Jazz In Town: Voice And Guitar Bring Out The Best In Jazz

The Buffalo area gets the opportunity to hear two excellent vocalists and enjoy a visit from one of the top jazz guitarists still playing the style of Wes Montgomery.

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A special album release concert takes place from an up and coming jazz vocalist who has also performed on stage in musical theater.

Curtis Lovell Album Release Show

Thursday, November 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
9th Ward341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States 
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If you were to take a hefty amount of artistic integrity, natural talent, creativity, consistency, family support and influence, and sheer determination, put all of it into a pot, and stir, you’d come out with a combination that embodies the art of Curtis Lovell. Curtis Lovell is an artist born and raised in Buffalo New York, who writes and records music as if each musical piece is its own journal entry, and each performance is an opportunity to sing about…

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One of Buffalo’s most inspiring artists, fresh from her 250 person concert performance at the Hotel Henry, offers us an intimate evening of music.

 Intimate Night of Song with DREA D’NUR

Saturday, November 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Landmark on Pearl318 Pearl Street
Buffalo, NY United States 
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International vocalist, pianist and Buffalo Native, Drea d’Nur, has music singles in Belgium, Switzerland, and Germany. Honored for her Award-Winning Tribute to the legendary Nina Simone, Drea d’Nur will be the first to play the Landmark on Pearl’s brand new piano in a soul-stirring and intimate performance of some of your favorite covers. Her set list includes songs by Roberta Flack, Sade, Prince, and Aretha Franklin! Listen out for a few Nina Simone covers never performed by Drea including Black Is The…

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Just over the border in St. Catherines, you can take in a concert focused on freedom and inclusiveness from some of Canada’s best jazz artists.
Voices of Freedom Concert hosted by Céline Peterson
Saturday, November 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
First Ontario Performing Arts Center250 St. Paul Street
St. Catherines, Ontario L2R 3M2 Canada 
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$35 – $75

Bravo Niagara!’s Voices of Freedom Concert will bring together some of the best in Canadian jazz and soulful music, to highlight inclusiveness, empowerment, and the importance of freedom. Tickets: http://bit.ly/VoF2018 Curated by Céline Peterson, daughter of jazz great Oscar Peterson, the evening will feature performances by Officer of the Order of Canada, singer/songwriter and philanthropist Molly Johnson, as she sings selections from her latest release ‘Meaning To Tell Ya’ including “Better Than This,” “L.O.V.E.,” and “Protest Song.” These songs were written to inspire hope,…

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Eric Johnson Weekend

This weekend, you will have the chance to hear one of the world’s most gifted jazz guitarists whose career has spanned 40 years.  Playing with many great artists including Richie Cole and Lou Donaldson.  Catch Eric at one or all three events!

Jazz Guitarist Eric Johnson From Pittsburgh At Hollow Bistro First Saturday JazzBrunch

Saturday, November 3 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Hollow Bistro and Brew10641 Main Street
Clarance, NY 14031 United States 
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If you were at the recent Carol Welsman concert at MusicalFare Theater, you witness Eric Johnson accompany the 6-times Juno Award Nominee and put on quite a show with his Wes Montgomery-like guitar performance.  Eric will be joined by 2017 JazzBufalo Bassist of the Year, Ed Croft.  Be sure to call the Hollow Bistro for reservations for their popular First Saturday Jazz Brunch hosted by JazzBuffalo at 716-759-7351.  Do so soon for this is going to be a special performance by…

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Jazz Guitarist Eric Johnson

Saturday, November 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States 
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Eric Johnson is a soul survivor. Eric’s 40-year career has allowed him to travel the world performing with some of the world’s greatest jazz artists. His career began in Pittsburgh, in the late 60’s Rhythm and Blues/Jazz Funk circuit. After graduating high school he a boldly, eagerly took his guitar on the road with legendary organist Brother Jack McDuff. Johnson soon became a popular sideman working with Leon Spencer Jr., Lou Donaldson, Jimmy McGriff, Stanley Turrentine, Hank Crawford, Ramsey Lewis…

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JazzBrunch Sundays at the Terrace at Delaware Park With Eric Johnson

Sunday, November 4 @ 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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Eric Johnson will be a special guest at the JazzBrunch Sundays at The Terrace at Delaware Park from 12 pm to 3 pm.  Call 716-886-0089 for brunch reservations and make sure to let them know you are there to see Eric!

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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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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 7:00 pm to 10 pm continues with dinner and cocktail drink specials.

Jazz & Cocktail Nights At The Terrace at Delaware Park

Friday, November 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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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. Friday Night November 2nd: Donny Frauenhofer and Kristen Smigelski and Saturday Night November 3rd:  Dale Toliver Duo with Al Ferguson  …

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An Interview With Albright-Knox Art Gallery Art Of Jazz Series Producer Bruce Eaton

The arrival of fall and November is an annual reminder that the kick-off concert for the Art of Jazz Series at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is right around the corner.  This year, the series kicks off with the Sullivan Fortner Trio on Nov. 17th.  Both artists and audience patrons alike have commented on how an […]

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