Authentic Traditional New Orleans style jazz with a 21st century flavor! The band includes a front line with Tim Clarke (trumpet/cornet), Ray Skalski (trombone/vocals), Brian Bauer(reeds/vocals), George Kane (guitar/banjo), Tom Kasperek (drums), and Paul Zapalowski (bass). […]
155 Chandler Street and the entire block of Chandler Street is undergoing an amazing transformation. The recently celebrated opening of the Thin Man Brewery/Tappo Restaurant is just the beginning of an ongoing renaissance for this historic street. JazzBuffalo is partnering with the teams of folks involved in the development of Chandler Street to bring […]
The Savoy Trio will feature Tim Clarke on trumpet and cornet, George Kane on guitar, and Paul Zapalowski on bass. Playing a blend of elegant traditional jazz, New Orleans style, 1920’s jazz, and Great American songbook jazz standards. Tim Clarke is one of the area’s top jazz trumpeters and has consistently been voted favorite jazz […]
The last couple of years have seen the Buffalo Jazz Octet performing music of Thelonious Monk and reinterpreting hit songs of 1968. Their July performance will feature some of that repertoire, along with music from their critically-acclaimed debut album, and some new compositions. This will be the band’s only appearance this summer, so be sure […]
WMY Trio at 8:00 p.m. at Buffalo Proper with David Wasik on drums, Greg Millar on guitar and Gerry Youngman on organ. (WMY stands for Wasik, Millar and Youngman). Wth an inspired selection of classic organ trio music from the 60’s that is rarely played live, these master musicians perform weekly at a hip cocktail […]
Next up is The Lindsey Holland Duo with Holland on vocals and Jared Tinkham on guitar. The Lindsey Holland Duo performs all your favorite Jazz and Bossa Nova songs, but with modern touches. Holland takes you on a journey in each song, exploring the various melodic landscapes and emotions conveyed by the lyrics. Holland and […]
Sensual Creation Band will take the stage at the Seneca Niagara Casino Ribfest sharing their rendition of smooth R&B songs with a twist of jazz. […]
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 […]
Elliot Scozzaro is a saxophonist and educator from Buffalo, NY. Elliot received a Master of Music in Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas, where he played lead alto saxophone in the seven time Grammy-nominated One O’ Clock Lab Band. As a member of the One O’ Clock, Elliot headlined the Generations in Jazz […]
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!
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
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!
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.
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!
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/
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!
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!
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!
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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