4 Fabulous FREE Events Kicks Off a Month of Hot Jazz in August

The First Week of August Begins with More Outstanding Performances

The JazzBuffalo “Summer of Jazz” is in full swing, and July has already treated us to incredible jazz experiences! As we look back on the month, we can’t help but marvel at the outstanding performances we’ve enjoyed.

August is gearing up to be another unforgettable month of jazz for our community. Get ready for a month filled with more outstanding performances.

In the first week of August, the “Summer of Jazz” presents four fantastic free jazz events for you to enjoy. Plan an enchanting summer afternoon or evening in the open air, surrounded by the sounds of jazz performed by some of the best musicians in the region.

Get your jazz-loving friends together and mark your calendars for these not-to-be-missed events. Let’s make this one jazzy summer to remember.

Here are four free “Summer of Jazz” events plus a free Salsa dance lesson event. Click on the links to get more detailed information:

Monday, July 31 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm  JazzMondays at Tappo Rooftop Patio with My Cousin Toné

JazzMondays at Tappo Rooftop Patio with My Cousin Toné

Tappo Restaurant 330 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY, United States

PLEASE NOTE:  Monday, June 26th is CANCELED due to rain and thunderstorm warnings. The popular Summer JazzMondays on the rooftop patio of Tappo Restaurant will return for the summer of 2023 for its 8th season! My Cousin Toné returns to perform on the rooftop patio every Monday night! Voted in the 2021 JazzBuffalo annual poll


Thursday, August 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Alex McArthur Quartet at Jazz at Chandlerville

Tappo Pizza / Thin Man Brewery 166 Chandler Street, Buffalo, NY, United States

Winner in the JazzBuffalo Poll for Female Jazz Vocalist of the Year in 2018, 2021, and 2022, she has led her own jazz & pop groups in Buffalo since 2016. Alex’s love for storytelling via musical means led her to study musical theatre & music at the University at Buffalo, while studying vocal jazz &


Friday, August 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Dave Hill Group: “West Coast Jazz” at On The Plaz!

Seneca One Tower 1 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY, United States

Dave Hill has been an active professional guitarist in Los Angeles music since 1985, playing countless recording sessions and gigs. He has played with contemporary jazz great Gregg Karukas, who


Sunday, August 6 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Salsa at Richardson! Free Salsa Dance Lesson with Calvin Rice!

Richardson-Olmsted Park / The Richardson Hotel Buffalo 444 Forest Avenue, Buffalo, NY, United States

Don’t miss out on the chance to learn Salsa dancing from the renowned Calvin Rice before enjoying the captivating tunes of the Wendell Rivera Latin Jazz Ensemble. Not only is


Sunday, August 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Wendell Rivera Latin Jazz Ensemble at Jazz At Richardson!

Richardson-Olmsted Park / The Richardson Hotel Buffalo 444 Forest Avenue, Buffalo, NY, United States

Wendell Rivera, a leading ambassador of Latin Jazz, is an invigorating sound that incorporates Afro-Caribbean grooves with the free, melodic, and harmonic elements of progressive jazz. Rivera’s Latin Jazz Ensemble


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