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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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Jazz In Town: Free Jazz, Edgy, And Traditional Hit The Scene

A summer filled with jazz music is winding down post-Labor Day.  Yet, there is plenty of great jazz to be heard all around WNY.  Some notable events include: For free jazz enthusiasts, free jazz royalty visits Buffalo this coming Sunday, September 7 at 8pm.  The equally legendary traditional and free jazz drummer Lou Grassi will […]

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Jazz In Town: Billy Cobham Spectrum 40 Tour Arrives At The Tralf Sunday

No doubt the big Jazz In Town event this weekend is the arrival of Billy Cobham Spectrum 40 Tour celebrating the release of the groundbreaking jazz-fusion album 40 years ago.  At the age of 70, Billiy Cobham continues to be one of the world’s drumming forces in jazz and beyond.  Since being one of the […]

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JazzBuffalo Review: Legends Of Jazz Event Shines With Originals

A spectacular weekend of jazz and festivals was capped by what can be called a legendary performance.  On Sunday afternoon, legendary jazz performers came together for an event entitled The Legends Of Jazz.  Led by Phil DiRe on tenor saxophone, the sextet formed for this occasion by DiRe included Bobby Militello on alto sax and […]

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Jazz In Town: Big Band and Big Jazz Sounds!

While summer is winding down, the jazz is heating up.  Plenty of jazz is happening in WNY featuring superb talent and varieties.   From duos to big bands, the sounds of jazz will fill the streets and clubs of Buffalo.  Notable Jazz In Town performances to catch include: For big band lovers, the Jim Tudini Big […]

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JazzBuffalo Review: Citizen Kayne Concert Was A Noteworthy Celebration!

From the moment you heard the first note by jazz vibraphonist Dave Kayne, you knew your ears and senses were in for a special evening of jazz. Last night’s concert At PAUSA Art House was indeed a memorable stellar performance. The concert, billed as Citizen Kayne, marked the return visit of jazz bassist extraordinaire Cameron Kayne to Buffalo.
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Jazz In Town: Jazz Funk and Homecomings In Buffalo!

The sounds of Jazz Funk, Jazz Soul, and Jazz Fusion will hit the streets of Allentown and Downtown this weekend.  Visiting Duke’s Bohemian Bar on Wednesday August 6th is the Grammy nominee jazz organist Brian Charette.  If you are a fan of jazz funk and the B3 Hammond organ sound, the trio of Brian Charette […]

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