JazzBuffalo Review: Citizen Kayne Concert Was A Noteworthy Celebration!

From the moment you heard the first note by jazz vibraphonist Dave Kayne, you knew your ears and senses were in for a special evening of jazz. Last night’s concert At PAUSA Art House was indeed a memorable stellar performance. The concert, billed as Citizen Kayne, marked the return visit of jazz bassist extraordinaire Cameron Kayne to Buffalo.
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Jazz In Town: Jazz Funk and Homecomings In Buffalo!

The sounds of Jazz Funk, Jazz Soul, and Jazz Fusion will hit the streets of Allentown and Downtown this weekend.  Visiting Duke’s Bohemian Bar on Wednesday August 6th is the Grammy nominee jazz organist Brian Charette.  If you are a fan of jazz funk and the B3 Hammond organ sound, the trio of Brian Charette […]

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The 9th Annual Queen City Jazz Festival Hits The Streets Saturday July 26

The 9th Annual Queen City Jazz Festival is being held this Saturday, July 26, from 12pm until 8pm.  The festival is presented by The Historic Colored Musicians Club and will feature a stage located near Broadway and Michigan as well as performances inside the club this year.  Every member of the Historic Colored Musician Club […]

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Jazz In Town: Festive Jazz Hits The Area with Carmen Intorre, Pat Bianchi, What Would Mingus Do?, Curtis Lundy, and More!

This weekend marks the 19th Annual Masten District Jazz Festival held at M.L.K. Park across from the Buffalo Museum Of Science.   The festival runs two consecutive weekends, this Sunday July 20th and next Sunday July 27th from 3pm until 8pm.  Scheduled to appear are musicians from Buffalo, Toronto, and New York City.  Closing performances includes […]

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Jazz In Town: Start Off The 4th Weekend With A B.A.M.

Summer jazz is underway!  The highlight for this weekend is the appearance of the Phil DiRe Quintet with special guest Jay Beckenstein of Spyro Gyra fame at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Summer Jazz Series this Sunday at 2pm.  For more information see: Phil DiRe and Jay Beckenstein Reunite The holiday weekend kicks off this Thursday […]

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Phil DiRe and Jay Beckenstein Reunite For Special Performance At The Albright Knox Jazz Summer Series

Back in the mid-70’s, as a young college student, I was taken hard by jazz.  Although I had always liked jazz, it wasn’t until I was introduced to Chuck Mancuso at Buffalo State College and became a member of the Buff State Jazz Ensemble that I really took to the music.  Like a religious fervor, […]

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Jazz In Town: Summer Jazz Heats Up With A Throwdown

Jazz outdoors and indoors is heating up this summer.  Here are interesting and noteworthy happenings to check out this week: Throwdown At Essex Pub, Thursday 9pm featuring legendary bassist Juini Booth with Steve Baczkowski on sax and Ravi Padmanabha on drums.  No doubt this will be far out there music with rhythms and melodies floating […]

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Jazz Festivals To The East And South This Week: Rochester and Pittsburgh

To the east and the south of Buffalo are two premier jazz festivals taking place.  They begin this weekend and through all of the week of the 22nd in Rochester.  Bringing, within a few hours drive proximity, some of today’s leading jazz headliners and exciting new acts in jazz. To the south of Buffalo is […]

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