JAZZ

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Carol Welsman and Nicki Parrott Together at the 2019 Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY

Saturday, August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Northwest Jazz Festival is excited to present the exciting award-winning duo of Carol Welsman and Nicki Parrot.  Each a star in their own right coming together for a special festival concert performance. Carol Welsman Carol Welsman, a six-time Juno Award Nominee, is an internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist and pianist whose expressive vocal styling and […]

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Monty Alexander and the Harlem-Kingston Express at the 2019 Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY

Saturday, August 24 @ 8:45 pm - 10:00 pm

Nearly 60 years after he moved to the United States from his hometown of Kingston, Jamaica, Grammy-nominated pianist Monty Alexander is an American classic. His music spans a broad range of jazz and Jamaican musical expressions: the American songbook and the blues, gospel, bebop, calypso, and reggae. Over the decades Alexander has toured the world […]

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JazzBrunch Sundays at the Terrace at Delaware Park Hosted by JazzBuffalo

Sunday, August 25 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

JazzBuffalo is proud to announce the partnership with The Terrace at Delaware Park to provide high-quality jazz music for Sunday Jazz Brunch at The Terrace’s historic location at Marcy Casino will continue throughout the summer into fall.  Enjoy the outstanding terrace overlooking the beauty of Hoyt Lake.  The response has been tremendous and the community […]

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Olcott Summer Concert Series: Easy Street Big Band

Sunday, August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Easy Street Big Band performs jazz classics as well as modern interpretations at Gazebo Park.. […]

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JazzBuffalo Summer JazzMondays at Tappo Rooftop Patio with My Cousin Tone’ and Guests!

Monday, August 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The popular Sumer JazzMondays on the rooftop patio of Tappo Restaurant returns for the spring and summer of 2019.  My Cousin Tone’ will entertain throughout the summer.  Special this year is the ensemble will feature special guests throughout the summer.  Look for further details and a schedule as the spring and summer get underway. The […]

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MOBBB Big Band

Monday, August 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Phil Sims, the founder of the Buffalo Brass Big Band, formed the Musicians of Buffalo Big Band (the MOBBB). This 17-piece band consists of many of the area’s top jazz artists and big band players.  Performing on the last Monday of the month.  Then closing out the year Big Band Christmas Holiday Concert. Vocalist Katy Miner […]

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Musicians of Buffalo Big Band Latin Jazz Night with Wendell Rivera

Monday, August 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The powerhouse Musicians of Buffalo Big band takes the stage for their monthly concert at Sportsmen’s Tavern on Amherst Street, this month featuring legends Wendell Rivera and Juan Betancourt with the 17-piece big band. It will be a night of Latin jazz with original music, great Latin classic numbers, all arranged by bandleader, Phil Sims. […]

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New Orleans Night with the Original River Dogs

Wednesday, August 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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). […]

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Jazz at Chandlerville

Thursday, August 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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 […]

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WMY Trio

Thursday, August 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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 […]

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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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