Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series

The Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series hosted by JazzBuffalo, will bring the live jazz music experience to the 100 Acres Kitchen outdoor patio on the Forest Avenue side of the iconic Hotel Henry. In addition, concert attendees will be able to sit on the public lawn space across the road from the patio. With foods and drinks available to take out to the lawn for purchase as well!

Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series

Thursday, August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Hotel HenryCorner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo,NY14213 United States
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As New York State enters into Phase 4 of reopening, the Hotel Henry and JazzBuffalo partner once again to bring the joy of jazz to the community.  The Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series hosted by JazzBuffalo, will bring the live jazz music experience to the 100 Acres Kitchen outdoor patio on the Forest Avenue side of the iconic Hotel Henry.  In addition, concert attendees will be able to sit on the public lawn space across the road from the patio. …

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Paradigm Shift at Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Thursdays

Thursday, August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hotel HenryCorner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States 
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The Grammy-Nominated Soul-Jazz Trio makes a stop in Buffalo!   In the early 90s, Paradigm Shift was born in Rochester, NY to bring spirit back to neo-jazz with organic, funky grooves and street-level ambiance. Bandleader Melvin Henderson and co-founder Gerry Youngman grew up in the golden age of jazz clubs: simmering hotbeds of grit and soul. In an era of turmoil and enormous social change, Henderson and Youngman spent their formative years watching and listening to the great jazz legends. After…

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French Conéxion at Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series

Friday, August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hotel HenryCorner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States 
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French ConéXion is an ensemble with a truly international background featuring Jeremy Spindler (France, Brazil), accordion, Marc Cousins (France, Belgium), double bass, and Bernard Kunz (Switzerland), guitar, oud. French ConéXion was formed in the summer of 2016 with the intention of creating high-quality music in a jazz format where musicians are able to take a composition and create a unique and new version at every performance. Inspiration for their unique sound comes from the music of French accordion great Richard…

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Thomas Marinaro Quartet at Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Thursdays

Thursday, August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hotel HenryCorner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States 
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It is hard to watch an event that Thomas Marinaro is on and not recognize the love he has for performing and making music with his fellow bandmates.  He eats, thinks, and dreams music and has a Master's degree in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia where he was mentored by Bruce Johnstone. Tom has been tirelessly practicing and working on both the performing and educating sides of music and has been a music teacher for the past 10 years.  He…

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The Paper Roses at Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series

Friday, August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hotel HenryCorner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States 
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The Paper Roses are a hot-jazz and Django Reinhardt style inspired group based out of Western NY. Playing original songs and interpreting classic guitar swing sounds in a contemporary way. The group features Sean McNamara on lead guitar, Tyler Westcott on rhythm guitar and vocals, Patrick Jackson on bass, and Brendan Gosson on violin. You can expect the Paper Roses to play an eclectic mix of standards from the Hot Club repertoire, inspired originals, blazing instrumentals, and a few curveballs…

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Will Holton at Jazz at Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Thursdays

Thursday, August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hotel HenryCorner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States 
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Will Holton is a Buffalo-bred saxophonist who draws inspiration from Jazz, R&B, and Soul artists. An ambassador for the countries largest Juneteenth Festival, he has also performed at statewide music festivals including Buffalo’s Pine Grill Reunion, Rochester’s Roc the Park and Afrikan American Festivals, Syracuse’s CNY Jazz Festival and annual performance in White Plains, NY, and Washington DC. Each year, Holton creates the "Love Cadenza" concert around Valentine's. Additionally, Will Holton can be found performing at First Night for New…

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The Jay/Sharp-Tet at Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series

Friday, August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hotel HenryCorner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States 
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The Jay/Sharp-tet enjoys performing a collection of original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards around the Western New York area. Past performances include the Queen City Jazz Festival, the Northwest Jazz Festival, the Nietzsche’s Jazz Festival, Babeville’s 9th Ward, and at Pausa Art House. Inspired by ensembles such as the great Miles Davis Quintets they strive to approach every tune with a unique interpretation. Jacob Jay is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo State, where he received a Bachelor of Music…

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Bobby Jones Trio ft. Colleen Williams and Jerry Livingston at Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series

Thursday, August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hotel HenryCorner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States 
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JazzBuffalo presents one of the area's most influential jazz pianists, Bobby Jones, along with two long-time collaborators in jazz vocalist Colleen Williams and bassist Jerry Livingston. Originally from Niagara Falls, NY, Bobby Jones entered showbiz at the age of 12, touring with the legendary Sammy Davis, Jr. He went on to perform and record with jazz and entertainment greats, including Paul Anka, Patrick Duffy, Dianne Carroll, Stefan Grappelli, Louis Belson, Lenny White, Dakota Staton, Stephanie Mills, Woody Shaw, Eddie Harris,…

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Charlie Ballantine Quartet with Special Guest Rob Dixon at Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series

