JAZZ

Events

Elliot Scozzarro Quintet

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

Playing originals and music by Elmo Hope, Donald Byrd, Cedar Walton, Wayne Shorter, and more this Wednesday at Sportsmens Tavern from 7-10pm! featuring Mark Filsinger / trumpet George Caldwell / piano Paul LaDuca / bass John Bacon / drums   […]

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Jazz Night at the Curtiss featuring Dale Toliver

Thursday, January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Curtiss Hotel in Downtown Buffalo has become one of the city’s premium and iconic hotels.  Enjoyed by residents of the city, the region, and out-of-state travelers.  The Curtiss Hotel Rooftop and Lounge has become a destination for people seeking a patio lounge atmosphere, cocktail drinks and foods, and spectacular views.  From the Curtiss Hotel […]

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Vinnie Derosa at Jazz in the Pan Am Room

Friday, January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Vinnie Derosa has been part of the Buffalo live music scene for nearly a decade now.  One of the region’s most versatile performers and songwriters.  Derosa uses the influence of R&B, folk, Indie Rock, jazz, and hip-hop to fuse together originality in his music.  Appealing to a wide breadth of audiences no matter their genre […]

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Star People

Friday, January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Star People is back from a long hiatus and ready to give us all a great rendition of the music of the Stars of Jazz, including Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, and more. NO outside food, drink, water bottles, alcohol, etc. permitted. All Ticket Sales are final. No Refunds As per Erie […]

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Live on Chandler: The Darts

Friday, January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A free show held on the indoor stage of Tappo Pizza & Thin Man Brewery Chandler. Check out band profile: https://www.facebook.com/TheDarts Groovy Jazz style like Booker T and the MGs, Bar Kay’s and Mar-Keys. Jazz and soul organ. See what we’re pouring: https://tappopizza.com/drink-menu/ View food menu: https://tappopizza.com/menu/ No cover, no reservations. Just join us for a […]

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POSTPONED: Live at Seneca One I The Rhythm Future Quartet Celebrate Django Reinhardt Birthday

Friday, January 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A Special JazzBuffalo Celebration of Django Reinhardt’s 111th Birthday with one of the premier modern gypsy jazz groups in the US and Europe! Use the Early Bird Promo Code EB9 to get $9 off each ticket now! The acoustic jazz ensemble, Rhythm Future Quartet has a straightforward agenda: to keep the spirit of Gypsy jazz […]

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JazzBrunch Sundays at the Terrace at Delaware Park Hosted by JazzBuffalo

Sunday, January 23 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

JazzBuffalo and the Terrace at Delaware Park are excited to keep the popular JazzBrunch Sundays at the iconic location at Hoyt Lake going in the fall! We will provide high-quality jazz music for Sunday Jazz Brunch at The Terrace’s historic location at Marcy Casino. The Terrace is located on the upper level of the Delaware […]

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Bobby Militello Quartet

Friday, January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bobby Militello Quartet with: Jeff Campbell on bass, Bobby Jones on Keyboards and John Bacon Jr. on drums Throughout his career, spanning some 50 years, he has formed various groups of his own ranging from Fusion/Funk to Bebop. His first national recording, Primal Scream, was with Maynard Ferguson in 1975 and his first solo album […]

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Midnight Blue Experience ft. Dave Schiavone at Jazz in the Pan Am Room

Friday, January 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Kenny Burrell’s legendary Blue Note recording, Midnight Blue, is heralded as one of the defining jazz albums in jazz history.  The Midnight Blue Experience is excited to return for their first performance since pre-pandemic to present music from the body of work Kenny Burrell recorded and arranged with some of the most legendary saxophonists in […]

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JazzBrunch Sundays at the Terrace at Delaware Park Hosted by JazzBuffalo

Sunday, January 30 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

JazzBuffalo and the Terrace at Delaware Park are excited to keep the popular JazzBrunch Sundays at the iconic location at Hoyt Lake going in the fall! We will provide high-quality jazz music for Sunday Jazz Brunch at The Terrace’s historic location at Marcy Casino. The Terrace is located on the upper level of the Delaware […]

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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 second or third Wednesday of the month.

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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 fourth 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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Art Of Jazz Series

JazzBuffalo serves as a media sponsor for this prestigious series, now in its 19th 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.  The 2020 season is now held in the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans Music Hall while the Albright-Knox Art Gallery undergoes construction and expansion.

 

 

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Jazz Festivals

JazzBuffalo is an active media 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 media 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 international jazz 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 produces a festival held throughout Buffalo, inside the historic club, and outdoors.  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!

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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!

 

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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 Saturdays 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 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 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 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 Parlor Jazz Jam takes place at the Gypsy Parlor at 8:30 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 a jazz jam at 7 pm.

 

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