Jazz In Town: Giving Thanks For All That Jazz!

As we look ahead to Thanksgiving, we give thanks to many aspects of life, our families, health, and other blessings.  We also give thanks to what has been an incredible year of jazz in Greater Buffalo.  This is a special edition of Jazz In Town that looks ahead to the Thanksgiving weekend and the special […]

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5 + 1 World-Class Jazz Concerts Presented By JazzBuffalo This Fall

This fall offers an unprecedented amount of world-class jazz for the Greater Buffalo community and the JazzBuffalo Community of jazz appreciators.  Jazz will be played in the style of Latin, Cuban, Traditional, World, and Cultural.  International performers from France, Israel, Canada, United States, and Cuba will take the stage to perform right here in Buffalo […]

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JazzBuffalo Presents Cuban Jazz Stars At “El Coco” CD Release Concerts

For two nights, the Greater Buffalo area will have the opportunity to listen to international Cuban and Latin Jazz stars as they celebrate the release of a new CD entitled “El Coco”.  “El Coco” is Michel Ferrré and Vladimir Espinosa’s latest CD production of originals and Cuban classics in collaboration with Lázara Martínez, Armando Arce […]

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Jazz In Town: Saluting Our Veterans And More!

A bevy of more great jazz hits the Greater Buffalo region this week and beyond.  We will be celebrating Veterans Day, hearing world-class music, presenting interesting concepts, and supporting good causes. Highlights Fredtown Stompers, Thursday, November 8 at 7 pm at Carnegie Arts Center The hot traditional jazz band winning fans throughout the WNY regions […]

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Jazz In Town: At Midnight Blue An Extra Hour Of Jazz!

We enter the final two months of 2017 in what has been a tremendous year of jazz so far.  With more great jazz to come in these final two months – including an extra hour as we set back the clocks one-hour this weekend.  Now is the time to start thinking about nominations for the […]

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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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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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Three-Day JAZZ 100 Festival Celebrates 100th Birthdays Of Four Jazz Icons

From the passionate jazz fans to the public audience, they are known by a single name.  Whether growing up and hearing parents talk about them, studying jazz history, or exposed to American music via television, most people in America have come to know the single names of Ella, Monk, Dizzy, and Mongo.  Four single name […]

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