The Music Of 2020 Northwest Jazz Festival In Historic Lewiston, NY

At the cancellation of this year’s 2020 Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY, it was met with much heartbreak (see the JazzBuffalo article The Heartbreaking Loss Of A Historic Lineup For The 2020 Northwest Jazz Festival). The festival was set to have another momentous year of presenting historic jazz, international jazz artists, and some of the best local and regional talent in the area.

Here, we provide a sampling of music that was set to occur over this weekend on the various stages throughout the center of Lewiston. Enjoy!

The New York City-based and dynamic swing vocalist, Svetlana.

Two-time Grammy-Nominee jazz vocalist Sara Gazarek.

Juno Award-Winner Allison Au.

Buffalo native and drummer Carmen Intorre, Jr. with Four The Soul.

Eight-time Grammy Nominee, Miguel Zenón.

The legendary “Bird at 100” Trio featuring Vincent Herring, Bobby Watson, and Gary Bartz.

Charlie Ballantine Quartet presenting his unique Americana-infused jazz.

The fabulous jazz guitarist from NEw York City and Pittsburgh, Eric Johnson.

Buffalo bassist and composer, Jonathan Hughes.

Buffalo-based smooth jazz artist, Will Holton.

The unique jazz noir trio Carina and the Six String Preacher.

The beautiful music of French Jazz by the French ConeXión.

The joyful music of The Far Trio.

The dynamic music of Saranaide.

The blues and jazz pianist, vocalist, and artist from Rochester, PK Hanna.

The soulful guitar of Dale Toliver.

The gypsy jazz of the Hot Club of Buffalo.

And, more super traditional and gypsy jazz from The Paper Roses.

The cool sounds of The DUO+.

The bluesy fusion sounds of Freightrain.

The Latin Jazz of Nelson Rivera y Somos La Genre.

The sounds of the Buffalo Jazz Collective.

The traditional jazz music of The Skiffle Minstrels Trio.

Music by the extraordinary duo of George Kane and Dave Schiavone.

The Father and Son duo of Stu and Avery Weissman.

The youthful exuberance of Matt’s Vocal Performance Team.

We hope you enjoy the sounds that was to be in the air at the Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY. We look forward to next year as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the festival!

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