Announcing The Winners Of The JazzBuffalo Reader’s And Fan Poll!!!

There was a tremendous outpouring of #BuffaloLove for the first annual JazzBuffalo Reader’s and Fan Poll.  The poll was taken exactly 1,091 times in the past week!  A big thank you to all the musicians, supporters, and fans of jazz that participated in the poll. Let us recap.  The nominees came from you the fans […]

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JazzBuffalo Review: Gruvology Duo Puts On Intimate And Inspirational Show

Bernard Kunz and Walter Kemp III, the creative duo behind the hit jazz-fusion band Gruvology, put on an intimate duo show last night at the Daily Planet.  And, it was fabulously intimate and inspiring. Performing originals from their recently released CD, Freeway, you got the sense you were on a relaxing two-hour road trip with […]

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Congratulations to Nominees For First Annual JazzBuffalo Reader’s And Fan Poll!

The official JazzBuffalo Readers’ And Fan Poll is live and voting is underway.  Special congratulations to the nominees who are listed below in twenty-four categories! The nominees come from you, the readers of JazzBuffalo and fans of jazz in Greater Buffalo.  Over 120 write-in submissions were received from an online survey conducted from December 13th […]

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JazzBuffalo Features Jazz Artist Interviews By Rick Holland: Paul Smoker

JazzBuffalo welcomes a periodic new feature today.  One of our local jazz treasures is Rick Holland.  An educator, trumpeter, big band leader, recording artists, and a passionate advocate of jazz. Rick Holland is a veteran performer with musicians and organizations such as the Louie Bellson Big Band (Chicago Based Band), Jimmy Dorsey, Hendrik Meurkens, Buddy […]

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Two Spectacular Jazz Concerts: Esperanza Spalding and Ken Filiano Hit Buffalo October 9th

Two notable concerts hit the JazzBuffalo area this week.  And, they are most definitely are on different ends of the spectrum.  It does show the diversity of jazz, which makes Buffalo a stomping ground for all jazz artists.  The ever-popular Esperanza Spalding brings her special charm and musical brand of jazz to the UB Center […]

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JazzBuffalo Remembers The Legendary Anne Fadale

On Thursday, October 2nd, the legendary jazz pianist Anne Fadale will be inducted into the Buffalo Hall Of Fame.  This is a long overdue acknowledgement for one of the true jazz greats to grace us with her presence in Buffalo.  Her jazz pedigree includes being mentored by the great Oscar Peterson, who referred to her […]

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JazzBuffalo Review: Don Menza Gives A Magical Performance

Don Menza not only brought spectacular jazz to the Buffalo area for two nights at PAUSA Art House, he brought with him the treasures of jazz history.  His comedic personality had also an educator’s element.  Regaling us with stories of his days with Henry Mancini and why certain songs had meaning to him.  Friday night […]

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JazzBuffalo Review: Legends Of Jazz Event Shines With Originals

A spectacular weekend of jazz and festivals was capped by what can be called a legendary performance.  On Sunday afternoon, legendary jazz performers came together for an event entitled The Legends Of Jazz.  Led by Phil DiRe on tenor saxophone, the sextet formed for this occasion by DiRe included Bobby Militello on alto sax and […]

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JazzBuffalo Review: Citizen Kayne Concert Was A Noteworthy Celebration!

From the moment you heard the first note by jazz vibraphonist Dave Kayne, you knew your ears and senses were in for a special evening of jazz. Last night’s concert At PAUSA Art House was indeed a memorable stellar performance. The concert, billed as Citizen Kayne, marked the return visit of jazz bassist extraordinaire Cameron Kayne to Buffalo.
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