Jazz in Town: Appreciating Jazz!!

(Photo: April is Jazz Appreciation Month)

Being Jazz Appreciation Month, we sure have plenty of jazz happenings to appreciate in Buffalo.  Talent abounds from artists who make Buffalo their home and from those now seeing our city as a destination to perform their music.

SPECIAL JazzBuffalo Events

JAZZBUFFALO’S 5TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY CELEBRATION!

Each year, JazzBuffalo participates in the celebration of International Jazz Day.  This year, we will be at Seneca One.  Join us in the Seneca One Lobby and Bar for pre-concert drinks and music by Ellen Pieroni and Sean McNamara.  Doors will open at 8 pm.

Live at Seneca One I Anaïs Reno with Juliet Kurtzman and Pete Malinverni (International Jazz Day Celebration)

Saturday, April 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Seneca One Tower1 Seneca Street
Buffalo,NYUnited States
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“…The most impressive new jazz singer to appear on the scene since Veronica Swift.” – SCOTT YANO, L.A. JAZZ SCENE “With her grace, gravitas, serenity, and prodigious skills—one can proclaim that the work of Anaïs is impressive without any added qualifier/caveat like “…for someone her age…”’ – ROB LESTER, TALKIN’ BROADWAY “…This is a once in a lifetime voice..” – STEPHEN MOSHER, BROADWAY WORLD “…you’ll know you’re in the presence of pure young vocal genius when you hear her sing…

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A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM HERBIE HANCOCK REGARDING INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY!

Ember Band (Caleb Curtis + Noah Garabedian + Vinnie Sperrazza)

Saturday, May 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo,NY14202 United States
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The Brooklyn, NY-based collaborative trio Ember (previously Curtis+Garabedian+Sperrazza) finds itself at the crossroads of musical and personal exploration, resulting in true band-hood and non-hierarchical playing. Each of the members – Caleb Wheeler Curtis (alto saxophone, Captain Black Big Band, Walking Distance), Noah Garabedian (bass, Ravi Coltrane, NirFelder), and Vinnie Sperrazza (drums, Ethan Iverson, Michael Formanek) – are integral parts of the NY creative music community as leaders, collaborators and instigators. The music in this trio is organized but open and…

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GET TICKETS SOON FOR THIS!!!  After this concert, Samara Joy will be on the Stardom Rocketship. She is appearing this year at the Newport Jazz Festival and the Monterey Jazz Festival.  You will be able to say – “I saw her when….”

Live at Seneca One I Samara Joy featuring the Pasquale Grasso Trio

Friday, June 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Seneca One Tower1 Seneca Street
Buffalo,NYUnited States
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2019 Winner of the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition! With a voice as smooth as velvet, SAMARA JOY’s star seems to rise with each performance. Following her winning the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, she is currently receiving rave reviews for her debut recording, which features Samara backed by the Pasquale Grasso Trio.  Growing up in New York, music was a pervasive presence, due to the inspiration of her paternal grandparents, Elder Goldwire and Ruth McLendon, who led the…

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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

From Our Partner Hallwalls

Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble

Thursday, April 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States 
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$15 – $25

Nicole M. Mitchell is an award-winning creative flutist, composer, bandleader and educator. She is perhaps best known for her work as a flutist, having developed a unique improvisational language and having been repeatedly awarded “Top Flutist of the Year” by Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll and the Jazz Journalists Association (2010-2017). Mitchell initially emerged from Chicago’s innovative music scene in the late 90s, and her music celebrates contemporary African American culture. She is the founder of Black Earth Ensemble, Black Earth Strings, Sonic Projections…

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