Jazz in Buffalo: All-Star Jazz Band Hits Buffalo!

(Photo – An unbelievable collection of jazz all-stars visit Buffalo on Friday, June 3rd at Seneca One Auditorium!)

The 2nd season of Summer of Jazz kicked off on Memorial Day!  A fantastic time was had at Tappo Rooftop and more to come this summer.  Read on for fabulous jazz!

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Tomorrow night, 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!  Check this out!

Andy James — vocalist, Bill Cunliffe — music director/piano, Terell Stafford — trumpet, Michael Dease —trombone, Jaleel Shaw — alto saxophone, Bob Sheppard — tenor saxophone & flute, Jon Cowherd — piano/keyboard, Marvin Smitty Smith — drums, Alex Acuna — percussion, Kenny Davis — bass

This is one of the best collections of jazz all-stars on the stage at the same time in Buffalo in a very long time!


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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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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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, Historic Colored Musicians Club, is holding a Benefit Concert Tonight!

Support their efforts for expansion and construction upgrades!!

George Scott’s Big Band Bash

Thursday, June 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Buffalo History Museum Buffalo, NY United States + Google Map

The Colored Musicians Club presents George Scotts Big Band Bash at The Buffalo History Museum! Doors open at 6PM, music at 7PM. Tickets are available now at The Buffalo History Museum or online below: Buy Tickets Here In 2021, the historic Colored Musicians Club embarked on a $2 million renovation project. This substantial project includes not only restoration to the existing first-floor storefront and second floor, but an expansion that will extend the building to Michigan Avenue. This project will…

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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,NY14092 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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Our partner, MusicalFare Theatre, has 2 Jazz Shows in the Premier Cabaret Lounge!

West Coast Jazz with Dave Hill & Friends

Saturday, June 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MusicalFare Theatre4380 Main Street, Suite 123
Amherst, NY 14226 United States 
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Guitarist Dave Hill hails from Southern California, where he’s been an active member of the Los Angeles music scene for 35 years. In November of 2020, he relocated to the Buffalo area and has since been generously welcomed by the music community out here. Dave’s music is truly an amalgamation of his west coast contemporary Jazz style, mixed with his love of Rhythm and Blues. He has recorded 2 music CD’s of his original music: 2004’s “Two Seasons” and 2011’s “New World”,…

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A Quiet Night of Quiet Stars

Friday, June 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MusicalFare Theatre4380 Main Street, Suite 123
Amherst, NY 14226 United States 
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A celebration of the Bossa Nova years of Stan Getz and Astrid Gilberto as recreated by Buffalo Music Hall of Fame inductees Jim Runfola, Theresa Quinn, and others. Come hear the music that popularized bossa nova worldwide and was one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time, selling over a million copies. Ticket price for In-Person Performance: $22 (+$3 fee) Ticket price for Livestream: $17 (+$3 fee) – Unlimited seating available!

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JazzMondays at Tappo Rooftop Patio with My Cousin Toné

Oh my!  What a great first night of our 6th season!  Special guest John Troy was off the charts.  This week, our special guest is drummer Abdul-Rahman Qadir!

JazzMondays at Tappo Rooftop Patio with My Cousin Toné

Monday, June 6 @ 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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Jazz at Chandlerville to Begin June 16!

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