Jazz In Town: Unique Jazz In Buffalo!

(Photo: Paul Todaro of the Skiffle Minstrels who you catch at Jazz On The Plaz! this week!)

This week we showcase the unique jazz that exists in Buffalo throughout the region.  We’ll be featuring Gypsy Jazz and Texas Swing Jazz.  Making Buffalo a special place to be this summer.  Enjoy JazzBuffalo’s “Summer of Jazz” as we offer free jazz to the community!

JazzBuffalo “Summer of Jazz”

Hot Club of Buffalo at Jazz at Chandlerville

Thursday, August 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Thin Man Brewery166 Chandler Street
Buffalo, NY United States 
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We welcome back to Jazz at Chandlerville, for the second time, the ever-popular Hot Club of Buffalo.  The Hot Club of Buffalo is the region’s premier Gypsy Jazz Band.  The band pays homage to the music of Gypsy Jazz greats Guitarist Django Reinhardt and Violinist Stephane Grappelli with influences from artists like Bach, Jimi Hendrix, and Steely Dan and rhythms from styles like Bossa Nova, Choro, and Rhumba. What is Gypsy Jazz? The Hot Club of Buffalo plays a brand of…

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Swing Dance Night with The Skiffle Minstrels at Jazz On The Plaz!

Friday, August 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Seneca One Tower1 Seneca Street
Buffalo, NY United States 
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One of the most exciting and swingest bands in the region will make their first appearance at Jazz On The Plaz!  The band’s unique style of Western Swing has won them fans throughout WNY and the Northeast Region.  Don’t miss an evening of foot-stomping music.  We’ll have plenty of room for swing dancers and for those who want to listen to one of the region’s most swingiest bands! The Band – The Skiffle Minstrels is a Western Swing dance band.…

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JazzBrunch continues on the scenic Terrace.  Be sure to check out who is performing!

JazzBrunch Sundays at the Terrace at Delaware Park Hosted by JazzBuffalo

Sunday, August 15 @ 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. August Schedule: August 1: Hot Club Express August 8: Stu Weissman Duo August 15:…

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We had a great time this past Monday with a 9-piece band!

JazzBuffalo JazzMondays with My Cousin Toné at Tappo Rooftop Patio!

Monday, August 16 @ 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 returns 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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Jazz Guitarist Stu Weissman at JazzTuesdays at the Mansion On Delaware Avenue

Tuesday, August 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Mansion on Delaware Avenue414 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States 
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Jazz guitarist Stu Weissman has been a fixture in the jazz scene since his arrival to Buffalo.  One of the region’s most versatile jazz guitarists makes an appearance at Jazz at Mansion. Stu Weissman has been on the local music scene since the early 1970s and while often considered first and foremost as a jazz guitarist he is also is conversational in the blues and funk genres as well.   Originally from NY City he came to Buffalo in 1969 and…

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The JazzBuffalo Keep Jazz Alive Fund

We will be reliant on in-kind donations to help support jazz music this summer into fall as we were last summer.  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.  Both outdoors and indoors.  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


Special Appearance: Melissa Kate at Next Week’s Jazz at Chandlerville!

Jazz vocalist Mellisa Kate has been one of the region’s most dynamic vocalists during the past decade.  Performing with Van Taylor and institutions like the Buffalo Philharmonic.  Make plans for Thursday, August 19th!

Melissa Kate Project at Jazz at Chandlerville

Thursday, August 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Thin Man Brewery166 Chandler Street
Buffalo, NY United States 
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We are very excited to welcome performer and jazz vocalist Melissa Kate for her first appearance at Jazz at Chnadlerville.  One of the region’s top sultry cabaret jazz and blues singers in the region to have performed with a variety of bands. Melissa Kate is a trained Actress, Dancer, Writer, Voiceover Artist, and Singer.  The Troy, NY native knows how to command a stage! She uses the power of song to draw you into a conversation. Her command of the story…

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Jazz in Lewiston Fundraiser by the Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY

Mark your calendar for the Jazz In Lewiston Fundraiser being held by the Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY on Friday evening, August 27th, and Saturday, August 28th. We’ll have a special performance by the George Caldwell Jazz Sextet in the Gallo plaza to open Saturday, August 28th. You’ll be able to see performances in the Gallo plaza by Paradigm Shift Jazz, My Cousin Tone’, and The Jay/Sharptet. The 2-day event will include performances on Friday, August 27th by the Elliot Scozzaro Quartet at The Lewiston Stone House and Saranaide at Gather on Center Street. Look for more performers to be announced soon! Come out and support the fundraiser as we get ready for a bigger and better 2022 Northwest Jazz Festival. When you support the participating restaurants during these two days, you’ll be contributing to the Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY fundraiser! Thank you to all the sponsors!
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Charlie Ballantine: The Music of Thelonious Monk

We are excited that jazz guitarist Charlie Ballantine has put Buffalo on his tour stop for his upcoming and much anticipated new album release.  Save the date!  Thursday, September 30th!  Read more…

Charlie Ballantine: “Reflections/Introspection: The Music of Thelonious Monk”

Thursday, September 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States 
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JazzBuffalo, in association with Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, presents Charlie Ballantine Trio in performance from about to be released Ballantine’s double album: “Reflections/Introspection: The Music of Thelonious Monk” – do not miss this!! (GET TICKETS NOW FOR ONLY $10.  TICKETS WILL BE $20 DAY OF SHOW!) Charlie Ballantine is acclaimed as one of the finest and most versatile young guitarists on the scene today. JAZZ TIMES MAGAZINE hails his playing as “teeming with intricate grooves and maniacal precision his guitar…

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Janet Evra: “A Night In Paris” – Special Promo Code

Those who missed out on your chance to get tickets at only $10 offer an Early Bird promo code for $5 off!  Available for a limited time, use the promo code of EarlyBird5.  Go directly to Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/janet-evra-a-night-in-paris-tickets-163419224299
International jazz artist Janet Evra will be making her first-ever appearance in Buffalo on Saturday, October 2nd. Evra blends a repertoire of French jazz and Brazilian influences such as bossa nova and samba into a memorable performance. We’ll be hosting “Janet Evra: A Night In Paris” at the exciting new venue for JazzBuffalo – Seneca One Tower!

Janet Evra: “A Night In Paris”

Saturday, October 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Buffalo, NY United States + Google Map

(SAVE THE DATE – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2ND!) By way of the U.K. and her residency at the Kranzberg Arts Foundation in St. Louis, international jazz artist, bassist, songwriter, and vocalist Jane Evra will make a special first-time appearance in Buffalo on Saturday, October 2nd of 2021. Evra performs on premier international stages across the USA and Europe.  She has collaborated with Grammy winners, Grammy nominees, and international jazz superstars including Randy Brecker, Taylor Eigsti, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, Eric Marienthal, and Diego…

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