Jazz Legend John “Spider” Martin Honored With Niagara Falls Street Naming

If you travel any time soon to the intersection of Main and Ontario Streets in the city of Niagara Falls, you will find a new street name sign. The new street sign, John “Spider” Martin Way, honors the late jazz musician and legend from Niagara Falls. The intersection is just down the block from where […]

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Saranaide Gives Us A Delightful Summer Night Of Bossa Nova

The skies, sun, pinkish sunset, and the eventual summer starry night aligned for a beautiful evening on Friday, July 31. What made it all the better was the air being filled by the mesmerizing music of the multi-talented Saranaide and her trio of superb musicians. Taking us on a trip to Brazil and the music […]

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The Emergence Of Alex McArthur – The Artist

The coronavirus pandemic has caused many of us to revisit old passions. Discover new ones. And, to make more than incremental steps in developing or evolving latent talents. One such person taking more than just a step forward while sheltering at home is the multi-talented jazz vocalist Alex McArthur. McArthur was invited to perform at […]

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Jazz In Town: Expanding Jazz Outdoors!

(Photo: Two of our performers this week.  Alex McArthur and Saranaide.) As a community, we continue to rally together during the coronavirus pandemic to enjoy live jazz music outdoors – safely.  Outdoors is the safest way, as long, as, we follow the essential guidelines of maintaining 6 feet apart and wearing masks at all times.  […]

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12 Plus National Jazz Live Streams To Watch This Weekend (July 30 – August 3)

Live stream jazz series across the country continue. More favorite picks here by JazzBuffalo featuring international jazz artists in various series. Be sure to check out the multiple dates and performers they have for each date. For the full listing of jazz live streams happening this weekend as well as the next week and beyond, […]

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Jazz In Town: Adapting To Keep Jazz Alive

(Photo: Jazz Guitarist Dale Toliver who you can see on Friday, July 24 at the Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series.) Summer is in full swing and it is a summer we will undoubtedly remember for many years.  We have some super outdoor jazz events ongoing.  Let us continue to adapt and follow social/physical distancing measures […]

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15 National Jazz Live Streams To Watch This Weekend (July 23 – July 27)

Many of the online live jazz streaming is shifting from individual efforts to that of series. You will see in the favorite picks here by JazzBuffalo a listing for the series. Be sure to check out the multiple dates and performers they have for each date. For the full listing of jazz live streams happening […]

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Bill Crump: A Great Day in Harlem’s “Mystery Man”

The most iconic group photograph in the history of jazz, entitled “A Great Day in Harlem” was taken on August 12, 1958, in front of a brownstone at 17 East 126th St. The photographer was Art Kane who was on assignment from Esquire Magazine. The image was to become the centerpiece of the January 1959 […]

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Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival To Celebrate 25th Year With Virtual Live Stream

For many, an annual summer rite has been to attend the two consecutive weekend Sundays of the Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival. Held annually every summer in July on the grounds of the Buffalo Science Museum, this year marks the 25th anniversary of the festival. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the festival will host […]

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Jazz In Town: Enjoying Jazz Outdoors

So far, we are managing to follow guidelines and enjoy live jazz again.  Primarily outdoors.  It is a slippery slope for all of us so we must continue to follow social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines.  More super jazz coming up so check it out! Featured Events POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN: DeeAnn DiMeo w/Cal Parmer, Rod […]

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