South African Jazz Pianist Nduduzo Makhathini Set To Make Debut With Blue Note Records

Blue Note Records, in perhaps its most significant signing in a few years, will introduce South African jazz pianist extraordinaire, Nduduzo Makhathini, to the global jazz community.  The visionary South African pianist and composer is set to release his Blue Note Records debut Modes of Communication: Letters from the Underworlds in the spring of 2020.  By way […]

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On Firm Ground With The Third Incarnation of Jane Bunnett And Maqueque

Jane Bunnett’s enduring Maqueque project has been bringing a fresh new sound to jazz and Latin Jazz alike.  Garnering award-winning recognition along the way.  The ensemble released their third album this past September with new original songs and the introduction of new members of Maqueque.  What is evident is that their sound continues to evolve.  […]

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Elio Villafranca’s “Cinque” Continues To Make Waves In Jazz

Elio Villafranca, the Cuban-born jazz pianist, composer, and arranger continues to make reverberating waves in the jazz universe. Cinque, the sweeping themed album has put Villafranca in the unique category of composers who carry on the Ellingtonesque style of epic music movements. The album received a Grammy nomination in 2018. Since the nomination, Villafranca has […]

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Veronica Swift and the 100th Birthday Of Anita O’Day

This year, on October 18th, we celebrate the 100th birthdate of the singer Anita O’Day. A singer with storytelling abilities that enamored the jazz world in the 1950s and the following decades until her death in 2006. All you need to do is to view Anita O’Day’s live performance at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival […]

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Art of Jazz Series Finds New Home In The Mary Seaton Room At Kleinhans Music Hall

With the impending two-year hiatus of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery for expansion, the museum’s long-running Art of Jazz series will find a temporary new home in 2020 in the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans Music Hall. The series will be rechristened as the Art of Jazz at the Philharmonic series. During the past two decades, […]

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JazzBuffalo To Appear On JAZZ FM 91 Thursday, October 3rd From 12 pm – 2 pm

JazzBuffalo and Tony Zambito will be guest on Toronto’s jazz radio station, JAZZ FM 91, on Thursday, October 3rd. Tony Zambito will join host Sarah Stewart from 12 pm to 2 pm to talk about the state of jazz, JazzBuffalo, jazz in the region, and to play selected favorite jazz tunes on the air during […]

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Bravo Niagara! To Feature Classical and Jazz Stars In 2019-2020 Season

Bravo Niagara! will soon get their 2019-2020 concert season underway featuring internationally-renowned classical and jazz artists. This year marks the 6th season for the Canadian organization with concerts taking place in Niagara-on-the-Lake and St. Catherines in the province of Ontario. “Our 6th season is brimming with Canadian and international treasures. From classical virtuosos to jazz […]

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Curtis Lundy and Wayne Escoffery Create A Euphoric Coltrane Celebration

(Photo Credits: Jack Zuff) Due to a computer glitch that meant several lights needed to stay on in the Burchfield Penney Art Center auditorium, it meant the lighting was brighter than usual for the Coltrane Celebration concert on Saturday, September 21. The concert and weekend celebration is presented by the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective […]

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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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