Jazz In Town: Jazz Takes Over With Multiple Events

As we approach this weekend’s celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and St. Joseph’s Day, we also celebrate a weekend and week ahead that has jazz performances all over town.  The spotlight will be on jazz education and tributes.  Enjoy!

Featured Events

“Some people think that anyone could sing jazz, but they can’t. It’s a gift of learning how to syncopate but it’s also a spirit that you’re either born with or you’re not. And Amy was born with that spirit.” – Tony Bennett

Back to Back to Black: Amy Winehouse Tribute ft. Remember Jones

Thursday, March 7 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Buffalo Iron Works49 Illinois Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States 
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$15

Recently named one of Paste Magazine/Daytrotter’s Top Ten Soul/R&B artists of 2017, soul sensation Remember Jones brings a 12-piece orchestra to recreate the entire 2006 Grammy-award winning AMY WINEHOUSE album BACK TO BLACK, including a horn section, backing vocals, auxiliary instruments, and other special guests. Fronted by “one of the most enthusiastic, fiercely passionate powerhouses in the game” (Live for Live Music), Remember Jones will lead the ensemble through 17 songs, including the hit singles “Rehab,” “Tears Dry On Their…

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Drummer and Educator Justin DiCioccio

Friday, March 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Burchfield Penney Arts Center1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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$10

Drummer and Educator Justin DiCioccio, a native of Buffalo, joins his longtime friend saxophonist Phil DiRe for a concert at the Burchfield Penney.  Joining DiCioccio and DiRe will be George Caldwell, John Hasselback, Mark Filsinger, and Jim Coleman. From the John DiCioccio website: Justin DiCioccio is internationally recognized as one of the foremost jazz educators of our time. In January 2001, he was inducted into the Jazz Education Hall of Fame. His keen insight into teaching and his inventive approach…

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The Jazz @ the Taylor: Buffalo Jazz Collective featuring James Burton III Jazz Standards & Original Compositions

Saturday, March 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Kenan Center433 Locust Street
Lockport, NY 14094 United States 
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$15 – $20

Individual tickets |$15 member |$20 for the general public Students and/or 18 and under | $10 with valid student I.D. All concerts feature two full sets of music with refreshments available. Tickets may be purchased online at Ticketleap below, in person at the Kenan Center Business Office, or charged by phone at 716-433-2617. Ample free parking is available onsite. The Taylor Theater is located on the campus of the Kenan Center at 433 Locust Street in Lockport, NY. Because seating…

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Robert Merlin Davis CD Release Concert

Saturday, March 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States 
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$8 – $10

“Let it be his interpretations of favorite jazz originals, inspired by his wide understanding of musical styles or his “in the moment” improvisations, rooted on his ample knowledge of world music, Merlin’s musicianship transcends and exceeds your expectations of a well rounded musical experience. Expect true mastery, creativity and a magical connection to your musical senses”.

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Krista Seddon Lecture Performance Series: “Marian McPartland & Friends: A Celebration of a Life in Music”

Sunday, March 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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D.A.R.477 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States 
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$35
Marian McPartland

Pianist, Krista Seddon, will embark on a yearlong lecture performance tour featuring the life and work of jazz great, Marian McPartland.  As the world posthumously celebrates McPartland’s 100th birthday, Buffalo, New York will host a rare, seven-concert series featuring McPartland’s signature portraits against the backdrop of her life as an artist and champion of some of the world’s greatest jazz musicians.  The Buffalo series, sponsored by the Katharine Pratt Horton Buffalo Chapter of the National Society of…

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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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 Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series

The next Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series performance, A Jazz Tribute To Patsy Cline, scheduled for Wednesday, March 13th is now sold out!  Please get your tickets soon for the next two performances:

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

Wednesday, April 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Hotel HenryCorner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States 
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$15 – $18

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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An Evening With Saxophonist Will Holton at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series

Wednesday, May 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Hotel HenryCorner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States 
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$15 – $18

Contemporary jazz saxophonist Will Holton will take the stage at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series in May! Will Holton is a Buffalo-bred saxophonist who draws inspiration from Jazz, R&B, and Soul artists. An ambassador for the countries largest Juneteenth Festival, he has also performed at statewide music festivals including Buffalo’s Pine Grill Reunion, Rochester’s Roc the Park and Afrikan American Festivals, Syracuse’s CNY Jazz Festival and annual performance in White Plains, NY, and Washington DC. Each year, Holton creates…

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“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.

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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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Albright-Knox Art of Jazz Series

We are very close to a sell out for the upcoming Carla Bley Trios concert on Sunday, March 17th.  You should act by today.  And, get tickets for the final performance in the series – a gem of a concert it will be.

The Edmar Castaneda Trio at the AKG Art of Jazz Series

Saturday, April 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery1285 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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$24 – $29

Edmar Castaneda, a native of Colombia, is an unparalleled virtuoso on the harp, recognized around the world for his stunning blend of jazz and the folk music of South America. With his boundless imagination and spellbinding rhythmic dexterity, Castaneda’s performances beg for the clichéd description that “he must be seen to be believed.” With his longstanding trio featuring Marshall Gilkes (trombone) and Dave Silliman (drums/percussion) generating a joyous cascade of lush colors and dynamic spirit, Castaneda “connects with a crowd…

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International Jazz Day is April 30th.  Save the Date!

This year, the annual April 30th International Jazz Day will be celebrated at the Hotel Henry.  Save the date and stay tuned for more details.  Musicians and Groups – this is your chance to give back to the community.  Contact us to participate!

International Jazz Day In Buffalo – Tuesday, April 30 – Save The Date

Tuesday, April 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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JazzBuffalo will once again serve as the official partner for International Jazz Day in the city of Buffalo.  Spreading the global message of achieving peace through jazz and music. Stay tuned for news and details as we plan this exciting day that takes place worldwide every April 30.

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Weekend Jazz at the Terrace at Delaware Park

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

Friday, March 8 @ 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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Drew Azzinaro and Eamon Rahyn Duo at Jazz & Cocktail Nights at The Terrace at Delaware Park

Saturday, March 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 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 Jazz & Cocktail Night 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…

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Stu and Avery Weissman at JazzBrunch Sundays at the Terrace at Delaware Park

Sunday, March 10 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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Free

See the fabulous father and son duo of Stu Weissman on guitar and Avery Weissman on bass.   Stu Weissman has been a longtime fixture in the jazz scene as a guitarist.  Having performed with many of the influential jazz artists in the Greater Buffalo area since the 1970’s.  Avery has emerged as a rising star in the growing talent pool of young jazz musicians now becoming an integral part of the resurging jazz culture in the area. Catch them together…

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A New Day In Jazz In Buffalo!

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