Jazz Trumpeter John Hasselback III Makes Superb “Entrance” In Forthcoming Debut Album

John Hasselback III comes from a familiar family name of jazz artists.  No doubt, carrying an innate sensibility in the artistry of music and jazz.  After a few pivotal years of pursuing the master craftsmanship of jazz trumpet, composing, and arranging, he has elevated from innateness to uniqueness.  Hasselback III is about to release a […]

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Ray Skalski Creates “Windy” Portrait Of Buddy Rich

We recently brought to you several portraits of jazz legends by jazz trombonist and artist Ray Skalski. As the pandemic continues, Ray continues to use art as a release from the lack of opportunities to perform jazz live. (Read more in our original story here: Portraits of Jazz Legends) Recently, Skalski centered on the legendary […]

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Next-Gen Jazz Pianist, Marcus Lolo, Releases Captivating And Meaningful New Single

A development that is increasingly evident is the emergence of the next generation of jazz artists residing in Buffalo.  It harkens back to other periods in the city’s history of jazz.  From the Big Band era to the pivotal 1950s and 1960s.  A period from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s is often fondly remembered.  […]

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The Loss Of Einat Agmon Is Felt Thousands Of Miles Away

Many in the communities of musicians, audiences, and artisans were saddened by the news of the passing of Einat Agmon. Einat left our earthly world for the heavenly embraces of angels this week after fighting a courageous battle against cancer. With her husband, Dave Pinchevski, they moved to Israel to take on this fight with […]

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Dr. Shawn “Thunder” Wallace Conducts “The Quarantine Interviews” With JD Allen, Benny Green, Donald Harrison, and More.

Shawn “Thunder” Wallace is a multi-talented jazz musician.  A saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer who has toured extensively with The Count Basie Orchestra. As the Director of Jazz Studies and Associate Professor at the Ohio State University, he channels his interests and proficiency in jazz to understanding the stories and people that make jazz a rich […]

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