JazzBuffalo is the d.b.a. and brand name for the Greater Buffalo Jazz Society, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to building jazz awareness and jazz appreciation in the WNY area.
The mission of JazzBuffalo and the Greater Buffalo Jazz Society is to promote jazz and build audience appreciation for jazz through jazz news, live performances, concerts, festivals, jazz series, event calendaring, ticketing, hosting internationally recognized jazz musicians, and jazz education. In doing so, JazzBuffalo and the Greater Buffalo Jazz Society will serve to enrich the lives of the people living in the Greater Buffalo area and contribute to the arts and cultural community.
Founded in 2011, the purpose of JazzBuffalo and the Greater Buffalo Jazz Society is to enhance the recognized value of arts to the individual and society, to use music and events to bring people together and to help build a stronger, more vibrant community. JazzBuffalo endeavors to make jazz available throughout Greater Buffalo, to audiences of all ages and incomes, to all neighborhoods, and to a variety of venues.
Increase jazz awareness as an essential part of Buffalo’s cultural heritage and history
Representing Greater Buffalo’s diverse community of jazz musicians, audiences, venues
Contribute to Buffalo’s growing reputation as a cultural destination for arts and music innovation and creativity
Representing and supporting those engaged in the art and education of jazz
Enable jazz to serve as a uniting forum to create unity and improve community living
Serve as an organization that extends into supporting the broader Greater Buffalo arts community
Please sign up for JazzBuffalo emails to stay informed on the latest Jazz In Town news and for further news about JazzBuffalo development efforts to build opportunities for both jazz musicians and jazz audiences to experience the music we love and call - jazz!
JazzBuffalo is currently accepting donations for our continued development as an open JazzBuffalo community serving musicians and audiences throughout WNY. Your early stage contributions will be most appreciated!
The non-profit organization currently is pleased to be supported by a roster of civic and community-minded leaders and thanks them for their early participation as advisors.
Community Education Outreach
Programming and Student Education Outreach
Artistic Director, JBFO
Artistic Director, JBFO
Board of Directors
Founder and Executive Director, JazzBuffalo
Linda Chiappone, CPA
Senior Tax Manager, Lougen, Valenti, Bookbinder & Weintraub, LLP
Producer, Albright-Knox Art Gallery - Art of Jazz Series
President, Historic Colored Musicians Club
President/CEO, Buffalo Center for the Arts and Technology
Founder, Buffalo Rising
Proprietor and Artistic Director, Pausa Art House
Retired CEO and General Manager, Fisher-Price
Board Member, Buffalo Science Museum
Founder, Expo 68, LLC
Lori Ann Marino
VP, Regional Director, Liberty Mutual
Artistic Director/Executive Director, MusicalFare Theatre
Board Member, Greater Buffalo Cultural Alliance
Board President, Arts Services Initiative, Inc.
Founder, Big Easy In Buffalo
Associate, Ted Pietrzak & Associates
Partner, Hotel Henry
President, Sienna Realty
Law Offices of Anthony Chabala
Dawn Berry Walker
Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective
Board Director, Music is Art
Band Director, Kenmore East High School
Buffalo Jazz Composers Workshop
Pausa Art House
Master of Music in Performance/Voice (UB)
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
Community Engagement & Public Relations Strategist
Burchfield Penney Museum
WNED / WBFO