Roberta Gambarini’s Limited Edition Album, “Dedications”, Honors Ella Fitgerald, Sarah Vaughn, and Carmen McRae

This past spring, Roberta Gambarini embarked on a tour throughout Japan.  A country that has fallen in love with the jazz vocalist from Turin, Italy.  The tour was dedicated to Michiko Hirayama, Gambarini’s vocal teacher for 20 years.  Hirayama was a legendary soprano in the world of classical music and beyond.  Before leaving for Japan, […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz Festival Season Gets Underway

The outdoors have quickly become the focus of where jazz is happening in Buffalo and beyond.  This weekend, marks the beginning of the two consecutive Sundays celebrating the 24th Annual Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival with local and international jazz artists.  Read on… Featured Events DeeAnn Dimeo Tompkins at Jazz at Chandlerville Thursday, July […]

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Monty Alexander To Release New Album Dedicated To The Music Of Thelonious Monk August 23rd

On August 23rd of this year, Monty Alexander will release a major new project and album dedicated to the music of Thelonious Monk.  Entitled “WAREIKA HILL – RASTAMONK VIBRATIONS”, the project represents a lifetime of inspiration and appreciation for the music of Thelonious Monk on the part of Monty Alexander.  The album, several years in […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz In The Streets!

This week and weekend, we celebrate jazz as a vibrant part of the community.  As summer gets into full swing, music of all types, including jazz, are filling the skies with majestic sounds.   Of significance is Jazz at Chandlerville begins as another community-oriented endeavor by JazzBuffalo.  Read on… Featured Events The Brass Machine Kick-Off Jazz […]

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2019 Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival To Feature Charenee Wade, Keyon Harrold, Johnny O’Neal, and Tia Fuller

The 24th Annual Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival will once again take place on two consecutive weekends in July on the grounds of the Buffalo Science Museum. The outdoor jazz festival will present a variety of local, national, and international jazz artists on Sunday, July 21st and Sunday, July 28th. Beginning at 2 pm, […]

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João Gilberto: 10 Bossa Nova Songs We Love

The beloved Brazilian artist João Gilberto died at the age of 88 on Saturday, July 6. Leaving behind a forever-lasting genre of music that is loved the world over – Bossa Nova. The style of music Gilberto pioneered in the 1950s launched a wave of music from Brazil to the United States and beyond. Influencing […]

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Jazz In Town: Happy Jazzy Fourth Of July Weekend!

The fourth of July holiday always begins a flurry of outdoor music events and gets jazz outdoors kicked off in earnest.  Plenty to enjoy over the holiday weekend and beyond!    Read on… A Weekend At Delaware Park and Hoyt Lake For many Buffalonians, taking in the views of the stairs of the Albright-Knox Art […]

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Artisan Jazz First Sunday Series To Shine Light On Russ D’Alba

(Phil Sims, trombonist, bandleader, composer, and arranger appears as a guest author on JazzBuffalo’s Jazz In Town. In this exclusive article written for JazzBuffalo, Phil introduces us to the next featured saxophonist for the Artisan Jazz First Sunday Series, Russ D’Alba. The next Artisan Jazz First Sunday Series will be held at the Roycroft Inn […]

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AKG Art Of Jazz Series Returns For One More: Presenting The Bill Charlap Trio

Before the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the held in high-esteem Art of Jazz Series goes on hiatus for two years, the series producers and the gallery will present one more concert. To the delight of the many fans of the series. The Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s Art of Jazz series will present the Bill Charlap Trio, […]

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Rising Star Jazz Vocalist Veronica Swift To Release New Album “Confessions” In August 2019

Jazz vocalist Veronica Swift, recently named Rising Star by Downbeat Magazine 67th Annual Critic’s Poll, is set to release a new album. The album will feature The Benny Green Trio and The Emmet Cohen Trio. Distributed by Mack Avenue Records, the collection of oft-overlooked songs will be available on August 30th, 2019. At just 25 […]

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