This weekend we take time to honor all the Moms who have made this a better world. And, there is plenty of jazz to help Moms celebrate their special day. Including an opportunity to take a drive over to Niagara-on-the-Lake to see two international jazz stars from Cuba.
From Chicago, the hard-swinging sax player Shawn Maxwell visits Buffalo again.
Released in 2017 “New Tomorrow” received a ★★★★review in Downbeat Magazine Released in 2014 “Shawn Maxwell’s Alliance”. Howard Reich wrote, “Maxwell’s scores proved as unusual as his taste for instrumental color, the pieces shifting from jazz-swing rhythm one moment to classical downbeats the next, from bebop phraseology to long and incantatory phrases to perky, funk-tinged melody making… Nobody writes like this.” Released in 2011 “Urban Vigilante” on the Chicago Sessions record label. Heralded at 3 stars by Downbeat Magazine Released in 2010 “Maxwell’s House” for the Chicago Sessions Jazz Label. Neil Tesser…
Our friends to the north in Canada, Bravo Niagara!, will be hosting a spectacular Cuban-born duo that is rising on the international jazz stage.
Grammy®-nominated Cuban jazz pianist Alfredo Rodríguez and percussionist Pedrito Martinez take listeners on a unique and exciting journey. A protege of Quincy Jones, Alfredo was schooled in the rigorous classical conservatories of Havana. Pedrito’s musical training came directly from the streets of Old Havana. He has subsequently performed with artists such as Sting, Paul Simon, and Wynton Marsalis.
Fourth Annual Nietzsche’s JazzFest
The 4th annual Nietzsche’s JazzFest returns this week to the dive bar in Allentown. Get the full daily lineup from the JazzBuffalo event listing.
Nietzsche’s JazzFest IV grassroots 5-day jazz festival featuring local, regional, & national musicians in an intimate & unpretentious setting with a cover charge, you can afford /// TICKETS /// Presale tickets are on sale now through Eventbrite! BUY NOW to save money at the door and reserve your spot. There are only 50 Full Festival Passes available – when they’re gone, they’re GONE! -Full Festival Pass (LIMITED) – $30 -1 Day Pass: Thursday – $7 -1 Day Pass: Friday -…