Jazz in Town: A Rebirth For Jazz – Happy Easter!

(Photo: Ella Fitzgerald) The rebirth and resurgence of jazz in Buffalo have been going on for the last few years and it continues.  Local, regional, national, and international talent all make Buffalo a jazz destination. At this time, we wish many blessings to you and your families as we observe the joyful Easter meaning. Notable […]

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Jazz in Town: Spring Into Jazz!

(Photo: Jazz pianist/composer/arranger Ethan Iverson will be joined by trumpeter Tom Harrell in a special Art of Jazz performance this Friday.) Buffalo continues to be a jazz destination as more jazz artists take note.  This week, we get visits from notable jazz artists and performers.  Read on! Featured Event Art of Jazz | Ethan Iverson […]

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Returning Northwest Jazz Festival Announces 2022 Lineup For Four Stages

The Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic, Lewiston, NY will mark its return after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Scheduled to take place on Friday, August 26, and Saturday, August 27, the festival will consist of five stages and 30 performances by close to 130 musicians. Recently, the festival announced its lineup for […]

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Jazz Legend, Herbie Hancock, to be Awarded, George Peabody Medal

Jazz legend, Herbie Hancock, a 14-time Grammy-winner, and advocate for using culture and the arts to advance peace will receive the George Peabody Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Music in America.   The George Peabody Medal is the highest honor bestowed by the Peabody Institute and has been presented annually since 1980. “It is a true […]

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Northwest Jazz Festival Returns In 2022 With Exciting Lineup Of Jazz Headliners

Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY returns after a two-year hiatus celebrating 20 years. Lewiston, NY – After a two-year unexpected hiatus, the Northwest Jazz Festival in historic Lewiston, NY returns on August 26- 27, 2022.  The event will highlight local, international, and North American jazz artists including Sally Terrell, John di Martino, Stacey […]

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Ethan Iverson Interview: A Jazz Journey from the Bad Plus to Blue Note

(On April 8th, as part of the Art of Jazz at the Philharmonic Series, Buffalo gets a special visit from two masterful jazz artists. Ethan Iverson and Tom Harrell. In this exclusive JazzBuffalo article, series producer Bruce Eaton interviews Ethan Iverson ahead of his upcoming concert.) BE: It was many years and millions of miles […]

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Chick Corea, Christian McBride, Eliane Elias, Esperanza Spalding, and Ron Carter Win In 64th GRAMMY® Awards Jazz Categories

The 64th GRAMMY® Awards announced the 2022 winners in the Jazz categories.  The winners were announced prior to the televised event scheduled for Sunday, April 3rd. Nominations were announced in November 2021 and winners were revealed today. Here are the winners in each of the Jazz and Instrumental categories followed by songs/videos: 1 – From […]

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Celebrate “April Is Jazz Appreciation Month” With Special Concerts

In April of 2001, Jazz Appreciation Month was founded by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.  The annual celebration shines a light on the heritage and contributions of jazz to American History. This year, Jazz Appreciation Month will explore the cross-pollination of Afro-Caribbean music and jazz leading into the formation of Latin jazz. Since […]

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Jazz in Town: Jazz Stars Shine On Buffalo!

(Photo: You can see and enjoy gypsy jazz as the national touring Occidental Gypsy appear at MusicalFare Theatre Premier Cabaret Lounge) The resurgence of Buffalo as a jazz destination continues.  Evidence of that is the appearance of Diana Krall at the UB Center for the Arts this weekend!  Seats are still available: Diana Krall Thursday, […]

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Jazz in Town: Buffalo is a Jazz Music Destination!

(Photo by Jack Zuff: Carina of Carina and the Six String Preacher will be at Jazz in the Pan Am Room this Friday!) As spring begins, we are getting a bursting of jazz happenings in our region.  From our talented jazz musicians in Buffalo and from international jazz artists visiting Buffalo.  Buffalo is fast becoming […]

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