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Jazz Friday With Dozo My Lady

Friday, January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Listen to Dozo My Lady on the 3rd Friday of every month for Jazz Night at The Buffalo Distilling Company. Jazz Standards, Pop Standards, and a few musical surprises will entertain you and OneFootCocktails and great food will fill your belly. Dozo My Lady features, Carolyn Lansom (lead vocals), Dave Lansom (upright electric bass) & […]

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Jazz & Cocktail Nights At The Terrace at Delaware Park

Friday, January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Terrace at Delaware Park located at the historic Marcy Casino at Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park. In addition to the continuation of the popular JazzBrunch Sundays at The Terrace at Delaware Park, JazzBuffalo and the Terrace are continuing “Jazz & Cocktail Nights” on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the winter into spring.. Jazz music will consist of duos […]

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Kevin Doyle/Ben Levitt Duo at Jazz & Cocktail Nights at The Terrace at Delaware Park

Friday, January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

See jazz pianist for Sol Y Sombra, Why Not?, and Wazmopolitan, Kevin Doyle, and bassist Ben Levitt perform Jazz and Latin Jazz tunes at the landmark cultural location of Marcy Casino and Hoyt Lake.  Call 716-886-0089 for dinner reservations or visit the bar for cocktail specials. Dine, Drink, or just hang out with the music […]

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Paul Hage Mirage

Friday, January 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Mediterranean-inspired jazz. “Led by composer and multi-instrumentalist Paul Hage, Mirage gives contemporary jazz a global perspective by combining unique instrumentation with the rhythms and melodies from the three continents that border the Mediterranean Sea. Genres such as nuevo-flamenco, acid, and smooth jazz are met with classical-style guitar playing from Hage and band-mate Dan Innes, creating […]

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Kristen Smigielski Combo

Friday, January 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Kristen Smigielski is a vocalist currently based in Buffalo, NY. She sings a diverse range of music, from Jazz and Pop, to Classical and Contemporary. Kristen completed her Master of Music in Voice Performance from the University at Buffalo. She is a member of the JazzBuffalo Advisory Council, and currently performs in many local bands, […]

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Jazz & Cocktail Nights At The Terrace at Delaware Park

Saturday, January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Terrace at Delaware Park located at the historic Marcy Casino at Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park. In addition to the continuation of the popular JazzBrunch Sundays at The Terrace at Delaware Park, JazzBuffalo and the Terrace are continuing “Jazz & Cocktail Nights” on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the winter into spring.. Jazz music will consist of duos […]

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Drew Azzinaro / Greg Millar Duo at Jazz & Cocktails Nights at The Terrace at Delaware Park

Saturday, January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

See two of Buffalo’s most prolific jazz guitarists in all of the region.  Drew Azzinaro, previous JazzBuffalo Poll winner for jazz guitar, and Greg Millar – who has performed with many greats including Charles Earland.  Enjoy the award-winning dinner menu or order special cocktail drinks at the bar while enjoying fine jazz.  Call 716-886-0089 for reservations for […]

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A Tribute To Nina Simone Featuring Drea d’Nur

Saturday, January 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

JazzBuffalo presents International vocalist, pianist, and Buffalo native Drea d’Nur.  This dynamic vocalist melds jazz, blues, spiritual, protest, R&B, and love songs into powerful pieces that touch the soul. Drea d’Nur is the creator of the musical reviews “The Spirit of Nina Simone”, which was performed at Kleinhans Music Hall, and “Dear Nina: A Sonic Love Letter to […]

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French Conexión Goes All French

Saturday, January 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us for a night of French culture celebration Selected French wines and hors-d’oeuvres to make this a unique occasion. Guest Chef – Kendall Kay from KK Cooks […]

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Elliot Scozzaro Quartet at Revolution Gallery

Saturday, January 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Elliot Scozzaro / alto saxophone Matt Landon / guitar Andy Dill / bass Mike Melito / drums 1419 Hertel Ave Buffalo, NY 14216 Doors at 8:00pm $10 Elliot Scozzaro is a saxophonist and educator from Buffalo, NY. While growing up in Western New York, Elliot was a member of the Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra and […]

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Enjoy Jazz Series

As part of JazzBuffalo’s mission to build jazz awareness and appreciation, we are working with various partners throughout Greater Buffalo to bring to the community the best in jazz. Our partners allow us to present diverse jazz music styles that provide opportunities for musicians and audiences alike to share the music we call jazz.

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JazzBuffalo Presents At Pausa Art House

JazzBuffalo continues to partner with Buffalo’s premier music and art house in the city of Buffalo.  Presenting locally produced themed concepts.  And, presenting world-class jazz from regional and national jazz artists.  Look for JazzBuffalo Presents events at Pausa Art House!

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Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series

JazzBuffalo and Hotel Henry partnered in 2017 to open Buffalo’s newest cultural treasure to the community.  Hundreds of people attended the first year of concerts and were able to experience the truly majestic renovation of the Richardson Towers into the Hotel Henry.  The 2018 Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series will present monthly concerts every 2ndWednesday of the month.  Tickets can be purchased at the Hotel Henry website here: Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series

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First Saturday Jazz Brunch At The Hollow Bistro And Brew

The popular Jazz Brunch, taking place every first Saturday of the month at the Clarence Hollow establishment, is in its second year.  The Jazz Brunch Series features some of the finest jazz duo combinations in the area.  Complimented by one of the best brunch menus in the area by the award-winning restaurant, The Hollow Bistro and Brew.  Be sure to call 716-759-7351 to make reservations!

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JazzWednesday At The Screening Room Cinema And Café

New for 2018, JazzBuffalo is partnering the Screening Room to present multi-media concert events on the last Wednesday of each month.  These may include live performances, as well as, jazz documentaries.  We will take advantage of the big screen to add visual images to the event.

