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Ella Fitzgerald Documentary, “Ella: Just One of Those Things,” Is Worth Watching

The 2019 documentary about the life of the iconic Ella Fitzgerald has made its way to the United States and to the WNY region.  Ella: Just One of Those Things is available virtually through an arrangement with The Screening Room and its virtual cinema. The film is directed by Leslie Woodhead and produced by Reggie […]

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Jazz Pianist And Vocalist Freddy Cole Has Died At The Age Of 88

Jazz pianist and vocalist Freddy Cole has died at the age of 88. Born in 1931 in Chicago, he called Atlanta home for the last 48 years. Cole passed on the evening of June 27, 2020. Freddy Cole was the younger brother of his famous sibling, Nat King Cole.  He was the youngest of five children, 12 […]

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Jazz At Home: Moving Outdoors!

We are entering a new phase during our times in the COVID-1 pandemic.  We will be taking jazz outdoors at Tappo Rooftop Patio and start our second season of Jazz at Chandlerville.  We have all been eager to experience live jazz.  Let’s keep it available all summer by following guidelines for social distancing and wearing […]

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20 Jazz Live Streams To Watch This Weekend (June 25 – June 29)

This week’s available jazz live streams are punctuated by virtual presentations from canceled jazz festivals. Including the Saratoga Jazz Festival, DC Jazz Festival, and the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Plus, several unique live streams focused on tributes. For the full listing of jazz live streams happening this weekend as well as the next week and […]

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The Short and Curious Life of Wade Legge

Imagine with me if you will, an all- time, all- star jazz group made up of internationally known musicians who were either born in Buffalo or spent a great deal of their lives as residents of the Queen City. Now who gets the piano chair? Most casual jazz fans would gravitate towards Al Tinney who […]

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Jazz Live Stream Concerts To Watch This Week (Tuesday and Wednesday)

This week, there are a few notable concerts happening during the middle of the week worth watching. In addition to the JazzBuffalo weekend guide to jazz live streams, we wanted to highlight a few happening Tuesday and Wednesday. The DC JazzFest in collaboration with Live From Out Living Rooms has a spectacular line up that […]

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Spyro Gyra Release Video Featuring Medley Of Early Hits

Spyro Gyra has had an amazing 40 plus years run at producing and performing their unique jazz fusion sound. Originating from Congress Street in the West Side of Buffalo in 1977, the band became a worldwide sensation. Their first album, self-entitled, was released in 1977 under the Crosseyed Bear Records label and then picked up […]

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Stacey Kent Isolation Videos Are Next Best Thing

Today was to be a special day. Then, the COVID-19 pandemic caused a change in plans. Close to 400 jazz fans were looking forward to the rare appearance of the multi-talented and award-winning jazz vocalist, Stacey Kent on this Father’s Day. In what would have been her first-ever concert here in Buffalo at the Nichols […]

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Saturday Night Jazz Live Streams For June 20

A full slate of jazz available via live stream tonight. Be sure to click on “Find Out More” to get more information on JazzBuffalo.org. 7:00 PM The Jazz Gallery Online Lockdown Sessions Saturday, June 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)The Jazz Gallery Online New York, NY United States$10 – $20 THE LOCKDOWN SESSIONS – Every Saturday at […]

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“Universe” Documents Landmark Compositions By Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, And Wallace Roney

In 1966 a landmark suite of orchestral jazz was written for Miles Davis and set to be recorded by The Miles Davis Quintet. That moment would never happen. The quintet broke up and the compositions were lost for 50 years…until they were finally recovered by Miles’ only protégé, Wallace Roney–the one man Miles would trust […]

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