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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Monty Alexander To Release New Album Dedicated To The Music Of Thelonious Monk August 23rd

On August 23rd of this year, Monty Alexander will release a major new project and album dedicated to the music of Thelonious Monk.  Entitled “WAREIKA HILL – RASTAMONK VIBRATIONS”, the project represents a lifetime of inspiration and appreciation for the music of Thelonious Monk on the part of Monty Alexander.  The album, several years in […]

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2019 Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival To Feature Charenee Wade, Keyon Harrold, Johnny O’Neal, and Tia Fuller

The 24th Annual Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival will once again take place on two consecutive weekends in July on the grounds of the Buffalo Science Museum. The outdoor jazz festival will present a variety of local, national, and international jazz artists on Sunday, July 21st and Sunday, July 28th. Beginning at 2 pm, […]

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Nietzsche’s Fourth-Annual JazzFest Returns May 8-12.

Nietzsche’s JazzFest began modestly four years ago. Now the festival has grown into a grassroots 5-day jazz festival at the local Allen-street live music dive. The festival emphasizes local, original jazz music, being created right here in Buffalo, NY. Offering jazz in the unpretentious setting of Nietzsche’s with an affordable cover charge. The lineup for […]

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Northwest Jazz Festival Announces 2019 Lineup For Four Stages

At the Taste of Jazz Fundraiser taking place on sunday, March 31st, the Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY announces its lineup of local and regional performers for its 2019 and 17th Annual Jazz Festival.  Recently, the festival announced its lineup for the Main Headliner Stage to include Monty Alexander Harlem-Kingston Express, Roberta Gambarini, […]

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Ralph Fava To Be Honored At 2019 Northwest Jazz Festival In Historic Lewiston, NY

In honor of one of the Greater Buffalo/Niagara’s beloved jazz contributors in the last few decades, the Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY will honor jazz guitarist Ralph Fava.  Fava, founder of the Lockport Music Center and first-call guitarist for many celebrity performers who performed in the area, died in October of 2018 after […]

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Annual Northwest Jazz Festival “Taste Of Jazz” Fundraiser To Be Held Sunday, March 31

The Main Stage headliners for the 2019 Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY were recently announced.  Most notably, the festival will welcome the legendary Monty Alexander and his Harlem-Kingston Express band to the festival.  Read more about the exciting Main Stage Headliners in this recent article here: Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY […]

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Rochester Jazz Festival Announces 2019 Full Lineup

The full line up for the 2019 CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival was announced on Tuesday by the festival producers.  The festival, sponsored by CGI Communications, will run for one week in the Downtown Rochester area from June 21st to June 29th.  As has been an increasing trend in various jazz festivals nationwide, headliners for the festival […]

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Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY Announces Main Stage Headliners for 2019

The Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY announces the lineup of Main Stage Headliner performers for 2019.    The Jazz Festival, scheduled on Friday, August 23rd and Saturday, August 24th will present top international and North American jazz artists including Monty Alexander, Roberta Gambarini, Mike Jones, Carol Welsman, Nicki Parrot, Aimée Allen, and Lucia Jackson. […]

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17 Jazz Concerts That Make Great Christmas Gifts For Your Jazz Lover

At Christmas time, giving the gift of a future jazz concert to the jazz-loving fan can be a great way to support local and regional jazz.  And, make a jazz fan loving their Christmas gift.  There are a plentiful number of jazz concerts scheduled in 2019 in the Greater Buffalo and Niagara Regions.  Including concerts in […]

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