Jane Bunnett Describes Her Connection To Cuba On NPR

On Sunday, December 15 at 3 pm, Buffalo gets a special visit from the 3-time Grammy Nominee in Latin Jazz, Jane Bunnett and her all-Cuban females’ ensemble Maqueque. Jane Bunnett’s Maqueque concept began five years ago and has evolved into one of the premier Latin Jazz and Cuban Jazz ensembles today. Their previous release, Oddara, […]

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JazzBuffalo’s Homepage Redesign Focuses On Easier Access To Events And Stories For Jazz Fans

JazzBuffalo is getting a homepage makeover.  The growing jazz media platform set its sights on a cleaner design and easier access to events and news to meet the growing interests of jazz fans.  The new homepage will present events, a featured event, and stories more readily than previously.  Making it easier for JazzBuffalo’s readers to […]

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JazzBuffalo Interview: Saranaide’s Break Out Year Continues With New Single Release

Sara Rodriguez, who goes by the name Saranaide when performing, is having a break-out year in Buffalo.  She had a sold-out capacity show at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series where she featured her love for Bossa Nova.  Nearly 250 people, some dancing, gained a further appreciation for this multi-talented artist.  Saranaide followed up with […]

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Monty Alexander Brings The Sounds Of Freedom To The Bravo Niagara! Voices Of Freedom Festival

JazzBuffalo was invited to attend the Voice of Freedom Festival and the headliner concert performed by Monty Alexander and the Harlem-Kingston Express.  Without a doubt, freedom rang loud and clear last night at the event presented by Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts at the First Ontario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario.  The […]

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South African Jazz Pianist Nduduzo Makhathini Set To Make Debut With Blue Note Records

Blue Note Records, in perhaps its most significant signing in a few years, will introduce South African jazz pianist extraordinaire, Nduduzo Makhathini, to the global jazz community.  The visionary South African pianist and composer is set to release his Blue Note Records debut Modes of Communication: Letters from the Underworlds in the spring of 2020.  By way […]

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Jazz In Town: A Night At The Movies Meets Jazz

 A special “Night at the Movies” presentation featuring, from New York City, the talented Svetlana and the New York Swing Collective will take place at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series on Wednesday, November 13.  They will perform from their highly-touted “Night at the Movies” album.  In addition, there is plenty of extraordinary jazz happening.  […]

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Starring Buffalo’s Little Shop Of Horrors Feed The Audience A Plate Full Of Comedic Delight

  Feed me, Seymour, feed me! For fans of the musical Little Shop Of Horrors, the carnivorous appetite of the plant Audrey II is at the heart of this comedic musical.  At the most recent Starring Buffalo reading production of the award-winning musical at Shea’s 710 Theatre, the audience got a full plate of Audrey […]

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Jazz In Town: November Ushers In More Jazz To Enjoy

 We enter November with more incredible jazz for us to enjoy.  Visits from out of town in the month as well as great local jazz.  Read on… Featured Events Mareike Wiening “Metropolis Paradise” Friday, November 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth StreetBuffalo, NY 14201 United States + Google Map $10 The outcome is an extraordinary program […]

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On Firm Ground With The Third Incarnation of Jane Bunnett And Maqueque

Jane Bunnett’s enduring Maqueque project has been bringing a fresh new sound to jazz and Latin Jazz alike.  Garnering award-winning recognition along the way.  The ensemble released their third album this past September with new original songs and the introduction of new members of Maqueque.  What is evident is that their sound continues to evolve.  […]

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Elio Villafranca’s “Cinque” Continues To Make Waves In Jazz

Elio Villafranca, the Cuban-born jazz pianist, composer, and arranger continues to make reverberating waves in the jazz universe. Cinque, the sweeping themed album has put Villafranca in the unique category of composers who carry on the Ellingtonesque style of epic music movements. The album received a Grammy nomination in 2018. Since the nomination, Villafranca has […]

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