The Tabernacle To Host Jazz Series

The Tabernacle, a Sweet_ness 7 establishment in the Grant Street area of the West Side, will host a jazz series in the converted former house of worship. Located near Lafayette and Grant Street, the former temple gained notice from its unique and eclectic art that adorn the walls and ceiling completed by Jeremy Twiss. The […]

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Jazzmeia Horn To Bring “Love And Liberation” Music To Buffalo

One of the fastest rising stars in jazz, vocalist Jazzmeia Horn, is set to bring her most recent album of music on the Concord label – “Love and Liberation” – to Buffalo on Saturday, September 14 at 7:00 pm.  The evening JazzWorks Live is presented by local public TV and Radio stations WNED/WBFO in association […]

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30 Seconds Of Monty Alexander: Monk’s “Bye-Ya” Makes His Northwest Jazz Festival Appearance Must-See

On Friday, August 23rd, the iconic American Jazz Legend, Monty Alexander, will release his much anticipated Wareika Hill: Rastamonk Vibrations to the world. The release comes one day before his appearance at the Northwest Jazz Festival on Saturday, August 24th. The album and project represent one of Alexander’s most significant works in the past few […]

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João Gilberto: 10 Bossa Nova Songs We Love

The beloved Brazilian artist João Gilberto died at the age of 88 on Saturday, July 6. Leaving behind a forever-lasting genre of music that is loved the world over – Bossa Nova. The style of music Gilberto pioneered in the 1950s launched a wave of music from Brazil to the United States and beyond. Influencing […]

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AKG Art Of Jazz Series Returns For One More: Presenting The Bill Charlap Trio

Before the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the held in high-esteem Art of Jazz Series goes on hiatus for two years, the series producers and the gallery will present one more concert. To the delight of the many fans of the series. The Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s Art of Jazz series will present the Bill Charlap Trio, […]

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Rising Star Jazz Vocalist Veronica Swift To Release New Album “Confessions” In August 2019

Jazz vocalist Veronica Swift, recently named Rising Star by Downbeat Magazine 67th Annual Critic’s Poll, is set to release a new album. The album will feature The Benny Green Trio and The Emmet Cohen Trio. Distributed by Mack Avenue Records, the collection of oft-overlooked songs will be available on August 30th, 2019. At just 25 […]

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JazzBuffalo Partners With Nichols Flickinger Performing Arts Center To Bring Award-Winning Jazz Artists To Buffalo

JazzBuffalo announces a lineup of four concerts to feature award-winning jazz artists.  Tickets for each concert are now available online at JazzBuffalo.org and on Eventbrite. The new four-concert series attempts to continue to bring sought-after jazz artists to the Greater Buffalo Region.  JazzBuffalo is partnering with Nichols to make use of its stand-alone performing arts […]

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“Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes” Gets Wider Release

Blue Note Records is forever linked to many of the most important milestones in the history of jazz. Home to a roster of jazz artists who shaped the art of jazz that is now interwoven into the American story. The celebratory documentary, Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes, premiered in 2018 on the international film […]

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2020 NEA Jazz Masters Announced By The National Endowment For The Arts

Today, the National Endowment for the Arts announced the 2020 recipients of the most prestigious award in jazz – recognized as an NEA Jazz Master. The newest NEA Jazz Masters to be inducted are Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell, Reggie Workman, and Dorthaan Kirk. Kirk also is receiving the A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for […]

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NPR “Jazz Night In America” Interviews Saxophonist Joe Lovano

One of the most fascinating concerts of the recent season of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Art of Jazz Series was that of Joe Lovano. Many may not know Lovano is a native of another city on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland. We all had the chance to see Lovano perform, hear him offer wisdom […]

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