat.

MOBBB Big Band At Sportsmen Tavern

Monday, October 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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Sportsmen Tavern326 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14207 United States 
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$10

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

JazzBuffalo Presents The Joe Policastro Trio

Sunday, November 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pausa Art House19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States 
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$15
JazzBuffalo, Joe Policastro

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…

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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: George Kane / Dave Schiavone Duo

Saturday Night:  Paul Hage Mirage

JazzBrunch Sundays: Greg Millar Trio

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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