Jazz In Town: 3 Events And More Get Jazz Swinging

The 5th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll with votes received from readers and fans such as yourselves are pouring in.  A true indication that Greater Buffalo is leading the way nationally on making jazz and music a vital part of our arts and cultural community!

One of our featured events is sold out but is worth mentioning.  Drea d’Nur continues her spectacular musical journey paying tribute to Nina Simone.  A Buffalo treasure we are lucky to have!

Featured Events

Paul Hage Mirage

Friday, January 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States 
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$10

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 and band-mate Dan Innes, creating an expressive fusion of world music that has become the band’s trademark. Percussionist and Moroccan-born Hicham plays bongos, Djembe, and Derbuki among other instruments. With…

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Kristen Smigielski Combo

Friday, January 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
9th Ward341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States 
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$10.00

Kristen Smigielski is a vocalist currently based in Buffalo, NY. She sings a diverse range of music, from Jazz and Pop, to Classical and Contemporary. Kristen completed her Master of Music in Voice Performance from the University at Buffalo. She is a member of the JazzBuffalo Advisory Council, and currently performs in many local bands, as well as her own Jazz combo. The Kristen Smigielski Combo features Kristen Smigielski on vocals, Donny Frauenhofer on keys, Ian Adelstein on guitar, Avery…

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A Tribute To Nina Simone Featuring Drea d’Nur

Saturday, January 19 @ 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 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.
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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 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,NY14222 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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The 5th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll

The 5th Annual JazzBuffalo Pollis now open for public voting.  An opportunity to cast your votes for the many musicians, groups, and supporters who provided hours of enjoyment in 2018.  The 5th Annual JazzBuffalo Awards and the winners in 35 categories will be announced on Wednesday, February 13 at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series, which will feature Wendell Rivera’s Latin Jazz Band.

Go here to vote soon!  5th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll

Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series 2019 

The Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series returns in 2019.  We will be entering or 3rd season.  Look for more fantastic concerts and diversity for this wonderful community event.  It is suggested you get tickets soon for these have been selling out.  The first three concerts are as follow:

Wendell Rivera Latin Jazz Ensemble at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series (5th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll Winners Announced)

Wednesday, February 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hotel Henry, Corner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States + Google Map
$15

Wendell Rivera, a leading ambassador of Latin Jazz, an invigorating sound that incorporates Afro-Caribbean grooves with the free, melodic, and harmonic elements of progressive jazz. Rivera’s Latin Jazz Ensemble has been the cornerstone of Latin music in the Western New York/Niagara Falls region for more than two decades. As a percussionist, he has performed with artists as diverse as Aretha Franklin, Arthuro Sandovar, Ben Vereen, Dave Valentin, Bob Mintzer, John Patitucci, Ralph Irizarry, Yomo Toro, Tito Gomez, Oscar Hernandez, and…

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A Jazz Tribute To Patsy Cline, Roseanne Cash, and Anne Murray at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series

Wednesday, March 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hotel Henry, Corner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo,NY14213 United States+ Google Map
$15

Singer Maria Sebastian and an all-star ensemble will perform a repertoire of the best-loved songs of Patsy Cline, Roseanne Cash & Anne Murray at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series.  Featuring such favorites as “Crazy,” “Sweet Dreams,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Danny’s Song,” “Snowbird,” “Seven Year Ache” and many other great songs. Maria Sebastian has opened for dozens of national acts and is a 12-time winner of Buffalo Nightlife Music Awards. The ensemble will include three Buffalo Music Hall of Fame members! Ron Davis, Doug Yeomans,…

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The Jazz of Mary Ramsey at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series

Wednesday, April 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Hotel Henry, Corner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States + Google Map
$15

Critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, violin/violist Mary Ramsey of the 10,000 Maniacs appears at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series for a very special performance that will explore jazz standards, gypsy jazz, the classical music repertoire as well as Mary Ramsey’s original compositions. The indie rock world may know her as the vocalist for the post-Natalie incarnation of 10,000 Maniacs, but the violist, violinist, and songwriter has had a long and distinguished career aside from that group playing jazz, classical, and…

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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.  A joint effort to provide for at least one location where no cover jazz accompanying dinner/drinks is available to the community.  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:

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

Friday, January 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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Free

See 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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Drew Azzinaro / Ed Croft Duo at Jazz & Cocktails Nights at The Terrace at Delaware Park

Saturday, January 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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Free

See two of Buffalo’s most prolific jazz guitarists in all of the region.  Drew Azzinaro, previous JazzBuffalo Poll winner for jazz guitar, and Greg Millar – who has performed with many greats including Charles Earland.  Enjoy the award-winning dinner menu or order special cocktail drinks at the bar while enjoying fine jazz.  Call 716-886-0089 for reservations for dinner.

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Carolyn Lansom with Dozo My Lady at JazzBrunch Sundays at the Terrace at Delaware Park

Sunday, January 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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Free

Listen to Dozo My Lady perform Jazz Standards, Pop Standards, and a few musical surprises. Dozo My Lady features, Carolyn Lansom (lead vocals), Dave Lansom (upright electric bass) & Greg Amato (Gypsy Guitar). This trio has played together for years and each month bring something new to the performance. Where does the word Dozo come from? This group was started as a husband and wife duo when the Lansom’s were living in Japan. Dozo is a Japanese word that means,…

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JazzBuffalo Articles You May Have Missed

Jazz Legend Joe Lovano to Premier Trio Tapestry as Part of Art of Jazz Series

The 2018–19 Art of Jazz Series will present the premier concert by jazz saxophone legend Joe Lovano with his new ensemble Trio Tapestry, featuring Marilyn Crispell and Carmen Castaldi on January 27, at 3 pm in the Auditorium.  Series producer Bruce Eaton will host a pre-concert discussion, “Three for the Road,” at 2 pm, highlighting […]

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Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series Returns in 2019

Hotel Henry, located on the historic National Landmark Richardson Olmsted Campus, has teamed with JazzBuffalo once again to present the Hotel Henry’s Jazz Concert Series in 2019.  The overwhelming success of the concert series has enabled audiences to experience the newly-renovated urban resort while enjoying high-quality live jazz performances. The series will enter its third season […]

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A New Day In Jazz In Buffalo!

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