Spyro Gyra Release Video Featuring Medley Of Early Hits

Spyro Gyra has had an amazing 40 plus years run at producing and performing their unique jazz fusion sound. Originating from Congress Street in the West Side of Buffalo in 1977, the band became a worldwide sensation. Their first album, self-entitled, was released in 1977 under the Crosseyed Bear Records label and then picked up […]

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7 Stay At Home Ways To Explore Jazz

Bruce Eaton Shares What Social Distancing Was Like Before The Pandemic While for most folks the guidelines for dealing with the current pandemic might take a bit of getting used to (or even seem draconian), for me they’re all old hat. In 2014 I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer) and what followed […]

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Happy 90th Birthday To Jazz Trumpeter Sam Noto

Today marks the 90th birthday of the legendary jazz trumpeter from Buffalo, Sam Noto. Noto has traveled through the timeline of jazz history. Chairing a front-row seat to historic moments and discoveries at the nascent beginnings of bebop and orchestral jazz. In his jazz journey, Sam Noto found experiences as a leader, sideman, big band […]

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Jon Lehning and Saxophone Colossus Release New CD

In the past few years, we have seen a new wave of next-generation jazz musicians beginning to make their mark in the Greater Buffalo region. While at the same time, leaning in to engage with mentors and former teachers for creative projects. One creative project, inspired by the endeavors of Jon Lehning, is that of […]

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Ethan Iverson Talks Communal Jazz In An Exclusive JazzBuffalo Interview

(This past week, Art of Jazz producer, Bruce Eaton, caught up with jazz pianist Ethan Iverson for this exclusive JazzBuffalo interview.) On Sunday, March 15th the Art of Jazz at the Philharmonic Series will present pianist Ethan Iverson and melodic trumpet master Tom Harrell – two of modern jazz’s leading lights – in a special […]

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Legendary Jazz Pianist McCoy Tyner Has Died At The Age of 81

McCoy Tyner, the legendary jazz pianist, and longtime member of John Coltrane’s quartet died on March 6, according to his nephew Colby, who announced the news on Twitter. He wrote, “Sad to announce the passing of my uncle McCoy Tyner. One of the best jazz pianists ever, a Philly legend.” He was 81. The family also released […]

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9-Time Grammy Nominee, Tierney Sutton, To Appear In Buffalo Sunday, March 29

One of the leading voices in jazz today is that of the widely heralded jazz vocalist, Tierney Sutton. Sutton is a 9-time Grammy nominee; a remarkable feat for any jazz musician and vocalist. Sutton has received eight consecutive nominations for Best Jazz Vocal Album from the Grammys. One for every album she has released over […]

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Christian Sands Carries Forth The Legacy of Erroll Garner

In 2018, jazz pianist Christian Sands was named Creative Ambassador of the Erroll Garner Jazz Project.  A project that honors the legacy of one of the most prolific jazz pianists in jazz history.  Garner, a self-taught pianist, earned a special place in the hearts of many for his unique style of playing jazz standards.  Most […]

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10 Favorite Jazz Vocal Albums Of 2019

In the past few years, we have seen newcomers and veterans of the art of jazz vocals make their mark in the jazz world. Holding a special place in the hearts of those who treasure the music of jazz vocals. With the exploding preponderance of especially female jazz vocalists, to stand out with a unique […]

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The 2020 Grammy Nominations In Jazz Are Revealed

The 2020 62nd Grammy Nominations have been announced Wednesday, November 20th.  Including nominations in the Jazz Categories.  A wide-ranging array of jazz music was nominated in categories for improvised jazz solo, jazz vocals, jazz instrumentals, jazz large ensemble, and Latin Jazz.  Nominations are reflective of recordings released between Oct. 1, 2018, and Aug. 31, 2019. […]

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