JAZZ

Events

Frank Gerard Quartet w/Cheryl Ferris at Mason’s Jazz Night

Wednesday, April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

See the fabulous guitar of Frank Gerard and his Frank Gerard Quartet with jazz vocalist Cheryl Ferris every first and third Wednesday of the month. […]

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POSTPONED: The Tabernacle Spring Jazz Series

Wednesday, April 15 @ 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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Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series 2020

Wednesday, April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Hotel Henry, located on the historic National Landmark Richardson Olmsted Campus, has teamed with JazzBuffalo to present the Hotel Henry’s Jazz Concert Series in 2020.  The overwhelming success of the concert series has enabled audiences to experience the newly-renovated urban resort while enjoying high-quality live jazz performances. The series will enter its fourth season and […]

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April in Paris: The Songs of Ella Fitzgerald featuring Vocalist Katy Miner

Wednesday, April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

For the month of April, what better way to celebrate the music of jazz than by honoring the voice of “April in Paris” – the great Ella Fitzgerald.  Katy Miner, one of the region’s favorite jazz vocalists reprises her previous concert in the area celebrating the 100th Birthday of Ella Fitzgerald and some of her […]

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POSTPONED: Thursday Night Jazz at JazzBoline

Thursday, April 16 @ 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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CANCELED: Jazz Friday With Dozo My Lady

Friday, April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Listen to Dozo My Lady on the 3rd Friday of every month for Jazz Night at The Buffalo Distilling Company. Jazz Standards, Pop Standards, and a few musical surprises will entertain you and OneFootCocktails and great food will fill your belly. Dozo My Lady features, Carolyn Lansom (lead vocals), Dave Lansom (upright electric bass) & […]

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Charles Costner’s PERCUSSION BROTHERZ Concert

Saturday, April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

CONCERT w/SPECIAL GUESTS Walter Bunt May (Music Director), Jonathan Reed (Vocalist), Judah Sealy (Saxophonist), Rachel McCarley (Vocalist), and Kevin Hall (Saxophonist) SCHILLER PARK COMMUNITY CENTER 2057 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY 14211 Doors open at 6:00 pm Ticket Info: 716-335-3126/716-235-4781 Tickets Available: Doris Records 286 E. Ferry Street, Buffalo, NY 14208 Food & Beverages will be […]

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Mike Jones Jazz Pianist Extraordinaire Direct From Penn and Teller Show in Las Vegas!

Saturday, April 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

JazzBuffalo is excited to partner with MusicalFare Theatre Premier Cabaret Lounge to present, direct from the Penn & Teller Show in Las Vegas, the jazz pianist extraordinaire Mike Jones! Born and raised in Buffalo, Mike Jones studied at the Berklee School of Music. Since 2002, his virtuoso jazz piano has been part of the Penn […]

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POSTPONED – “A Taste of Jazz” Fundraiser for the Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY (ft. performances by The Jay/Sharp-Tet, Stu + Avery Weissman, and Saranaide)

Sunday, April 19 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This year’s Northwest Jazz Festival will take place on August 28th and 29th in the Historic Village of Lewiston. WNY’s most popular FREE two-day music festival offers Jazz performed by world-class musicians on 5 different stages along charming Center Street. In addition to experiencing the talent of over 150 performers, visitors have the opportunity to […]

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ON HOLD: The Damone Jackson Outcome

Tuesday, April 21 @ 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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