Jazz In Town: Jazz Appreciation and Hotel Henry Jazz Gets Underway

Each year, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History sponsors the celebration of April Is Jazz Appreciation Month.  Encouraging us all to get out and support, as well as, appreciate the true American original art form called jazz. Highlights JazzBuffalo Presents: My Cousin Tone’ at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series, Wednesday, April 11th at […]

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JazzBuffalo And Hotel Henry Renew Jazz Concert Series For 2018

Hotel Henry, located on the historic National Landmark Richardson Olmsted Campus, has teamed with JazzBuffalo to present the Hotel Henry’s Jazz Concert Series in 2018.  The overwhelming success of the concert series in 2017 enabled audiences to experience the newly-renovated urban resort while enjoying high-quality live jazz performances.   Hotel Henry’s Jazz Concert Series produced […]

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Jazz In Town: A Drumming Legend Hits Town

Buffalo gets a visit from a jazz drums legend this coming weekend.  Gypsy jazz hits the screen.  And, the youth movement in jazz continues. Highlights Billy Cobham, Friday, March 23 at 8 pm at The Tralf Music Hall Jazz legend, drummer Billy Cobham, returns to Buffalo and the Tralf once again.  This time with his […]

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Jazz In Town: Celebrating Song And The Birthday Of Django!

Jazz will hit several stages in the next week and the variety of jazz music means there is something for everyone!    Congratulations to all of the winners, runner-ups, and honorable mentions in the 4th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll.  Thank you to the audiences of readers and fans who helped make the poll an engaging means […]

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Jazz In Town: Soulful Holiday Celebrations

The holiday festivities are underway and that includes jazz in the forefront and in the background.  We’ve got a night of original soul jazz and big bands and everything in-between.     Highlights JazzBuffalo Presents A Night Of Soul Jazz With Paradigm Shift, Friday, December 8 at Pausa Art House at 8 pm  JazzBuffalo, in association […]

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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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JazzBuffalo To Present Jazz Legend Richie Cole October 28th

On Saturday, October 28, Buffalo gets a visit from one of the legendary figures in jazz history.  The great alto saxophonist, Richie Cole.  Presented by JazzBuffalo, he will appear at MusicalFare Theatre Premier Cabaret Lounge, beginning at 8 pm.  Cole will be accompanied by the Rich Thompson Trio that features Rich Thompson on drums, Don […]

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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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