Jazz In Town: Sharp Jazz Hits Buffalo

Buffalo gets a visit this week from one of the world’s most renowned avant-garde jazz and experimental music composer.  Another example of the growing magnet the city is becoming for both international and regional jazz artists.  Jazz awareness and fan appreciation is spreading in Buffalo! Elliott Sharp Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center is hosting this week […]

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The Kato Duo of Pat Flaherty and Craig Kastelnik Make A Return Visit

This week, the duo of Pat Flaherty and Craig Kastelnik return to the area for multiple performances.  Sometimes known as the Kato Duo, Pat Flaherty sings while Craig Kastelnik plays piano/organ.  This husband and wife team, with roots in Niagara Falls and now residing in Pennsylvania, plays regionally throughout the Northeast.  Pat is known as […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz And Spirit Come Together

Jazz and spirituality has always been closely intertwined.  Many a jazz musician throughout the past few decades, such as John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman, spoke of their desires and aims to achieve a deep spiritual connection through music.  This week in JazzBuffalo, coinciding with the visit of Pope Francis, has jazz and spirit melding in […]

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Walt Sopicki Trios B3X3 CD Release Party Wednesday, September 23!

The abundance of superlative jazz continues to surprise us all.  On Wednesday, September 23rd, you will find another example of the jazz that resides in Buffalo.  It marks the occasion of the CD Release Party for Walt Sopicki and the CD Walt Sopicki B3X3 which features Sopicki on guitar, Joey Defrancesco on Hammond B3 organ, […]

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4 Great Performances Scheduled For The Jazz Concert For The Magdalene Project on 9/25!

One thing you can count on in the Greater Buffalo jazz community is the community rallying around a cause.  Such an occasion is taking place on Friday, September 25th beginning at 7:30pm.  As described in a previous article, JazzBuffalo and PAUSA Art House are partnering to hold the Jazz Concert For The Magdalene Project event.  […]

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Jazz In Town: National And Local Jazz In Full Swing!

Jazz is in full swing as we near the autumn season.  Marked by a special homecoming and a visit from one of the best female jazz vocalists on the jazz scene.  And, the reunion of some of the best local talent offers up inspiring original music.  The calendar of jazz this week is like the […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz Variety Of All Kinds

Variety marks jazz in the Greater Buffalo area this week.  Mixed with just about every style possible.  Jazz In Town This Wednesday, September 9th beginning at 6:30pm , Wednesday Night Jazz at Mezza, hosted by Wayne Moose, will feature saxophonist Andrew Weinzler with Wayne Moose on bass, George Caldwell on keyboards, and Dan Hull on […]

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JazzBuffalo Review: A Fabulous Night Of Chasing The Dream With Paul Marinaro

It began with the tune Just A Lucky So and So last night.   The 1945 Duke Ellington song with lyrics by Mack David.  It did seem that everyone who met gave each other friendly hellos and hugs.  Each feeling, with tickets all sold out, just lucky to be part of Paul Marinaro’s homecoming concert at […]

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JazzBuffalo Review: Originality Shines At First Night Of Lewiston Jazz Festival

Blessed with beautiful weather and minus the humidity, which can make for an unpleasant sweaty affair for both audience and musician, the Lewiston Jazz Festival kicked off last night. The first night proved to be a blend of new upcoming jazz artists blending with some venerable veterans.  The Jamie Holka Quartet also stretched the spectrum […]

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