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