Prolific Jazz Drummer Ralph Peterson, Jr. Has Died At 58

Ralph Peterson Jr., a prolific drummer and bandleader, died today (March 1) at the age of 58 in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. His publicist reported that his death is attributed to complications from cancer. Known for his hard-bop drumming style and exciting arrangements, Peterson was a highly sought-after drummer in jazz. He was a prominent drummer […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz On The Stage

This week, we highlight two of our musical theater and the BPO organizations that will be jazzing up their performances.  Check them out and support in our Where To Watch Local Jazz Live Streams portion of the newsletter.  And, there is a tremendous amount of jazz live streams happening on a national level also. Where […]

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Nat Hentoff’s Liner Notes – Hentoff on Mingus

(Photo: Charles Mingus with Nat Hentoff early 1960s) Nat Hentoff had many interests as a writer—both within and outside the music industry. He authored over 30 books as well as a myriad of articles for various magazines, newspapers and online sources. However, his 50+ year career as a writer of liner notes for records and […]

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30 plus National Jazz Live Streams To Watch From February 25 – March 3)

(Photo: jazz saxophonist and vocalist Camille Thurman will appear in two live streams this coming weekend and week.) 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! We now will show […]

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Jazz In Town: Saying Farewell To The Hotel Henry

(Photo: A typical packed night at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series.) This week, we were rocked by the news of the Hotel Henry closing operations.  A tremendous blow for the community.  JazzBuffalo will always be grateful for the fabulous partnership, which produced many memorable jazz concerts in the past few years.  Including the glimmer […]

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25 plus National Jazz Live Streams To Watch This Weekend (February 18 – February 22)

(Photo: jazz vibist Joe Locke will appear in a live stream releasing his newest album.) 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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New Heritage Minutes Video Honors Canadian Jazz Legend, Oscar Peterson

Just across the border, there is a 30-year ongoing project that celebrates Canadian heritage and history. The Heritage Minutes collection is a bilingual Canadian legacy project comprised of 60-second short films, each depicting a significant person, event or story in Canadian history. They are produced by the non-for-profit organization, Historica Canada. First released in 1991, the Heritage Minutes have been […]

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Raymond Skalski Completes Portrait “La Fiesta” Honoring Chick Corea

When Raymond Skalski found out about the recent death of Chick Corea, he was compelled as an artist to do what he has dedicated time to during the pandemic. In lieu of performing jazz music as a trombonist, he has turned to portrait artistry of jazz legends. (Read more in this recent article: Jazz Artist […]

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Jazz Legend Chick Corea Has Died At The Age Of 79

The legendary pianist, keyboardist, arranger, and composer, Chick Corea has died at the age of 79. The cause of death is due to a rare form of cancer, according to his family. Corea passed on Tuesday, February 9th. Corea is considered one of the most important influences in jazz and jazz fusion. Having performed on […]

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Jazz In Town: Celebrating Love and Mardi Gras!

(Photo Credit – Jack Zuff: you can catch jazz vocalist DeeAnn DiMeo this Sunday at The Terrace at Delaware Park Valentine’s Day Dinner.) A celebratory weekend is ahead as we enjoy Valentine’s Day and celebrate Mardi Gras.  There is a tremendous amount of events to revel in – both live jazz and jazz live streams.  […]

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