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Buffalo Jazz Festival

Sunday, September 3 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Mark your calendar for Labor Day weekend and September 3, 2023, as we celebrate the 2nd Annual Buffalo Jazz Festival! This year, we move to the Richardson Hotel and the beautiful Richardson Olmsted Park South Lawn!

Join us for the Labor Day Weekend Buffalo Jazz Fest, in partnership with the Richardson Hotel and the Douglas Development Corporation. Experience an afternoon filled with live jazz music, food trucks, refreshments, and a family-friendly atmosphere. This year’s Buffalo Jazz Festival promises to be even better than the last, with some of Buffalo’s most talented jazz musicians set to perform. The event is free and open to the community, so bring your lawn chairs and come enjoy a festival unique to Buffalo!

We have a fantastic lineup, featuring some of the best next-generation jazz artists in the region, ready for you to enjoy!

The Jay Sharp-tet

The Lindsey Holland Unit

Donny Frauenhofer Plays Herbie Hancock

The Wendell Rivera Latin Jazz Ensemble

The Troy Brothers Organ Quintet featuring John and Mike Troy

We hope you join us!

Join us on Sunday, September 3rd, from 1 pm to 8 pm, as we come together for a day of community, music, and fun, celebrating the magic of jazz and our great city of Buffalo. Get ready to enjoy five incredible performances by our talented next-generation jazz artists from the region! Here’s the lineup:
1:00 pm: The Jay/Sharptet will treat us to their fabulous original compositions and pay tribute to the legendary Chet Baker.
2:20 pm: The sensational Lindsey Holland Quintet is back with its contemporary and captivating sound.
3:40 pm: Donny Frauenhofer Music, winner of the JazzBuffalo Poll for Jazz Fusion, leads an exceptional ensemble in a tribute to the iconic Herbie Hancock.
5:00 pm: It’s time to dance to the vibrant rhythms of the Wendell Rivera Latin Jazz Ensemble once again!
6:20 pm: We’re excited to welcome saxophonist Mike Troy from NYC, teaming up with his brother John Aaron Troy to lead the Troy Brothers Organ Quintet. Get ready for an unforgettable performance!


Sunday, September 3
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Richardson-Olmsted Park / The Richardson Hotel Buffalo
444 Forest Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States
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