Jazz Vocalist Andy James and All-Star 9-Piece Ensemble to Bring “Rhythm in New York” to Buffalo on June 3rd

Andy James and her all-star jazz band to make a tour stop in Buffalo. The concert will be presented by JazzBuffalo on Friday, June 3rd, at 8:00 PM While she grew up in Australia, traveled the world as a renowned Flamenco dancer, and now makes her home in Las Vegas, vocalist Andy James has always loved New […]

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Helen Merrill – A Restless Musical Soul

I had a dream that the jazz gods, for reasons unknown, looked upon me with disfavor (perhaps they read and disliked my jazz articles). A trial was held and I was found guilty. In sentencing me, the “judge” (Milt Hinton), issued an edict that henceforth I am banned from listening to all jazz recordings or […]

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Jazz in Town: Our Community Mourns

(Photo by Jack Zuff: Long-time friends and collaborators, Jacob Jay and Dalton Sharp, will release their new album this Friday!) Our community was met by an unspeakable force of evil and tragedy in last Saturday’s mass shooting.  We mourn for the victims and their families as well as our community.  Victims who must never be […]

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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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