Jazz Community Loses a Friend with the Passing of Robert Merlin Davis

(Photo Collage by Jack Zuff) After a rapid six-month struggle with an aggressive debilitating illness, Robert Merlin Davis succumbed to what his body could no longer sustain.  Davis died yesterday in Phoenix, Arizona.  Remarkably, Robert Davis did not let his mind or spirit be beaten.  We will continue to hear stories in the coming months […]

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Jazz In Town: January Jazz Ends Hot!

(Photo: We welcome back saxophonist Dave Schiavone from Germany this weekend for a special performance at Jazz  in the Pan am Room at the Terrace!) We will be closing out January with some fabulous jazz music to be heard.  It may be cold but the jazz is hot! Featured Event We welcome back saxophonist Dave […]

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Campbell Brothers Find Meaning in the Music of Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’

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Authored By Jeff Spevak, WXXI News Tradition isn’t built overnight. It took a few decades for Rochester’s Campbell Brothers to learn the tradition of the sacred-steel sound, which dates back to the 1930s and House of God services. Soaring, crying guitar strings, mimicking the human voice, and an insistent groove accompanying the words of the Black […]

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Jazz In Town: The Music Continues On

(Photo: Catch the versatile performer Vinnie Derosa this Friday at Jazz in the Pan Am Room!) Hopefully, we are going to get warmer weather soon!  But in the meantime, you’ll find plenty of jazz to warm up to!  Check out featured and upcoming events! Featured Event A trio of Buffalo Music Hall of Fame inductees […]

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The Essay by Martin Luther King, Jr. That Lives Large In Jazz

King spoke to the significance of jazz in culture In 1964, Martin Luther King, Jr. penned an essay concerning the significance of jazz. The essay was written at the request of the organizers of the 1964 Berlin Jazz Festival. While one of Dr. King’s lesser-known speeches, it remains as one of the most profound essays […]

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Jazz In Town: A Trio of Stars

(Photo: Catch the dynamic and versatile and recent BMHOF inductee, Maria Sebastian, this Friday at Jazz in the Pan Am Room!) The influence of jazz continues to evolve and is felt in a wide variety of music genres and community events.  What we see happening in our city is how jazz is creating and supporting […]

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7th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll Is Now Open For Voting

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The 7th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll is now open to the public for voting. Each year, the community has the opportunity to recognize their favorite jazz artists, groups, advocates, venues, and supporters. There are nominees in 35 categories representing individual and ensemble jazz performances, support, and initiatives. The winners of the 7th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll will be […]

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Jazz In Town: A New Year Of Jazz Begins – With Challenges!

As the old saying goes, it can only get better from here.  The latest Omicron variant surge is wreaking havoc on live theater, live music, and live jazz.  Causing cancelations and postponements.  We will have to exercise patience as this surge will surely end.  We hope soon and may this be the last one! Despite […]

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Seventh Annual JazzBuffalo Poll Nominations Survey Is Open

The nominations survey for the seventh annual JazzBuffalo Poll is now open to the community of jazz fans in Buffalo and readers of JazzBuffalo. The JazzBuffalo Poll returns after skipping a year due to the pandemic. This is your chance to nominate your favorite jazz artists, jazz groups, rising stars, venues, and supporters making Buffalo […]

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Happy New Year From JazzBuffalo! Looking Back And Looking Forward!

Dear Friend of JazzBuffalo, The year 2021 is ending.  A year that will be remembered as challenging for all of us in many ways.  Yet, a year where we came together to reinvigorate the community with new opportunities and experiences.  With your support and help, as well as, sense of community, JazzBuffalo chartered new areas […]

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