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Jazz In Town: Local Talent Hits The Scene

While the Buffalo area may be light on national or international jazz artists visiting the area this coming week, there are plenty of Buffalo jazz artists who provide the best jazz music you will find anywhere.  Here is what you can find this upcoming week: Tonight, Thursday, October 23rd at 7:00pm at Merge you will […]

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Jazz In Town: Two More Jazz Greats And The American Songbook

For the second week in a row, Buffalo has jazz bassist greats coming to town.  The first up is the highly regard Stanley Clarke.  The second is William Parker who brings his William Parker’s In Order To Survive Ensemble with him to Hallwalls. Stanley Clarke has been one of the most prolific jazz and jazz […]

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JazzBuffalo Review: Bobby Militello Pays Tribute To Dave Brubeck Masterfully

Last night served as a reminder of paying attention to the greatness in your own backyard.  When many of us get out of town visitors, we usually grin and bear the obligatory trip to Niagara Falls.  Forgetting, after all, that it is one of the wonders of the world.  With Bobby Militello, when we see […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz Bass Greats, Brubeck Tribute, and More

Two jazz bass greats hit town this week on Thursday October 9th.  Please see JazzBuffalo: Two Spectacular Jazz Concerts:  Esperanza Spalding and Ken Filiano Hit Buffalo October 9th.  A great way to kick-off Jazz In Town. Bobby M Back to Back The Bobby Militello Quartet will be making back-to-back appearances this weekend.  First up on […]

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Two Spectacular Jazz Concerts: Esperanza Spalding and Ken Filiano Hit Buffalo October 9th

Two notable concerts hit the JazzBuffalo area this week.  And, they are most definitely are on different ends of the spectrum.  It does show the diversity of jazz, which makes Buffalo a stomping ground for all jazz artists.  The ever-popular Esperanza Spalding brings her special charm and musical brand of jazz to the UB Center […]

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Jazz In Town: Fall Kicks Off With Bountiful Jazz In Greater Buffalo

Fall is officially here and it may be the start of a bountiful fall season of jazz in the greater Buffalo area.  The bounty kicks off in October with a performance by one of Buffalo’s best original jazz bands, What Would Mingus Do?   Look for this improvisational band Thursday October 2nd at 8pm to be […]

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JazzBuffalo Remembers The Legendary Anne Fadale

On Thursday, October 2nd, the legendary jazz pianist Anne Fadale will be inducted into the Buffalo Hall Of Fame.  This is a long overdue acknowledgement for one of the true jazz greats to grace us with her presence in Buffalo.  Her jazz pedigree includes being mentored by the great Oscar Peterson, who referred to her […]

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JazzBuffalo Review: Don Menza Gives A Magical Performance

Don Menza not only brought spectacular jazz to the Buffalo area for two nights at PAUSA Art House, he brought with him the treasures of jazz history.  His comedic personality had also an educator’s element.  Regaling us with stories of his days with Henry Mancini and why certain songs had meaning to him.  Friday night […]

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Jazz In Town: Favorite Son Don Menza Returns!

One of Buffalo’s favorite sons, visiting from California, makes a return to Buffalo for two nights of performances.  Don Menza, born in Buffalo in 1936, has had an illustrious career as a notable tenor saxophonist in the jazz world.  He has made a name for himself as a musician, composer, arranger, and educator.  Performing with […]

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