The Lasting Legacy Of Charlie “Bird” Parker At 100

On Saturday, August 29, the jazz world celebrates the 100th birth date of Charlie “Bird” Parker. The 100th centennial is no ordinary celebration. Parker is a revered figure whose short-lived […]

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Bill Crump: A Great Day in Harlem’s “Mystery Man”

The most iconic group photograph in the history of jazz, entitled “A Great Day in Harlem” was taken on August 12, 1958, in front of a brownstone at 17 East […]

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Ella Fitzgerald Documentary, “Ella: Just One of Those Things,” Is Worth Watching

The 2019 documentary about the life of the iconic Ella Fitzgerald has made its way to the United States and to the WNY region.  Ella: Just One of Those Things […]

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The Short and Curious Life of Wade Legge

Imagine with me if you will, an all- time, all- star jazz group made up of internationally known musicians who were either born in Buffalo or spent a great deal […]

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“Universe” Documents Landmark Compositions By Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, And Wallace Roney

In 1966 a landmark suite of orchestral jazz was written for Miles Davis and set to be recorded by The Miles Davis Quintet. That moment would never happen. The quintet […]

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