Jazz In Town: “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”

We have come to the end of one of the best years in jazz in Greater Buffalo in a long time.  New Year’s Eve hits this weekend.  When the classic song “What Are Doing New Year’s Eve?” comes up on the radio or playlist, you will be able to answer with a few jazzy events.

The song, written and released in 1947 by Frank Loesser, was originally written for Margaret Whiting with the Frank De Vol Orchestra.  It became part of American holiday tradition when Ella Fitzgerald turned it into a hit in 1960:

Featured NYE Event

The biggest and splashiest jazzy New Year’s Eve event takes place at the historic Marcy Casino and the Terrace at Delaware Park and features music on two levels from 8 pm to 11 pm – with a DJ helping to ring in the new year.

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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New Year’s Eve With the Drew Azzinaro and Eamon Rahyn Duo

Monday, December 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – Thursday, January 31, 2019 @ 11:00 pm
Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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Enjoy bringing in the New Year with an intimate performance in the upstairs portion of the Terrace at Delaware Park restaurant and bar.  JazzBuffalo will host the NYC bassist and singer Eamon Rayhn of Lady Lush and the Vinyls with the JazzBuffalo Poll Guitarist of the Year 2016, Drew Azzinaro.  Drew is also a member of the NYC-based Lady Lush and the Vinyls. Drew Azzinaro and Eamon Rahyn met while attending college together at SUNY Fredonia in 2012 and have performed…

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More NYE Jazz Events

The WMY Trio

Monday, December 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Buffalo Proper333 Franklin St.
Buffalo, New York14201
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Free

The Premiere of this soul jazz organ/ guitar/drums trio featuring guitar sensation Greg Millar with David “the Waz” Wasik on drums and Gerry Youngman on keys.

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New Year’s Eve With The Katy Miner Quintet

Monday, December 31, 2018 @ 8:30 pm – Tuesday, January 1, 2019 @ 12:30 am
Roycroft Inn40 S. Grove St.
East Aurora, NY 14052 United States 
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Free

Bring in the New Year’s with female vocalist Kat Miner and the band led by jazz trombonist, Phil Sims.  Reservations are not required but recommended.

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Albright-Knox Art Of Jazz Series

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery Art Of Jazz Series continues in January with 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 

JazzBuffalo and MusicalFare Theater Premier Cabaret Lounge are teaming up to present three jazz concerts in January.   A “Sentimental Journey ft. The Buffalo Dolls and The Ladies First Jazz Big Band” has only 3 individual seats left.  Make sure to click “Find out more” more to get more information and to get tickets soon for these two shows!

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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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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The 5th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll – Nominations Open

It is amazing that we will be entering the 5th year of the JazzBuffalo Poll where readers and fans of jazz vote for their favorite jazz artists, groups, crusaders, rising stars, and performances.  As we have done in the past, we begin by opening up nominations to be including in the public voting.   Here is your opportunity to nominate talent and contributions.  The 5th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll will be published in early January and voting will begin.  The 5th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll Awards will be announced on Wednesday, February 6 at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series, which will feature Wendell Rivera’s Latin Jazz Band.  More information can be found below:

The 5th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll – Nominate Your Favorite Artists And Performances!

It is hard to believe that the JazzBuffalo Poll will be entering its fifth year!  The annual poll provides an opportunity for readers of JazzBuffalo and fans of jazz music to participate in recognizing the talented jazz artists, groups, and performances in Greater Buffalo. This year has been a year of a tremendous jazz resurgence […]

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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 DUO+ at Jazz & Cocktail Nights at The Terrace at Delaware Park

Friday, December 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo,NY14222 United States
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Free

Join us for The Terrace at Delaware Park’s Friday Night Jazz series, featuring Ellen Pieroni and Donny Frauenhofer of The Duo+!   Great food, cocktails, and jazz at 7 PM. Call 716-886-0089 for dinner reservations or stop in for cocktail specials at the bar.

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Andrew Nixon and Anthony Rideout at Jazz & Cocktail Nights at The Terrace at Delaware Park

Saturday, December 29 @ 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 Anthony Rideout on upright bass.  Call 716-886-0089 for dinner reservations or stop at the bar for cocktail specials.

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Drew Azzinaro and Eamon Rahyn Duo at JazzBrunch Sundays at The Terrace at Delaware Park

Sunday, December 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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Free

Two extraordinary musicians, Drew Azzinaro on guitar (guitarist for Lady Lush and the Vinyls in NYC) and Eamon Rahyn (bassist/vocalist for Lady Lush and the Vinyls in NYC) collaborate together to bring you a unique duo at the popular JazzBrunch Sundays at The Terrace at Delaware Park. Guitarist/ Musical Artist Azzinaro was voted “Best Jazz Guitarist” in the JazzBuffalo Poll of 2016. With many awards and accolades to his credit, Azzinaro has opened for an array of performers, from Gregg Allman to…

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