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Randy Brecker, Esperanza Spaulding, Chick Corea, Brad Mehldau, and Brian Lynch Win 2020 Grammys in Jazz Categories

The 62nd GRAMMY® Awards announced the 2020 winners in the Jazz categories.  The winners were announced prior to the televised event scheduled for Sunday, January 26.  Nominations were announced in November, 2019 and winners revealed today. Here are the winners followed by videos from their winning albums and performances or speeches at the Grammys: From […]

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Four Jazz Artists Coming To Buffalo To Keep An Eye On During Sunday’s 2020 Grammy┬« Awards

The 2020 Grammy® Awards will air on Sunday, January 26. In the announcements of winners will be those in the jazz categories. For a full list of the nominees in each jazz categories, revisit the previous JazzBuffalo article announcing the nominations here: 2020 Grammy Nominations Announced There are four jazz artists appearing in Buffalo in […]

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Jazz In Town: Get The Jazz Party Started

Jazz is wasting no time in getting underway in 2020 with multiple opportunities for Thursday night alone to see and hear jazz.  Plus, more jazz is upcoming next week and next month!  Read on… Featured Event Some may remember this band who appeared at the Art of Jazz in October of 2015… Slavic Soul Party […]

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Christian Sands With Alex Claffy And Rodney Green To Appear In Erroll Garner Jazz Project Concert Sunday, February 2nd

Buffalo gets a rare treat on Sunday, February 2nd as the Erroll Garner Jazz Project makes its way to Buffalo and Kleinhans Music Hall’s Mary Seaton Room. The project features its creative ambassador, jazz pianist Christian Sands.  Sands, a Downbeat rising star in the jazz world, will bring his High Wire Trio for this special […]

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Jazz Legend Jimmy Heath Has Died At The Age Of 93

Jimmy Heath, the legendary jazz giant who performed with many of the historic names in jazz history, including greats such as John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis, has died. Heath’s grandson announced to NPR and other media outlets that Heath passed away from natural causes on Sunday morning at the age of […]

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Christian Sands Carries Forth The Legacy of Erroll Garner

In 2018, jazz pianist Christian Sands was named Creative Ambassador of the Erroll Garner Jazz Project.  A project that honors the legacy of one of the most prolific jazz pianists in jazz history.  Garner, a self-taught pianist, earned a special place in the hearts of many for his unique style of playing jazz standards.  Most […]

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Jazz In Town: Gypsy Jazz Lives On

The word is spreading about the jazz scene in Buffalo and JazzBuffalo.  Many people from all over the country and globe attended jazz conferences and festivals in New York City this past weekend.  A surprising number have heard about the jazz fans in Buffalo, JazzBuffalo, and the jazz city we are growing!  Let’s keep it […]

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Jazz In Town: Celebrating The Early Jazz Era And Swing Dancing

The post-holidays ramp-up of jazz in the region begins to unfold as we get started with 2020.  From casual nights out to major concerts, there will be an abundance of jazz forthcoming so stay tuned with JazzBuffalo! Featured Events Partner Spotlight: Happy Anniversary to Swing Buffalo who have mixed jazz with great swing dancing for […]

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6th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll Is Now Open For Voting

The 6th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll is now open to the public for voting. Each year, the community has the opportunity to recognize their favorite jazz artists, groups, advocates, venues, and supporters. There are nominees in 35 categories representing individual and ensemble jazz performances, support, and initiatives. The winners of the 6th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll will be […]

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Drea d’Nur To Perform CD Release Concert With Special Guests Curtis Lundy And Giveton Gelin February 7th

Drea d’Nur is a myriad of many things. A mother, a healer, a community organizer, a vocalist, a musician, a composer, and a mentor. To name just a few. Consistent in all is a voice of truth and love. Most especially, this voice is pursuant in her concert performances. In perhaps one of her most […]

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