This week in our JazzBuffalo Picks, Buffalo get vistis by masters of piano as well as an annual jazz fusion tribute honoring Herbie Hancock by the winner for jazz fusion group in the 8th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll. Plenty to catch up in events and news.
Two prominent jazz piano artists visit Buffalo, George Burton and the internationally acclaimed Nduduzo Makhathini.
Jazz Pianist George BurtonBuffalo State College Louis Ciminelli Hall 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY
New York City jazz pianist George Burton will perform at Buffalo State University on Thursday, February 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ciminelli Recital Hall in Rockwell Hall. His performance, which is sponsored by the Buffalo State Music Department, is part of the university’s Lois R. Klein Piano Recital Series. Described by critics as “painting with a vast palette,”
The Nduduzo Makhathini QuartetTrue Bethel Baptist Church 907 E. Ferry Street, Buffalo, NY
Nduduzo Makhathini is a South African jazz musician from Umgungundlovu, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Makhathini is the recipient of the 2015 Standard Bank Young Artist Award in the category of Jazz, part of the National Arts Festival. At the 2017 All Africa Music Awards, Makhathini won the Best Jazz Artist award. His musical output has led him to be described by Seton
HERBIE HANCOCK TRIBUTE | Donny Frauenhofer Sextet ft Dave HillSportsmen Tavern 326 Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY
JazzBuffalo’s 2023 Jazz Fusion Act of the Year and Jazz Soul/Funk Act of the year the Donny Frauenhofer Trio honors the music of Herbie Hancock with an expanded band! Featuring
Art of Jazz: 11-Time Grammy® Nominee Miguel Zenon
Our next Art of Jazz Series concert on Sunday, March 12th brings to Buffalo one of the most celebrated saxophonists in the world. The multiple-Grammy® Nominee will present music from his epic album Música De Las Américas (2022). Get tickets soon to avoid missing out!
GO HERE TO GET TICKETS NOW! https://kleinhansbuffalo.org/event/miguel-zenon-quartet/
Art of Jazz | Miguel Zenón QuartetKleinhans Music Hall 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY
Multiple Grammy Nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón represent a select group of musicians who have masterfully balanced and blended the often contradictory poles of innovation and tradition…
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 unique visits and local events that are impossible to mention here. Go here for more events:
Upcoming Events: Live Stream And Live Events
Charlie Ballantine Returns To Buffalo on March 18
FROM ALL ABOUT JAZZ:
“At 33, Ballantine has recorded eight albums and they are all gems. His range is wide and eclectic with tributes to Bob Dylan, Thelonious Monk, and Kurt Vonnegut. But his December 2022 release stands out as a masterpiece of artistry, melody, and deep feeling. Falling Grace doesn’t hit one over the head right away, but you might find you can’t stop playing it over and over again. Falling Grace may be Ballantine’s Kind of Blue (Columbia, 1959) for the 21st Century. It flows, grooves, dances, and soars above the crowd.”
If you read the above, get your ticket soon! Early Bird discount in effect!
Charlie Ballantine TrioSeneca One Tower 1 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY
GET TICKETS SOON! Early Bird Promo Code – EarlyBird10 – $10 OFF! Acclaimed jazz guitarist Charlie Ballantine will make a tour stop in Buffalo at the spectacular Seneca One Auditorium!
Easter Brunch at The Buffalo History Museum
Tappo and JazzBuffalo team up with the Buffalo History Museum to bring you a special Easter Brunch event this year that will feature jazz by My Cousin Tóne and special guest vocalist Donna Delano-Kerr:
Easter Brunch at the Buffalo History MuseumBuffalo History Museum Buffalo, NY
You’re invited to Easter Brunch at the Buffalo History Museum! Now is the chance if you have yet to experience this incredible venue. This family-friendly brunch will be buffet-style, complete…
Save The Date for the 5th Annual JazzBuffalo International Jazz Day Celebration
This year, the annual International Jazz Day falls on Sunday, April 30th. And, we are going to celebrate with a unique Jazz Trio Festival and a special appearance by the Lindsey Holland Unit! Look for tickets soon. Please do note that part of the proceeds will help JazzBuffalo’s fundraising for our third Summer Of Jazz Season where we aim to provide the community with free access to jazz performances.
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