Jazz In Town: A Jazzy Mother’s Day Weekend

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.

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From Chicago, the hard-swinging sax player Shawn Maxwell visits Buffalo again.

Shawn Maxwell

Thursday, May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo,NY14201 United States
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$15

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…

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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.

Bravo Niagara! Presents Alfredo Rodríguez and Pedrito Martinez

Saturday, May 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Stratus Vineyard2059 Niagara Stone Road
Niagara-On-The-Lake, OntarioCanada
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$60 – $80

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.

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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

Wednesday, May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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Nietzsche’s248 Allen Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States 
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$5 – $12

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 -…

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JazzBuffalo Command Performance Jazz Concerts

JazzBuffalo will produce a number of Command Performance Jazz Concerts offering international artistic quality.  JazzBuffalo will be partnering with the Glenn and Awdry Flickinger Performing Arts Center located on the campus complex of Nichols School.  So far…

Veronica Swift & The Emmet Cohen Trio

Friday, June 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Glenn and Awdry Flickinger Performing Arts Center1250 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14216 United States 
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$29.75 – $35

JazzBuffalo is excited to bring two of the fastest rising stars in the jazz world to the area – together!   At age 24, American jazz vocalist Veronica Swift is now being recognized as one of the top young jazz singers on the scene. In the fall of 2015, she won second place at the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition. In 2016 she was asked to perform a concert of her own at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York…

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The Allison Au Quartet – Juno Award Winner

Saturday, October 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Glenn and Awdry Flickinger Performing Arts Center1250 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14216 United States 
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$24.75

Juno-award winning Jazz Saxophonist, Composer and Arranger, Allison Au refuses to be defined. Born to a Chinese father and Jewish mother, and raised in the multicultural metropolis of Toronto, Allison found music as a young child. She was exposed to a wide array of musical styles but was captivated by the unhinged freedom of Jazz. Jazz became Allison’s lab for self-expression, exploration, and musical experimentation. Her music weaves a mosaic of influences into a seamless and soulful sound, a concoction…

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The Tierney Sutton Band

Sunday, March 29, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Glenn and Awdry Flickinger Performing Arts Center1250 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14216 United States 
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$29.75 – $39.75

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The celebrated Tierney Sutton Band, helmed by eight-time GRAMMY® nominated vocalist Tierney Sutton, has consistently topped the US jazz charts and garnered critical success thanks to their creative arrangements and rich and thematic discography. Most recently, the much-acclaimed “Sting Variations” album.  After 20-plus years and countless performances in some of the finest venues and festivals in the world, the Tierney Sutton Band has set their sights on the wide-ranging panorama of film music with “ScreenPlay.” “ScreenPlay” spans the first century…

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JazzBuffalo Presents At MusicalFare Premier Cabaret Lounge

A fantastic performance by the Rhythm Future Quartet on Sunday, May 5th.  Two great concerts coming up!  Get reserved seats soon!

JazzBuffalo Presents Vocalist Alexis Cole

Saturday, June 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MusicalFare Theatre4380 Main Street, Suite 123
Amherst, NY 14226 United States 
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$30

Award-winning jazz vocalist Alexis Cole may be the most talented singer to ever hold a top-secret military clearance. A dozen albums into her critically acclaimed career, she may also be the best-kept secret in jazz, a status that’s certain to change as more people are discovering her for themselves. The year 2009 was a big one for Alexis: She released her first albums on both Motéma Music and Venus Records… and went to Basic Training to prepare for her new job as…

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JazzBuffalo Presents Chiara Izzi – Montreux Jazz Festival Vocal Competition Winner – With Pianist Kevin Hays

Saturday, June 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MusicalFare Theatre4380 Main Street, Suite 123
Amherst, NY 14226 United States 
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$30

Izzi and Hays will bring their special collaboration to the MusicalFare Theater Premier Cabaret Lounge on Saturday, June 8th.  An international event! Described by Jazz Times as “a talent to be heard, admired and anticipated”, Chiara Izzi has developed a unique sonic interpretation of a fusion of different genres, including jazz, pop and Mediterranean sounds. Following her international debut performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival Vocal Competition in 2011, at which Quincy Jones awarded her first prize, the vocalist recorded her debut…

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Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series

We have 3 fantastic shows lined up for this summer at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series.  Read the JazzBuffalo article for all the details.  Get tickets soon!

The May lineup for jazz is set at the Terrace at Delaware Park.  For Jazz & Cocktail Nights listen to the fabulous jazz vocalist Lindsey Holland on Friday and the smooth sounds jazz guitarists of the Lance Tanner Duo.  For JazzBrunch Sundays and Mother’s Day, you can be entertained by the Elliot Scozzaro Duo in the Terrace upstairs and/or enjoy Mother’s Day brunch with the duo of Avery Weissman and Vincent Bonelli in the Marcy Casino banquet room.

Jazz In The Vineyard

In honor of the late Ralph Fava, Jazz In the Vineyard returns this Memorial Day Weekend.  Click on the JazzBuffalo event listing for more information, to see the lineup starting at 12 noon on May 26, all the goodies, and to get tickets.

Jazz In The Vineyard

Sunday, May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Spring Lake Winery & Cafe7373 Rochester Road
Lockport, NY 14094 United States 
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$10

Last year around Memorial Day, we experienced a time of honoring the late great Ralph Fava in his presence. It was a special day to remember. Jazz In The Vineyard this year will continue the remembrance of Ralph Fava and dedicated the day in his memory. Jazz In Vineyard will be presented by Spring Lake Winery and feature a day of wine, food, lakeside scenery, and jazz from local musicians. The lineup of jazz for the day is as follows:…

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Nietzsche’s JazzFest began modestly four years ago. Now the festival has grown into a grassroots 5-day jazz festival at the local Allen-street live music dive. The festival emphasizes local, original jazz music, being created right here in Buffalo, NY. Offering jazz in the unpretentious setting of Nietzsche’s with an affordable cover charge. The lineup for […]

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