Jazz in Buffalo: Spring Into Jazz!

(Photo: Jazz pianist/composer/arranger Ethan Iverson will be joined by trumpeter Tom Harrell in a special Art of Jazz performance this Friday.)

Buffalo continues to be a jazz destination as more jazz artists take note.  This week, we get visits from notable jazz artists and performers.  Read on!

Featured Event

Art of Jazz | Ethan Iverson & Tom Harrell Duo

Friday, April 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo,NY14201 United States
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Two of modern jazz’s leading lights unite to explore the classic post-war jazz repertoire that made New York City the “Jazz Capital of the World.” A founding member of the Bad Plus, one of the most successful and groundbreaking jazz groups of the 21st century, pianist Ethan Iverson is a restless visionary with a deep respect for jazz history. Tom Harrell, voted trumpeter of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association, is one of the most creative and lyrical jazz…

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From Our Partner Hallwalls

Gwen Laster’s New MUSE4tet

Thursday, April 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States 
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$15 – $20

Born in October 2015 and founded by Violinist/Composer Gwen Laster, New MUSE4tet is an improvising string quartet offering 20th and 21st century new works and original compositions as a vehicle for social activism. Her commissioned work “Black Lives Matter Suite” premiered shortly after the inception of the ensemble and continues to draw great audiences and critical acclaim. New MUSE4tet sheds new interpretive light on familiar works and introduces audiences to the voices of the now. The artists joining Gwen are violinist Hsinwei…

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Smooth Jazz Fans Take Note

Brian Culbertson

Saturday, April 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Buffalo State Performing Arts Center1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States 
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$37 – $125

Over the course of crafting a 20-album catalogue and architecting more than 30 Billboard No. 1 singles as a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, Brian Culbertson has charted his own unique course in music. Label him jazz and he makes a funk record. Call him an R&B artist and he drops an acoustic jazz trio collection. Brand him pop and he creates a 32-minute New Age opus. And you’d be hard pressed to name another instrumentalist of his ilk who can mount an…

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Check Upcoming Events At JazzBuffalo For Live Jazz

Be sure to check out the Upcoming Events section of JazzBuffalo.org for all the live jazz around town.  There is plenty of jazz happening throughout the city and the region!  In this newsletter, we tend to focus on our active partners.  We are getting amazing visits and events impossible to mention all here.  Go here for more events:

Upcoming Events: Live Stream And Live Events


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