Jazz In Town: Alto Madness Hits Buffalo!

This week, Buffalo gets a rare visit from a true jazz legend and icon, Richie Cole.  And, there is the annual MIA High School celebration as well.   Despite the gray and gloom of rain, the area will be bright with jazz! Highlights Jazz Legend Richie Cole, Saturday, October 28th at 8 pm at MusicalFare Theatre […]

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Jazz In Town: Pausing to Remember

We pause briefly to remember one of the legends of jazz in Buffalo jazz history – drummer Lou Marino.  Lou Marino passed away at the age of 80 years old.  Leaving behind a trail of impactful mentoring, memorable performances, many friends, and family.  A very humble man with a rich history who always had time […]

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Jazz In Town: Ambassadors Of Jazz Visit Buffalo

Buffalo gets a visit this weekend from one of the top ambassadors of jazz – Wynton Marsalis.  And, from notable ambassadors such as Wycliffe Gordon and in the free jazz world – Charles Gayle.  There is plenty of jazz in the area this week and beyond. Highlights Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis, […]

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“Keep JazzBuffalo Alive” Fundraising Campaign Launches!

In April of 2014, the first official posting of JazzBuffalo was made.  JazzBuffalo, a d.b.a. and brand of the Greater Buffalo Jazz Society started out as a dream.  Since then, JazzBuffalo has become more than a dream.  It has become a major resource for jazz lovers and jazz musicians.  All who have the same dream […]

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Jazz In Town: Experience Great Jazz!

(PLEASE NOTE: THE HOTEL HENRY JAZZ CONCERT SERIES CONCERT SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 13TH IS SOLD-OUT – ADMISSION IS BY TICKETS ONLY) Keeping jazz awareness prominent in the future means looking back at special moments in jazz.  There will be performances in the upcoming week that look at special music in jazz history. Also, take note […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz In Historic Locations!

Exciting events in jazz in the next couple weeks as the summer season winds down.  The Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY, the largest free jazz festival in the region, is just a few 8 days away.  Before that, plenty of good jazz for everyone. Highlights  Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series: JazzBuffalo Presents Mary McMahon […]

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Week-long CMC Jazz Festival Beginning July 24th Is A Dream Come True

According to George Scott (President of the Colored Musicians Club), when the concept of the Colored Musicians Club Jazz Festival first originated approximately ten plus years ago, it was dreamed that one year there could be a week-long festival.  That year finally arrives for the 2017 CMC Jazz Festival, Presented by M&T Bank the week […]

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Jazz In Town: Music Of The World

Interesting jazz with world influence will highlight this upcoming week.  From Eastern European influences, cabaret style jazz, to far-out free jazz expression.  Highlights Peter Brotzmann / Heather Leigh Duo, Saturday, June 3rd at 8 pm Presented By Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center at Burchfield Penney Museum Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center brings in another internationally recognized free […]

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Jazz In Town: Memorial Day Weekend Jazz

After the spectacular week of visits from such jazz luminaries as Bobby Watson, Curtis Lundy, Marcus Printup, and Regina Carter, we approach the season of summer.  This holiday weekend will usher in what is sure to be another memorable summer of jazz.  Highlights  In The Sea ~ Honsinger/Zubot/Caloia, Thursday, May 25 at 8 pm at […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz Is Made In America

This week will be another week of getting visits from jazz royalty and legends.  And, we get prominent jazz being exposed to our high schools in the area also.  A chance to support jazz education. Highlights The Bobby Watson Quartet, Saturday, May 20th at 8 pm at The Sanctuary The much heralded and legendary saxophonist […]

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