Jazz In Town: Celebrating Mardi Gras With Jazz

The area gets a visit from an artist originating from Seville, Spain.  And, the area gets ready to celebrate the annual Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday festivities with jazz.  Be sure to visit JazzBuffalo.org and Upcoming Events for all the events happening around town.

Featured Events

Mar Salá

Pausa Art House, Saturday, March 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Buffalo, NY United States + Google Map

Based in Brooklyn, Marta Hernández, (aka Mar Salá) is an international singer-songwriter from Seville, Spain. With the collaboration of many accomplished musicians from all over the world, she mixes Latin sounds such as Rumba Flamenca, Brazilian rhythms and Spanish Pop, with Swing and Rock. Marta’s original compositions are a cross over between the Flamenco air of Seville and the eclectic sounds of NYC. She has three albums in the market: Take me to Bahia(2009), Primavera(2010)and Entre Two Rivers(2014). If you know…

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Cory Smythe / Peter Evans Duo

Monday, March 4 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States 
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$10 – $15

Hallwalls is excited to welcome this unusual pairing of two widely-acclaimed visionary musicians for an intimate, intense & virtuosic concert performance. Peter Evans – trumpets Cory Smythe – piano With their recent album Weatherbird, pianist Cory Smythe and trumpeter Peter Evans used “Weather Bird” by Louis Armstrong as a compositional point of departure. The piece, recorded by Armstrong and pianist with Earl Hines in 1928, is something of a landmark in the world of jazz duets. To quote musicologist and…

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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.

 1st Saturday Jazz Brunch At The Hollow Bistro

The next 1st Saturday Jazz Brunch is this Saturday, March 2nd.  We will be featuring two of the best young jazz guitarists in the area, Drew Azzinaro and Jared Tinkham, in a duo together.  Not to be missed!  Call 716-759-7351 for reservations soon!

1st Saturday Jazz Brunch at The Hollow Bistro and Brew Hosted by JazzBuffalo

Saturday, March 2 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

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Hollow Bistro and Brew10641 Main Street
Clarance, NY 14031 United States 
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We are now entering our third season of the popular 1st Saturday Jazz Brunch at the Hollow Bistro and Brew!  Come join us on the first Saturday of every month for live jazz music and an award-winning brunch menu! In March – see two of the area’s winners in the JazzBuffalo Poll for best jazz guitar – Drew Azzinaro and…

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Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday

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There are a number of events happening around town on Tuesday, March 5th for Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday.  Be sure to check out JazzBuffalo for all the events.  Go to this link:

Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday in Buffalo 2019

“A Taste of Jazz” Fundraiser to Support Northwest Jazz Festival

The all-important annual fundraiser takes place Sunday, March 31st.  Help to keep the Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY the largest free jazz festival in the region.  Stay tuned!  The Main Stage Headliner lineup for 2019 will be announced soon!  Please consider attending and supporting.  If you cannot attend, still consider buying a ticket and help keep the largest jazz festival in the region free.


A Taste of Jazz – Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY

A Taste Of Jazz – Northwest Jazz Festival Fundraiser featuring My Cousin Toné, Carolyn Lansom & Dozo My Lady, DeeAnn DiMeo Tompkins, and Zach Carr

Sunday, March 31 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Brickyard Brewery Company432 Center Street
Lewiston, NY United States 
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$20 – $25

Preparations are underway for the 2019 Northwest Jazz Festival that will take place on August 23rd and 24th in the Village of Lewiston. The Board of Directors and Jazz Festival Staff will hold a fundraiser, “A Taste of Jazz” at the Brickyard Brewing Company (432 Center Street, Lewiston) on Sunday, March 31st from 4 pm – 8 pm. The fundraiser will help offset some of the costs of producing the free two-day outdoor music festival. The fundraiser will present music by…

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Weekend Jazz at the Terrace at Delaware Park

Andrew Nixon and John Werick at Jazz & Cocktail Nights at The Terrace at Delaware Park

Friday, March 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo,NY14222 United States
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See two outstanding jazz musicians in Andrew Nixon on keyboards and John Werick on upright bass.  Call 716-886-0089 for dinner reservations or stop at the bar for cocktail specials.

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

Saturday, March 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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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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Sara Rogers / Cortney Costanzo Duo at JazzBrunch Sundays at The Terrace at Delaware Park

Sunday, March 3 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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This week’s JazzBrunch Sundays will feature the beautifully dynamic duo of Sara Rogers and Cortney Costanzo.  Sara Rogers on guitar/vocals and Cortney Costanzo on vocals.  Both rising stars in our music community and bringing gifted vocals to rearranged standards, folk, and pop tunes.  Expanding the refreshing availability of the jazz-pop genre in Buffalo. Call 716-886-0089 for reservations for the award-winning brunch menu.  Or at the bar have brunch-style cocktails.  Brunch in one of Buffalo’s most beautiful and iconic cultural locations.

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