Jazz in Buffalo: An Exciting Paradigm Shift For Jazz In Buffalo

A Paradigm Shift From Jazz Scene to Vibrant Jazz Community!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Jazz at Richardson this past Sunday! It was a beautiful time for our community, especially after the wind died down and the sun came out. Maria Sebastian’s American Songbook performance was a delight.

Sunday’s event is yet another example of the significant paradigm shift happening in Buffalo. This week, we spotlight the band Paradigm Shift, whose name aptly reflects the transformation that is taking place in our city from a conventionally confined jazz scene to a vibrant jazz community that welcomes all and enriches our beloved city’s arts and culture.

This is our mission with JazzBuffalo: to unite people through the beauty of jazz music and to build a community that enriches lives. We are so grateful for your active participation in making this a reality.

“The preeminent Soul Jazz trio, Paradigm Shift, is set to deliver an unforgettable live recording concert at the Sportsmen’s Tavern on 1st July 2024. With original compositions and powerhouse performances, Paradigm Shift offers a decidedly fresh take on this famous sound. This historic event, celebrating the impressive original compositions of Gerry Youngman, promises to be a night of soulful and funky music that will connect with your soul.”

Paradigm Shift Live Concert and Recording

Monday, July 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Paradigm Shift: Live Jazz Concert and Recording

Sportsmen Tavern 326 Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY, United States

Today’s preeminent Soul Jazz trio, Paradigm Shift, has a decidedly fresh take on this famous sound. Founders are guitarist Mel Henderson and organist Gerry Youngman, who have written original music…


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Paradigm Shift: A Fresh Take on Soul Jazz

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Paradigm Shift Jazz

The preeminent Soul Jazz trio, Paradigm Shift, is set to deliver an unforgettable live recording concert at the Sportsmen’s Tavern on 1st July 2024. With original compositions and powerhouse performances, […]

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Jazz at Richardson: Wendell Rivera Latin Jazz Ensemble

JazzBuffalo + Jazz at Richardson: The Heartbeat of Our Jazz Community

This past Monday, we had yet another overflowing crowd of people in attendance and a fun time for all with special guest pianist Elliot Sneider. Presented by JazzBuffalo, JazzMondays takes place every Monday through Labor Day and should be on your ” must-do ” list this summer! We start at 6:30 pm and perform until 8:30 pm to 8:45 pm. See you there!

JazzMondays on the Tappo Restaurant Rooftop Patio with My Cousin Toné
Grammy-Nominated Manuel Valera

Friday, June 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Manuel Valera Trio

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

Manuel Valera Piano Hamish Smith Bass Jimmy Macbride Drums Born​ ​and​ ​raised​ ​in​ ​Havana, Cuba, ​Grammy-nominated​ ​pianist​ ​, and​ ​composer​ ​Manuel​ ​Valera​ is a Guggenheim Fellow who has​ ​recorded​ ​13​ ​CDs…

$15 – $20

Music in Bloom with George Scott Big Band

Thursday, June 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Music in Bloom: The George Scott Big Band

Frank Lloyd Wright Martin House Buffalo, NY, United States

Join us for a special evening of big-band music amidst the stunning landscape! Check-in will begin at 5:30 pm. The band will perform from 6-7:30 pm on the east lawn on Summit Avenue. Martin House will offer some outdoor seating, but we encourage guests to bring chairs or blankets. The Statler Café will be open before…


Lancaster Village Jubilee with the Fredtown Stompers

Tuesday, July 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Lancaster Village Jubilee

West Main Street, Village of Lancaster West Main Street, Lancaster, United States

The Village of Lancaster is celebrating its 175th Anniversary and it can’t wait to bring the party to West Main Street! Bring out the whole family to celebrate the Village’s…

(The Fredtown Stompers will be at our Buffalo Jazz Festival this year on Sunday, September 1st!)

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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We are beginning to build out our Jazz at Richardson “Lounge Series” and reserved seats are now available for acclaimed jazz vocalist Nancy Kelly. Don’t delay!

Friday, August 16 at 7:30 pm we will welcome the renowned jazz vocalist Nancy Kelly to Jazz at Richardson “Lounge Series” inside the Richardson Hotel, and on Friday, September 13 at 7:30 pm we will welcome acclaimed New York City-based jazz vocalist Marianne Solivan.

Reserved Table Seats and General Seating are now available for Nancy Kelly. Only one full table of 4 left so ACT SOON!

Nancy Kelly

Friday, August 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Acclaimed Jazz Vocalist Nancy Kelly

The Richardson Hotel Buffalo 444 Forest Avenue, Buffalo, NY, United States

RESERVE YOUR SEATS TODAY!!  GO HERE:  NANCY KELLY – JAZZ AT RICHARDSON Renowned jazz vocalist Nancy Kelly commands a global fan base with her timeless swinging style, transporting audiences back…

$25 – $35

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An Exciting Evening of Jazz Excellence: Nancy Kelly to Launch Jazz at Richardson Lounge Series

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Nancy Kelly to Perform with Stellar Trio Renowned jazz vocalist Nancy Kelly will inaugurate the Jazz at Richardson Lounge Series with a performance on Friday, August 16th, at 7:30 pm. […]

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“Accentuate the Positive” at the Northwest Jazz Festival on Saturday, August 24th at 8:30 PM

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An Evening of Timeless Jazz with Champian Fulton, Konrad Paszkudzki, Olivia Chindamo, Vanessa Perea, Robert Edwards, Adrian Cunningham, and Wyatt Michael The Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY, is thrilled […]

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Celebrating Two Years of Jazz Revival with JazzBuffalo: From Samara Joy to the Great American Songbook

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Uniting Our Community Through the Beauty of Jazz Two years ago this weekend, JazzBuffalo hosted an event that would be a landmark moment in the resurgence of jazz and the […]

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We invite you to help us continue bringing amazing community-driven initiatives like Jazz at Richardson and the Buffalo Jazz Festival to our city. Every dollar counts and goes a long way in making these vibrant celebrations of music and culture possible.

Your generous donations ensure that we can keep creating spaces where our community can come together and experience the joy and unity that jazz brings.

In a word, producing events is: EXPENSIVE

Please donate today and be a part of the heartbeat of jazz in our community!

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We are also actively seeking a piano donation – one that is suitable for performances. Let us know!

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JazzBuffalo: The Heartbeat of Our Jazz Community

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