Open Your Hearts To Jazz in February: Five Exciting Concerts to Mark on Your Calendar

International Jazz Artists To Perform In Buffalo

As February unfolds, the jazz community is set to enjoy a series of captivating performances that promise to grip your imagination and be enthralled by amazing talent. Five concerts will feature international jazz artistry at a high level. Buffalo is gearing up to host an array of some of the most talented names in jazz, offering something for every jazz enthusiast.

Hover over each name and click on the link to the JazzBuffalo event details!

Here are five must-see concerts to mark on your calendar this February:

Sunday, February 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Art of Jazz l Diego Rivera Quintet “Ofrenda”

Buffalo AKG Art Museum Buffalo, NY, United States

“Nothing that Rivera plays sounds formulaic or pre-formed, and the band he has assembled is absolutely with him: disciplined, fiery, logical and freewheeling by turns… – DownBeat Magazine Embark on a captivating musical journey that celebrates the rich tapestry of multicultural influences and the seamless blending of Mexican roots with the vibrant jazz world. Join…

Monday, February 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Kahil El’Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble “Celebrating 50 Years of Great Black Music”

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center 341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY, United States

The .9Mile Collaborative is thrilled to celebrate both the 50th anniversary of legendary Chicago percussionist Kahil El’Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble as well as Hallwalls’ own 50th anniversary on February 5th…

Friday, February 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Cécile McLorin Salvant

UB Slee Hall Amherst NY, NY, United States

Cécile McLorin Salvant, is a composer, singer, and visual artist. The late Jessye Norman described Salvant as“a unique voice supported by an intelligence and full-fledged musicality, which light up every…

Saturday, February 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Cole Porter Valentines featuring Konrad Paszkudski and Olivia Chindamo

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

Cole Porter and the Great American Songbook JazzBuffalo is pleased to present award-winning Konrad Paskudski and Olivia Chindamo coming to the Canterbury Wood Performing Arts Center. Saturday, February 17, 2024 7:30…

Wednesday, February 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Veronica Swift

Kleinhans Music Hall 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY, United States

“It’s as good a job of reconciling the past and the present as I have ever heard, and goes a lot further than anything else I’ve encountered in the past…

With an appealing lineup of concerts spanning various styles as well as five different venues, February is poised to be a month of unforgettable jazz experiences in Buffalo. Whether you’re a seasoned jazz aficionado or new to the genre, these performances offer the perfect opportunity to open your heart to the magic of jazz.

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