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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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Jazz In Town: Native Sons Juini Booth and Carmen Intorre, Jr. Return To Buffalo

This week, Buffalo has the good fortune of two native sons coming together to perform together.   Legendary jazz bassist Juini Booth makes an appearance at Pausa Art House this Friday for a multi-mix jazz and poetry event.  Joining him is drummer extraordinaire Carmen Intorre, Jr.   Along with George Caldwell, they will form a trio for […]

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Jazz Legend Juini Booth Returns Home To Perform In Concert

This Friday, June 13th, jazz legend and Buffalo native Juini Booth returns home to give a concert performance at Pausa Art House.  Juini’s prolific artistry in jazz spans nearly fifty years.  Born in Buffalo as Arthur Edward Booth, Juini has been playing bass with the good fortune of performing with jazz greats throughout the past […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz Heats Up In June

June usually marks the beginning of a summer filled with more music than we can possibly get to!  Jazz music is no exception.  It is good to see, in general, the jazz scene heating up in Buffalo reminiscent of yesteryears.  From out of the area and in town is the Brotzmann, Parker, Drake Trio at […]

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