Pasquale Grasso To Release “Be-Bop!” Prior to Buffalo Concerts With Samara Joy On June 23 and June 24

Guitar Virtuoso Pasquale Grasso Pays Tribute to Bird and Diz on Be-Bop!Available June 17 on Sony Music Masterworks | Pre-Order Now Following the extraordinary success of guitar virtuoso Pasquale Grasso’s digital showcase series, which launched in 2019 and includes Solo Standards, Solo Ballads, Solo Holiday, and tributes to jazz royalty Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Sony Music Masterworks is set […]

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Jazz in Town: Jazz Is Heating Up!

(Photo:  Ember Trio hits Hallwalls this Saturday for a special JazzBuffalo presentation!) We are slowly making that transition to another Summer of Jazz in Buffalo!  This week’s weather is sure setting us up for a great summer!  Lots of jazz is about to happen! Featured Event Ethan Iverson/Orrin Evans Fans – Check this out!  This […]

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2022 Jazz Awards Announced by Jazz Journalists Association in Performance, Writing, and Publishing

The 27th annual poll of jazz journalists honors jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan for lifetime achievement. The Jazz Journalists Association considered close to 300 jazz musicians, journalists, media makers, recordings, books, documentaries, podcasts, and photographs that were nominated for the 2022 Jazz Awards. In an announcement on May 3rd, the association revealed the winners as voted on […]

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Jazz in Town: A Jazzy Happy Mother’s Day!!

We are about to make that transition to plenty of music and jazz to be heard outside during the summer season.  However, we have spectacular jazz events in May and June that we can look forward to! A special Happy Mother’s Day wishes to all the Moms out there.  May it be a blessed day […]

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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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Herbie Hancock Gives Moving Performance of “Maiden Voyage” at the Funeral of Madeline Albright

Jazz musician and songwriter Herbie Hancock performed his song “Maiden Voyage” on April 27 at the funeral of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Hancock performed his 1965 classic between tributes to Albright from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Albright’s daughters, Anne, Alice, and Katharine. Albright died in March at the age of […]

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International Jazz Day 2022, April 30th, a Call for Global Peace and Unity

Global Concert from United Nations Headquarters in New York to be hosted by Herbie Hancock, features Marcus Miller, Gregory Porter, David Sanborn, Hiromi, Pedrito Martínez, Ravi Coltrane, José James, Terri Lyne Carrington, Linda Oh, Shemekia Copeland, Lizz Wright, and others Paris and New York––UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock announced the […]

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Jazz in Town: April 30th is International Jazz Day!!

(Photo: Rising star jazz vocalist, Anaïs Reno, visits Buffalo to perform in a special International Jazz Day concert!) Jazz has truly become a global phenomenon.  International Jazz Day, celebrated every year on April 30th, recognizes the international presence of jazz as well as the multi-cultural influence of jazz all over the world. Here, in Buffalo, […]

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Jazz in Town: Appreciating Jazz!!

(Photo: April is Jazz Appreciation Month) Being Jazz Appreciation Month, we sure have plenty of jazz happenings to appreciate in Buffalo.  Talent abounds from artists who make Buffalo their home and from those now seeing our city as a destination to perform their music. SPECIAL JazzBuffalo Events JAZZBUFFALO’S 5TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY CELEBRATION! Each […]

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Jazz in Town: A Rebirth For Jazz – Happy Easter!

(Photo: Ella Fitzgerald) The rebirth and resurgence of jazz in Buffalo have been going on for the last few years and it continues.  Local, regional, national, and international talent all make Buffalo a jazz destination. At this time, we wish many blessings to you and your families as we observe the joyful Easter meaning. Notable […]

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