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The 5th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll – Nominate Your Favorite Artists And Performances!

It is hard to believe that the JazzBuffalo Poll will be entering its fifth year!  The annual poll provides an opportunity for readers of JazzBuffalo and fans of jazz music to participate in recognizing the talented jazz artists, groups, and performances in Greater Buffalo. This year has been a year of a tremendous jazz resurgence […]

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15 New Jazzy Christmas Songs Playlist Featuring Wynton Marsalis, Joey Alexander, Alfredo Rodriquez, and More

Looking for Jazzy Christmas songs to listen to liven up the spirits on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?  In 2018, well-known jazz artists, new pop artists, and legends from the rock and pop world offer up new jazzy Christmas songs to enjoy.  Presented here is the JazzBuffalo Jazzy Christmas Playlist featuring 15 new Jazzy Christmas […]

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Jazz In Town: A Festive December Of Holiday Jazz To Remember

A joyous and jazzy holiday December 2018 has been one to remember.  Christmas is five days away and there is still plenty of holiday and Christmas jazz for us all to enjoy.  For featured events, we look at two sold-out shows! Featured Events The community outpouring for the Jazzy Christmas Event at the Hotel Henry […]

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Jazz Vocalist Paul Marinaro Has A Comeback Year In Chicago

Paul Marinaro had his first exposure to jazz hearing his Father sing for the joy of it, as well as, play jazz albums.  Then, patiently listening to Al Tinney and the singer Dodo at the Anchor Bar on Main Street in downtown Buffalo.   With their encouragement, Paul began to get up on the stage and […]

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25 Favorite Jazz Albums Of 2018

The year 2018 unfolded with a multitude of recordings well-deserving of acclaim.  From the release of lost tracks from John Coltrane to continued excellence by many jazz artists.  In this article, we take a favorite point of view as opposed to a “best of” critic point of view.  There a few favorites, however, that did […]

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Reflections On A 2018 Pivotal Year For Jazz In Buffalo

2018 marked a pivotal year in the history of jazz in Buffalo.  We are seeing a pronounced jazz resurgence unlike any seen in quite a few decades.  The most encouraging aspects of the resurgence are this – the expansive breadth and depth of jazz are becoming an integral element of the Buffalo Arts and Cultural […]

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Nancy Wilson, Grammy-Winning Jazz Vocalist, Has Died At The Age Of 81

Nancy Wilson

The Associated Press and other news sources have reported that Grammy-winning jazz and pop singer Nancy Wilson has died.  According to manager Devra Hall Levy, Wilson died peacefully at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua Tree National Park. Her manager Devra Hall Levy stated Wilson died late Thursday night at the age of […]

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Jazz In Town: 5 Jazzy Christmas Events Continue Holiday Celebrations

A Jazzy Christmas season is happening in Great Buffalo this year!  Plenty of enjoyable music to get you in the holiday spirit!  If you enjoy the sounds of the holidays performed by big bands, this is going to be your week!  Be sure to check out the article, 26 Holiday Jazz Events To Enjoy This […]

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First Listen: New “At The Club” Live Recording Of Freddie Hubbard Is Magnificent!

A new live recording of Freddie Hubbard is about to be released.  Jazz enthusiast should take note. The album/CD to be released on December 21st can very well be a great addition to your collection of jazz albums. Ernie Garside is a man who has been involved with jazz for over 60 years.  A trumpeter […]

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7 New Historical Jazz Collections That Will Make Great Holiday Gifts

With the advent of digital music streaming, it may seem the idea of jazz collections and box sets may not be as popular as in years past.  However, this may be a special year.  With some holiday gift jazz collections ideas for the discriminating jazz lover who will cherish such possessions. What makes these great […]

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