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1st Saturday JazzBrunch at The Hollow Bistro and Brew Hosted by JazzBuffalo

Saturday, April 4 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

In 2020, we begin the fourth season of the popular 1st Saturday Jazz Brunch at The Hollow Bistro and Brew!  Come join us on the first Saturday of every month for live jazz music from some of the area’s finest jazz artists and an award-winning brunch menu! We will be beginning the first four months with […]

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Artisans of Jazz: Saxophone

Sunday, April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us in The Craftsman Lounge the first Sunday of every month (March -July) as we feature the “Great Saxophonists of western New York” March 1st featuring- Dave Schiavone Quintet April 5th featuring – Bobby Militello Quintet May 3rd featuring – Bilal Abdul Quintet June 7th featuring – Phil DiRe Quintet July 5th featuring – […]

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POSTPONED: JAZZ for the SHEROES with Dusty Rose and Friends

Sunday, April 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

(Dear All. I just wanted to let you know that we have decided to postpone our benefit concert JAZZ for the SHEROES. However, it will be rescheduled as soon as we are able. Our lives are in turmoil because of the virus, and it is difficult to see beyond this moment, but it will end. […]

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Bravo Niagara! Classical and Jazz 2019-2020 Season

Sunday, April 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Bravo Niagara! will present their 2019-2020 concert season featuring internationally-renowned classical and jazz artists. This year marks the 6th season for the Canadian organization with concerts taking place in Niagara-on-the-Lake and St. Catherines in the province of Ontario. “Our 6th season is brimming with Canadian and international treasures. From classical virtuosos to jazz titans, every […]

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ON HOLD: The Damone Jackson Outcome

Tuesday, April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Every Tuesday night The Damone Jackson Outcome is back at Central Park Grill 7 pm just $5 dollars at the door. We got Jason Moynihan and Jack Kulp on deck. Come out and expect the unexpected! ✌🏾❤️ Side note: if you are looking for great wings and beer, CPG is the place to be 💯 […]

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POSTPONED: The Tabernacle Spring Jazz Series

Wednesday, April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Weekly jazz performances will take place at The Tabernacle at Sweet_ness 7 through the winter, Wednesdays from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. The series is all ages, and students are encouraged to attend at a discounted cover charge. The series features many talented jazz musicians, with emphasis on local musicians playing original music. The Tabernacle is […]

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POSTPONED: Thursday Night Jazz at JazzBoline

Thursday, April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Experience one of the area’s newest restaurants and bars – JazzBoline Restaurant and Bar on Main Street in Amherst.  JazzBuffalo will be hosting jazz every Thursday Night featuring duos and trios of some of the best talents in jazz in the region.  Enjoy dinner and/or cocktails in this eye-appealing establishment.  For dinner reservations call 716-839-2220.  […]

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Brian Culbertson “The XX Tour”

Thursday, April 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Buffalo State Performing Arts Center welcomes Brian Culbertson on his nationwide XX Tour on April 9. Over the course of crafting 20 albums, jazz multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Brian Culbertson has created more than 30 number 1 Billboard singles. His new album “XX” (Roman numerals for his twentieth release), is unlike any of his others […]

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Dozo My Lady at Rizotto (Every 2nd Friday Residency)

Friday, April 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Join Dozo My Lady every 2nd Friday of the month at Rizotto! Starting Friday, August 9th 2019. Dozo My Lady is a jazz and pop trio that features Carolyn Lansom (vocals,) Greg Amato (gypsy guitar) and, Dave Lansom (electric upright bass). Our jazz music pairs well with Rizotto’s amazing Italian cuisine:) The group is very […]

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ON HOLD: The Damone Jackson Outcome

Tuesday, April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Every Tuesday night The Damone Jackson Outcome is back at Central Park Grill 7 pm just $5 dollars at the door. We got Jason Moynihan and Jack Kulp on deck. Come out and expect the unexpected! ✌🏾❤️ Side note: if you are looking for great wings and beer, CPG is the place to be 💯 […]

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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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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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