Jazz in Buffalo: Spring Ahead To Cool Jazz

A Special Art of Jazz To Remember

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who joined us for the Art of Jazz Series this past Sunday, embracing our mission to bring studio mastery to the live stage. Sunday’s concert showcased Dan Wilson’s acclaimed project, ‘Things Eternal,’ a true gem of 2023, right here in Buffalo. It was a special opportunity for all of us to experience the ensemble’s heartfelt narrative of the album and to see it perform as intended.

Special thanks to the team of Mark Percy, Devin Kelly, Madeline LoFaso, Dave Sipos, Stephanie Keating-Miller, and staff at the AKG who make it possible to produce a first-class concert!

Plenty of great and meaningful jazz is ahead!

We are thrilled to present the chart-topping jazz and soul vocalist, Kathy Kosins. All fans of Anita O’Day, June Christy, Julie London, Chris Conner, and the West Coast jazz vocal style of the 1940s and 1950s should not miss this! And all aspiring jazz vocalists should not miss this award-winning jazz vocalist! ‘To The Ladies of Cool’ is an inventive show that honors the jazz vocalists of West Coast Cool!

Read the articles at the end of the newsletter, which include videos, and get your tickets soon!

Friday, March 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Kathy Kosins: “To The Ladies Of Cool”

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

A Magical Tribute To The Ladies of Cool JazzBuffalo is pleased to present award-winning Kathy Kosins: To The Ladies of Cool at the Canterbury Wood Performing Arts Center on Friday, March…


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The ‘Art Meets Jazz’ events have sure been special! We’re looking forward to the next event in the series on Wednesday, March 27. We’ll be featuring Mary Ramsey and Friends. Mary is the lead singer for the award-winning 10,000 Maniacs and welcomes opportunities to showcase her jazz repertoire. The artist Muhammad Z Zaman will have on display “Wild Blossom” in the Hunt Art Gallery. Get your tickets early for this one!

Wednesday, March 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Art Meets Jazz at Beebe’s at the Gallery and the Hunt Art Gallery

Beebe’ at the Gallery 403 Main Street, Buffalo, United States

Experience the harmonious blending of ‘Art Meets Jazz’ at Beebe’s at the Gallery and the C. Stuart and Jane H. Hunt Gallery — an exceptional and one-of-a-kind event. Treat yourself…

Get tickets soon for Art Meets Jazz on March 27: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/778393224087?aff=oddtdtcreator

Join us for the final Art of Jazz Series 2023-2024 Season performance as we welcome jazz bassist great Rodney Whitaker alongside an all-star ensemble to the Buffalo AKG Art Museum auditorium. We will have another outstanding presentation of bringing studio mastery to the live stage!

Friday, April 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Art of Jazz l Rodney Whitaker “Oasis: The Music of Gregg Hill”

Buffalo AKG Art Museum Buffalo, NY, United States

Prepare to be captivated by the extraordinary musical talents of multiple Grammy® Nominated bassist Rodney Whitaker and his quintet of jazz superstars as they present the mesmerizing music of jazz composer…

Get tickets now! https://buffaloakg.org/events/art-jazz-rodney-whitaker%E2%80%94oasis-music-gregg-hill

Make sure to visit JazzBuffalo.org’s Upcoming Events section to stay updated on all the live jazz performances in Buffalo. With various events happening throughout the city and region, there’s something for everyone. Please note that we receive many unique visits and local events listings, so we encourage you to visit the website to find out where jazz is happening. Click here to view all the upcoming events.


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The long time professor of music and jazz studies at SUNY Buffalo State has the honor of having his classroom named in his honor. I’m sure there are several readers who may have taken his jazz class during the past four decades. Congratulations to Professor Chuck Mancuso!

Thursday, March 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Classroom Naming Honoring Professor Chuck Mancuso

SUNY Buffalo State Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, New York

You are invited to join us for the official SUNY-approved classroom naming ceremony honoring Professor Emeritus Charles (Chuck) Mancuso. The ceremony will take place on March 21, 2024, at 11:30…

We’ve got an exciting lineup of jazz in store for the 2024 Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY. To put on the largest jazz festival in the region takes money and resources. The annual fundraiser returns this year to the Brickyard Brewing Company on Center Street in Lewiston on Sunday, April 14th and will feature “Celebrate the Great American Songbook with My Cousin Toné” for entertainment. Please get tickets and support!

Get your tickets here! https://www.lewistonjazz.com/JazzFundraiser

This year’s Grammy-Winner for Best Latin Jazz Album, El arte Del Bolero, will be presented on Sunday, April 21 at 7:30 pm at Canterbury Wood Performing Arts Center. Don’t miss this opporutnity to witness the most recent Grammy winners and one of the most beautiful albums of 2023!

Sunday, April 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

“El arte Del Bolero” featuring Miquel Zenón and Luis Podermo

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

Bolero and Jazz Unite in a Night of Musical Brilliance and Beauty Sunday, April 21, 7:30 pm JazzBuffalo is pleased to present Grammy® Nominated Miguel Zenón and Luis Podermo coming…

Get tickets here now! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/774110454207?aff=oddtdtcreator

Join us for what will surely be a memorable evening as we celebrate the 100th Centennial of jazz icon Sarah Vaughan with vocalist DeeAnn DiMeo in a program titled “Getting Sassy.” Accompanied by the talented Nixon, Croft, Goretti Trio, and jazz saxophone virtuoso Dave Schiavone, this concert promises to be a mesmerizing tribute to one of the greatest voices in jazz history.

Wednesday, May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Getting Sassy: Sarah Vaughn 100th Centennial Celebration Featuring DeeAnn DiMeo

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

Join us for what will surely be a memorable evening as we celebrate the 100th Centennial of jazz icon Sarah Vaughan with vocalist DeeAnn DiMeo in a program titled “Getting…

Get tickets now! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/862102851837?aff=oddtdtcreator

The Lasting Influence of the Ladies of Cool and the West Coast Jazz Vocal Style

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A Reverent Tribute to Jazz’s Leading Ladies of Cool In the illustrious history of jazz, few eras capture the essence of cool sophistication quite like the West Coast jazz vocal […]

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‘Art Meets Jazz’ Event Returns For Another Unforgettable Community Celebration of Art and Jazz

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Unleashing the Creative Spirit: A Night of Music, Art, and Community Get ready for another extraordinary evening as Art Meets Jazz returns to the Hunt Art Gallery on Wednesday, March […]

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Kathy Kosins to Celebrate “To The Ladies of Cool” in Special Concert Presentation

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A Tribute to Anita O’Day, June Christy, Chris Connor, and Julie London Celebrate the timeless allure of the 50s “cool” era with the upcoming concert “To The Ladies of Cool” […]

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