We have arrived on Memorial Day weekend. A time to remember the men and women who served our country and sacrificed their lives for our country. The weekend traditionally marks the return of summer jazz. Outdoors that is. This year will be an exceptional return as we rise out of the darkest days of the pandemic. And hope for better days ahead.
Summer Jazz Returns
JazzBuffalo and the Terrace at Delaware Park are excited to bring back the popular JazzBrunch Sundays to the iconic location at Hoyt Lake! We will once again provide high-quality jazz music for Sunday Jazz Brunch at The Terrace’s historic location at Marcy Casino. The Terrace is located on the upper level of the Delaware Park Lake casino and is located across from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. We will be bringing the music of jazz every Sunday during the summer months…
The popular Summer JazzMondays on the rooftop patio of Tappo Restaurant return for the summer of 2021 for its fourth season! 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. …
Be sure to check out the Upcoming Events section of JazzBuffalo.org for all the live streams. We are continuing our efforts to be a source for a national listing of live streams that include some of the top artists in jazz. Also, because seating is very limited for live events, tickets can go quickly. Go here:
Live Indoor Events
Join The Jay/Sharptet as we play a selection of music from the career of tragic trumpet player and singer Chet Baker. Music will be performed from Chet’s time with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet, young Chet’s records with Pacific Jazz like “Chet Baker Sings”, his comeback on CTI with “She Was Too Good For Me” and more. Featuring: Jacob Jay – Trumpet/Flugelhorn Dalton Sharp – Saxophones Jake Malone-Brancato – Keys Steve Parisi – Bass Jake Payne – Drums
White Hot Brass Band return to the wonderful Sportsmen’s Tavern, and they’re bringing their brand of New Orleans Brass Funk and trad jazz with them! Music 9-11:45 pm $10 tickets on the door _____ Playing a heady mix of trad jazz, street funk and some surprise covers, White Hot Brass Band are a portable, pocket-sized funk-monster. Equally at home playing unplugged pop-up sets or full-blown live shows, White Hot are a perfect party choice for any stage. Regulars on the Western…
We were all saddened by the news of the passing of Phil DiRe this week. One of the most influential contributors to jazz history in the Buffalo region. He will be forever linked to the pioneering Buffalo Jazz Ensemble in the 1970s. The first federally funded program of an ensemble and education program in support of jazz. A diverse mix of talented musicians who later went on to create works of their own. Including the core of Spyro Gyra. Phil found success in business and in preserving through the ups and downs of life as well as personal tragedy. Yet, through it all, he built a legacy of love and family first. Including the jazz family in Buffalo. He will be sorely missed. May our remembrance of Phil DiRe live on in the music of jazz.