Jazz In Town: Choices Are A Surprise!

Choices, choices, choices.  Who would have thought there would be choices this pandemic summer for jazz?  That is exactly what we have.  From jazz fusion to gypsy jazz to straight-ahead jazz – something for everyone.  As long as we maintain social distancing guidelines and wear masks, we can continue to have choices! Featured Events The […]

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Commemorative Videos Help Celebrate The 25th Annual Pappy Martin Legacy – Masten Jazz Festival

On Sunday, July 26, 2020, a small celebration marking the 25th annual Pappy Martin Legacy – Masten Jazz Festival was held. The festival, founded by the late jazz musician “Pappy” Martin, had to cancel this year’s event due to the coronavirus pandemic. (JazzBuffalo previously published an article on the event at this link: Pappy Martin […]

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Jazz In Town: Keeping Spirits Up With Jazz

(Photo: Two of our performers this week. French ConéXion and Paradigm Shift) This vigilance we all have followed with social/physical distancing and wearing masks is enabling us to enjoy the sound of jazz outdoors.  Thus far, the Hotel Herny Summer Jazz Series as an example has helped the community to come together socially yet to […]

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Jazz In Town: Expanding Jazz Outdoors!

(Photo: Two of our performers this week.  Alex McArthur and Saranaide.) As a community, we continue to rally together during the coronavirus pandemic to enjoy live jazz music outdoors – safely.  Outdoors is the safest way, as long, as, we follow the essential guidelines of maintaining 6 feet apart and wearing masks at all times.  […]

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Jazz In Town: Adapting To Keep Jazz Alive

(Photo: Jazz Guitarist Dale Toliver who you can see on Friday, July 24 at the Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series.) Summer is in full swing and it is a summer we will undoubtedly remember for many years.  We have some super outdoor jazz events ongoing.  Let us continue to adapt and follow social/physical distancing measures […]

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Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival To Celebrate 25th Year With Virtual Live Stream

For many, an annual summer rite has been to attend the two consecutive weekend Sundays of the Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival. Held annually every summer in July on the grounds of the Buffalo Science Museum, this year marks the 25th anniversary of the festival. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the festival will host […]

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Jazz In Town: Enjoying Jazz Outdoors

So far, we are managing to follow guidelines and enjoy live jazz again.  Primarily outdoors.  It is a slippery slope for all of us so we must continue to follow social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines.  More super jazz coming up so check it out! Featured Events POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN: DeeAnn DiMeo w/Cal Parmer, Rod […]

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Jazz At Home: Hot Summer Jazz In Swing

  First, all of us involved in making jazz available outdoors implore everyone to follow guidelines such as wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart, and respecting social distancing.  It is only through these efforts we can continue and not suffer a set back during the midst of a pandemic.  So far so good.  Many […]

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A Picturesque Start To The Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. When thinking about how to convey the start of the Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Concert Series hosted by JazzBuffalo, this old adage comes to mind. Viewed from a distance and collectively from the Forest Avenue side of the Hotel Henry and the south lawn of Richardson-Olmsted […]

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Jazz At Home: Filling The Air With Jazz

(Photo Credit: Jack Zuff) We should not forget that we are still in the midst and throes of a devasting global pandemic.  New York State’s admirable turnaround has been well-received and enables reopening.  As we move to jazz outdoors, it should come with the constant reminder that we maintain physical distancing as well as mask-wearing […]

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