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Jazz & Cocktail Nights At The Terrace at Delaware Park

Friday, August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 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 summer into fall on the fantastic outdoor […]

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Mike Jones “The Show Before The Show” at the Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY

Friday, August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This special festival engagement celebrates The Show Before the Show, Jones’s new Capri Records album with bassist/magician Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller. “The most remarkable pure technique of any piano player working in jazz today.” – Neil Tesser, Author of The Playboy Guide to Jazz. “Yup, this is Jonesy, our piano player. He’s a […]

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2019 Northwest Jazz Festival Main Stage Headliners Friday, August 23 to Saturday August 24

Friday, August 23 @ 6:00 pm - Saturday, August 24 @ 10:15 pm

The 2019 Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY is pleased to present an exciting two days of Main Stage Headliners!  The featured Friday night and Saturday night headliners welcome to Lewiston, NY two of the biggest names in jazz, jazz vocalist Roberta Gambarini and the legendary jazz pianist Monty Alexander.  The entire two days […]

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Live At Je Ne Sais Quoi: Jazz Month

Friday, August 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Live At Je Ne Sais Quoi presents: JeNeJazz Month: August 2nd – 30th We started the month off with a bang featuring The Ed Croft Trio… now continuing with a great schedule of jazz for the rest of the month of August… Join us at 730p each Friday in August… as we keep the summer […]

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Roberta Gambarini at the 2019 Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY

Friday, August 23 @ 8:45 pm - 10:15 pm

Italian-born Roberta Gambarini is, without question, one of the most accomplished jazz singers on the current scene. Her warm, velvety tone and captivating eloquence inspired the Boston Globe to call Gambarini “a true successor to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Carmen McRae.” Born in Turin, Italy, Gambarini received her first exposure to jazz at an early age […]

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2019 Northwest Jazz Festival Center Street Stage Features Diverse Line Up of Youth, Fusion, Crossover, and Straight-Ahead Jazz

Saturday, August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

After several years as the Rising Stars Stage, the stage at the opposite end of Center Street has been renamed Center Street Stage.  The name change is designed to reflect the changing diverse nature of jazz that exist in the region.  The 2019 Northwest Jazz Festival will present a diverse line up of youth, fusion, […]

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UB Zodiaque Dance Company at 2019 Northwest Jazz Festival

Saturday, August 24 @ 1:15 pm - 1:25 pm

The Northwest Jazz Festival is proud to introduce dance to the Main Stage.  The UB Zodiaque Dance Company, a resident dance company at the University of Buffalo, will feature three dancers performing a choreographed jazz dance routine before the appearance of Lucia Jackson.  The dancers performing are Kennedy Jordan, Erica Sedor, and Whitney Zimmerman.  They will also perform […]

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Lucia Jackson at the 2019 Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY

Saturday, August 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

A graduate of the Alvin Ailey School of Dance, dancer and jazz singer Lucia Jackson has created her own hybrid of modern dance and jazz vocalizing, a successful combination that melds the forward-looking motion of modern dance with the proud traditions and the endless possibilities of jazz singing into a unique art form—one’s that exciting […]

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Aimée Allen Quartet at the 2019 Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY

Saturday, August 24 @ 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

“A fully fledged composer, lyricist and vocalist, her ideas are filled with depth and meaning and her lyrics profoundly unique.” – Constance Tucker, All About Vocals “A brilliant singer and even more thoughtful lyricist” – H. Allen Williams, JazzTimes Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, vocalist Aimée Allen’s intimate connection with music began as a […]

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Jazz & Cocktail Nights At The Terrace at Delaware Park

Saturday, August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 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 summer into fall on the fantastic outdoor […]

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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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