Jazz in Buffalo: Jazz Is Heating Up!

(Photo:  Ember Trio hits Hallwalls this Saturday for a special JazzBuffalo presentation!)

We are slowly making that transition to another Summer of Jazz in Buffalo!  This week’s weather is sure setting us up for a great summer!  Lots of jazz is about to happen!

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Ethan Iverson/Orrin Evans Fans – Check this out!  This Saturday!

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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JazzBuffalo Benefit Concert 2022 

We have the opportunity to host fast-rising stars and it presents the opportunity to host a benefit for JazzBuffalo and our Keep Jazz Alive Fund.  This is a rare opportunity to see two rising stars and fabulous musicians up close and personal.  And, provide meaningful support to JazzBuffalo!

JazzBuffalo Benefit Concert 2022 Featuring Samara Joy and Pasquale Grasso

Thursday, June 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States 
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You are invited to join us for a special benefit concert designed to raise funds to directly support the Buffalo region jazz scene.  The JazzBuffalo Keep Jazz Alive Fund has been instrumental in creating free jazz events each summer.  Events that help our talented musicians to perform and for our community to enjoy the richness of our premium arts and culture quality of life. Funds raised will continue to support such events and serve as a foundation for raising necessary…

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Our Partner’s Betty Carter Celebration!

Our partner, the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective is hosting a Betty Carter Celebration this Saturday.  Featuring, from New York, the wonderful Camille Thurman!

Betty Carter Celebration featuring Camille Thurman

Saturday, May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Antioch Baptist Church1327 Fillmore Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14211 United States 
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The PAPPY MARTIN LEGACY JAZZ COLLECTIVE kicks off its “Celebration of Women in Jazz” year of events with its 1st Annual Betty Carter Birthday Celebration. A performance by CAMILLE THURMAN, saxophonist and vocalist with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra led by Wynton Marsalis, accompanied by the Darrell Green Quartet (Darrell Green/Drums, Wallace Roney, Jr./Trumpet, Anthony Wonsey/Piano and Tom diCarlo/Bass) will celebrate the musical artistry of jazz icon, Betty Carter. About Camille Thurman Camille Thurman, a composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and…

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All-Star Jazz Band featuring Jazz Vocalist Andy James

Terrell Stafford, Bill Cunliffe, Bob Sheppard, Marvin “Smitty” Smith, Michael Dease, and more!  Need we say more?!

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 

We are very excited to have not one but two of the fastest rising stars in the jazz world appearing together in our Live at Seneca One Series – in partnership with Seneca One!  Not to be missed!

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:

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