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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Jon Lehning and Saxophone Colossus Release New CD

In the past few years, we have seen a new wave of next-generation jazz musicians beginning to make their mark in the Greater Buffalo region. While at the same time, leaning in to engage with mentors and former teachers for creative projects. One creative project, inspired by the endeavors of Jon Lehning, is that of […]

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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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