Jazz In Town: 5 Jazzy Christmas Events Continue Holiday Celebrations

A Jazzy Christmas season is happening in Great Buffalo this year!  Plenty of enjoyable music to get you in the holiday spirit!  If you enjoy the sounds of the holidays performed by big bands, this is going to be your week!  Be sure to check out the article, 26 Holiday Jazz Events To Enjoy This Christmas Season, on the holiday jazz events presented by our local jazz artists throughout the area.

As we have been doing through the month of December so far, we will keep the focus on featuring Holiday and Christmas Jazz events but do visit “Upcoming Jazz” for non-holiday related jazz events:

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See smooth jazz star Gerald Albright on his Christmas tour and revel in his smooth sax sound.

Gerald Albright and Selina Albright Christmas Tour

Friday, December 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Buffalo State Performing Arts Center1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States 
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$37 – $45

Saxophonist Gerald Albright was already an accomplished saxophonist by the time he enrolled at the University of Redlands, but he switched to bass after he saw Louis Johnson in concert. Playing both sax and bass, he became the consummate session and touring musician in the 80s, working with everyone from Anita Baker, Ray Parker, Jr., Atlantic Starr, The Temptations and Maurice White to Les McCann, Teena Marie, the Winans and Whitney Houston. He launched his solo career in the infancy…

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For a fun family affair that mixes the holidays, Santa, cookies, and jazz together, check out the inaugural CookieFest at the Terrace at Delaware Park that will feature the fabulous vocals of Carolyn Lansom.

CookieFest At The Terrace at Delaware Park with Carolyn Lansom and Dozo My Lady

Saturday, December 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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$15

    On Saturday, December 15th from Noon-4pm for the Inaugural “Holiday Cookie Fest” at The Terrace in Delaware Park takes place. Kids are Free!  Admission is $15 and includes Holiday Mug and Spirited Adult Beverage (Click on the orange “Purchase Tickets” button below to be taken to Eventbrite for tickets!) Shop and sample cookies and baked cookies from Buffalo’s best bakeries! Bring the kids to meet and take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Clause who will be giving away Pre-Christmas Gifts!…

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Enjoy the holiday sound of the Easy Street Big Band in an annual Christmas concert.

A Big Band Christmas Featuring The Easy Street Big Band

Sunday, December 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ellicott Creek Playhouse530 Ellicott Creek Road
Tonawanda, NY 14150 United States 
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$12 – $17

Join the band for an enjoyable afternoon of holiday music at the Ellicott Creek Playhouse in Tonawanda. Established in 2003, the 18-piece band has performed throughout Western New York at festivals, fundraisers, country clubs and a variety of other venues.  Comprised of 5 saxes, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets, a male and female vocalist and rhythm section, The Easy Street Big Band captures the sound of the traditional “Big Band Era” and breathes new life into arrangements from more contemporary genres…

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Check out the Phil Sims led MOBB big band in a holiday concert with vocals by Katy Miner and special guest Mike Civisca.

MOBBB Big Band Holiday Concert

Monday, December 17 @ 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.  Then closing out the year on December 17th with a Big Band Christmas Holiday Concert.  December 17th Katy will be joined by male vocalist Mike Civisca for their final performance of 2018 in a Holiday Concert.

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The Joe Baudo Big Band has been offering up the longest running Tuesday lunchtime performances and for this week they will feature Christmas Jazz.

Joe Baudo Big Band With Cheryl Ferris Christmas Jazz

Tuesday, December 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Sportsmen Tavern326 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14207 United States 
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Free

Joe Baudo Big Band performs Tuesday at the noon hour with Cheryl Ferris often joining in.  For two Tuesdays in December (11th and 18th) the swinging big band will accompany Chery Ferris and her vocal interpretations of Christmas Jazz standards.

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There is much more fabulous jazz happening in town, including more holiday jazz, so be sure to click below:

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Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series – Looking Ahead To 2019

What a year it has been for the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series produced by JazzBuffalo.  Many thanks to the Hotel Henry for their generosity in opening up this cultural beauty to the community.  It has been a joy to see many of the retunings faces!  The second Jazz Christmas show is sold out and we look ahead to 2019.  After taking a breather in January, we will be kicking the series off in 2019 with the 5th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll Awards and a special appearance by The Wendell Rivera Latin Jazz Band on Wednesday, February 13.  Mark your calendars and look for tickets soon!

Hotel Henry Holiday Market

Once again, JazzBuffalo will be supporting Hotel Henry’s spectacular Holiday Market events.  The Holiday Market which will feature vendors on 2 floors and 2 brunches taking place. JazzBuffalo has lined up for the Holiday Ballroom Jazz Brunch the following schedule of fantastic Buffalo music artists – December 16th will feature the French ConéXion Duo.

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

Albright-Knox Art Of Jazz Series

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery Art Of Jazz Series kicked off in great style with Sullivan Fortner.  Next up, is the incomparable Joe Lovano.  The show is already more than halfway sold!  If you have not gotten your tickets yet, do not wait!!

