Jazz in Buffalo: JazzMondays and Summer of Jazz Returns!

(Photo by Jack Zuff: Memorial Day marks the return of JazzMondays at Tappo Rooftop Patio for the 5th season!  One of our favorite photos by JazzBuffalo contributor Jack Zuff ever – it truly captures the beauty of the night, two people dancing, music, and passion.)

Memorial Day will mark the unofficial beginning of summer and outdoor jazz and music.  It will be our 2nd Annual Summer of Jazz where we attempt to offer free jazz music and beyond jazz music to the community.  This summer, we’ll be attempting to enjoy the festivities while carrying heavy hearts for the victims of mass shootings here in our East Side community Tops, and now in the unspeakable horror of losing children in a Uvalde, TX elementary school.

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In roughly one week, we will have in the immortal word of Ed Sullivan – “a really big show!”  We welcome jazz vocalist Andy James to town with an all-star cast of jazz musicians.  10 musicians who are all individual headliners in their own rights!


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,NYUnited 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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The 2nd Annual Summer of Jazz Begins Memorial Day with JazzMondays at Tappo Rooftop Patio with My Cousin Toné

We begin a new Summer of Jazz this Monday with the return of, for the 5th season, JazzMondays at Tappo Rooftop Patio with My Cousin Tone’.  Every Monday this summer!  New traditions have started for birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, and just friends gathering for great food, drinks, and music under the stars!

JazzMondays at Tappo Rooftop Patio with My Cousin Toné

Monday, May 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Tappo Restaurant330 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States 
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The popular Summer JazzMondays on the rooftop patio of Tappo Restaurant will return for the summer of 2022 for its fifth season! My Cousin Toné returns to perform on the rooftop patio every Monday night! Voted in the 2021 JazzBuffalo annual poll as favorite Jazz Large Ensemble!  Sit back and enjoy dinner and a bottle of wine while My Cousin Toné plays tunes everyone will love from its repertoire of jazz classics, standards, soul, and hard bop songs. The weekly…

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PLEASE SUPPORT: JazzBuffalo Benefit Concert 2022 

JazzBuffalo is holding a Benefit Concert on June 23rd.  Limited to 65 people.  Our goal is to raise funds for the Keep Jazz Alive Fund which helps us to bring free jazz to the community via our Summer of Jazz program.  Additionally, we seek funds for the eventual purchase of a true concert piano.  We’ll have the chance for you to enjoy an intimate performance in the Cinema Room at Hallwalls by two rising stars in jazz who are destined for superstardom.

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,NY14202 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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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!  We are getting amazing visits and local events impossible to mention all here.  Go here for more events:

Upcoming Events: Live Stream And Live Events


Our partner, Artpark, to Bring Trombone Shorty Into The Region on June 14!

Make plans to see one of the prolific performers in jazz do his energizing program of jazz, funk, and New Orleans music when he returns to Artpark on June 14th!

Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown

Tuesday, June 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artpark450 S. 4th Street
Lewiston, NY 14092 United States 
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Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown is a curated mini-festival, a history of New Orleans music and a vision of where that music is headed in the 21st century. “I want to share the music and the vibe of my city,” Trombone Shorty says. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue’s music respects Crescent City traditions while pushing the boundaries of those traditions, adding pop, rock and hip-hop influences. “Allen Toussaint told me, ‘Learn everything you can, take everything you can from us, but…

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Jazz at Chandlerville to Begin June 16!

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