3 Times Grammy Nominee Jane Bunnett And Maqueque To Appear In Buffalo August 10 and 11

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque , JazzBuffalo

JazzBuffalo, in association with Pausa Art House, presents 3-times Grammy Nominee Jane Bunnett and Maqueque for two shows! Jane Bunnett has won all the Canadian music awards that matter; she’s noted for creative integrity and improvisational daring; and she’s acclaimed for exploring Afro-Cuban melodies and championing the island-nation’s artists and rich musical heritage with her […]

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A Special Day At JazzBrunch Sundays With Sax Giant Jerry Weldon

Jerry Weldon, JazzBuffalo

The weather was hot and muggy.  Nevertheless, that did not stop a thriving audience at the JazzBrunch Sundays at Terrace at Delaware Park from enjoying the superlative musicianship of one of today’s jazz sax masters, Jerry Weldon.  Weldon picked up right where he left off the night before at Pausa Art House – as part […]

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Jerry Weldon And Friends Deliver Knock Out Concert!

Jerry Weldon, JazzBuffalo

Last night, Buffalo got to know the sax giant from New York City, Jerry Weldon.  If they did not know him before then, they sure do now!  Weldon led his friends Carmen Intorre, Jr. on drums, Dino Losito on organ, and myself on percussion through a tour-de-force performance on the tenor saxophone at Pausa Art House. […]

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Jazz In Town: Those Were The Days

July ended with a fantastic run of world-class jazz in the heart of downtown Buffalo!  Congratulations, once again, to a fine effort by both the CMC Jazz Festival and the Pappy Martin Legacy-Masten Jazz Festival.  See JazzBuffalo review articles you may have missed below on the festival! Featured Events Sax Giant From New York City, […]

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Carmen Lundy Brings An Abundance Of Soul To Pappy Martin Legacy-Masten Jazz Festival

The moment vocalist Carmen Lundy stepped out on the stage, her radiant persona emanated out to the audience in an electrifying manner.  The word command comes to mind.  As it is often used to describe how a vocalist has command of an audience.  However, it doesn’t feel right.  The audience was immediately drawn to her.  […]

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CMC Jazz Festival Ends With The Best Crash Hit Ever!

I literally lept from my chair when I saw it and I heard it.  Fransico Mela, of the Crash Trio, did the best hesitation wind-up crash hit on the drum kit I have ever seen!  It was a fitting exclamation point to a fabulous week of jazz presented by the Historic Colored Musicians Club. The […]

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Piano Jazz Mastery On Display At “Let It Be Free” Tribute To Cecil Taylor At CMC Jazz Festival

CMC Jazz Festival, JazzBuffalo

Piano jazz lovers who attended the “Let It Be Free”: A Tribute To Cecil Taylor event at the CMC Jazz Festival got four times the love they were looking for.  Four piano jazz masters took the stage at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and put on a show of virtuoso performances, as well as, fun duets […]

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Onaje Allen Gumbs: A Return Of A Jazz Giant At The CMC Jazz Festival

The gifted jazz pianist, composer, and arranger made a return to the Buffalo area last night as part of the CMC Jazz Festival.  He was reunited with long-time friend and bassist Sabu Adeyola.  Joining in for the concert was drummer Virgil Day, percussionist Ron Witherspoon, and saxophonist Dalton Sharpe. This requires first a perspective.  Which […]

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Jazz In Town: Festival Week In Full Swing

For the second year in a row, we have a week of jazz underway!  Bringing international jazz artists to the heart of Buffalo.  If you missed all the JazzBuffalo articles on the festivals, be sure to check them out below! Featured Events CMC Jazz Festival 2018 Thursday, July 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm |Recurring Event (See […]

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Jazz In Town: A Festival Time Ahead But Before Then…

We are nearing that time of year where we engage in a week of fabulous jazz in Greater Buffalo.  Leading up to the Pappy Martin Legacy-Masten Jazz Festival and the CMC Jazz Festival is more great jazz in town!  JazBuffalo will have a separate article for these festivals.  Read on! Featured Event JazzBuffalo Road Concert […]

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