Jazz In Town: 3 Special Visits Plus More Great Jazz News!

This weekend, the area gets special jazz visitors in E.S.P. Jazz Quartet, Derrick Gardner, and Pat Metheny.  No question, Buffalo is becoming a must-stop along the way for many jazz tours.  And, keep supporting the largest free jazz festival in the region, the Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY!

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Donny Frauenhofer Acoustic|Electric Trio LIVE at Pausa 3/28

Thursday, March 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States 
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$8 – $10

The Donny Frauenhofer Trio is a musical chameleon that focuses on modern jazz funk, taking inspiration from the thick history of American music while looking forward. Join us for a night of acoustic and electric jazz trio music! Each set will feature original compositions, as well as arrangements, Set I: acoustic instruments Set II: solo piano/keyboards Set III: electric instruments Concert at 7:30 pm Admission: $10 / $8 students with ID Donny Frauenhofer – piano/keyboards/compositions/arrangements James Benders – upright bass/electric…

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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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Trumpeter Derrick Gardner

Saturday, March 30 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States 
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$10 – $15

Jazz trumpeter, Derrick Gardner, inspired by the finest hard-blowing funky bop bands of the 1960‟s, is working to extend that great tradition as a composer, arranger, performer, leader, and educator. He began a top-flight career that has taken him around the world performing internationally with the Count Basie Orchestra, (1991-present), Frank Foster‟s Loud Minority Band, Harry Connick Jr.‟s Big Band, The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and Swiss tenor player Roman Schwaller‟s European Sextet. Over the last 18 years, Derrick has…

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Steinway Sunday Concert Series: Krista Seddon Performance and Lecture Series – “Marian McPartland & Friends: A Centennial Celebration of Life in Music”

Sunday, March 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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Central Park United Methodist Church216 Beard Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14214 United States 
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$35 – $180

Steinway Sunday Performance & Lecture Series @ Central Park UMC http://steinwaysunday.com/ “Marian McPartland & Friends: A Centennial Celebration of Life in Music” Pianist, Krista Seddon, is currently on a lecture performance tour featuring the life and work of jazz great, Marian McPartland. As the world posthumously celebrates McPartland’s 100th birthday, Central Park United Methodist Church will participate in these celebrations and host a six-concert series featuring McPartland’s life and work with some of the world’s greatest jazz musicians. Marian McPartland…

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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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Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series

Please get your tickets soon for the next performance soon!  We are about 3/4 of the way in selling out for Mary Ramsey!

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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Albright-Knox Art Gallery Art Of Jazz Series

We will be closing out the Art of Jazz Series in April with the unique jazz of Edmar Casteneda.  Be sure to get tickets soon for it is bound to sell out!

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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Weekend Jazz at the Terrace at Delaware Park

Jazz at the Terrace continues into spring and summer on Friday and Saturday Nights and JazzBrunch Sundays.  This Friday and Saturday see the Hot Club Express on Friday with Dean Geonis and E.j. Koeppel and on Saturday see guitar extraordinaire Jared Tinkham with Brandon Choi.  This JazzBrunch Sunday we have the 2018 JazzBuffalo Female Vocalist of the Year, Alex McArthur with the super guitarist Adam Bronstein. Call 716-886-0089 for reservations for dinner or to the popular jazz brunch, which may mean only a few openings are available. Or, visit the bar for cocktail specials.

Jazz & Cocktail Nights At The Terrace at Delaware Park

Friday, March 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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Free

The Terrace at Delaware Park located at the historic Marcy Casino at Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park. In addition to the continuation of the popular JazzBrunch Sundays at The Terrace at Delaware Park, JazzBuffalo and the Terrace are continuing “Jazz & Cocktail Nights” on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the winter into spring.. Jazz music will consist of duos or trios to complement dinners and cocktails. (Interested musicians, please do not contact the Terrace at Delaware Park.  Send an email to tony.zambito@jazzbuffalo.org.)

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JazzBrunch Sundays at the Terrace at Delaware Park Hosted by JazzBuffalo

Sunday, March 31 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

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Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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Free

JazzBuffalo is proud to announce the partnership with The Terrace at Delaware Park to provide high-quality jazz music for Sunday Jazz Brunch at The Terrace’s historic location at Marcy Casino will continue throughout the winter into spring.  The response has been tremendous and the community has been able to enjoy one of Buffalo’s best cultural locations.  The Terrace is located on the upper level of the Delaware Park Lake casino and is located across from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.   JazzBrunch Sundays…

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3 Spectacular Jazz Concerts Announced By JazzBuffalo And MusicalFare

JazzBuffalo, in association with MusicalFare Theater Premier Cabaret Lounge, are excited to announce the presentation of three spectacular jazz concerts this spring.  The concerts, taking place in May and June, represent the continuing partnership that has produced concerts presenting international jazz artists such as the legendary alto-sax great Richie Cole, Chicago’s jazz vocalist Paul Marinaro, […]

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Annual Northwest Jazz Festival “Taste Of Jazz” Fundraiser To Be Held Sunday, March 31

The Main Stage headliners for the 2019 Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY were recently announced.  Most notably, the festival will welcome the legendary Monty Alexander and his Harlem-Kingston Express band to the festival.  Read more about the exciting Main Stage Headliners in this recent article here: Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY […]

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