Jazz In Town: Alto Madness Hits Buffalo!

This week, Buffalo gets a rare visit from a true jazz legend and icon, Richie Cole.  And, there is the annual MIA High School celebration as well.   Despite the gray and gloom of rain, the area will be bright with jazz! Highlights Jazz Legend Richie Cole, Saturday, October 28th at 8 pm at MusicalFare Theatre […]

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Jazz in Town: JAZZ 100 Festival Celebrates Jazz Icons!

This week, we take time to celebrate the 100th Birthdays of some of most fondly remembered Jazz Icons in the history of jazz.  Celebrations include remembering Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonious Monk, and Dizzy Gillespie.  Highlighted by the appearance of international jazz artist and star, jazz pianist Elio Villafranca. Highlights JAZZ 100 Festival Presented by JazzBuffalo, in […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz In A Variety Of Forms and All Great!

Jazz can be challenging and it brings out the best in musicians.  Giving the audience an experience that is unexpected yet uplifting.  And, offers varietal forms of jazz.  That may be the case this upcoming week – so many forms of great jazz. Highlights The Mambo Kings, Saturday, October 14th at 8 pm at Kleinhans […]

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Jazz In Town: Pausing to Remember

We pause briefly to remember one of the legends of jazz in Buffalo jazz history – drummer Lou Marino.  Lou Marino passed away at the age of 80 years old.  Leaving behind a trail of impactful mentoring, memorable performances, many friends, and family.  A very humble man with a rich history who always had time […]

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Jazz In Town: Ambassadors Of Jazz Visit Buffalo

Buffalo gets a visit this weekend from one of the top ambassadors of jazz – Wynton Marsalis.  And, from notable ambassadors such as Wycliffe Gordon and in the free jazz world – Charles Gayle.  There is plenty of jazz in the area this week and beyond. Highlights Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis, […]

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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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“Keep JazzBuffalo Alive” Fundraising Campaign Launches!

In April of 2014, the first official posting of JazzBuffalo was made.  JazzBuffalo, a d.b.a. and brand of the Greater Buffalo Jazz Society started out as a dream.  Since then, JazzBuffalo has become more than a dream.  It has become a major resource for jazz lovers and jazz musicians.  All who have the same dream […]

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