Tyler Westcott And Dr. Jazz Produce Fun “Old-Timey” Jazz Album

One of the more fascinating duos to make the rounds in the WNY region is that of Tyler Westcott and Brian “Dr. Jazz” Bauer. Each bridge a forty years age gap with an undying love for old-style jazz. Westcott calls their recently released new album, “Medical Record,” a collection of “old-timey jazz and blues tunes.” […]

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Downbeat Announce 68th Annual Critic’s Poll Winners

The 68th Annual Downbeat Critic’s Poll was announced on July 6 and one of the big winners was bandleader, drummer, a civil advocate Terri Lynne Carrington. Carrington made history by becoming the first female instrumentalist to win the prestigious Jazz Artist of the year category. Additionally, her recent album release, Waiting Game, received the most […]

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Village Vanguard To Stage Comeback With First-Ever Live Streaming

On February 22, 2020, the Village Vanguard, the world’s oldest continuously operated jazz club, celebrated its 85th year in the basement at 178 7th Avenue South in New York City. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit New York City severely. Causing the venerable club to have to shut it doors on March 16th. Forcing the club […]

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2020 Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards Winners Announced

(Note: JazzBuffalo is a voting member of the Jazz Journalists Association) Voting members of the Jazz Journalists Association cast their votes recently in 39 categories recognizing excellence in jazz music and jazz journalism. The association announced the winners for all categories today. Additionally, recognition was given to the influential composer, arranger, and pianist Carla Bley. […]

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Jazz Saxophonist Legend, Lee Konitz, Dies At The Age Of 92

The jazz world has lost another of its legendary souls. After contracting COVID-19, jazz saxophonist Lee Konitz, has died at the age of 92. Konitz had a lengthy 75-year involvement in jazz dating back to the big band era. His son confirmed the cause of death was pneumonia brought on by the virus. Konitz passed away […]

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Jazz Guitarist Legend Bucky Pizzarelli Has Died At The Age Of 94

Early news last night reported that Bucky Pizzarelli, the legendary jazz and pop guitarist, who was a lifelong New Jersey resident and performed with many jazz and pop luminaries, has died at the age of 94. Pizzarelli performed and collaborated with the likes of Benny Goodman and Stephane Grappelli as well as was a member […]

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Drea d’Nur To Perform CD Release Concert With Special Guests Curtis Lundy And Giveton Gelin February 7th

Drea d’Nur is a myriad of many things. A mother, a healer, a community organizer, a vocalist, a musician, a composer, and a mentor. To name just a few. Consistent in all is a voice of truth and love. Most especially, this voice is pursuant in her concert performances. In perhaps one of her most […]

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Jane Bunnett and Maqueque Deliver A Magical Latin Jazz Christmas Concert

“All those ladies rocked!” “What a tremendous concert!” “What a joyful concert just in time for the Holidays! Thank you for bringing this dynamic, amazing group to Buffalo! Hope to see Jane Bunnett and Maqueque back in Buffalo in the near future. Loved Saranaide and the group’s guest, Nikki Brown too!” “An amazing performance!” “Fantastic […]

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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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