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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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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