Jazz In Town: Being Thankful With Jazz

Thanksgiving is a time to say THANK YOU to the many supporters of JazzBuffalo and the efforts to enrich our community through the art form we call jazz.  All of you have contributed to not only keeping jazz alive but to also make the city one we can cherish living in.

Thanksgiving is a time of homecoming and there will be plenty of opportunities to experience a time of togetherness while listening to jazz.

Featured Events

The gifted pianist, composer, and arranger Donny Frauenhofer leads a noble cause on Thanksgiving Eve.

Flip The Hunger Bird with Donny Frauenhofer Band

Wednesday, November 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Buffalo Iron Works49 Illinois Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States 
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Wednesday, November 21st (Thanksgiving Eve!): Flip Hunger The Bird – A food drive event presented by Donny Frauenhofer Band w/ Blaise Mercedes & The Crew -Doors: 8:00pm, show: 9:00pm -Tickets: $5 w/ nonperishable donation, $7 without -Ages: 18+ ________________________________________ About Donny Frauenhofer Music: Member Include: – Sean McNamara – Alex McCarthur – Brian Calisto – Ellen Pieroni – Colin Gray – Matt Lester – Colin Brydalski – David ‘Teaspoon’ Hullett Special Guests: Blaise Mercedes & The Crew Bring a non-perishable food item and…

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The city is quite fortunate to have a truly gifted vocalist and artist in our midst.  Here, Drea d’Nur will deliver one special “Healing Songs” concerts.

Healing Songs In Beautiful Spaces with Drea d’Nur

Friday, November 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo695 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, 14222 United States 
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Free – $20

RSVP at www.officialdreadnur.com Two Ways to Donate after you RSVP: 1. PayPal Link—> PayPal.Me/Dreadnur 2. Cashapp—> $dreadnur Or Give something at the door! Experience healing through Sacred sound and intention with Drea D’Nur. Come with the intent to release heaviness, unforgiveness, and the lie that you are unlovable and unworthy. Through healing music, your heart can expand to make space for more love. The truth is that YOU are the key to your healing. Together, with a focused intention, a deep awareness…

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For something different, check out Tango.  The influence of tango on jazz was made clear when the Pablo Ziegler Jazz Tango Trio won the 2018 60th Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz album.

Buffalo Tango Orchestra

Saturday, November 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States 
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Buffalo Tango Orchestra is the only group in WNY to perform genuine Argentine tango since 2012. Playing NEW REPERTOIRE of Argentine tango composers such as Eduardo Rovira of whom Piazzolla said: “there was a time when Rovira was more revolutionary than me…”, Buffalo Tango Orkestra brings its unexampled sound and ambiance to anywhere they perform. Moshe Shulman is the premier performer of tango music in the Western New York area playing on the ultimate tango instrument – the bandoneon. Also…

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Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series – 2nd Jazzy Christmas Show Added!

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 PLEASE NOTE: A SECOND SHOW HAS BEEN ADDED! (https://www.hotelhenry.com/jazz/)

JazzBuffalo Jazzy Christmas Featuring Ladies First Jazz Big Band and the Buffalo Dolls at Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series – SECOND SHOW ADDED!!!

Friday, December 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hotel HenryCorner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States 
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SECOND SHOW ADDED!  GET TICKETS SOON!! 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. 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). Additionally, the big band has been nominated for Artvoice’s Best of Buffalo Awards numerous times as well as the  JazzBuffalo Poll Awards.  The Ladies…

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Hotel Henry Holiday Market


Once again, JazzBuffalo will be supporting Hotel Henry’s spectacular Holiday Market events on Sundays beginning November 25th and ending on Sunday, December 23rd.  The Holiday Market which will feature vendors on 2 floors and 2 brunches taking place.  For this year, there will be a Holiday Ballroom Jazz Brunch on each Sunday of Holiday Market.  JazzBuffalo has lined up for the Holiday Ballroom Jazz Brunch the following schedule of fantastic Buffalo music artists:

November 25              Hot Club Express

December 2                Paul Hage Mirage

December 9                Carina and the Six String Preacher

December 16              French ConeXion

December 23              Sara Rogers/Courtney Chyme

To make reservations, please visit the Hotel Henry Holiday Market Website page here:  Holiday Market

Weekend Jazz at the Terrace at Delaware Park

Friday and Saturday Jazz & Cocktail Nights from 7:00 pm to 10 pm continues with dinner and cocktail drink specials.  And, JazzBrunch Sundays continues.  Call 716-886-0089 for reservations for dinner or the Sunday Brunch.  Or, enjoy cocktail specials at the bar.  Jazz to listen to:

Adam Bronstein Duo at Jazz & Cocktail Nights at The Terrace at Delaware Park

Friday, November 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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See and hear one of the area’s finest jazz guitarists who has played in many concerts involving tributes to jazz legends and jazz fusion artists.  He will be joined by a rising star bassist in the area, Anthony Henry. Call the Terrace at Delaware Park for reservations for widely-acclaimed dinners or enjoy cocktail specials at the bar – call 716-886-0089.

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DeeAnn DiMeo Tompkins at Jazz & Cocktail Nights at The Terrace at Delaware Park

Saturday, November 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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Tompkins is a powerhouse, a sultry and soulful vocalist with a beautiful tone” Jeff Miers…..Buffalo News Pop Music Critic. DeeAnn DiMeo Tompkins, affectionately known as DeeAnn, has been entertaining Western New Yorkers for over 20 years.  She has graced small clubs to large venues with everything from solo to big bands.  Her versatility reaches jazz fans, pop fans, blues, and country audiences and even church worship services.  One of her favorite past times is singing with her father, a well-respected jazz singer in his own right.  The…

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Jazz Guitarist Dave Scott at JazzBrunch Sundays at the Terrace at Delaware Park

Sunday, November 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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Buffalo gets a home visit from noted jazz guitarist, Dave Scott for the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend.  Scott will duo with one of Buffalo’s best upright bassist, Bud Fadale.  Enjoy the beautiful location of the Terrace at Delaware Park overlooking scenic Hoyt Lake.  Call the Terrace at 716-886-0089 to make your JazzBrunch Sundays reservation.

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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,NY14222 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


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