Jazz In Town: Jazz Takes Over A Town!

(Photo: You’ll find multiple performers, some of the best in the region, taking over the town of Lewiston in this weekend’s Jazz In Lewiston Fundraiser!)

We are closing in on the end of the summer season but plenty of great jazz is available.  This weekend will also find the Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY holding one its most ambitious fundraisers in quite some time.  You’ll find jazz on Friday evening and Saturday throughout the day at several dining establishments along Center Street and Water Street.  Do get out and support!

JazzBuffalo “Summer of Jazz”

Carina and The Six String Preacher at Jazz at Chandlerville

Thursday, August 26 @ 5:55 pm – 8:30 pm
Thin Man Brewery166 Chandler Street
Buffalo, NY United States 
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This will be the band’s first appearance in the Jazz at Chandlerville Series.  They offer a spicy blend of crime jazz, surf, Latin, and pop with a touch of blood and a dash of cinnamon, Carina and the Six String Preacher’s signature sound is a modern-day jazz noir with a twist. Based out of Buffalo New York, the band — formed by singer/songwriter Carina Mastrantonio and guitarist/songwriter Vincent James Mastrantonio— has been independently writing, recording, and producing music and music…

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Jazz in Lewiston Day Fundraiser Hosted by the Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY

Friday, August 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NYCenter Street
Lewiston, NY United States 
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Mark your calendar for the Jazz In Lewiston Day 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…

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JazzBrunch continues on the scenic Terrace.  Be sure to check out who is performing!  This week will feature the very unique accordion-based trio The Autonomous Vehicles.

JazzBuffalo JazzMondays with My Cousin Toné at Tappo Rooftop Patio!

Monday, August 30 @ 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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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: Award-winning Hannah PK at Next Week’s Jazz at Chandlerville!

The award-winning blues and jazz singer/pianist will be making her Jazz at Chandlerville debut next week!  Don’t miss Hannah PK!

Hanna PK at Jazz at Chandlerville

Thursday, September 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Thin Man Brewery166 Chandler Street
Buffalo, NY United States 
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This year, we welcome one of the region’s finest performers in the region to Jazz at Chandlerville.   Hanna PK is the 2019 International Blues Challenge Semi-Finalist — a solid pianist, soulful vocalist, and vibrant performer who channels a wide variety of the blues & swing, old school folk, and boogie-woogie but with her own contemporary realness whether she’s performing her story-telling originals, breathing new life into songs that may be 100 years old, or anything in-between. Her seemingly sweet and…

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Jazz On The Plaz! Special Event – Summer Wind: The Music Of Frank Sinatra

September gets started with a special night celebrating the most important singer of the 20th Century, Frank Sinatra.  Featuring Zach Carr and a stellar ensemble of jazz musicians.

Summer Wind: The Music of Frank Sinatra ft. Zach Carr at Jazz On The Plaz!

Friday, September 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Seneca One Tower1 Seneca Street
Buffalo, NY United States 
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In this special Jazz On The Plaz! presentation, we delve into the music and songs of the iconic American treasure – Frank Sinatra.  The most important singer of the 20th century who defined the concept of American pop music, jazz vocals, and the “crooner” who eloquently brought to life the music of composers such as Ira Gershwin and Cole Porter. The event, Summer Wind: The Music of Frank Sinatra, will feature one of the region’s most dynamic male vocalists, Zach…

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Avant-Garde and Sun Ra Arkestra Fans Take Note!

The region gets a visit from one of the most influential jazz ensembles to come out of the Avant-Garde jazz movement.  The Sun Ra Arkestra will be performing at Ashbury Hall/Babeville at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center.  More details about the history of Sun Ra and how to get tickets are in the link below.

Sun Ra Arkestra

Thursday, September 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Asbury Hall at Babeville341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14202 United States 
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$25 – $35

The .9 Mile Collaborative (a partnership between the Historic Colored Musicans Club and Hallwalls’ music program) is proud to present the Sun Ra Arkestra on Thursday, September 2nd 2021 at 8:00 p.m. in Buffalo’s magnificent Asbury Hall at Babeville. Though the iconic Sun Ra left the planet in 1993, his cosmic legacy is proudly maintained by the interstellar sounds of the Sun Ra Arkestra, which now operates under the direction of Marshall Allen. Longtime alto saxophonist Marshall Allen has been…

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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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