Annual John Coltrane Birthday Celebration To Be Held September 19-21

This year, the annual John Coltrane Birthday Celebration will take place for three days in September. The annual event has evolved from a one-day event to a three-day event. Keeping alive a wish by the late Pappy Martin to honor the jazz legend’s birthdate each year. The Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective continues this annual […]

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Music Leads Way To Black Rock Community Revitalization

Thirty-five years ago, Dwayne Hall put his roots in the ground on Amherst Street near Grant Street in the Black Rock community.  The establishment of the Sportsmen Tavern was born.  Both inside and outside the walls of the fabled tavern, Hall has seen and overseen changes in the community.  Some perhaps unwelcomed during the years […]

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João Gilberto: 10 Bossa Nova Songs We Love

The beloved Brazilian artist João Gilberto died at the age of 88 on Saturday, July 6. Leaving behind a forever-lasting genre of music that is loved the world over – Bossa Nova. The style of music Gilberto pioneered in the 1950s launched a wave of music from Brazil to the United States and beyond. Influencing […]

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Happy Easter! 5 Jazz Songs To Enjoy.

Easter evokes memories of family traditions each year. In addition to gatherings surrounded by bounties of traditional foods, houses are filled with music. Here are a few Easter jazz gems to enjoy this year. Happy Easter! We start out with one of the most famous of Easter songs featuring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire: The […]

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An Epic Musical Tribute To Roy Hargrove At Jazz At Lincoln Center

The Roy Hargrove Memorial Musical Celebration will go down as one of the most historic gatherings of musical artists in jazz history.  A roster of Jazz Titans to Rising Stars graced the stage of the Rose Theater at the Jazz At Lincoln Center in New York City.  All intent on pouring out heartfelt notes of […]

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15 New Jazzy Christmas Songs Playlist Featuring Wynton Marsalis, Joey Alexander, Alfredo Rodriquez, and More

Looking for Jazzy Christmas songs to listen to liven up the spirits on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?  In 2018, well-known jazz artists, new pop artists, and legends from the rock and pop world offer up new jazzy Christmas songs to enjoy.  Presented here is the JazzBuffalo Jazzy Christmas Playlist featuring 15 new Jazzy Christmas […]

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7 New Historical Jazz Collections That Will Make Great Holiday Gifts

With the advent of digital music streaming, it may seem the idea of jazz collections and box sets may not be as popular as in years past.  However, this may be a special year.  With some holiday gift jazz collections ideas for the discriminating jazz lover who will cherish such possessions. What makes these great […]

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JazzBuffalo Interviews Jazz Artist And Saxophonist Will Holton

On December 1st, Buffalo saxophonist and jazz artist Will Holton will present the “1st Day of Christmas: Holiday Smooth Jazz Concert” at the Tralf Music Hall.  Holton has been producing such shows for the past 10 years.  For this show, he will have as special guests smooth jazz guitarist Tim Bowman, the Rochester-based vocalist Ronald […]

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Master Gypsy Jazz Guitarist Stephane Wrembel Delivers Jewels Of Django Reinhardt To Buffalo

For many beyond the loyal enthusiast fans of gypsy jazz guitarist Stephane Wrembel, they may have not known that they were already familiar with his music.  Most are familiar with Woody Allen’s hit film, Midnight in Paris.  The beautiful music in that film is that of Stephane Wrembel.  And, he put his passion for Django […]

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Highly-Acclaimed Joe Policastro Trio To Return To Buffalo November 11

The Joe Policastro Trio has made an indelible impression on the Buffalo area.  Their refreshing and inventive music bridges familiar tunes and melodies with the intricacies of accessible jazz.  A winning combination that captured the ears and hearts of just over 200 audience members last November at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series curated by […]

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