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Jazz In Town: A Jazz Renewal

Easter represents a time of reflection and renewal each year.  A time for families and communities to come together to renew relationships and friendships.  In the world of jazz, we can be thankful for a jazz renewal taking place locally here in Buffalo and across the globe.  Happy Easter! Featured Events Grüvology Saturday, April 20 […]

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Paul Marinaro Rekindles The Spirit Of Nat King Cole

When Paul Marinaro began planning a tribute to Nat King Cole for the illustrious star’s 100th Centennial Birthday celebration, he faced a seemingly insurmountable task.  How to choose from the hundreds of songs Cole recorded and performed over the course of his life as a pianist and singer? At the Bravo Niagara! Concert on Saturday, […]

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Veronica Swift and Emmet Cohen Trio To Appear In Buffalo

Veronica Swift, a jazz singer whose repertoire is built on the Great American Songbook, plus bebop and vocalese classics, along with prolific pianist Emmet Cohen, the 2019 Cole Porter Fellowship Winner awarded by the American Pianists Association, will perform in a special concert on Friday, June 28th at 7:30 pm.  The concert will take place […]

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Friday Night Jazz For April 12th

A roundup of jazz in Greater Buffalo tonight Friday, April 12th. Musicians and venues: if you do not see your events listed, then input them here: Submit an Event. 5:30 PM The Greg Millar Quintet Re-Creating The Classic Album Bags Meets Wes Friday, April 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pmBurchfield Penney Arts Center, 1300 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222 United States + […]

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Jazz In Town: 3 Sax Events Making Jazz

More fantastic jazz happening in Greater Buffalo/Niagara Region.  Jazz for everyone – and especially for jazz sax lovers!  This week includes the start of ticket sales for a special concert on Friday, June 28th.  Read on… Featured Events Bravo Niagara! Presents Paul Marinaro & Ben Paterson Trio Saturday, April 13 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 pm Stratus […]

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Friday Night Jazz For April 5th

A roundup of jazz in Greater Buffalo tonight Friday, April 5th. Musicians and venues: if you do not see your events listed, then input them here: Submit an Event. 7:00 PM Jazz & Cocktail Nights At The Terrace at Delaware Park Friday, April 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Terrace at Delaware Park, 199 Lincoln Parkway Buffalo, NY 14222 United […]

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Jazz In Town: 5 Featured Events Highlight Jazz Celebrations

Although the temperatures have not reflected it, spring is definitely in the air.  Bringing with it a blossoming of jazz that is downright incredible this spring.  Look for a special SAVE THE DATE announcement below!  There is a lot blooming here – read on… Featured Events The Jazz Side Of Jony James Friday, April 5 […]

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Artisan Jazz First Sunday Series To Celebrate Buffalo Sax History

(Phil Sims, trombonist, bandleader, composer, and arranger appears as guest author on JazzBuffalo’s Jazz In Town. In this exclusive article written for JazzBuffalo, Phil introduces a new jazz series focused on Buffalo saxophone legends. The new Artisan Jazz First Sunday Series will be held at the Roycroft Inn in East Aurora, NY. beginning Sunday, April […]

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JazzBuffalo Interviews Bluesman Jony James

Jony James has earned an iconic place in Buffalo as one of the area’s most vivid blues performers.  Born in Buffalo, New York, Jony was raised in Chicago. A city dripping with the influence of the blues.   On the airways of Chicago, James was exposed to the likes B.B. King, Albert King, Otis Rush, Muddy […]

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Celebrate “April Is Jazz Appreciation Month” And Nat King Cole

In April of 2001, Jazz Appreciation Month was founded by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.  The annual celebration shine a light on the heritage and contributions of jazz to American History. This year, Jazz Appreciation Month is focused on jazz beyond borders.  Recognizing how our truly American art form has been exported and […]

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