Jazz In Town: First Signs of Summer Jazz Season Emerge

Although the weather and temperatures have not reflected such, the first signs of the summer jazz season are beginning to emerge.  A new summer series is announced and the return of jazz to a popular downtown rooftop patio returns this year.  Plus, the second half of this year will see more international jazz stars stop in Buffalo!

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Tony Zambito’s Midnight Jazz Ensemble

Friday, May 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States 
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$10

Tony Zambito of JazzBuffalo and percussionist brings together an outstanding acoustic jazz ensemble featuring saxophone/flute extraordinaire Dave Schiavone, the JazzBuffalo Poll 2018 winner for tenor saxophone and 2017 John Hunt Jazz Artist of the Year.   Joining Dave Schiavone are JazzBuffalo Poll 2019 winners Lisa Hasselback on piano and George Kane on guitar.  Rounding out the ensemble is bassist Bud Fadale, a consistent JazzBuffalo Poll nominee and considered one of the area’s best bassists for the past few decades and the…

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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, May 19 @ 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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Summer JazzMondays Returns To Tappo Rooftop Patio

JazzBuffalo Summer JazzMondays at Tappo Rooftop Patio with My Cousin Tone’ and Guests!

Monday, May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Tappo Restaurant330 Ellicott Street
Buffalo,NY14203 United States
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Free

The popular Sumer JazzMondays on the rooftop patio of Tappo Restaurant returns for the spring and summer of 2019.  My Cousin Tone’ will entertain throughout the summer.  Special this year is the ensemble will feature special guests throughout the summer.  Look for further details and a schedule as the spring and summer get underway. The Summer JazzMondays will kickoff on Memorial Day once again – Monday, May 27 – and continue every Monday through Labor Day The Tappo Rooftop Patio…

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Jazz at Chandlerville Concerts This Summer!

Jazz at Chandlerville

Thursday, July 11 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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155 Chandler Street Complex155 Chandler Street
Buffalo, NY 14207 United States 
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155 Chandler Street and the entire block of Chandler Street is undergoing an amazing transformation.  The recently celebrated opening of the Thin Man Brewery/Tappo Restaurant is just the beginning of an ongoing renaissance for this historic street.   JazzBuffalo is partnering with the teams of folks involved in the development of Chandler Street to bring to the community Jazz at Chandlerville.  Beginning Thursday, July 11 and every Thursday through August 29, JazzBuffalo will present jazz in the courtyard of the…

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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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Jane Bunnett and Maqueque – A Latin Jazz Christmas

Sunday, December 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm/7:00pm-9:00pm

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Glenn and Awdry Flickinger Performing Arts Center1250 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14216 United States 
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$10 – $25

CHILDREN AND STUDENT TICKET PRICES AVAILABLE

JazzBuffalo is excited to present 3 times Grammy® Nominee for Best Latin Jazz Album, Jane Bunnett, and Maqueque.  In the past few years, the groundbreaking all women band, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque have forged a path in presented the sounds of Afro-Cuban and Latin Jazz to the world.  The band consists of an ensemble of Cuban female performers creating a vibrant sound made magical by the soprano saxophone of Jane Bunnett. The ensemble received a Grammy® for their latest highly-acclaimed…

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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

EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE

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 pianist Andrew Nixon on Friday and the Hot Club Express on Saturday.  For JazzBrunch Sundays, you can be entertained by the Skiffle Minstrel Trio.  Be sure to call 716-886-0089 for dinner or brunch reservations!

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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