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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JazzTracks Vol. 2: 7 John Coltrane Tracks To Listen To On His Birthday

John Coltrane

This year marks the 92nd birthday of John Coltrane.  A name that would undoubtedly be on any Mount Rushmore of jazz reverence.  In no particular order or ranking, here are 7 John Coltrane tracks that will get you in the mood of celebrating Coltrane.  Jazz music that never tires or is never dated. Blue Train The […]

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Gary Bartz Enthralls With A Joyous Performance At The John Coltrane Birthday Celebration

Gary Bartz

Gary Bartz has an easily recognizable profile.  Long flowing white hair, tall, and slim (in talking with him last night, I learned he still trains for marathons!).  At the age of 77, Bartz is every bit an elder statesman of jazz.  His association with pillars of jazz history includes Charles Mingus, McCoy Tyner, Max Roach, Abbey […]

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Rob Dixon Honors John Coltrane With Breathtaking Solos at John Coltrane Birthday Celebration

Rob Dixon

Rob Dixon entered the stage of the Burchfield Penney Art Center quietly.  However, his prescient understanding of the event, the 92nd Birthday Celebration of John Coltrane, led him to a place where his sax echoed the familiar sounds of Coltrane.  The sounds an audience of Coltrane admirers long for. The first notes of “Lonnie’s Lament”, […]

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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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