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Dan Willis Visits Home Bearing Gifts Of Satie and Monk

Like many who return home for visits, the saxophonist Dan Willis, a native of Buffalo now residing in New York City, drove into town last night bearing gifts.  The gifts ranged from his reaching back to the years he left the area at the age of 24, to his arrangement of works by Satie, and […]

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Jazz In Town: Colorful Fall Jazz In Buffalo!

A fall jazz festival featuring Cyrille Aimée and guests from New York City and upstate New York make appearances in Buffalo this week.  Read on… Featured Events CMC International JazzFest October 11-13 Friday, October 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm |Recurring Event (See all) Historic Colored Musicians Club, 145 BroadwayBuffalo, NY 14203 United States + Google Map $37.50 – $150 The CMC […]

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Art of Jazz Series Finds New Home In The Mary Seaton Room At Kleinhans Music Hall

With the impending two-year hiatus of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery for expansion, the museum’s long-running Art of Jazz series will find a temporary new home in 2020 in the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans Music Hall. The series will be rechristened as the Art of Jazz at the Philharmonic series. During the past two decades, […]

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Jazz In Town: Swinging Jazz In Buffalo!

Many thanks to the folks who listened to JAZZ FM 91 on Thursday, October 3 from 12 noon until 2 pm.  A wonderful opportunity to shine a spotlight on jazz in Buffalo.  Buffalonians showed much love and support for our good friends to the north keeping the flagship jazz radio station alive. Now – get […]

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JazzBuffalo To Appear On JAZZ FM 91 Thursday, October 3rd From 12 pm – 2 pm

JazzBuffalo and Tony Zambito will be guest on Toronto’s jazz radio station, JAZZ FM 91, on Thursday, October 3rd. Tony Zambito will join host Sarah Stewart from 12 pm to 2 pm to talk about the state of jazz, JazzBuffalo, jazz in the region, and to play selected favorite jazz tunes on the air during […]

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Historic Colored Musicians Club Announces Line-Up For The CMC International Jazz Festival, Presented By M&T Bank

The Historic Colored Musicians Club of Buffalo, New York Inc., announced its artist line-up for the CMC International Jazz Festival Presented by M&T Bank.  The three (3) day festival runs from Friday, October 11th thru Sunday, October 13th, 2019.  A full schedule of events and Tickets are available at  www.cmcjazzfest.com The festival this year will […]

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Bravo Niagara! To Feature Classical and Jazz Stars In 2019-2020 Season

Bravo Niagara! will soon get their 2019-2020 concert season underway featuring internationally-renowned classical and jazz artists. This year marks the 6th season for the Canadian organization with concerts taking place in Niagara-on-the-Lake and St. Catherines in the province of Ontario. “Our 6th season is brimming with Canadian and international treasures. From classical virtuosos to jazz […]

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Jazz In Town: Ladies At The Birth Of Bebop

Jazz shows up in many places and art forms.  A musical play is underway featuring jazz icons.  A movie appears out of nowhere.  A big band has a special guest.  And, more ahead.  Read on… Featured Events Ladies Swing The Blues Friday, September 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm |Recurring Event (See all) Paul Robeson Theater, 350 Masten […]

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Curtis Lundy and Wayne Escoffery Create A Euphoric Coltrane Celebration

(Photo Credits: Jack Zuff) Due to a computer glitch that meant several lights needed to stay on in the Burchfield Penney Art Center auditorium, it meant the lighting was brighter than usual for the Coltrane Celebration concert on Saturday, September 21. The concert and weekend celebration is presented by the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective […]

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Joe Ford and Nasar Abadey Bring Home The Spirit Of Coltrane

(Photo Credit: Jack Zuff) Family, love, spirit, healing, body, and soul.  All words used in an evening of music celebrating the birthdate and legacy of John Coltrane.  Words that aptly describe a night in which the Buffalo audience welcomed home two of its favorite sons – saxophonist Joe Ford and drummer Nasar Abadey.  The 4th […]

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