Jazz In Town: Jazz Reaches Downtown!

(Photo Credit: by Jack Zuff.  Jacob Jay and Dalton Sharp of the Jay/Sharp-tet will help kick off Jazz On The Plaz! at Seneca One Tower this Friday, June 11)

Many thanks to the jazz fans and audience who attended the first-ever JazzTuesdays at the Mansion on Delaware Avenue.  A great performance by George Kane, Dave Schiavone, and Bud Fadale!  Jazz is reaching downtown this summer via Jazz Mondays at Tappo Rooftop, JazzTuesdays at The Mansion, and now the kick-off of Jazz On The Plaz! at Seneca One Tower.

Summer Jazz 

We add a fabulous new event to summer jazz in Buffalo as JazzBuffalo and Seneca One partner to present pop-up events called Jazz On The Plaz! beginning Friday, June 11.  Stay tuned for announcements on these pop-ups!

Jazz On The Plaz! at Seneca One Tower

Friday, June 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Seneca One Tower1 Seneca Street
Buffalo, NY United States 
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JazzBuffalo is excited to partner with Seneca One Tower and Douglas Development Corporation to bring to the Buffalo community Jazz On The Plaz this summer.  Taking place on Fridays beginning at 5:30 pm and lasting until 8 pm. Location: The weekly series will be held at the West Plaza of Seneca One Tower between Pearl Street and Main Street. The revitalization of Seneca One Tower has been a remarkable transformation from its days serving as a headquarters center for banking…

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The Jay/Sharp-Tet w/special guests at Jazz On The Plaz! at Seneca One Tower

Friday, June 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Seneca One Tower1 Seneca Street
Buffalo, NY United States 
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The Jay/Sharptet is one of our region’s up-and-coming next-generation jazz bands.  They enjoy performing music with a focus on original compositions and arrangements. Inspired by ensembles such as the great Miles Davis Quintets they strive to approach every tune with a unique interpretation.  The band is fresh off a recording studio session for a forthcoming new release of an album. The group will help us to kick off the exciting Jazz On The Plaz series at the revitalized Seneca One…

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JazzBrunch Sundays at the Terrace at Delaware Park Hosted by JazzBuffalo

Sunday, June 13 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

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Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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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…

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Banjo Juice Band Trio at JazzBrunch Sundays at the Terrace

Sunday, June 13 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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Join the Terrace at Delaware Park JazzBrunch Sundays as we welcome back the Banjo Juice Trio. JazzBuffalo brings an incredibly fun and talented New Orleans-inspired jazz band/trio featuring Tyler Wescott on banjo/guitar/vocals, Tim Clarke on trumpet, and Kyle Yagielski on Sousaphone/vocals. Call 716.886.0089 for reservations.  Limited walk-in seating.

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JazzBuffalo JazzMondays with My Cousin Toné at Tappo Rooftop Patio!

Monday, June 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Tappo Restaurant330 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

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.    …

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JazzTuesdays at the Mansion on Delaware Avenue

Tuesday, June 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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The Mansion on Delaware Avenue414 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States

Join JazzBuffalo and the Mansion on Delaware every Tuesday this summer for music on the patio.  This an opportunity for both jazz musicians and jazz fans to enjoy duos or trios weekly at one of Buffalo’s historic locations and establishments. We begin Tuesday, June 8, and will go into September as long as we can.  Since this is outdoors, it will be weather permitting.  The effort is a way for us to provide jazz musicians and jazz…

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Savoy Trio Featuring Trumpeter Tim Clarke at the Mansion

Tuesday, June 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Mansion on Delaware Avenue414 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States 
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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 of…

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Jazz at Chandlerville begins its 3rd season on Thursday, June 17.  We will be featuring singer and songwriter Maria Sebastian as she takes us through a repertoire of Jazz-Pop songs.

Maria Sebastian Sings Jazz-Pop at Jazz at Chandlerville

Thursday, June 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Thin Man Brewery166 Chandler Street
Buffalo, NY United States 
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The talented Maria Sebastian sings the best from the Jazz-Pop Women legends including Peggy Lee, Doris Day, Patsy Cline, Julie London, and more!   And, modern-day jazz-pop vocalists also!  A night of those unforgettable classic hits sung by one of the region’s most versatile performers.  She will be joined by the extraordinary musicians Ken Kaufman and Frank Grizanti. Maria Sebastian:   Maria Sebastian is most likely known for her versatility. She has opened for dozens of national acts in various genres and…

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The JazzBuffalo Keep Jazz Alive Fund

As we were last summer, we will be reliant on in-kind donations to help support jazz music this summer into fall.  So far, we have jazz music available 4-5 days of the week and possibly more.  You can make in-kind suggested donations of $5-$10 per event attended to:

Venmo: @jazzbuffalo716

PayPal: @jazzbuffalo

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/JazzBuffalo

At JazzTuesdays at The Mansion on Delaware Avenue and Jazz On The Plaz! at Seneca One we will also have a bucket for cash donations.

Check Upcoming Events At JazzBuffalo For Live Jazz/Live Streams

Be sure to check out the Upcoming Events section of JazzBuffalo.org for all the live jazz around town.  We are more dependent now on musicians and venues submitting their events to JazzBuffalo to appear on the calendar.  So, tell your favorite bands and venues to visit JazzBuffalo.org and submit their events!   Also, because seating is very limited for live events, tickets can go quickly.  Go here for more events:

Upcoming Events: Live Stream And Live Events

Live Indoor Events

Zach Brock & Bob Lanzetti of Snarky Puppy

Saturday, June 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Pausa Art House19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States 
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$42.62 – $105.25

Critically acclaimed as the “pre-eminent improvising violinist of his generation,”  Zach Brock is an American jazz violinist and GRAMMY Award-winning member of Snarky Puppy. He has toured with Stanley Clarke and Phil Markowitz, released seven solo albums, and was named “Rising Star Violinist” of 2013 by Downbeat Magazine. A passionate educator, Zach has coached hundreds of musicians from workshops to conservatories worldwide. Zach remains a perennial coffee fanatic and skateboard enthusiast and currently lives with his wife and daughters in the NYC area. Bob Lanzetti is a Brooklyn, NY-based…

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John “PAPA” Gros Solo World Tour

Thursday, June 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sportsmen Tavern326 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14207 United States 
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$20

It’s been well over a year since I’ve played a show outside of New Orleans. I need to see my friends and fans plus it’s time for me to see what the “New World” is like. We all need a return to normalcy. Now that I have received both of Pfizer shots, with little to no side effects, I’m putting the piano in the van and heading North. “The Papa & Piano New World Tour” will be a night of…

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JazzBuffalo Stories You May Have Missed

JazzBuffalo and Seneca One To Launch Jazz On The Plaz! Friday, June 11

JazzBuffalo is excited to partner with Seneca One and Douglas Development Corporation to bring to the Buffalo community Jazz On The Plaz! this summer.  Taking place on Fridays beginning at 5:00 pm. Location: The weekly series will be held at the West Plaza of Seneca One Tower between Pearl Street and Main Street.  Recently renovated […]

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A Great Night in Manhattan: Jazz at the Plaza 1958

On Tuesday, August 12, 1958, the most inclusive single piece of jazz documentation occurred when Art Kane, on an assignment from Esquire magazine, produced a group photograph of 57 mostly well-known jazz artists who had gathered on the steps of a brownstone in Harlem. The picture and the story behind it became known as A […]

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