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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A Saturday Downpour Of Great Local Jazz At The Northwest Jazz Festival

A couple of brief rain showers could not dampen the spirits of the audiences taking in many of the outstanding local jazz talents at the Northwest Jazz Festival on Saturday, August 24th.  A mix of orchestras, guitar duos, vocalists, and ensembles had people wearing out walking shoes as they mixed among four stages.  Some enjoying […]

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Elio Villafranca And Jass Syncopators Make History At Northwest Jazz Festival

On Saturday evening, August 25th, the audience at the Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY welcomed the noted Cuban-born pianist, composer, and arranger, Elio Villafranca.   The ensemble called the Jass Syncopators included some of the biggest names in jazz to have ever taken the Northwest Jazz Festival stage for a headlining performance.  The venerable alto saxophonist Vincent […]

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3 Superlative Performances Highlight Saturday Afternoon Main Stage Concerts At Northwest Jazz Festival

Nick Finzer

Saturday afternoon (August 25th) brought to the Main Stage of the Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY a homecoming with superb musicianship and two groups of emerging jazz stars that left audiences wanting more. Despite a brief period of rain that scattered the audience under trees, the groups made it impossible for any to leave the […]

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