(Photo: You can catch Saranaide and Brazilian Jazz at the next Jazz on The Plaz! this Friday!)
This summer, we have enjoyed three-plus months of a JazzBuffalo “Summer of Jazz” Our hope was to provide the community a means to enjoy jazz in multiple settings. Hearing many different kinds of jazz and discovering the fantastic talent that is right here in the Greater Buffalo region!
We are almost done but not quite yet. Soon, we will be entering a fall and winter season of jazz so be on the lookout for more announcements. For now, in September, do enjoy the following JazzBuffalo “Summer of Jazz” and fall events!
JazzBuffalo In September
Join us on Thursday, September 16th as we do a pop-up Jazz at Chandlerville. That’s right! The weather forecast shows a remaining sunny day and we’re going to do a pop-up concert on Chandler Street! We’ll be featuring The MCT Express! A smaller version of the large jazz ensemble favorites, My Cousin Tone’! The MCT Express will feature a mix of generational players that includes Abdul-Rahman Qadir on drums, Jim Matteliano on keyboards, Tony Zambito on percussion, Mary DiCioccio on…Find out more »
This year we bring the uniquely sounding jazz and Brazilian/Latin/Bossa Nova music of Saranaide to Jazz On The Plaz! for the first time. She just released a new EP and was featured on AM Buffalo. And, was a JazzBuffalo featured artist in our fall live stream with MusicalFare Theatre. https://youtu.be/p_qAjD27MBA Saranaide is an accomplished vocalist, songwriter, and musician based out of Buffalo, NY. With parents from Panama and Puerto Rico, Saranaide has dipped into her DNA to embrace and…Find out more »
We welcome to Jazz On The Plaz!, for the first 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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
JazzBuffalo In October
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 Figueiredo. Evra sings in English, Portuguese, Spanish,…Find out more »
The JazzBuffalo Keep Jazz Alive Fund
We will be reliant on in-kind donations to help support jazz music this summer into fall. You can make in-kind suggested donations of $5-$10 per event attended to:
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.
Become A JazzBuffalo PatronMany thanks to those who have explored and contributed via Patreon. As we endure the pandemic, JazzBuffalo grows and supports the need to enrich our community through jazz. Will you consider becoming a JazzBuffalo Patron to continue the development of JazzBuffalo as an integral part of what makes our city one of the best for arts and culture in the country? Click on the Become A Patron link/button below and become a supporting patron for as little as $1/month.