Pasquale Grasso To Release “Be-Bop!” Prior to Buffalo Concerts With Samara Joy On June 23 and June 24

Guitar Virtuoso Pasquale Grasso Pays Tribute to Bird and Diz on Be-Bop!Available June 17 on Sony Music Masterworks | Pre-Order Now Following the extraordinary success of guitar virtuoso Pasquale Grasso’s digital showcase series, which launched in 2019 and includes Solo Standards, Solo Ballads, Solo Holiday, and tributes to jazz royalty Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Sony Music Masterworks is set […]

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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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Jazz Trumpeter John Hasselback III Makes Superb “Entrance” In Forthcoming Debut Album

John Hasselback III comes from a familiar family name of jazz artists.  No doubt, carrying an innate sensibility in the artistry of music and jazz.  After a few pivotal years of pursuing the master craftsmanship of jazz trumpet, composing, and arranging, he has elevated from innateness to uniqueness.  Hasselback III is about to release a […]

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Andrew Nixon Leads Trio In Recording Of Emotive Piano Jazz Originals

I can recall the exact moment I exclaimed in my head that Andrew Nixon was a truly gifted pianist. He was performing McCoy Tyner’s song, Passion Dance. If you are familiar with the song from the classic Tyner album, The Real McCoy, it is filled with intricate complexities requiring it to be played with plenty […]

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Donny Frauenhofer Draws From The Spirit In New Single Release

Living through the times of the coronavirus pandemic has found many of us in moments of isolation. Staying at home during the spring and staying physically distant as much as possible this summer when outdoors. Causing us at times to feel alone yet knowing that you are in community with others. Donny Frauenhofer, one of […]

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Ella Fitzgerald Documentary, “Ella: Just One of Those Things,” Is Worth Watching

The 2019 documentary about the life of the iconic Ella Fitzgerald has made its way to the United States and to the WNY region.  Ella: Just One of Those Things is available virtually through an arrangement with The Screening Room and its virtual cinema. The film is directed by Leslie Woodhead and produced by Reggie […]

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Jazz Saxophonist Wayne Escoffery Dedicates New Album, “The Humble Warrior,” to Inspirations in Music and Life

In what now seems like eons ago, when I found out that saxophonist Wayne Escoffery was going to make an appearance at the September 2019 John Coltrane Birthday Celebration, I immediately perked up. His performance at the event held by the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective was nothing short of the athletic and muscular style […]

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Thana Alexa, SIRINTIP, and Owen Broder Launch ‘Live From Our Living Rooms’ Jazz Festival April 1-7

When the jazz scene, particularly in New York City, came to a grinding halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it left many jazz musicians with canceled dates and tours. With many facing difficult days ahead with lost income. Enter three musicians, Thana Alexa, SIRINTIP, and Owen Broder along with the non-profit organization Music Talks, who […]

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Carina And The Six String Preacher Release New Song And Video

Carina and the Six String Preacher have been entertaining the Greater Buffalo region and beyond since 2013. Carving out a unique space in the hearts and minds of their growing fan base. Their music, a signature blend described as jazz noir, is a modern twist on multiple styles. Blending pop and jazz into a versatile […]

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