3 Outdoor Weekly Live Jazz Series To Enjoy This Pandemic Summer

As we enter Phase 4 of reopening here in New York State and WNY, there is hope for enjoying outdoor live jazz this summer. While indoors will be challenging with plenty of ambiguity on how to proceed, we are fortunate to have outdoor options. Options that include following guidelines related to social distancing and the wearing of face coverings.

This summer will undoubtedly be etched in our memories as the pandemic summer. Many cancellations and traditions associated with music festivals and outdoors lost. All is not lost however. JazzBuffalo is partnering with three venues to help bring outdoor live jazz to the community this summer.

The partnerships all involve weekly jazz series, taking place each Monday, Thursday, and Friday of the summer. We will be partnering once again with Tappo Restaurant, Tappo Pizza, Thin Man Brewery, Chandler Street Development, and the Hotel Henry.

What follows are the brief event listings with links to more information on JazzBuffalo:

Weekly On Mondays

JazzMondays at Tappo Restaurant Rooftop Patio returns for its 4th season featuring the host ensemble My Cousin Toné:

JazzBuffalo JazzMondays with My Cousin Toné at Tappo Rooftop Patio!

Monday, July 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Tappo Restaurant, 330 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

The popular Summer JazzMondays on the rooftop patio of Tappo Restaurant returns for the summer of 2020!  We’re bringing back My Cousin Tone’ to perform on the rooftop patio every Monday night!  Voted in the JazzBuffalo annual poll as favorite Jazz Large Ensemble! Sit back and enjoy dinner and a bottle of wine while My Cousin Toné plays tunes everyone will love from its repertoire of jazz classics, standards, soul, and hard bop songs. The patio will be open weather…

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Weekly On Thursdays

Jazz at Chandlerville returns for a second season. This time, the art graffiti-filled patio alongside Thin Man Brewery on Chandler Street will be closed. The location will move to the street with patio seating in front of Thin Man and the band located across the street. Opening the series will be the Ed Croft Trio.

Jazz at Chandlerville

Thursday, July 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm|Recurring Event (See all)155 Chandler Street Complex, 155 Chandler Street
Buffalo, NY 14207 United States + Google Map

JazzBuffalo is partnering with the teams of folks involved in the development of Chandler Street once again to bring to the community in 2020 Jazz at Chandlerville. Jazz at Chandlerville became a destination every Thursday last summer for those seeking a respite with good food, drinks, and diverse lively jazz music. Once again, we will present music every Thursday in the summer. Look for the finest in diverse jazz music hosted and presented by JazzBuffalo! And yes!  We will be…

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The Ed Croft Trio at Jazz at Chandlerville

Thursday, July 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pmThin Man Brewery, 166 Chandler Street
Buffalo, NY United States + Google Map

We are kicking off Jazz at Chandlerville hosted by JazzBuffalo on Thursday, July 2 at 6:00 pm with the Ed Croft Trio!  Ed Croft has evolved into one of the area’s most sought-after bass players and jazz artists. Ed Croft (Bass): Winner of 2017, 2018, and 2019 JazzBuffalo Poll for Favorite Acoustic Upright Bassist, 2018 Rising Star, and the 2018 John Hunt Jazz Artist of the Year awards. He started his music career playing in NYC before he got his…

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Weekly On Fridays

New this year is the launching of the Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Concert Series. With the cancellation of the popular Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series due to the pandemic, lots of jazz fans have been missing a chance to experience the touted cultural landmark. We now will host a series outdoors on the Forest Avenue side, which allows for making use of the 100 Acres Kitchen restaurant patio. Additionally, people will be able to six on the public lawn across the road. We will kick off the weekly Friday series with the Savoy Trio featuring trumpeter Tim Clarke, guitarist George Kane, and bassist Paul Zapalowski.

Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Concert Series

Friday, July 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Hotel Henry, Corner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States + Google Map

As New York State enters into Phase 3 and Phase 4 of reopening, the Hotel Henry and JazzBuffalo partner once again to bring the joy of jazz to the community.  Beginning Friday, July 3rd, the Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series hosted by JazzBuffalo, will bring the live jazz music concert experience to the 100 Acres Kitchen outdoor patio on the Forest Avenue side of the iconic Hotel Henry.  In addition, concert attendees will be able to sit on the public…

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Savoy Trio Featuring Trumpeter Tim Clarke at the Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Concert Series

Friday, July 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pmHotel Henry, Corner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States + Google MapFree

The Savoy Trio features Tim Clarke on trumpet and cornet, George Kane on guitar, and Paul Zapalowski on bass.  Playing a blend of elegant traditional jazz, New Orleans style, 1920’s jazz, and Great American songbook jazz standards. Tim Clarke has consistently been heralded by voters in the annual JazzBuffalo Poll as their favorite Trumpeter of the Year for the past five years.  Since relocating from Eugene, Oregon to Buffalo, New York in 2007, Tim Clarke has become an integral part…

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Support Keeping Local Live Jazz Alive!

To support these weekly series and other local series JazzBuffalo is presenting, we are making available the ability to contribute to the Keep Local Jazz Alive Fund. The purpose is to help cover the costs associated with providing pay to musicians and the sound support of the free summer outdoor live jazz presented during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please consider donating a suggested amount of $3-$5 per person, if you are attending any of the series and if you can, to help us make local live jazz possible.  You can contribute via PayPal or Venmo:

PayPal: paypal.me/jazzbuffalo

Venmo: @Jazz249

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