Jazz In Town: Celebrating Composers In Jazz

The spotlight will be on composers in jazz this weekend and next week.  A variety of composers from all styles.  Check out the events happening this weekend into next week!

Featured Events

Joyce Carolyn in Concert

Thursday, March 21 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Pausa Art House19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States 
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$8 – $10

Ms. Carolyn is a professional performance artist in the fields of music, theatre, and dance. For the theatre of Youth, she starred in the musical,” Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill”, a one-woman show based on the life of Billy Holiday. Her performance received five stars, sold out 94 performances, was held over twice and at that time was the longest running production in Buffalo N.Y. in 25 years. Classically trained in the Bel Canto technique, she prefers the…

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JazzBuffalo Presents Peter & Will Anderson Trio: A Tribute To Goodman, Berlin, and Gershwin

Friday, March 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States 
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$10

“Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone” New York Times   Identical twins Peter and Will Anderson are one of the most extraordinary musical acts performing captivating, classic jazz today.  Born and raised in Washington D.C., the Andersons moved to New York City to attend The Juilliard School have performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Village Vanguard Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Paquito D’Rivera, Wynton Marsalis, and can be heard on the 2014 Grammy-winning soundtrack of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire with Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks. They’ve headlined at The Blue…

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Saturday, March 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Buffalo State Performing Arts Center1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States 
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$35 – $40

On March 23, the Performing Arts Center welcomes Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. For over 25 years Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s unique take on American swing and jazz has thrilled audiences around the world. They’ve sold millions of albums and performed sold-out shows around the world including at the Hollywood Bowl and Lincoln Center. Some of their chart-topping hits include “Go Daddy-O” and “You & Me & the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight.” Big Bad Voodoo Daddy also has made…

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BJCRO Plays the Music of Mingus featuring Bassist Sabu Adeyola

Sunday, March 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Flying Bison Brewery840 Seneca Street
Buffalo, 14210 United States 
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$10

The Buffalo Jazz Collective Repertory Orchestra is very excited to feature bassist Sabu Adeyola at Flying Bison Brewing Company. Bassist Sabu Adeyola, protégé to the late jazz master Charles Mingus, is one of jazz music’s finest. As a member of the most celebrated trios to have toured with legendary pianist Ahmad Jamal, Sabu (with Payton Crossley) incorporated a spiritual swing to Ahmad’s signature style. Sabu has spent his career touring, performing, and recording with industry elites including: Abbey Lincoln, Ahmad…

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Musicians of Buffalo Big Band at Sportsmen’s Tavern 3/25

Monday, March 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sportsmen Tavern326 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14207 United States 
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$10

The 17-piece, all-star “Musicians of Buffalo Big Band”, led by trombonist and composer, Phil Sims continues its artists in residence monthly series at Sportsmen’s Tavern on Amherst Street. This month the band presents a unique program featuring big band TV themes of the 1960s and ’70s. In that era, the big band and the studio orchestra were still kings in entertainment music. Some of Hollywood’s greatest writers, such as Lalo Schifrin, Neil Hefti, Johnny Mandel, and many others were at…

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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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JazzBuffalo to present the award-winning E.S.P. Modern Jazz Quartet on March 29th

Buffalo gets a return visit by the award-winning jazz fusion group – E.S.P.  They will be visiting Pausa Art House and performing from their highly-acclaimed CD – Zero Gravity.  One of their last stops before they embark on their European Tour.  JAZZIZ Magazine states about their music: “Clearly inspired by the tradition of true jazz improvisation, yet Time’s Up! glistens with a modern sound.”   View the event listing on JazzBuffalo and make a seat/table reservations.

JazzBuffalo Presents E.S.P. Modern Jazz Quartet

Friday, March 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States 
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$8 – $10

E.S.P. is a tasteful jazz quartet whose 2009 album Time’s Up! (SPIDER RECORDS) was featured in JAZZIZ magazine. In 2010, the record won a Syracuse Area Music Award (Sammy) for best jazz and continues to receive airplay in more than 120 cities worldwide. In 2012, E.S.P. was voted “Best Jazz Group” in the Syracuse New Times annual reader’s poll. Their 2011 release, Reach (SPIDER RECORDS), was produced by the Grammy Award-winning bassist of The Yellowjackets, Jimmy Haslip, and features three…

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Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series

It was quite a sold-out crowd for the A Jazz Tribute To Patsy Cline concert!  Please get your tickets soon for the next two performances soon:

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

Wednesday, April 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 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 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 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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Weekend Jazz at the Terrace at Delaware Park

Saranaide Duo at Jazz & Cocktail Nights at The Terrace at Delaware Park

Friday, March 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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Free

Join us for jazz and cocktail nights with Saranaide Duo playing and an award-winning dinner menu! Or, come to the bar for cocktail specials.  And, hear the beautiful music of Saranaide!

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Drew Azzinaro Duo at Jazz & Cocktails Nights at The Terrace at Delaware Park

Saturday, March 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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Free

See one of Buffalo’s most prolific jazz guitarists in all of the region.  Drew Azzinaro, previous JazzBuffalo Poll winner for jazz guitar.  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, March 24 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 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

Rochester Jazz Festival Announces 2019 Full Lineup

The full line up for the 2019 CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival was announced on Tuesday by the festival producers.  The festival, sponsored by CGI Communications, will run for one week in the Downtown Rochester area from June 21st to June 29th.  As has been an increasing trend in various jazz festivals nationwide, headliners for the festival […]

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JazzNotes Vol 2: Jazz In The News

Links to stories about jazz in the news featuring Dave Liebman, Nat King Cole, Bill Frisell, Charlie Parker, and the Diva Orchestra. For a New Live Recording, Dave Liebman Heads Back Out ‘On The Corner’ Dave Liebman’s legacy seemingly coalesced in an enthralling full-circle moment on Feb. 6, 2015, at Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley. Along with […]

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Peter And Will Anderson Trio To Perform From Songbooks Of Goodman, Berlin, And Gershwin

JazzBuffalo is excited to welcome back the New York City-based brothers Peter and Will Anderson.  The brothers, along with a guitarist to form a unique trio, have visited Buffalo previously with appearances at MusicalFare Theater Cabaret Lounge and Pausa Art House.  They will appear on Friday, March 22 at Pausa Art House at 8 pm. […]

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Laila Biali, Robi Botos, and Andy Milne Win 2019 Juno Awards In Jazz Categories

The 2019 Juno Awards winners in the jazz categories were announced at the annual Juno Gala Awards presentation on Saturday, March 16, 2019.  Including the three-primary jazz categories.  Winners announced included Laila Biali, Robi Botos, and Andy Milne. Laila Biali took home the award for Best Jazz Vocal Album for her self-titled album, Liali Biali.  […]

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Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY Announces Main Stage Headliners for 2019

The Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY announces the lineup of Main Stage Headliner performers for 2019.    The Jazz Festival, scheduled on Friday, August 23rd and Saturday, August 24th will present top international and North American jazz artists including Monty Alexander, Roberta Gambarini, Mike Jones, Carol Welsman, Nicki Parrot, Aimée Allen, and Lucia Jackson. […]

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