Jazz In Town: Excited For Jazz As We Begin 2019!

An exciting new year of jazz is ahead!

The jazz resurgence will no doubt continue into 2019 as we see jazz music and its many variations become an integral part of Greater Buffalo’s arts and cultural scene.  An exciting time for the communities of both audiences and musicians as we continue to share in enriching our city and way of life.

Featured Events

Saxophone Colossus

Friday, January 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States 
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$10

The return of Saxophone Colossus to Pausa Art House! This time our featured guests for the evening are Andrew Weinzler and Brian Tervo. We’ll be playing a wide range of tunes. Come join us! Jon Lehning – sax, Andrew Weinzler – sax, Brian Tervo – sax, Jared Tinkham – guitar, Anthony Henry – bass, Ravi Padmanabha – Drums

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Sal Andolina and his Swingin’ Six Trad Jazz Band

Sunday, January 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sean Patrick’s3480 Milersport Highway
Getzville, NY United States 
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A swinging mix of trad music featuring the clarinetist from the Buffalo Philharmonic, Sal Andolina.  The band will feature:  Sal Andolina – Clarinet,  Tim Clarke – Trumpet,  Ray Skalski – Trombone,  Harry Graser- piano,  Jim Pace – Tuba,  and John Bacon – drums.

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A note to jazz musicians and venues: please begin to use the Submit An Event function of JazzBuffalo.org to get your events listed.  Go here to get your event listed: Submit An Event.
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 3/4 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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A classic from Nina Simone:

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

These are the final few days for placing in nominations to be included in the public 5th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll.  The poll will be published for public voting within the next week – be on the lookout!  The 5th Annual JazzBuffalo 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:

Dale Toliver Duo at Jazz & Cocktail Nights at The Terrace at Delaware Park

Friday, January 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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Free

See the smooth duo of Dale Oliver on guitar and Al Fergusen on the organ while having dinner at the Terrace or take in one of their cocktail specials at the bar.  Call 716-886-0089 for dinner reservations.

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Kevin Doyle/Ben Levitt Duo at Jazz & Cocktail Nights at The Terrace at Delaware Park

Saturday, January 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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Free

See the jazz pianist for Sol Y Sombra, Why Not?, and Wazmopolitan, Kevin Doyle, and bassist Ben Levitt perform Jazz and Latin Jazz tunes at the landmark cultural location of Marcy Casino and Hoyt Lake.  Call 716-886-0089 for dinner reservations or visit the bar for cocktail specials. Dine, Drink, or just hang out with the music of Kevin Doyle on piano and Benjamin Levitt on bass. This partnership goes back 2 decades including Latin, Jazz, and much more. Here it’s just…

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The DUO+ at JazzBrunch Sundays at The Terrace at Delaware Park

Sunday, January 6 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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Free

Join us for The Terrace at Delaware Park’s JazzBrunch Sundays hosted by JazzBuffalo, featuring Ellen Pieroni and Donny Frauenhofer of The Duo+!   Great brunch menu, cocktails, and jazz at the historic cultural location at Hoyt Lake. Call 716-886-0089 for brunch reservations or stop in for cocktail specials at the bar.

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It truly is a…

A New Day In Jazz In Buffalo!

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