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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.