Roberta Gambarini’s Limited Edition Album, “Dedications”, Honors Ella Fitgerald, Sarah Vaughn, and Carmen McRae

This past spring, Roberta Gambarini embarked on a tour throughout Japan.  A country that has fallen in love with the jazz vocalist from Turin, Italy.  The tour was dedicated to Michiko Hirayama, Gambarini’s vocal teacher for 20 years.  Hirayama was a legendary soprano in the world of classical music and beyond.  Before leaving for Japan, […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz Festival Season Gets Underway

The outdoors have quickly become the focus of where jazz is happening in Buffalo and beyond.  This weekend, marks the beginning of the two consecutive Sundays celebrating the 24th Annual Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival with local and international jazz artists.  Read on… Featured Events DeeAnn Dimeo Tompkins at Jazz at Chandlerville Thursday, July […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz In The Streets!

This week and weekend, we celebrate jazz as a vibrant part of the community.  As summer gets into full swing, music of all types, including jazz, are filling the skies with majestic sounds.   Of significance is Jazz at Chandlerville begins as another community-oriented endeavor by JazzBuffalo.  Read on… Featured Events The Brass Machine Kick-Off Jazz […]

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Jazz In Town: Happy Jazzy Fourth Of July Weekend!

The fourth of July holiday always begins a flurry of outdoor music events and gets jazz outdoors kicked off in earnest.  Plenty to enjoy over the holiday weekend and beyond!    Read on… A Weekend At Delaware Park and Hoyt Lake For many Buffalonians, taking in the views of the stairs of the Albright-Knox Art […]

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Artisan Jazz First Sunday Series To Shine Light On Russ D’Alba

(Phil Sims, trombonist, bandleader, composer, and arranger appears as a guest author on JazzBuffalo’s Jazz In Town. In this exclusive article written for JazzBuffalo, Phil introduces us to the next featured saxophonist for the Artisan Jazz First Sunday Series, Russ D’Alba. The next Artisan Jazz First Sunday Series will be held at the Roycroft Inn […]

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Rising Star Jazz Vocalist Veronica Swift To Release New Album “Confessions” In August 2019

Jazz vocalist Veronica Swift, recently named Rising Star by Downbeat Magazine 67th Annual Critic’s Poll, is set to release a new album. The album will feature The Benny Green Trio and The Emmet Cohen Trio. Distributed by Mack Avenue Records, the collection of oft-overlooked songs will be available on August 30th, 2019. At just 25 […]

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Veronica Swift And The Emmet Cohen Trio Build A Stairway To The Stars In Historic Night Of Jazz

The scene was set at the Nichols Flickinger Performing Arts Center and the excitement permeated the befitting venue shining a light on next-generation jazz stars. The Emmet Cohen Trio, featuring Emmet Cohen on piano, Yasushi Nakamura on bass, and Bryan Carter on drums riveted the audience to its seats in a rousing opening number. Putting […]

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Jazz In Town: Next Generation Jazz Stars Come To Buffalo!

This weekend, Buffalo gets a visit from a quartet of next-generation jazz stars currently making waves and news in the jazz world.  Veronica Swift, one of the most vibrant female jazz vocalist on the scene will be backed by the award-winning pianist Emmet Cohen.  Joined by Yasushi Nakamura on bass and Bryan Carter on drums.  […]

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Jazz In Town: Summer Jazz Season Begins!

As summer begins, so does the multitude of summer jazz events!  Back-to-back featured events at Pausa Art House this weekend plus many more jazz events can be found in upcoming events at JazzBuffalo.org.  Read on… Featured Events JazzBuffalo Presents Jazz Vocalist Steven Taetz Friday, June 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth StreetBuffalo, NY 14201 United […]

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Winner 2019 American Pianists Award Emmet Cohen: “I was choking back tears.”

(The following appeared in the IndyStar in April 2019 shortly after Emmet Cohen won the 2019 American Pianists Award. The story is authored by Domenica Bongiovanni and the featured photos are by Mark Sheldon.) Emmet Cohen has won the 2019 American Pianists Awards, one of the world’s major jazz piano competitions. And that means a serious, up-and-coming […]

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