JazzTracks Vol. 2: 7 John Coltrane Tracks To Listen To On His Birthday

John Coltrane

This year marks the 92nd birthday of John Coltrane.  A name that would undoubtedly be on any Mount Rushmore of jazz reverence.  In no particular order or ranking, here are 7 John Coltrane tracks that will get you in the mood of celebrating Coltrane.  Jazz music that never tires or is never dated. Blue Train The […]

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Jazz In Town: Celebrating Trane’s 91st Birthday!

The highlight of this week is the 91st Birthday Celebration of the late great jazz legend, John Coltrane.  Organized by the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Society and hosted by Burchfield Penney Museum, the 3-day festivities promises to be a special time.  (Get your glasses on – this edition of Jazz In Town is lengthy!) Highlight […]

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Jazz In Town: Summer Fades And Fall Jazz Begins!

As summer fades, jazz for the remainder of the year promises to offer an unprecedented amount of jazz that will make voting in the 4th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll a real challenge!   Highlights The Hot Club of Buffalo, Saturday, September 16 at 8 pm at Pausa Art House  Buffalo’s premier gypsy jazz band returns to […]

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Jazz In Town: Experience Great Jazz!

(PLEASE NOTE: THE HOTEL HENRY JAZZ CONCERT SERIES CONCERT SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 13TH IS SOLD-OUT – ADMISSION IS BY TICKETS ONLY) Keeping jazz awareness prominent in the future means looking back at special moments in jazz.  There will be performances in the upcoming week that look at special music in jazz history. Also, take note […]

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Jazz In Town: Labor Day Jazz Weekend

The weekend of August 25 and 26 turned out to be quite the spectacular weekend!  The Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY is estimated to have had a record crowd and we were blessed with beautiful weather and great jazz music filling the air.  On an individual level and on an organizational level, JazzBuffalo was […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz Is Made In America

This week will be another week of getting visits from jazz royalty and legends.  And, we get prominent jazz being exposed to our high schools in the area also.  A chance to support jazz education. Highlights The Bobby Watson Quartet, Saturday, May 20th at 8 pm at The Sanctuary The much heralded and legendary saxophonist […]

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Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary Is One For The Ages (Opening Remarks)

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary is a remarkable film.  One that jazz fans with a keen interest in the history of jazz should see.  The documentary takes us through the life and times of John Coltrane.  Rather than a literal chronological depiction, the documentary unfolds Coltrane’s journey through his musical development.  Where we come to […]

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