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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Christopher Bakriges Trio Perform Artistic Excellence At Northwest Jazz Festival

The Main Stage portion of the Northwest Jazz Festival opened on Friday (August 24th) with pure artistic passion performed by the Christopher Bakriges Trio.  Performing as a trio of piano, upright bass, and vibes, the trio presented compelling music that mixed jazz with leanings of classical chamber music. Two stalwarts of jazz, Avery Sharpe (McCoy Tyner/Art […]

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A JazzBuffalo Guide To Two Jazz Festivals And A Great Week Of Jazz!


For the second consecutive year, the Greater Buffalo Community will have the opportunity to enjoy jazz every day for a full week.  Thanks to the tremendous efforts of the Pappy Martin Legacy-Masten Jazz Festival and the CMC Jazz Festival, jazz fans will be treated to performances from local and international jazz artists.  The performances will […]

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A Conversation With Dawn-Berry Walker: Carrying On The Legacy Of James “Pappy” Martin

Jame "Pappy" Martin

James “Pappy” Martin was a legendary and much-revered jazz musician, bandleader, and community organizer who left an admired body of work when he passed in March of 2015 at the age of 82.  During his musical career, “Pappy” Martin played with such greats as Aretha Franklin, Ruth Brown, Johnny Griffin, Billy Taylor, and Betty Carter.  […]

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Buffalo Jazz Guitarist Greg Millar Recalls Performing With Legends Charles Earland And Lee Morgan

Greg Millar

Greg Millar To Lead “A Tribute To The Mighty Burner, Charles Earland” Organist Charles Earland, who died in December of 1999, was called The Mighty Burner for his prolific, high energy, groove style of playing the Hammond B3 organ. He lit up the jazz world in the 1970’s and 1980’s and put the sounds of […]

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JazzBuffalo Announces “JazzBrunch Sundays At The Terrace At Delaware Park”

The Terrace at Delaware Lake, JazzBuffalo

JazzBuffalo is proud to announce a partnership with The Terrace at Delaware Park to host JazzBrunch Sundays at The Terrace’s historic location at Marcy Casino.  JazzBuffalo will provide high-quality jazz music as patrons enjoy the experience of brunch at one of Buffalo’s cultural treasures.  The Terrace is located on the upper level of the Delaware Park Lake […]

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Revered Jazz Artist And Pioneer Reynold Scott Passes

Rey Scott, JazzBuffalo

The Buffalo community of jazz musicians and fans, especially avant-garde enthusiast, were saddened by the sudden news of the death of a long-time revered figure in the local, as well as, the national jazz scene.  Reynold Scott noted for his baritone saxophone and multi-instrumental excellence, died this past week at the age of seventy-four.  Resulting […]

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“Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album” by John Coltrane Is Released June 29, 2018

John Coltrane, JazzBuffalo

When it first came to light that lost recordings of a session in March of 1963 had surfaced, John Coltrane jazz loyalists have waited with much anticipation and bated breath.   Now released on June 29, 2018, by Impulse Records and titled Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album. To many, Coltrane is revered as a mythological […]

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