An Epic Musical Tribute To Roy Hargrove At Jazz At Lincoln Center

The Roy Hargrove Memorial Musical Celebration will go down as one of the most historic gatherings of musical artists in jazz history.  A roster of Jazz Titans to Rising Stars graced the stage of the Rose Theater at the Jazz At Lincoln Center in New York City.  All intent on pouring out heartfelt notes of […]

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Joe Lovano “Trio Tapestry”: AKG Art Of Jazz Series Is First Concert For New Album

Joe Lovano arrives for a much-anticipated appearance at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Art of Jazz Series on Sunday, January 27th.  The prolific saxophonist makes Buffalo his first album-release concert for a new project with EMC entitled Trio Tapestry. The album is scheduled for release on January 25th and the concert will be the first live […]

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25 Favorite Jazz Albums Of 2018

The year 2018 unfolded with a multitude of recordings well-deserving of acclaim.  From the release of lost tracks from John Coltrane to continued excellence by many jazz artists.  In this article, we take a favorite point of view as opposed to a “best of” critic point of view.  There a few favorites, however, that did […]

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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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7 New Historical Jazz Collections That Will Make Great Holiday Gifts

With the advent of digital music streaming, it may seem the idea of jazz collections and box sets may not be as popular as in years past.  However, this may be a special year.  With some holiday gift jazz collections ideas for the discriminating jazz lover who will cherish such possessions. What makes these great […]

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The 2019 Grammy Nominations In Jazz Are Announced

The 2019 61st Grammy Nominations have been announced Friday, December 7th and they include those in the Jazz Categories.  There are returning nominees from previous years and some newcomers.  Well-deserved ambitious projects were also recognized.  Nominations include recordings released between Oct. 1, 2017, and Sept. 30, 2018. Notables include Elio Villafranca for Cinqué, which was an […]

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Sullivan Fortner Trio Dazzles Audience For Art Of Jazz Kick Off

The Sullivan Fortner Trio kicked off the Albright-Knox Art of Jazz Series Saturday evening (November 17, 2018) in stellar fashion.  Fortner led a first-class trio featuring two highly-acclaimed jazz artists in Ameen Saleem on upright bass and Winard Harper on drums.  Evidenced from the first tune was Fortner’s technical capabilities on piano.  Which were dazzling. […]

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Tia Brazda Shines In A Swinging Show At Hotel Henry

Tia Brazda came to Buffalo and brought with her the unique sassy and jazz-pop entertainment that has made her a hit in Canada.  Her voice echoes the past with shades of Billie Holiday and currently with the stylistic semblance to Madeline Peyroux.  Joining singers like Cyrille Aimee and others who can do “retro” well.  Brazda […]

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The Joe Policastro Trio Present A Memorable Experience In Jazz Originality

The Joe Policastro Trio arrived in Buffalo from Chicago on Sunday, November 11.  As part of their two-week tour, they are crisscrossing the region and Canada.  Revisiting previous album projects and providing a sneak preview of their upcoming release of new originals.  The show they performed at Pausa Art House continues to demonstrate why their […]

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Master Gypsy Jazz Guitarist Stephane Wrembel Delivers Jewels Of Django Reinhardt To Buffalo

For many beyond the loyal enthusiast fans of gypsy jazz guitarist Stephane Wrembel, they may have not known that they were already familiar with his music.  Most are familiar with Woody Allen’s hit film, Midnight in Paris.  The beautiful music in that film is that of Stephane Wrembel.  And, he put his passion for Django […]

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