Pasquale Grasso To Release “Be-Bop!” Prior to Buffalo Concerts With Samara Joy On June 23 and June 24

Guitar Virtuoso Pasquale Grasso Pays Tribute to Bird and Diz on Be-Bop!Available June 17 on Sony Music Masterworks | Pre-Order Now Following the extraordinary success of guitar virtuoso Pasquale Grasso’s digital showcase series, which launched in 2019 and includes Solo Standards, Solo Ballads, Solo Holiday, and tributes to jazz royalty Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Sony Music Masterworks is set […]

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International Jazz Day 2022, April 30th, a Call for Global Peace and Unity

Global Concert from United Nations Headquarters in New York to be hosted by Herbie Hancock, features Marcus Miller, Gregory Porter, David Sanborn, Hiromi, Pedrito Martínez, Ravi Coltrane, José James, Terri Lyne Carrington, Linda Oh, Shemekia Copeland, Lizz Wright, and others Paris and New York––UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock announced the […]

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Campbell Brothers Find Meaning in the Music of Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’

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Authored By Jeff Spevak, WXXI News Tradition isn’t built overnight. It took a few decades for Rochester’s Campbell Brothers to learn the tradition of the sacred-steel sound, which dates back to the 1930s and House of God services. Soaring, crying guitar strings, mimicking the human voice, and an insistent groove accompanying the words of the Black […]

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Happy New Year From JazzBuffalo! Looking Back And Looking Forward!

Dear Friend of JazzBuffalo, The year 2021 is ending.  A year that will be remembered as challenging for all of us in many ways.  Yet, a year where we came together to reinvigorate the community with new opportunities and experiences.  With your support and help, as well as, sense of community, JazzBuffalo chartered new areas […]

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43North Documentary, For The Love of Buffalo, to Spotlight Buffalo Resurgence

Coinciding with the formation of JazzBuffalo, we have witnessed a period of transformation in Buffalo unseen in many decades. Part of our growth has been in concert with development initiatives taking place in the city. Such as the rebirth of Marcy Casino and the Terrace at Delaware Park, the Hotel Henry/Richardson Towers Campus, Chandler Street/Chandlerville, […]

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Ray Skalski Illustrates Billie Holiday In Sketch Entitled “Strange Fruit”

The legendary and iconic jazz legend Billie Holiday has been in the news often these past few months. Most recently, as a result of the movie, The United States versus Billie Holiday. Actress and Vocalist Andra Day gave an amazing performance and received a Golden Globe award and an Academy Award nomination. If you have […]

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Four Dinner and Brunch Jazz Events At The Terrace At Delaware Park You Need To Know About

The pandemic certainly has been a level of hardship that no restaurant establishment could have ever anticipated. Putting business and operation skills to the test for many. At The Terrace at Delaware Park, Jason Davidson has had to tap into a reservoir of creativity and resourcefulness to ride out the ebb and flow of the […]

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Ray Skalski Creates “Windy” Portrait Of Buddy Rich

We recently brought to you several portraits of jazz legends by jazz trombonist and artist Ray Skalski. As the pandemic continues, Ray continues to use art as a release from the lack of opportunities to perform jazz live. (Read more in our original story here: Portraits of Jazz Legends) Recently, Skalski centered on the legendary […]

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Jazz Artist Raymond Skalski Creates Inspired Artworks Of Jazz Legends To Cope With Pandemic

During normal times, we could find trombonist/vocalist Raymond Skalski performing traditional jazz throughout the region.  Hitting trad-jazz strides with the Original River Dogs Jazz Band and trading solos with trumpeter Tim Clarke.  Swinging with the likes of George Kane, Tom Kasperek, Paul Zapalowski, and Brian Bauer.  Perhaps you saw Skalski performing with big bands or […]

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