Jazz In Town: Jazz From The Heartland Visits Buffalo

This week Buffalo gets a uniquely special visit from the heartland as the Indiana-based jazz guitarist Charlie Ballantine makes a tour stop. Jazz fans of the music of Bill Frisell and John Scofield, who integrate elements of midwestern sounds, may be interested.  Be sure to read the article on his music below.  We also host our inaugural Jazz at The Loft at Chandler concert located in the still underway transformation of Chandler Street to Chandlerville!   Plus plenty of great local jazz.  Read on…

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Charlie Ballantine Quartet at Jazz at The Loft at Chandler

Friday, November 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Loft at Chandler – Thin Man Brewery166 Chandler Street
Buffalo, NY United States 
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JazzBuffalo Presents Charlie Ballantine’s “Music of Bob Dylan” and New Release “Cold Coffee” Charlie Ballantine is an internationally renowned, award-winning guitarist.  He has been a featured artist at notable events such as The Winnipeg International Jazz Festival, The Indianapolis Jazz Festival, The Bloomington Jazz Festival, and The Elkhart Jazz Festival.  Charlie is also a frequent performer at renowned jazz clubs such as The Jazz Kitchen (Indianapolis), Andy’s Jazz Club (Chicago), Cliff Bell’s (Detroit), and The Chatterbox (Indianapolis).  His music stems…

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Kim Waters with special guest Kayla Waters

Friday, November 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Buffalo State Performing Arts Center1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States 
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On November 22 the Performing Arts Center welcomes Kim Waters with special guest Kayla Waters. Jazz saxophonist, composer and producer Kim Waters has scored more than a dozen #1 radio hits and has sold over a million albums. Kim has been a pioneer in melding jazz with R&B balladry into an unique urban jazz style. He is a founding member of the group The Sax Pack, has shared the stage wish such greats as Al Green, Isaac Hayes, Phyllis Hyman…

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Reyvolation Septet at Hallwalls

Saturday, November 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States 
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The 7-piece ensemble from Reyvolation will perform new music, and music composed and inspired by legendary avant garde jazz pioneer Reynold Scott. Curtis Lovell, Walter Kemp 3, Brent Birckhead, Rishon Odel, Scott Tixier, Steve Baczkowski, and Ravi Padmanabha will also be documented. This project was supported, in part, by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.

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Upcoming Jazz Events On JazzBuffalo.org

Be sure to check out the full listing of upcoming jazz events in the area.  Far too many to list in an email newsletter.  Click the link below!

“A Jazzy Christmas” at the next Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series

The Jazz Christmas show is back on Wednesday, December 11.  It was one of our most popular concerts at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series last year.  We are already past half-way sold.

Back by Popular Demand! A Jazzy Christmas With The Buffalo Dolls and The Ladies First Jazz Big Band at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series

Wednesday, December 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hotel HenryCorner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States 
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Back By Popular Demand!!!!! A Jazzy Christmas With The Buffalo Dolls And The Ladies First Jazz Big Band!! Enjoy an evening of one of Buffalo’s favorite jazz big bands and the vocals of the retro Buffalo Dolls for an evening of jazzy Christmas music. This special production sold out – not once but twice – last year.  And, went on to win “Favorite Awards” in the annual JazzBuffalo Poll voted on by readers and fans!     The Ladies First…

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Partner Spotlight: Classical Sax at the BPO

Our partner, the BPO, is offering to JazzBuffalo subscribers as a special promo code equal to 30% off ticket prices.  Use the code: classicalsax30  The event (2 shows) brings to light the use of the jazz sax in a classical setting.  Read the description and view a video.

Classical Sax with Thomas Wilkins and Timothy McAllister at the BPO

Saturday, December 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)

Kleinhans Music Hall3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States 
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Jazz Sax Lovers Meet Classical Sax Music – Jazz Fans Will Love! ***Special Discount For JazzBuffalo Readers!  Use the promo code CLASSICALSAX30 to get 30% off on tickets!! Originally a military instrument and later adopted by jazz, the saxophone can be as beautifully melodic as a violin or a clarinet, yet somehow never found a permanent home in the traditional orchestra. In this inventive performance with renowned conductor Thomas Wilkins on podium, the sax busts boundaries, becoming the featured woodwind of…

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A Charlie Brown Christmas at 1st Saturday Brunch at The Hollow Bistro

We end our third year of the 1st Saturday Jazz Brunch with a special Christmas performance!

A Charlie Brown Christmas at the 1st Saturday Jazz Brunch at the Hollow Bistro

Saturday, December 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Hollow Bistro and Brew10641 Main Street
Clarance, NY 14031 United States 
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Make reservations early for this one as Ed Croft on bass and Jake-Malone Brancato on keyboards will play the iconic music from the classic Vince Guaraldi creation – A Charlie Brown Christmas.  Enjoy an award-winning brunch menu and a visit to picturesque Clarence Hollow. Call 716-759-7351 for reservations.

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The 2020 Grammy Nominations In Jazz Are Revealed

The 2020 62nd Grammy Nominations have been announced Wednesday, November 20th.  Including nominations in the Jazz Categories.  A wide-ranging array of jazz music was nominated in categories for improvised jazz solo, jazz vocals, jazz instrumentals, jazz large ensemble, and Latin Jazz.  Nominations are reflective of recordings released between Oct. 1, 2018, and Aug. 31, 2019. […]

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