Jazz Vocalist Diane Taber’s New Album Has Buffalo Connection

Jazz vocalist Diane Taber is no stranger to Buffalo.  Although Diane now resides in Ohio, she continues strengthening her strong ties to the Buffalo Community.  Diane has deep roots to her hometown and is a graduate of Lafayette High School and State University College at Buffalo.   Diane has been performing since the young age of […]

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Jazz In Town: Emerging Star Cecile McLorin Salvant Performs For Art of Jazz Series

This coming Saturday, as part of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Art of Jazz Series, Cecile McLorin Salvant is set to perfrom.  She is a fast rising star in the jazz world and is being hailed for her vocal abilities likened to Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.  At the young age of 24, she is making […]

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Missing Jazz Vinyl In A Digital World – Record Store Day

Today is Record Store Day across the country and across the globe.  Many are celebrating the resurgence of vinyl.  A very good article worth reading is by, Jeff Meirs of the Buffalo News, on the return of vinyl in an era of digitizing every aspects of music and daily life.   Evoking Memories For many of […]

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JJA Jazz Awards Winner Cecile McLorin Salvant to perform in ABKAG Art Of Jazz Series

The 18th annual Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards for Music and Recording were announced on April 15th and they include some of the best known as well as upcoming jazz artists.  Included among this year’s winners are Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Terrence Blanchard, Gregory Porter, Christian McBride, and Buffalo native Dr. Lonnie Smith. The Buffalo […]

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Jazz In Town: Two Notable Jazz Events Week of April 14

Two internationally recognized jazz artists will be making appearances in Buffalo this week.  First, will be renowned saxophonist David Bixler.  Here is a brief bio of David Bixler as found via Bowling Green University where he is an Assistant Professor of Music Studies:   Since moving to New York City from his native Wisconsin, David […]

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Pianist Barbara Powrie Performs With Friends At Villa Maria Recital

Barbara Powrie, Adjunct Professor at Villa Maria College, performed on piano today at a noon faculty recital.  Barbara is a long-time teacher revered by her students and one of Buffalo’s most ardent jazz fans. Barbara’s performance was entrancing.  Her lyrical interpretations of Somewhere Over The Rainbow and Summertime was a cause to close your eyes […]

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Jazz Pianist Laura Dubin To Appear At PAUSA Art House Friday April 11

Highly regarded jazz pianist, composer, and arranger Laura Dubin will be making a special appearance at PAUSA Art House this Friday, April 11.  On her way to New York City for several appearance, she will be making a stop here in Buffalo. Laura Dubin is a native of Rochester and has close ties to Western […]

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April Is Jazz Appreciation Month!

This year marks the thirteenth anniversary of Jazz Appreciation Month held every April.  Since 2001, the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Insitution has fostered a movement to observe this great American art form. For 2014, the institution and JAM has designated this April’s theme as a celebration entitled Jazz Alchemy: A Love […]

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