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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Jazz Guitarist Charlie Ballantine To Deliver Music From The Heartland Friday, November 22

In the past decade, we have seen jazz guitarists shift their gaze to the music of the heartland. Long dominant as an east coast bebop jazz sound or a cool jazz west coast sound, prominent jazz guitarists are incorporating the sounds of the Midwest into their music. The likes of Bill Frisell, John Scofield, and […]

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South African Jazz Pianist Nduduzo Makhathini Set To Make Debut With Blue Note Records

Blue Note Records, in perhaps its most significant signing in a few years, will introduce South African jazz pianist extraordinaire, Nduduzo Makhathini, to the global jazz community.  The visionary South African pianist and composer is set to release his Blue Note Records debut Modes of Communication: Letters from the Underworlds in the spring of 2020.  By way […]

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On Firm Ground With The Third Incarnation of Jane Bunnett And Maqueque

Jane Bunnett’s enduring Maqueque project has been bringing a fresh new sound to jazz and Latin Jazz alike.  Garnering award-winning recognition along the way.  The ensemble released their third album this past September with new original songs and the introduction of new members of Maqueque.  What is evident is that their sound continues to evolve.  […]

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