Jazz In Town: A Festive December Of Holiday Jazz To Remember

A joyous and jazzy holiday December 2018 has been one to remember.  Christmas is five days away and there is still plenty of holiday and Christmas jazz for us all to enjoy.  For featured events, we look at two sold-out shows!

Featured Events

The community outpouring for the Jazzy Christmas Event at the Hotel Henry has meant that over 400 people will have enjoyed this spirited holiday performance,

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

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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$15

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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The Cabaret Big Band Holiday show is sold out for both shows on Saturday, December 22nd.  This is the 5th year of the annual production.

Cabaret Big Band Holiday with Katy Miner (SOLD OUT!)

Saturday, December 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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MusicalFare Theatre4380 Main Street, Suite 123
Amherst, NY 14226 United States 
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$25

It’s become a MusicalFare Holiday Tradition!  Now in its 5th year of sold-out performances, Phil Sims and his Cabaret Big Band, along with singer extraordinaire Katy Miner, play and sing many of your favorite Yuletide tunes!  Don’t Miss it!!

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More Holiday Jazz Events

Buffalo Jazz Collective Sextet Holiday Celebration

Friday, December 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
West Falls Center for the Arts West Falls, NYUnited States+ Google Map

JazzWizz Jingle Jam with Robert Merlin Davis

Saturday, December 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY14201 United States
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Michael Christie Homecoming

Sunday, December 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Screening Room Cinema Cafe880 Alberta Drive, Boulevard Mall
Amherst, NY 14226 United States 
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Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series – Looking Ahead To 2019

Winter Hotel Henry Photo by Joe Cascio
Winter Photo by Joe Cascio

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!  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.  On Wednesday, March 6 we will feature jazz-pop vocalist Maria Sebastion with three Buffalo Music Hall of Fame artists – Ron Davis, Jim Whitford, and Doug Yeomans in a Jazz Tribute to Patsy Cline, Ann Murray, and Roseanne Cash.  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 23rd will feature the duo of Sara Rogers and Cortney Chyme!

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 January Concerts At MusicalFare Premier Cabaret Lounge – Give the Gift Of Music

JazzBuffalo and MusicalFare Theater Premier Cabaret Lounge are teaming up to present three jazz concerts 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!

A Tribute To Nina Simone Featuring Drea d’Nur

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.  We are also pleased to announce that weekend jazz at the Terrace at Delaware Park will continue in 2019.  Jazz to listen to this weekend:

The PM Guitar Duo at Jazz & Cocktail Nights at The Terrace at Delaware Park

Friday, December 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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Free

See and hear the duo of Vince Mastrantonio and Joe Pinnavaia – two of the area’s finest jazz guitarists offering fresh takes on standards, modern jazz, and originals.  Enjoy the award-winning dinner menu at the Terrace or visit the bar for cocktail specials.  Call 716-886-0089 for reservations.

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Paul Hage Mirage Duo at Jazz & Cocktail Nights at The Terrace at Delaware Park
Saturday, December 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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Free

The Paula Hage Mirage Duo will be at Jazz & Cocktail Nights at the Terrace at Delaware Park.  Call 716-886-0089 for dinner reservations or visit the bar for cocktail specials. Mediterranean-inspired jazz. “Led by composer and multi-instrumentalist Paul Hage, Mirage gives contemporary jazz a global perspective by combining unique instrumentation with the rhythms and melodies from the three continents that border the Mediterranean Sea. Genres such as nuevo-flamenco, acid, and smooth jazz are met with classical-style guitar playing from Hage…

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Mary McMahon Project at JazzBrunch Sundays at The Terrace at Delaware Park

Sunday, December 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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Free

See the jazz vocalist Mary McMahon with guitarist Rick Strauss and bassist Bud Fadale.  Enjoy the award-winning brunch menu or visit the bar for drink specials.  Call 716-886-0089,

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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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