Jazz Night In America Produce Stirring Tribute To Jazz Legends We Lost In 2021

In the past year, the effect of Covid-19, natural causes, aging, and health-related issues all contributed to the worldwide jazz community experiencing the loss of over 50 departed legends. In the JazzBuffalo community, 2021 saw the loss of three jazz icons with roots in Buffalo. NEA jazz master Dr. Lonnie Smith, legendary bassist Arthur “Juini” […]

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Buffalo Musicians Create A Musical Christmas Tribute To Tony Bennett

The recent concert featuring Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga that aired recently on CBS evoked an avalanche of emotions. It was heralded as the final concert performance Tony Bennett would ever give. Afflicted by advancing Alzheimer’s disease and aging into his late 90s, his performance that evening was a remarkable moment in music history. Tony […]

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The 2022 Grammy Nominations In Jazz Announced

The 2022 64th Grammy Nominations were announced today.  Including nominations in the Jazz Categories.  Nominating categories for jazz music include categories for improvised jazz solo, jazz vocals, jazz instrumentals, jazz large ensemble, and Latin Jazz.  Nominations are reflective of recordings released between Sept. 1, 2020 — Sept. 30, 2021.). John Batiste received 11 nominations, including […]

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Dupree Bolton: An Uneven Life

Prologue: At the time of Dupree Bolton’s first major recording project in 1959, on the classic Harold Land session that yielded “The Fox,” there was really no useful information about Bolton—only that he ran away from home at the age of 14. After his appearance on the 1963 Curtis Amy led session “Katanga,” Bolton once […]

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Donny Frauenhofer Trio Is About To Up The Ante With New Album Release

DF3 takes pride in being a hard-working innovative band. They now gather the culmination of a decade of hard work and take the next step as a live band.  Donny Frauenhofer Trio, also known as DF3, consists of Isaiah Griffin on drums, Colin Brydalski on bass, and Frauenhofer on keys. Coined as “The Weirdest Music […]

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John Irabagon Film, “Legacy”, To Debut Online October 15

First-generation Filipino-American saxophonist Jon Irabagon, the restlessly inventive composer and bandleader, founder of Irabbagast Records, in-demand sideman with Dave Douglas, Mary Halvorson, Barry Altschul and many more, is showcased as never before in the innovative performance film LEGACY Jon Irabagon, A Solo Tenor Odyssey. Directed by Julian Melanson and produced by Stephanie Matthews, the film […]

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JazzBuffalo and Seneca One To Launch Jazz On The Plaz! Friday, June 11

JazzBuffalo is excited to partner with Seneca One and Douglas Development Corporation to bring to the Buffalo community Jazz On The Plaz! this summer.  Taking place on Fridays beginning at 5:00 pm. Location: The weekly series will be held at the West Plaza of Seneca One Tower between Pearl Street and Main Street.  Recently renovated […]

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15 plus National Jazz Live Streams To Watch From May 13 – May 17

(Photo: in this week’s listing, you can view Joey DeFrancesco perform on the historic organ at Van Gelder Studio) Favorite Where To Watch Jazz Live Streams picks here by JazzBuffalo. Weekly live streams throughout the country from jazz clubs and beyond to check out. Fabulous choices this weekend of national jazz artists! For the full listing of […]

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15 plus National Jazz Live Streams To Watch From May 6 – May 10

(Photo: in this week’s listing, you can view the next-generation star saxophonist, composer, and educator, Alex Tarantino.) Favorite Where To Watch Jazz Live Streams picks here by JazzBuffalo. Weekly live streams throughout the country from jazz clubs and beyond to check out. Fabulous choices this weekend of national jazz artists! For the full listing of jazz live […]

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20 plus National Jazz Live Streams To Watch From April 22 – April 26

Elio Villafranca

(Photo: in this week’s listing, you can view the great jazz pianist and composer, Elio Villafranca.) Favorite Where To Watch Jazz Live Streams picks here by JazzBuffalo. Weekly live streams throughout the country from jazz clubs and beyond to check out. Fabulous choices this weekend of national jazz artists! For the full listing of jazz live streams […]

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