Joe Lovano “Trio Tapestry” featuring Marilyn Crispell and Carmen Castaldi at AKG Art of Jazz Series

Sunday, January 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery1285 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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$24 – $29

2 pm Pre-concert Conversation: Three for the Road Series producer Bruce Eaton highlights some of the unique trios in jazz history.  Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Joe Lovano needs no introduction: he is “the tenor titan for our times” (Allmusic), “a full-edged jazz giant” (Bruce Lundvall, Blue Note Records). Beginning with his work with native Buffalonian Mel Lewis, Lovano’s ever-escalating career led to touring and recording with the major jazz musicians of the late twentieth century, including Herbie Hancock, Mulgrew Miller, Ed Blackwell,…

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JazzBuffalo Winter JazzFest At MusicalFare Premier Cabaret Lounge

JazzBuffalo and MusicalFare Theater Premier Cabaret Lounge are teaming up to present three jazz shows in January.  These not only make great gifts but are exciting shows to attend.  Make sure to click “Find out” more to get more information and to get tickets soon!

Drea Sings Nina

Saturday, January 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MusicalFare Theatre4380 Main Street, Suite 123
Amherst, NY 14226 United States 
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$25

JazzBuffalo presents International vocalist, pianist, and Buffalo native Drea d’Nur.  This dynamic vocalist melds jazz, blues, spiritual, protest, R&B, and love songs into powerful pieces that touch the soul. Drea d’Nur is the creator of the musical reviews “The Spirit of Nina Simone”, which was performed at Kleinhans Music Hall, and “Dear Nina: A Sonic Love Letter to Nina Simone”, which was performed at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery to a capacity audience.  She has also recorded the highly celebrated CD “Day of d’Nur.”  In June…

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A Sentimental Journey: Ladies First Jazz Big Band with The Buffalo Dolls

Friday, January 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MusicalFare Theatre4380 Main Street, Suite 123
Amherst, NY 14226 United States 
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$25

Presented by JazzBuffalo: Enjoy an evening of one of Buffalo’s best jazz big bands and the singing of the retro Buffalo Dolls for an evening of big band music with incredible vocals. For this concert, the two are teaming up to present “A Sentimental Journey” and music of an era that the Andrew Sisters made famous.  The Ladies First Big Band have been awarded the titles of “Buffalo’s Best Big Band” by the Buffalo Music Awards. The Buffalo Dolls, singing the hits of the 1940s, ’50s…

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International Jazz Sensations Diego Figueiredo & Camille Bertault Together!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MusicalFare Theatre4380 Main Street, Suite 123
Amherst, NY14226 United States
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$25

JazzBuffalo is excited to present one of the most unique pairings in jazz today.   The dynamic Brazilian Guitarist Diego Figueiredo and French Vocalist Extraordinaire Camille Bertault! This pairing brings to Buffalo the exciting new jazz vocalist and Sony recording artists, Camille Bertault, with world heralded amazing guitarist Diego Figueiredo. Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo is a virtuoso with an infectious, joyful feeling that will leave you amazed and happy. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover this incredible artist. “Diego Figueiredo is…

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Weekend Jazz at the Terrace at Delaware Park

Friday and Saturday Jazz & Cocktail Nights from 7:00 pm to 10 pm continues at this iconic cultural location that overlooks the beauty of Hoyt Lake and Delaware Park with dinner and cocktail drink specials.  And, JazzBrunch Sundays continues also.  Call 716-886-0089 for reservations for dinner or the Sunday Brunch.  Or, enjoy cocktail specials at the bar.  Jazz to listen to:

Jazz Guitarist Dave Scott at Jazz and Cocktail Nights at the Terrace at Delaware Park

Friday, December 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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Free

Buffalo gets a home visit from noted jazz guitarist, Dave Scott for the Holidays.  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 dinner reservation.  Or, enjoy cocktail specials at the bar.

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Andrew Nixon and Ed Croft at Jazz & Cocktail Nights at The Terrace at Delaware Park

Saturday, December 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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Free

See two outstanding jazz musicians in Andrew Nixon on keyboards and Ed Croft on upright bass.  Call 716-886-0089 for dinner reservations or stop at the bar for cocktail specials.

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Maria Sebastion/Ron Davis at JazzBrunch Sundays at The Terrace at Delaware Park

Sunday, December 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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Free

Maria Sebastian and Ron Davis are two of Buffalo’s most versatile musicians covering a wide variety of genres. You will find them playing songs by Peggy Lee, Norah Jones, Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald, and others. For this special Holiday brunch, they are sure to play a few holiday songs.  Davis is a member of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, performing with many of WNY’s most memorable acts, and Sebastian has earned over a dozen local music awards as well…

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A 007 Affair New Year’s Eve

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 A NEW YEAR’S EVE 007 AFFAIR presented by Buffalo Rising and The Terrace at Delaware Park with music by JazzBuffalo entertainment | valet parking $110/PERSON // $198/COUPLE Entertainment 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. Drew Azzinaro and Rahyn Eamon from Lady Lush and The Vinyls Carina and the Six String Preacher (Lower Level) 11:30 p.m.…

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