8 Local Audience Pleasing Performances Kicked Off Northwest Jazz Festival

One of the largest opening Friday night crowds in the 17-year history of the Northwest Jazz Festival attended the festival on Friday, August 24th.  On the schedule were eight performances by local music groups.  All were outstanding and gave a platform for their music to be presented to an eager audience of festival goers. Here […]

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Christopher Bakriges Trio Perform Artistic Excellence At Northwest Jazz Festival

The Main Stage portion of the Northwest Jazz Festival opened on Friday (August 24th) with pure artistic passion performed by the Christopher Bakriges Trio.  Performing as a trio of piano, upright bass, and vibes, the trio presented compelling music that mixed jazz with leanings of classical chamber music. Two stalwarts of jazz, Avery Sharpe (McCoy Tyner/Art […]

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Veronica Swift and Benny Green Trio Deliver Outstanding Performance At Northwest Jazz Festival

When Veronica Swift announced that she and Benny Green were collaborating on a new CD to be released by early next year, she had the audience swooning with anticipation.  This pairing of the jazz pianist legend Benny Green with the emerging star Veronica Swift brought attendees to the Northwest Jazz Festival to their feet at […]

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Jazz In Town: Northwest Jazz Festival To Fill Air With Sounds Of Jazz!

Elio Villafranca

This issue of Jazz In Town will be devoted to the Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY.  The largest jazz festival of its kind in the region.  Five stage, 30 performances, and over 120 musicians make up the festival!  The festival enters its 17th year with a host of international and local talents. Featured Event 17th […]

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Northwest Jazz Festival Will Present Some Of The Area’s Best Local Jazz Talents

Northwest Jazz Festival

In addition to the jazz luminaries, legends, and emerging stars on the Main Stage of the Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY this year, there will be plenty of the area’s best jazz talents hitting the stages of the festival.  For the first time in the history of the festival, two youth groups will also be performing […]

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Northwest Jazz Festival In Lewiston, NY Schedule By Day!

Northwest Jazz Festival

The Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY takes place Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th.  Here is the schedule by day and stage! Mainstage Seating is available for the 8:30 pm Performances for $20 per ticket on Friday and Saturday. Please call 754-9500 to purchase your tickets. Ticket pick-up is available at the Information […]

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Jazz Luminaries, Legends, and Emerging Artists Headline Main Stage at Northwest Jazz Festival

Elio Villafranca

Entering its 17th year, the 2018 Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY will feature headlining performances from jazz luminaries, legends in jazz history, and several emerging jazz artists considered Rising Stars.  The festival’s Main Stage will present unique collaborations making history and never-before-presented ensembles seen or heard at the festival since it began. Jazz luminaries and legends […]

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Northwest Jazz Festival Announces Lineup Of Jazz Stars For 2018

The 17th annual Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY, scheduled for August 24 and 25 of 2018, announced its jazz artist line-up at the Taste of Jazz Fundraiser on April 15th.  30 live performances are scheduled for the 2-day festival across 5 stages throughout the heart of Lewiston, NY.  Including featuring some of the top, as […]

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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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Jazz In Town: A Jazz Renewal

Easter represents a time of renewal and rebirth to many.  A time to rejoice in the arrival of spring and brighter days filled with sunshine.  The jazz scene in Greater Buffalo is experiencing a time of renewal and rejuvenation – thanks to the supportive and engaged audiences like you!  Happy Easter! Highlights JazzBuffalo Presents: Philippe […]

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