9 Not-To-Miss International Jazz Concerts

The jazz scene in Buffalo is on the rise. Not only are we noticing such locally, but more and more national and international jazz stars are taking note. This spring will be no exception with a number of exciting jazz concerts featuring international jazz ar.

Buffalo will get visits from Grammy© nominees and winners, Likewise, from our neighbors up north, we will have Juno Award nominees and winner. With the mild winter and temperatures changing, we will be ready to spring into enjoying great jazz concerts.

Here are 9 not-to-miss jazz concerts you will want to put on your calendars and get tickets for soon*:

Ernest Dawkins at Celestial Jazz

Friday, March 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pmLincoln Memorial United Methodist Church, 641 Masten Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209 United States + Google Map$30

Presented by the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective.  The collective launches its’ first Celestial Jazz event at Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church. We hope that you will join us on March 13 at 7 PM. Please invite your family and friends to support this fundraising effort for the Love Supreme School of Music. About Ernest Dawkins: As the leader of New Horizons Ensemble, Ernest Dawkins has performed music ranging from free bop to free form, occasionally displaying its links to the past while…Find out more »

Art of Jazz: Ethan Iverson & Tom Harrell Duo

Sunday, March 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pmKleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo,NY14201 United States+ Google Map$29 – $34

Two of modern jazz’s leading lights unite to explore the classic jazz repertoire as heard on their current live recording Common Practice (ECM). A founding member of the Bad Plus, one of the most successful and groundbreaking jazz groups of the 21st century, pianist Ethan Iverson is a restless visionary with a deep respect for jazz history. Tom Harrell, recently voted 2018 Trumpeter of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association, is one of the most creative and lyrical jazz artists…

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The Tierney Sutton Band

Sunday, March 29, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pmGlenn and Awdry Flickinger Performing Arts Center, 1250 Amherst Street
Buffalo,NY 14216 United States+ Google Map $35

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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Mike Jones Jazz Pianist Extraordinaire Direct From Penn and Teller Show in Las Vegas!

Saturday, April 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pmMusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main Street, Suite 123
Amherst, NY 14226 United States + Google Map$30

JazzBuffalo is excited to partner with MusicalFare Theatre Premier Cabaret Lounge to present, direct from the Penn & Teller Show in Las Vegas, the jazz pianist extraordinaire Mike Jones! Born and raised in Buffalo, Mike Jones studied at the Berklee School of Music. Since 2002, his virtuoso jazz piano has been part of the Penn & Teller Show in Las Vegas. He comes back to his hometown for a one-night-only evening of solo jazz piano. “While Jones’s right-hand reels off…

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Art of Jazz: Catherine Russell

Sunday, April 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pmKleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States + Google Map$29 – $34

“One of the outstanding singers of our time” (Wall Street Journal), Grammy-winning vocalist Catherine Russell is the rarest of entities – a genuine jazz and blues vocalist who puts her joyful stamp on the great African American songbook from the Swing Era and beyond. The daughter of Luis Russell, pianist and music director for the immortal Louis Armstrong, Catherine has toured around the world as a featured performer with Steely Dan, Paul Simon, and David Bowie and been awarded the…

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2019 Juno Award Winner Pianist Andy Milne and UNISON Trio

Saturday, May 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pmPausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States + Google Map$15 – $20

JazzBuffalo is excited to partner with Pausa Art House to present the 2019 Juno Award Winner for Best Jazz Album – Group.  The Juno Award is the Canadian equivalent to the Grammy’s in the United States and represents one of the top awards for Canadian jazz artists.  Milne is also a significant presence in the New York City Jazz Scene as well as throughout the U.S.  He will be arriving in Buffalo directly from a concert at the Jazz at…

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Jonathan Kreisberg’s “Capturing Spirits” – JKQ Live in a Special Engagement

Friday, June 5 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pmPausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States + Google Map$15 – $20

JazzBuffalo, in partnership with Pausa Art House, is excited to present one of the foremost jazz guitarists, composers, and arrangers in a special engagement beginning at 9 pm on June 5th.  Jonathan Kreisberg is influencing jazz on an international scale and will arrive in Buffalo for this special engagement after touring Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Japan, Norway, and the United Kingdom. “Despite his sometimes astonishing facility, or maybe because of it, Kreisberg tries to cultivate humility when he plays. His melodies,…

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JazzBuffalo Premier Concert: Stacey Kent

Sunday, June 21, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pmGlenn and Awdry Flickinger Performing Arts Center, 1250 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14216 United States + Google Map$25 – $35

“Thoroughly captivating…(Kent’s) voice has startling clarity, turning phrase after phrase with subtlety and an impeccable feel for the music.”— Billboard “Ms. Kent embodied the essence of Saudade as persuasively as any of her Brazilian idols. As she threw back her head and crooned softly, you had the sense of a woman with nothing to protect, living in the moment and dreaming out loud.” — The New York Times Critically acclaimed, GRAMMY® nominated singer, Stacey Kent, sings from the soul,…

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Connie Han – Rising Star Jazz Pianist Sensation

Thursday, June 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pmBurchfield Penney Arts Center, 1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States + Google Map$30

“Han has been labeled a rising star and rightfully so— she’s an intriguing artist with mastery over her instrument as well as deft bandleader. Given the maturity and brilliance she demonstrates on “CRIME ZONE”, perhaps “rising” could be dropped from that designation” -JazzizMagazine “With this album she’s booking a place as a star in the jazz firmament of tomorrow. Watch out for Connie Han, the face (and shape) of jazz to come.” — All About Jazz “This 22-year-old pianist is…

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(*The concerts are representative of concerts JazzBuffalo is producing, presenting, or serving as a media sponsor.)

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