The 5th Annual JazzBuffalo International Jazz Day Celebration and Anaïs Reno Provide A Glimpse Into The Future of Jazz

On a day calling for global peace, the 5th Annual International Jazz Day Celebration was a welcomed homecoming, an exhibit of master musicianship, and a glimpse into the future all rolled in one. The night that took place on Saturday, April 30th served as a special introduction of the gifted young jazz vocalist, Anaïs Reno. […]

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20 Favorite Jazz Albums Of 2021

Given the state of the pandemic at the beginning of the year, we did not know what was in store for jazz and the music world in January 2021. In the end, we were treated to a bevy of releases that stood out for a variety of reasons. We take a “favorite” view on albums […]

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Ann Mitchell Jazz Trio Captivates in Kick-Off of Jazz in the Pan Am Room at the Terrace

It was another spectacular night for the evolving JazzBuffalo book as we opened a new chapter with the first-ever Jazz in the Pan Am Room at the iconic The Terrace at Delaware Park! In this collaborative effort, we aimed to bring a “dinner and a show” opportunity for the Buffalo community. Thanks to the perseverance […]

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Tierney Sutton Band Concert Performance Is One For The Ages!

The Tierney Sutton Band, together for more than twenty-five years, arrived in Buffalo yesterday afternoon with much eagerness to perform.  Although they had just performed in New Jersey and Pittsburgh, they did so with the great singer Ann Hampton Calloway.  A different concert.  This performance was an opportunity to be on stage as The Tierney […]

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An Inspiring Birthday Celebration Of John Coltrane Takes Place In Buffalo

Reverence for John Coltrane was on display this past weekend as the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective, in association with Burchfield Penny Arts Center celebrated the birthday of the jazz icon.  The event marked the return of the annual celebration as a live in-person event after a hiatus due to the pandemic.  A most welcomed […]

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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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