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Saranaide Releases New EP Of Inspired Music That Goes “Beyond”

Many in the Buffalo community have come to know Saranaide, the multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, through a few spectacular JazzBuffalo-presented performances.  Three that stand out are the “So Brasil” bossa nova themed concerts.  The first at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series to a sold-out audience of nearly 240 people a couple of years back.  Then […]

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Jazz In Town: New Beginnings

(Photo credit: by Jack Zuff.  Paper Roses return to Sportsmen Tavern for a live performance.) A momentous week as the country witnessed the inauguration of the new President, Joe Biden.  A lengthy yet insightful article by special guest author, jazz guitarist David Stern, is included.  Stern examines how the Biden Administration may help jazz music […]

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What Will the Biden Administration Do to Protect the Performing Arts?

Music Workers Alliance members marching in New York City (photo: Daniel Efram) “No gigs, no relief, that’s why we are in the streets!” The group proceeds to march down Seventh Avenue to Times Square, playing a series of familiar melodies. For those on the sidewalks witnessing the demonstration pass by, it’s impossible not to dance […]

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20 plus National Jazz Live Streams To Watch This Weekend (January 20 – January 25)

(Photo: Birdland Jazz Club where a benefit concert will take place to raise funds to help keep the venerable jazz club open and operating.) Favorite Where To Watch Jazz Live Streams picks here by JazzBuffalo. Weekly live streams throughout the country from jazz clubs and beyond to check out. Including a special benefit concert to […]

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Jazz In Town: Virtual Jazz In A Covid-19 World

At this writing, we are still in an online world for jazz.  There is fantastic jazz throughout the country and locally.  For the next few months, it is anticipated that live music performances will be predominantly online as we endure a difficult time of the surging pandemic. Where To Watch National Jazz Live Streams JazzBuffalo […]

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20 plus National Jazz Live Streams To Watch This Weekend (January 14 – January 18)

(Photo: Lakecia Benjamin will be appearing at the virtual NYC Winter JazzFest.) Favorite Where To Watch Jazz Live Streams picks here by JazzBuffalo. Weekly live streams throughout the country from jazz clubs and beyond to check out. For the full listing of jazz live streams happening this weekend as well as the next week and […]

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Jimmy Rushing: His Recording Career after Basie

The multifaceted Jimmy Rushing (1899-1972) was perhaps one of the more underrated singers of the 20th century. He performed equally well with blues, jazz, or popular material. Whitney Balliett, the then jazz critic for The New Yorker, wrote of Rushing that “His supple, rich voice and his elegant accent have the curious effect of making […]

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Jazz In Town: A Quiet Start In Music

(Photo: WNY/Buffalo native jazz pianist Mike Jones.  Read more below about the new release of a digital album of solo piano performance.) A Quiet Start To The Year, In Music A tumultuous week in America it has been.  We are all shaken to the core with the rising numbers related to COVID-19 and the images […]

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12 plus National Jazz Live Streams To Watch This Weekend (January 7 – January 11)

(Photo: Melissa Aldana will be featured by Smoke Jazz Club this weekend.) Favorite Where To Watch Jazz Live Streams picks here by JazzBuffalo. Weekly live streams throughout the country from jazz clubs and beyond to check out. Plus a bonus Tuesday performance. For the full listing of jazz live streams happening this weekend as well […]

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Jazz Pianist Mike Jones Releases Vibrant Solo Piano Album

Mike Jones is one of our most accomplished mainstream jazz pianists. Since 2002, he has been the musical director for Penn & Teller’s Las Vegas. Jones hits the stage to play both before the show begins and, when called upon, during the act.  When the pandemic put a complete halt to performing in March of […]

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