Special Performance Featuring Maria Sebastian’s American Songbook to Kick-Off of Jazz at Richardson

The Much-Anticipated Community Gathering at Historic Campus Returns

The historic Richardson Olmsted Campus is set to be filled with the fabulous sounds of jazz as we look forward to the special kick-off of Jazz at Richardson. The much-anticipated return, on Sunday, June 23rd at 4:30 pm, will feature the illustrious Maria Sebastian performing selections from the American Songbook, accompanied by Buffalo Music Hall of Famers.

Maria Sebastian, a celebrated vocalist known for her versatile and dynamic performances, will lead the performance with her captivating interpretations of timeless classics from the American Songbook. Covering songs popularized by Norah Jones, Peggy Lee, Ray Charles, Billie Holiday, Dionne Warwick, Johnny Mercer, Janis Ian, Frank Sinatra, Diana Krall, Linda Ronstadt, Fats Waller, Doris Day, The Carpenters, Ingrid Michaelson, and many others.

Maria Sebastian’s American Songbook Show

Sebastian’s illustrious career has solidified her status as a beloved figure in our jazz and music community. Joining her on stage will be fellow Buffalo Music Hall of Famers Frank Grizanti and Nelson Starr, whose exceptional talents will contribute to what promises to be a truly memorable performance. Making for an exceptional musical experience, they will also be accompanied by David Wasik and Paul Todaro.

Maria Sebastian

Jazz at Richardson represents more than just a concert series within a jazz scene; it is a community-based occasion that brings together music lovers, neighborhoods, families, and friends and supports the cultural vibrancy of Buffalo. The initiative aims to celebrate and preserve the rich heritage of jazz while creating an opportunity for our community to unite.

The Jazz at Richardson events planned this year will be supported by the fantastic Richardson Hotel Buffalo and the generosity of the Douglas Development Corporation. Efforts are being made to make the grounds ready for community gatherings.

American Songbook Band

This kick-off Jazz at Richardson event promises to be a memorable experience, blending the historic ambiance of the Richardson Olmsted Campus with the timeless allure of jazz music. As Maria Sebastian, Frank Grizanti, Nelson Starr, David Wasik, and Paul Todaro take the stage, attendees can expect a time of exceptional music, community spirit, and cultural celebration.

Join us on Sunday, June 23rd at 4:30 pm for the special kick-off of Jazz at Richardson and enjoy the beautiful music of Maria Sebastian’s American Songbook. Jazz at Richardson unites us all and uplifts the community, creating unforgettable moments under the summer sky.

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