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Frankie Dunlop: Monk’s Drummer – Part 1

Frankie Dunlop’s parents to be, William (Willie) Dunlop and his wife, a very pregnant Jessie and their two children, Helen and Boyd Lee had arrived in Buffalo, New York from Winston Salem, N.C. sometime in 1928. In Winston Salem, both parents had been working in the burgeoning tobacco industry for R.J. Reynolds. They were part […]

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Jazz In Town: Labor Day Jazz

(Photo: DeeAnn DiMeo performs tonight.  Photo by Jack Zuff.) We enter Labor Day weekend with the hope that some of the experimentation of jazz music during this most unfortunate pandemic summer can live on.  Uncertainty lies ahead for the fall and winter yet we will be seeking creative means to keep jazz alive. Many thanks […]

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10 Plus National Jazz Live Streams To Watch Labor Day Weekend (September 3 – September 7)

More favorite Where To Watch Jazz Live Streams picks here by JazzBuffalo. Traditionally, Labor Day weekend sees the happening of the Chicago Jazz Festival and the Detroit Jazz Festival. They will both be virtual this year. Multiple live streams to check out! For the full listing of jazz live streams happening this weekend as well […]

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The Music Of 2020 Northwest Jazz Festival In Historic Lewiston, NY

At the cancellation of this year’s 2020 Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY, it was met with much heartbreak (see the JazzBuffalo article The Heartbreaking Loss Of A Historic Lineup For The 2020 Northwest Jazz Festival). The festival was set to have another momentous year of presenting historic jazz, international jazz artists, and some […]

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Jazz In Town: Bird Lives!

(Photo: This month we celebrate the 100th birthday of Charlie “Bird” Parker. A rare color photo of Parker.) It is most unfortunate that we have had to suspend the Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series.  While we support the overarching goal to keep the coronavirus infection rate low and to protect the lives of many, it […]

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15 Plus International Jazz Live Streams To Watch This Weekend (August 27 – September 1)

More favorite Where To Watch Jazz Live Streams picks here by JazzBuffalo. The jazz world will have all eyes on the 100th Centennial of the birth date of Charlie “Bird” Parker. Multiple live streams 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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Thanks For The Memory: Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series Suspended

We have heard from many in the community that the Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series has been the highlight of their summer. Beautiful starry nights and astonishingly superb jazz music have accompanied the Hotel Henry bucolic setting and the superb food and drinks provided by the 100 Acres Kitchens. In what will be forever known […]

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New York State SLA Responds To Questions On Phase 3/4 Guidelines

In a commentary on Saturday, August 23, JazzBuffalo joined a chorus of other news media, venue owners, and musicians unsettled about a clarification on guidelines by the New York State Liquor Authority. As first reported by Syracuse.com, the SLA issued this initial statement of clarification: “Please note that only incidental music is permissible at this […]

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A Change In Rules Leaves Out The Audience

At JazzBuffalo, the steadfast belief has been that if we can do what is good for the audience, then what is good for musicians and venues will follow. During the past five years, we have many instances where this has been borne out. Since March at the onset of the pandemic, we have tried our […]

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Jazz In Town: August Days Of Jazz

(Photo: This month we celebrate the 100th birthday of Charlie “Bird” Parker.  From left, Tommy Potter, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and John Coltrane at Birdland, the New York nightclub named after Parker, in 1951.) This summer, we have enjoyed fabulous jazz at the Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series, Jazz at Chandlerville, and in other locales […]

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