Friday, August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hotel HenryCorner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States 
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The Charlie Ballantine quartet featuring Rob Dixon brings their own brand of Americana infused jazz playing music off of their last two albums “Life Is Brief: The Music of Bob Dylan”, “Cold Coffee” and their widely anticipated new release “Vonnegut”, a tribute to the writings of Kurt Vonnegut. Ballantine’s playing has been described by Vintage Guitar Magazine as “beautiful and complex” and hailed by JAZZIZ Magazine as “teeming with intricate grooves and maniacal precision”. Joining him will be Rob Dixon…

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Charlie “Bird” Parker Centennial Celebration ft. Dave Schiavone at Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series

Saturday, August 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hotel HenryCorner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States 
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Saturday, August 29th marks the 100th birth date anniversary of one of the most significant trailblazers in the history of jazz.  The centennial of Charlie Parker offers a unique opportunity to pay tribute to the lasting legacy of his significant influence on the art form we call jazz.  The alto saxophonist brief time on earth left an indelible mark on how jazz is performed that continues today.  Nicknamed "Bird," he ushered in the bebop sound and era of jazz.  The…

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DeeAnn DiMeo w/Cal Parmer, Rod Bonner, and Daniel Powell at Jazz at Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Thursdays

Thursday, September 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hotel HenryCorner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States 
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DeeAnn DiMeo is one of the most sought-after singers in the area.  Her recent release in 2019 of "Stay Here" is a powerful collection of personal originals that follow her works of "Songs From The Heart" and "Desperately Seeking DeeAnn."   “DiMeo is a powerhouse, a sultry and soulful vocalist with a beautiful tone” Jeff Miers…..Buffalo News Pop Music Critic. DeeAnn DiMeo, affectionately known as DeeAnn, has been entertaining Western New Yorkers for over 20 years.  She has graced small clubs…

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Paul Hage Mirage at Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series

Friday, September 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hotel HenryCorner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States 
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Mediterranean-inspired jazz will fill the air as JazzBuffalo presents unique world jazz at the Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series. "Led by composer and multi-instrumentalist Paul Hage, Mirage gives contemporary jazz a global perspective by combining unique instrumentation with the rhythms and melodies from the three continents that border the Mediterranean Sea. Genres such as nuevo-flamenco, acid, and smooth jazz are met with classical-style guitar playing from Hage and band-mate Dan Innes, creating an expressive fusion of world music that has…

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The Jazz of Mary Ramsey

Friday, September 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hotel HenryCorner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States 
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Critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, violin/violist Mary Ramsey of the 10,000 Maniacs appears for a performance that will explore jazz standards, gypsy jazz, the classical music repertoire as well as Mary Ramsey’s original compositions. The indie-rock world may know her as the vocalist for the post-Natalie incarnation of 10,000 Maniacs, but the violist, violinist, and songwriter has had a long and distinguished career aside from that group playing jazz, classical, and folk music. Mary Ramsey was born in Washington D.C.  She has been playing the…

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Stories About The Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series

Two Uplifting Nights Under Clear Skies At The Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series

One often-missed fact about living in Buffalo is summer nights can be downright incredible. We had two of those incredible nights this past Thursday and Friday for the Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series presented by JazzBuffalo. Not only with clear skies but also riveting jazz music. The skies, music, and the locale of the Hotel […]

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Two Magical Evenings At The Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series

We were very fortunate to be blessed by two perfect summer evenings of beautiful skies, moderate temperatures, and low humidity. Setting the stage to enjoy two very different styles of jazz against the picturesque background of the iconic cultural location on the south side of the Hotel Henry. On Thursday (August 6), the Grammy-Nominated trio, […]

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Saranaide Gives Us A Delightful Summer Night Of Bossa Nova

The skies, sun, pinkish sunset, and the eventual summer starry night aligned for a beautiful evening on Friday, July 31. What made it all the better was the air being filled by the mesmerizing music of the multi-talented Saranaide and her trio of superb musicians. Taking us on a trip to Brazil and the music […]

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July And August Lineup Announced For Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series

With many cancellations taking place due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have had to come up with creative ways to enjoy jazz outdoors. One of those has been the Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series taking place each Friday on the south side of the hotel grounds. The series is a result of the ongoing partnership […]

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With And Without Power, Elliot Scozzaro Trio Electrifies Hotel Henry Audience

On a day when the region was reaching record high temperatures and experiencing power outages, the second Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series took place outdoors. Led by rising star saxophonist Elliot Scozzaro, the trio that included George Caldwell on keyboards and Joe Goehle on upright bass, delivered an electrifying performance. As was an element of […]

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Contribute To The “Keep Local Live Jazz Music Alive Fund”

The return of outdoor jazz has been an uplifting experience for audiences, patio patrons, venues, and musicians. Especially after a harrowing few months of shelter-at-home lockdown. We must not forget, however, that we are all still in the midst of a serious pandemic. Diligently, we must do our part to contain and prevent the spread […]

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A Picturesque Start To The Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. When thinking about how to convey the start of the Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Concert Series hosted by JazzBuffalo, this old adage comes to mind. Viewed from a distance and collectively from the Forest Avenue side of the Hotel Henry and the south lawn of Richardson-Olmsted […]

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