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Elio Villafranca’s “Cinque” Continues To Make Waves In Jazz

Elio Villafranca, the Cuban-born jazz pianist, composer, and arranger continues to make reverberating waves in the jazz universe. Cinque, the sweeping themed album has put Villafranca in the unique category of composers who carry on the Ellingtonesque style of epic music movements. The album received a Grammy nomination in 2018. Since the nomination, Villafranca has […]

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Jazz In Town: Music Notes From New York

This week we welcome jazz notes from New York as the Bill Charlap Trio makes an apppearance at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Art of Jazz Seies.  Plenty of amazing jazz happening this fall also!  Read on… Featured Events The Bill Charlap Trio concert at the Art of Jazz Series is SOLD OUT!!  There will be […]

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Dear Nina Collaboration Delivers A Moving Experience

(Photo credits: Jack Zuff) Do I move you?  A question asked by Drea D’Nur as we were well into the Dear Nina: A Sonic Love Letter To Nina Simone concert.  Drea was about to sing the bluesy Nina Simone song, Do I Move You, when she engaged the audience.  By that time, it was evident […]

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Veronica Swift and the 100th Birthday Of Anita O’Day

This year, on October 18th, we celebrate the 100th birthdate of the singer Anita O’Day. A singer with storytelling abilities that enamored the jazz world in the 1950s and the following decades until her death in 2006. All you need to do is to view Anita O’Day’s live performance at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival […]

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Jazz In Town: Jam Packed With Jazz!

The Buffalo area welcomes back jazz legend and great Billy Cobham along with Randy Brecker, as well as, other guests in the jam-packed week ahead of jazz.  Read on… Featured Events Billy Cobham and the Crosswinds Project Tuesday, October 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm The Tralf, 622 Main StreetBuffalo, NY 14202 United States + Google Map $27 – $30 TRALF […]

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Svetlana And The New York Swing Collective To Perform From Critically Acclaimed New Album “Night At The Movies”

JazzBuffalo is excited to present the New York-based vocalist Svetlana at the next Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series event on Wednesday, November 13. Svetlana and the New York Swing Collective make a stop in Buffalo to celebrate the release of her new album, “Night At The Movies.” The album has been heralded with much acclaim […]

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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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