18 Plus Holiday Jazz Events To Enjoy In Buffalo This Christmas

Enjoying This Christmas Time Of The Year With Jazz


Get ready for an abundance of jazz that promises to bring us all cheerful merriment this December! From paid events to free ones, there’s something for everyone. Here’s the JazzBuffalo Guide to Holiday Jazz for December 2023.

Click on the links for more information about each event on JazzBuffalo.org:

Saturday, December 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Charlie Brown Christmas at Seneca One

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

JazzBuffalo and Seneca One are thrilled to join forces to present a special tribute to the legendary Vince Guaraldi and his iconic soundtrack for Charles Schulz’s timeless 1965 holiday classic…

Saturday, December 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

🌲 Jazzin’ the Holidays! 🌲

sportsmen’s tavern 326 Amherst St., Buffalo, NY, United States

The Dr. M Jazz Combo will be jazzin’ your holiday favorites. Featuring: Douglas “Trigger” Gaston – Piano Jared Tinkham – Guitar Ben Levitt – Upright Dave Phillips – Drums Ben…

Saturday, December 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Buffalo Jazz Collective Holiday Celebration

West Falls Center for the Arts West Falls, NY, United States

Join us for a night of classic holiday songs arranged by members of the Buffalo Jazz Collective. The group will perform many of your favorite seasonal songs along with a…

Sunday, December 3 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm  JazzBrunch Sundays at the Terrace at Delaware Park Hosted by JazzBuffalo

JazzBrunch Sundays at the Terrace at Delaware Park Hosted by JazzBuffalo

Terrace at Delaware Park 199 Lincoln Parkway, Buffalo, NY, United States

JazzBuffalo and the Terrace at Delaware Park are excited to keep the popular JazzBrunch Sundays at the iconic location at Hoyt Lake going!  The longest-running Sunday Jazz Brunch in the…

Sunday, December 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

A Charlie Brown Christmas at Seneca One – Matinee

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

JazzBuffalo and Seneca One are thrilled to join forces to present a special tribute to the legendary Vince Guaraldi and his iconic soundtrack for Charles Schulz’s timeless 1965 holiday classic,…

Friday, December 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Corinne Mammana “In The Christmas City” Jazz Concert

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

Praised by JazzTimes for “superb technique” and All About Jazz for her “sheer genius” arrangements, American jazz singer, songwriter, arranger, recording artist, and bandleader Corinne Mammana is passionate about preserving…

Friday, December 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Jazzy Christmas

Niagara Regional Theatre Guild 550 Ellicott Creek, Tonawanda, New York, United States

Gather ‘round, everybody as The Buffalo Dolls and Ladies First Jazz present…A Jazzy Christmas at Niagara Regional Theatre Guild with special guest Greg Hennessey. December 8, 2023. 7:30 pm…

Saturday, December 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Community Holiday Concert

Buffalo Central Library Buffalo, NY, United States

Saturday, December 9, 1pm, The George Scott Big Band at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library – Central Library. Learn about the new renovations happening at the The Colored…

Sunday, December 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Jazz at the Prez Holiday Concert

Lafayette Presbytarian Church 875 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY, United States

The Elmwood Village Association presents the Jazz at the Prez Holiday Concert featuring Mary Ramsey & Friends!! Musicians Mary Ramsey, Stu Weissman, Marc Rosen, and Ed Croft add a jazzy…

Wednesday, December 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Canterbury Woods Performing Arts Center 706 Renaissance Drive, Williamsville, United States

JazzBuffalo and Canterbury Woods Performing Arts Center are thrilled to present a special tribute to the legendary Vince Guaraldi and his iconic soundtrack for Charles Schulz’s timeless 1965 holiday classic,…

Friday, December 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WNY Big Band Christmas ft. Katy Miner at the Historic Palace Theater

Historic Palace Theater Lockport, NY, United States

Make plans now and spread the word — come hear the band fill Lockport’s newly restored “Historic Palace Theatre” with Christmas favorites, masterfully arranged by Buffalo Legend, Don Menza. Recorded…

Friday, December 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A Star People Holiday

Pausa Art House 19 Wadsworth Street, Buffalo, NY, United States

Join Star People for Jazz Holiday. Featuring music from “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, “The Nutcracker Ballet” and classic Holiday songs arranged by Bobby Militello.   Tim Clarke trumpet Andy Weinzler…

Saturday, December 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Janice Mitchell Quartet

Pausa Art House 19 Wadsworth Street, Buffalo, NY, United States

Give your holiday spirit a boost with an evening of holiday Jazz featuring Janice Mitchell & The Jim Beishline Trio. Pianist Jim Beishline has taken favorite Christmas standards and created…

Saturday, December 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Holiday Jazz in the Taylor

taylor Theater, Kenan Center 433 Locust Ave., Lockport, New York

Brendan Lanighan brings his Octet of some of Buffalo’s finest musicians to the Taylor Theater for a night of holiday magic! Joined by JazzBuffalo Poll winner for Female Vocalist of

Thursday, December 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Duende at Silo City 85 Silo City Row, Buffalo, NY, United States

Join The Trio with Ed Croft, David Wasik, and Ivan Docenko for a live rendition of the original soundtrack recording of A Charlie Brown Christmas! Soak up the holidays and…

Thursday, December 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Elliot Scozzaro Quintet Annual Pausa Holiday Show

Pausa Art House 19 Wadsworth Street, Buffalo, NY, United States

The Quintet will be playing original compositions, music by artists such as Lee Morgan, Joe Henderson, and Clifford Brown, and a selection of holiday classics. Elliot Scozzaro / alto saxophone…

Friday, December 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

Pausa Art House 19 Wadsworth Street, Buffalo, NY, United States

Ed Croft – bass, Ivan Docenko – piano, David Wasik – drums Vincent Anthony Guaraldi was an American jazz pianist noted for his innovative compositions and arrangements, and for composing…

Saturday, December 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

Pausa Art House 19 Wadsworth Street, Buffalo, NY, United States

Ed Croft – bass, Ivan Docenko – piano, David Wasik – drums Vincent Anthony Guaraldi was an American jazz pianist noted for his innovative compositions and arrangements, and for composing…

In December, jazz awaits you at the Terrace at Delaware Park every Friday and Saturday night, along with Sunday brunch. Plus, don’t miss the lunchtime jazz sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Sportsmen Tavern, featuring the Joe Baudo Big Band and Joe Baudo Organ Quartet—certainly spreading holiday cheer at various times.

There’s likely more in store, so check back occasionally for any new events added. For the most current listings, always visit Upcoming Jazz. Enjoy the holidays with jazz!


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