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The 9th Annual Queen City Jazz Festival Hits The Streets Saturday July 26

The 9th Annual Queen City Jazz Festival is being held this Saturday, July 26, from 12pm until 8pm.  The festival is presented by The Historic Colored Musicians Club and will feature a stage located near Broadway and Michigan as well as performances inside the club this year.  Every member of the Historic Colored Musician Club […]

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Jazz In Town: Festive Jazz Hits The Area with Carmen Intorre, Pat Bianchi, What Would Mingus Do?, Curtis Lundy, and More!

This weekend marks the 19th Annual Masten District Jazz Festival held at M.L.K. Park across from the Buffalo Museum Of Science.   The festival runs two consecutive weekends, this Sunday July 20th and next Sunday July 27th from 3pm until 8pm.  Scheduled to appear are musicians from Buffalo, Toronto, and New York City.  Closing performances includes […]

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Sunday Matinee Soul With Carmen Intorre, Jr. July 20th!

On Sunday, July 20th, Buffalo’s native son Carmen Intorre, Jr. returns for a special engagement at Milkie’s Lounge beginning at 2pm.  A matinee performance is planned, which includes the trio of Carmen on drums, the internationally known jazz organist Pat Bianchi, and the scholarly master jazz guitarist Dan Wilson.  This spectacular trio of talent will […]

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Jazz In Town: Summertime Jazz With Doug “Trigger” Gaston And Joyce Carolyn

Jazz swung into full gear this summer with the fabulous Phil DiRe Quintet plus special guest Jay Beckenstein at the Albright-Know Art Gallery Summer Jazz Series.  Next in the series is Doug “Trigger” Gaston, our well-known mainstay with The Jazz Example, which has performed every Friday night at the Anchor Bar.  The concert is scheduled […]

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Jazz In Town: Start Off The 4th Weekend With A B.A.M.

Summer jazz is underway!  The highlight for this weekend is the appearance of the Phil DiRe Quintet with special guest Jay Beckenstein of Spyro Gyra fame at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Summer Jazz Series this Sunday at 2pm.  For more information see: Phil DiRe and Jay Beckenstein Reunite The holiday weekend kicks off this Thursday […]

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Phil DiRe and Jay Beckenstein Reunite For Special Performance At The Albright Knox Jazz Summer Series

Back in the mid-70’s, as a young college student, I was taken hard by jazz.  Although I had always liked jazz, it wasn’t until I was introduced to Chuck Mancuso at Buffalo State College and became a member of the Buff State Jazz Ensemble that I really took to the music.  Like a religious fervor, […]

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Jazz In Town: Summer Jazz Heats Up With A Throwdown

Jazz outdoors and indoors is heating up this summer.  Here are interesting and noteworthy happenings to check out this week: Throwdown At Essex Pub, Thursday 9pm featuring legendary bassist Juini Booth with Steve Baczkowski on sax and Ravi Padmanabha on drums.  No doubt this will be far out there music with rhythms and melodies floating […]

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Jazz Festivals To The East And South This Week: Rochester and Pittsburgh

To the east and the south of Buffalo are two premier jazz festivals taking place.  They begin this weekend and through all of the week of the 22nd in Rochester.  Bringing, within a few hours drive proximity, some of today’s leading jazz headliners and exciting new acts in jazz. To the south of Buffalo is […]

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Jazz In Town: Ladies Of Jazz And Song Take The Spotlight

This week, the ladies of jazz and song will fill the Buffalo area with their talented musical artistry.  Two special events featuring jazz vocals and an all-woman jazz quartet will take center stage. On Saturday, June 21st, acclaimed jazz vocalist and recording artist Barbara Levy Daniels will be appearing at the Premier Cabaret Room located […]

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