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Jazz In Town: Celebrating Jazz And The American Songbook

Buffalo gets a visit from one of the best in singing the Great American Songbook.   We also pay tribute to an iconic figure in American History.  And, two modern jazz masters return.  Read on… Featured Events JazzBuffalo Presents Vocalist Alexis Cole Saturday, June 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main Street, Suite 123Amherst,NY14226 United States+ […]

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10 Reasons You Cannot Miss Veronica Swift With The Emmet Cohen Trio

On Friday, June 28 Buffalo gets a very special appearance by jazz vocalist Veronica Swift with The Emmet Cohen Trio.  Based on what we know of these two rising stars in the jazz world, we can expect some big talents to grace the stage on this evening beginning at 7:30 pm.  A rare opportunity to […]

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“Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes” Gets Wider Release

Blue Note Records is forever linked to many of the most important milestones in the history of jazz. Home to a roster of jazz artists who shaped the art of jazz that is now interwoven into the American story. The celebratory documentary, Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes, premiered in 2018 on the international film […]

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Jazz In Town: Flavorful Jazz For Everyone

Flavorful jazz hits Buffalo this weekend and beyond.  We can experience French-styled jazz, songs of jazz, and the sounds of the Big Easy.  The summer season of jazz is underway! Featured Events French ConéXion Goes All French – CD Release Thursday, May 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth StreetBuffalo, NY 14201 United States + Google Map […]

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Artisan Jazz First Sunday Series To Feature Sal Andolina

(Phil Sims, trombonist, bandleader, composer, and arranger appears as a guest author on JazzBuffalo’s Jazz In Town. In this exclusive article written for JazzBuffalo, Phil introduces us to the next featured saxophonist for the Artisan Jazz First Sunday Series, Sal Andolina. The next Artisan Jazz First Sunday Series will be held at the Roycroft Inn […]

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Jazz In Town: Remembering With Jazz

Memorial Day is upon us and it is a time to remember all those who sacrificed their lives in service to our country.  It is also a time to remember many family and friends who brought joy into our lives.   Whether somber or festive, jazz is a part of the Memorial Day remembrances and celebrations. […]

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10 Albums Released In 1959 That Changed Jazz Forever

The year 1959 began with news that shook the world. On January 2, 1959, the Soviet Union rocketed the Lunik 1 space capsule into the sky. Awakening a new conscious in the world that included dual aspects of the promise of space travel and an increase threat from the Cold War. The year 1959 also […]

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2020 NEA Jazz Masters Announced By The National Endowment For The Arts

Today, the National Endowment for the Arts announced the 2020 recipients of the most prestigious award in jazz – recognized as an NEA Jazz Master. The newest NEA Jazz Masters to be inducted are Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell, Reggie Workman, and Dorthaan Kirk. Kirk also is receiving the A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for […]

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NPR “Jazz Night In America” Interviews Saxophonist Joe Lovano

One of the most fascinating concerts of the recent season of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Art of Jazz Series was that of Joe Lovano. Many may not know Lovano is a native of another city on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland. We all had the chance to see Lovano perform, hear him offer wisdom […]

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Jazz In Town: First Signs of Summer Jazz Season Emerge

Although the weather and temperatures have not reflected such, the first signs of the summer jazz season are beginning to emerge.  A new summer series is announced and the return of jazz to a popular downtown rooftop patio returns this year.  Plus, the second half of this year will see more international jazz stars stop […]

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