Jazz in Buffalo: April 30th is International Jazz Day!!

(Photo: Rising star jazz vocalist, Anaïs Reno, visits Buffalo to perform in a special International Jazz Day concert!)

Jazz has truly become a global phenomenon.  International Jazz Day, celebrated every year on April 30th, recognizes the international presence of jazz as well as the multi-cultural influence of jazz all over the world. Here, in Buffalo, we’ll help celebrate with the JazzBuffalo 5th Annual International Jazz Day Celebration.   Be sure to hear a message from Herbie Hancock just below.

When you look at the jazz stars about to come through Buffalo this spring, it is nothing short of astonishing!  Larger cities and jazz meccas do not even get close to the level we are about to experience.  A result of the JazzBuffalo Community coming together to create a cultural impact that is putting Buffalo on the map as a desired destination.

SPECIAL International Jazz Day Event


Each year, JazzBuffalo participates in the celebration of International Jazz Day.  This year, we will be at Seneca One in the Seneca One Auditorium.  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.

GET TICKETS NOW FOR ONLY $20 and no fee!  Tickets will be $30 CASH ONLY Day of the Show!!

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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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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All-Star Jazz Band featuring Jazz Vocalist Andy James

We are getting a tremendous visit to Buffalo from a large ensemble consisting of some of the biggest names in the jazz world.  Featuring an international jazz vocalist and a former European star in the world of Flamenco.  Wait until you see the all-star lineup!

Andy James and Her All-Star Jazz Band: “Rhythm in New York”

Friday, June 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Seneca One Tower1 Seneca Street
Buffalo, NY United States 
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Vocalist Andy James Celebrates One of the Greatest Cities in the World and the Mecca of Jazz! Las Vegas and LA-based jazz vocalist Andy James is excited to bring her all-star big band to Live at Seneca One to celebrate her new release, RHYTHM IN NEW YORK!  “Andy James’ sound is smoky & luxurious with every lush detail of the music carried out exquisitely”  – Riff Review A spectacular 10-member band featuring GRAMMY® Winners and Nominees and some of the…

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Samara Joy and Pasquale Grasso – TOGETHER!!! 

Two of the fastest Downbeat Rising Stars in the Jazz Universe will appear in Buffalo on Friday, June 24 at Seneca One – presented by JazzBuffalo.
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


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