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Albright-Knox Art Gallery Art Of Jazz Series

JazzBuffalo serves as an in-kind sponsor for this prestigious series, now in its 18th year.  Providing awareness and promotional support on behalf of the series.  Tony Zambito of JazzBuffalo serves as Associate Producer, working closely with the series founder, Producer Bruce Eaton, to bring world-class jazz to Buffalo.

Look for more details on the 2018-2019 series in the near future!

 

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Jazz Festivals

JazzBuffalo is an active and in-kind sponsor of the jazz festivals held in the Greater Buffalo region. Providing awareness and promotional support to the organizations producing the festivals

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Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY

JazzBuffalo is a proud in-kind sponsor of the largest free jazz festival in the region.  Helping to provide promotional support in informing the community about the festival.  Tony Zambito of JazzBuffalo also serves as Music Director for the festival.  Working hard to bring world-class and great local jazz to the annual jazz festival taking place every year in August.

For more information on the Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY, visit the website: https://www.lewistonjazz.com/

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Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival

The festival, named after the legendary jazz artist, takes place every July on two separate Sundays.  Dawn Berry Walker, Music Director for the festival brings national and local jazz to the outdoor festival held on the grounds of the Buffalo Science Museum.

Look for more information soon regarding the festival to be held on July 22 and July 29 of 2018!

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The CMC Jazz Festival

The Historic Colored Musicians Club produce a week-long festival held throughout Buffalo, inside the historic club, and outdoors.  In 2017, the CMC produced its first-ever week-long festival and plans to do again 2018 from July 23rd to July 28th!  The festival, organized by Music Director, Walter Kemp, III and the Board of Directors brings national and local jazz performances to the festival for audiences to enjoy!

Look for more information on this exciting festival soon!

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Pine Grille Reunion

This festival memorializes the famous venue from yesteryears each year at Martin Luther King Park.  Bringing together the community in remembrance with performances from national and local jazz musicians.

Look for more information on this festival taking place each summer!

Look for more information on this exciting festival soon!

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Weekly Jazz

Here is a current listing of places that host weekly, recurring, or occasional jazz in town:

See the Jazz Example at their weekly Friday spot at the Anchor Bar beginning at 8 pm led by Bilal Abdullah on sax and Doug “Trigger” Gaston on piano

See Kevin Doyle led Sol Y Sombra, Latin jazz, at the Anchor Bar on Saturday’s beginning at 8 pm.

See pianist George Jones with bassist Wayne Moose and drummer John Bacon, Jr. at Oliver’s every Saturday beginning at 8:30 pm.

On Mondays at 5:30 pm, Nietzsche’s hosts a jazz happy hour.  Check their website for who will be performing.  To the left is their most recent poster for the JHH that list the dates and performers.

On select Mondays at 5 pm at Flying Bison Brewery, you can catch the Bobby Militello Quartet – check the brewery website for monthly appearance.

On the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, you can check out the Buffalo Jazz Composers Workshop at Stamps in Tonawanda.  The BJCW consists of Kelly Bucheger, alto & tenor saxophones, Tim Clarke, trumpet & flügelhorn, Alec Dube, vibes, Jared Tinkham, guitar, Joe Goehle, bass, John Bacon, drums

On the third Tuesday of every month at Shannon’s Pub, the River Dogs Dixieland Band performs beginning at 7 pm.   On various Wednesdays and Fridays, GiGi’s on Kenmore will have jazz.  Check their schedules.

On various Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays Merge on Delaware host jazz, in addition to folk and other forms of acoustic music, from 7 pm to 9 pm.  Check their schedule.

On the last Thursday of each month, the Tin Roof Jazz Band plays at the Polish Villa II.  The band typically includes Willie Wilson (Banjo/Vocals), Jim Pace (Tuba), Pim Liebman (Trombone), Ivan Docenko (Piano), Phil Nyhuis (Trumpet/Flugelhorn – vocals) Joe Hochulski (Drums Set), and Richard Sowinski (Tenor Sax/Clarinet – vocals)

At various Wegman’s (Amherst, Sheridan, and Dick Road), you may find jazz on Fridays beginning at 6 pm.  Check your local Wegman’s for bands.

On Saturdays beginning at 1 pm until 4 pm, you can find jazz for Beats and Brunch at Hot Mama Canteen.  Check their schedule weekly.

On the first Sunday of every month, you can catch Jazz Cache’ at Nietzsche’s beginning at 9 pm

On the 3rd Saturday of every month at Sportsmen Tavern at 12 noon, Tim Clarke Soul-Tet will host a jazz jam

On the first Thursday of every month, a jazz jam takes place at Rohall’s Tavern on Amherst Street

On Tuesday night, at the Anchor Bar in Amherst, weekly jazz begins at 7:30 pm.

On the first and third Wednesday of every month, at Mason’s Grille in Hamburg at 7:30 pm, you can catch the Frank Gerard Group with vocalist Cheryl Ferris.

On the last Wednesday of every month, the Gypsy Parlaor Jazz Jam takes place at the Gypsy Parlor at 8:30 pm

On the first Wednesday of every month, the band Fountain Head hosts a Jazz Jam at McGarret’s on Elmwood beginning at 8 pm

A reminder that the Joe Baudo Big Band performs every Tuesday at the Sportsmen Tavern from 12 pm to 2 pm.  And, the Joe Baudo Organ-based group performs on Wednesday between 12 pm and 2 pm.

Don’t forget the Historic Colored Musicians Club has open rehearsals on Mondays with George Scott Big Band and on Thursdays with the Carol McLaughlin Big Band.  Sundays typically have a performance at 6 pm followed by jazz jam at 7 pm.

 

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