Jazz Guitarist Charlie Ballantine To Deliver Music From The Heartland Friday, November 22

In the past decade, we have seen jazz guitarists shift their gaze to the music of the heartland. Long dominant as an east coast bebop jazz sound or a cool jazz west coast sound, prominent jazz guitarists are incorporating the sounds of the Midwest into their music. The likes of Bill Frisell, John Scofield, and […]

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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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Svetlana And The New York Swing Collective To Perform From Critically Acclaimed New Album “Night At The Movies”

JazzBuffalo is excited to present the New York-based vocalist Svetlana at the next Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series event on Wednesday, November 13. Svetlana and the New York Swing Collective make a stop in Buffalo to celebrate the release of her new album, “Night At The Movies.” The album has been heralded with much acclaim […]

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The Musical Journey Of Carla Bley

In 1953, Karen Borg from Oakland, CA, a young seventeen years old caught the jazz bug.  West coast cool jazz was in its inceptive days when she heard the music of Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker.  The impact started a series of events that changed the history of jazz. Her mother, Emily Borg, was a […]

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Favorites In Jazz For The 61st Annual Grammy Awards

The 61st Annual Grammy® Awards are this Sunday, February 10th. For jazz fans worldwide, it is anyone’s guess as to who will win in the jazz categories. The field of nominations is outstanding. This is JazzBuffalo’s take on favorites in each jazz category. Surely there will be agreements and disagreements. But one thing is clear. […]

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First Listen: New “At The Club” Live Recording Of Freddie Hubbard Is Magnificent!

A new live recording of Freddie Hubbard is about to be released.  Jazz enthusiast should take note. The album/CD to be released on December 21st can very well be a great addition to your collection of jazz albums. Ernie Garside is a man who has been involved with jazz for over 60 years.  A trumpeter […]

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Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival – Part 2 Promises More Great Jazz

On Sunday, July 23rd, the first of two Sundays of the Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival took place on the grounds of the Buffalo Science Museum.  The threat of rain and thunderstorms miraculously held off.  And, thank the heavens for that as we witnessed what can be called a miraculous and magnificent performance by […]

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Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival July 23rd and July 30th Remembers Legends – Part 1

On two weekend Sundays in July (July 23rd and July 30th), Buffalo pays tribute to the legacy of the revered Pappy Martin, the legendary jazz artist.  Produced by Dawn Martin Berry-Walker, who is keeping the legacy of her father alive, the annual festival promises special performances this year.  The Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival […]

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