Jazz In Town: 3 Jazz Concerts You May Not Want To Miss

What makes the Greater Buffalo area a great place to live is the abundance of music, arts, and cultural events throughout the area.  This coming weekend and week is no exception.  Jazz is playing an integral role in spurring more arts and cultural events that enrich the community.

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Gypsy jazz fans will once again welcome one of the finest gypsy jazz guitarists in this genre of jazz.

Stephane Wrembel and Band

Saturday, November 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sportsmen Tavern326 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14207 United States 
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$20 – $22

Stephane Wrembel is quite simply one of the finest guitar players in the world.  The breadth and range of his playing and compositions are unmatched. To say that Wrembel— who learned his craft among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside— has already had a remarkable career would be an understatement. This prolific, virtuoso guitarist from France has been releasing a steady stream of music since 2006 and has truly made his mark as one of the most original guitar…

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The dynamic and stellar trio from the windy city of Chicago, the Joe Policastro Trio, make a return to Buffalo on Sunday, November 11.  Their style of arranging classic tunes from the world of pop, movie themes, and musical theatre is ingenious and not to be missed.

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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One of the most exciting and swinging jazz vocalists out of Toronto, Canada makes a visit for her special show at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series.  This promises to be another great concert that the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series is known for.

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,NY14213 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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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 a 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

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.  PLEASE NOTE THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT!  WE ARE WORKING ON POSSIBLY ADDING AN ADDITIONAL SHOW.  STAY TUNED!  (https://www.hotelhenry.com/jazz/)

JazzBuffalo Jazzy Christmas Featuring Ladies First Jazz Big Band and the Buffalo Dolls at Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series

Wednesday, December 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Hotel HenryCorner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States 
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$15 – $17

Enjoy an evening of one of Buffalo’s best jazz big bands and the vocals of the retro Buffalo Dolls for an evening of jazzy Christmas music.  This special Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series event will also include a performance by the award-winning Matt’s Vocal Performance Team, some of the area’s best youth vocal singers.   The Ladies First Jazz Big Band have been awarded the titles of “Buffalo’s Best Big Band” by the Buffalo Music Awards (sponsored by Nightlife Magazine).…

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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 9 @ 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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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 dinner and cocktail specials.

 

Friday Night, November 9th: Lance Tanner Duo 

Saturday Night, November 10th: Cheryl Ferris/Joe Baudo Duo

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JazzBrunch Sundays at the Terrace at Delaware Park

Sunday, November 11 @ 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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Sunday, November 11th; Drew Azzinaro, guitar with Jason Moynihan, sax

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. Call 716-886-0089 for reservations.

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A 007 Affair New Year’s Eve

It is hard to believe we are heading into the holiday season for the next several weeks.  If you have not made plans yet for New Year’s Eve, then you might consider an evening at the historic Marcy Casino at Delaware Lake.  Buffalo Rising, Terrace at Delaware Lake, and JazzBuffalo are collaborating on a James Bond-themed 007 Affair.  Read on…

007 Affair Presented By Buffalo Rising, Terrace At Delaware Park, And Music By JazzBuffalo Featuring Carina & The Six String Preacher

Monday, December 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – Tuesday, January 1, 2019 @ 1:00 am
Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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$110 – $198

NEW YEAR’S EVE action-packed | elegant views | live entertainment December 31, 2018 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. 199 Lincoln Parkway Buffalo, NY 14222 $110/PERSON // $198/COUPLE

DRESS FOR THE EVENING IN CREATIVE BOND ATTIRE. GUESTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SPORT ANYTHING FROM FORMAL BLACK TIE TO A HOTEL BATHROBE, EVENING GOWNS, SCUBA GEAR, & EVERYTHING IN-BETWEEN. LOOK FOR 007 PROJECTIONS, CHARACTERS, AND OF COURSE SOME SHAKEN NOT STIRRED ZAMIR VODKA. ADMISSION INCLUDES OPEN PREMIUM BAR AND STATIONED DINNER. 21+ ONLY. VALET…

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Award-Winning Jazz Pianist Sullivan Fortner to Kick Off the Art of Jazz on November 17

The 2018–19 Art of Jazz Series will present the first regional concert by piano sensation Sullivan Fortner, winner of the America Pianists Association Cole Porter Fellowship, and his trio at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on Saturday, November 17, at 8 pm. Series producer Bruce Eaton will host a pre-concert discussion, “Raise Up Off Me,” on […]

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