Saranaide Releases New EP Of Inspired Music That Goes “Beyond”

Many in the Buffalo community have come to know Saranaide, the multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, through a few spectacular JazzBuffalo-presented performances.  Three that stand out are the “So Brasil” bossa nova themed concerts.  The first at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series to a sold-out audience of nearly 240 people a couple of years back.  Then […]

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Jazz Pianist Mike Jones Releases Vibrant Solo Piano Album

Mike Jones is one of our most accomplished mainstream jazz pianists. Since 2002, he has been the musical director for Penn & Teller’s Las Vegas. Jones hits the stage to play both before the show begins and, when called upon, during the act.  When the pandemic put a complete halt to performing in March of […]

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25 Favorite Jazz Albums Of 2020

The year began with much optimism and excitement for the world of jazz. Anticipated were tours, festivals, concerts, club dates, and new jazz albums. Many of what we anticipated came to a crashing halt by mid-March of 2020. The global COVID-19 pandemic had arrived. Severely impacting jazz artists, venues, festivals, clubs, and the livelihoods of […]

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Next-Gen Jazz Pianist, Marcus Lolo, Releases Captivating And Meaningful New Single

A development that is increasingly evident is the emergence of the next generation of jazz artists residing in Buffalo.  It harkens back to other periods in the city’s history of jazz.  From the Big Band era to the pivotal 1950s and 1960s.  A period from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s is often fondly remembered.  […]

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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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Tyler Westcott And Dr. Jazz Produce Fun “Old-Timey” Jazz Album

One of the more fascinating duos to make the rounds in the WNY region is that of Tyler Westcott and Brian “Dr. Jazz” Bauer. Each bridge a forty years age gap with an undying love for old-style jazz. Westcott calls their recently released new album, “Medical Record,” a collection of “old-timey jazz and blues tunes.” […]

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Mary Ramsey Kicks Off “Live From Premier Cabaret Lounge” With Mesmerizing Joy

The new live streaming jazz concert series produced by JazzBuffalo and MusicalFare Theatre went online last night (Friday, October 2) with Mary Ramsey and Friends. When asked in the preceding interview what she hoped to accomplish during the concert, Mary Ramsey stated, “I hope to bring joy and some toe-tapping.” For many that went online, […]

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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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The Emergence Of Alex McArthur – The Artist

The coronavirus pandemic has caused many of us to revisit old passions. Discover new ones. And, to make more than incremental steps in developing or evolving latent talents. One such person taking more than just a step forward while sheltering at home is the multi-talented jazz vocalist Alex McArthur. McArthur was invited to perform at […]

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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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