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Jazz In Town: A Youth Movement In Jazz

The end of January 2016 ended on a superlative note!  A fantastic weekend, which saw the international jazz artist Yosvany Terry in a remarkable concert at the Art of Jazz Series that took place at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (see JazzBuffalo review here – Yosvany Terry).  No doubt, more good jazz will happen in February […]

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JazzBuffalo Review: Yosvany Terry Quintet Performance Expands Boundaries Of Jazz

For Yosvany Terry and his quintet, it is quite possible they have to confront a labeling issue often.  That is, when concert promoters and reviewers bring up his being born in Cuba, it is bound to conjure up images of very Cuban folkloric infused jazz.  Or, the quintet can be referred to as the latest […]

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JazzBuffalo Review: Don’t Shoot The Messengers Deliver A Message

While the event at Pausa Art House billed as Don’t Shoot The Messengers: A Tribute To Art Blakely may not have followed a scripted catalog of familiar Art Blakely tunes, the band still delivered a powerful message.   Which is, the legacy of music from the legendary masters, such as Art Blakely, lives on. The Don’t […]

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JazzBuffalo Review: Star People Delivers Milestone Performance

When you have friends who can drive down the I-90 from Rochester, special things can happen musically.  Last night was such a happening at Pausa Art House.  The George Caldwell led group Star People, a band exploring the vast influential music of Miles Davis, put on a memorable performance.  Sure to be one up for […]

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Jazz In Town: The Art Of Jazz Continues

Jazz, on a local and international level, provides Buffalo with a richness of jazz excellence this week.  The diverse nature of jazz being presented here rivals that of many of the big cities across the country. Highlights Buffalo gets a visit from international jazz artist and saxophonist/percussionist/composer, Yosvany Terry for the Art of Jazz Series […]

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Jazz In Town: The Splendid History Of Jazz

Jazz is rich in history and it will be celebrated this coming week.    Two of our most venerable organizations come together to revel in the music of jazz with an appreciative audience.  And, we get visitors from afar bringing a special blend of music. Highlights The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra brings jazz to the forefront in […]

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Jazz Meets The BPO For 2 Great Events You Don’t Want To Miss!

Two spectacular events highlight jazz as part of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s winter programming.  The concerts, to take place at Kleinhans Music Hall, will bring local and national stars to the stage to join the BPO in presenting the American art form we call jazz. Orchestra Meets Jazz – Thursday, January 21st at 7 pm This […]

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Jazz In Town: Get “Organized” For A Big Week In Jazz

Despite the weather, this is a week to get “organized” around the jazz scene.  JazzBuffalo Poll winners, mentions, and nominees will all be in action performing.  And, we will see the return of jazz artists to the scene who have not played recently.    There is plenty to get excited about and plenty to take in!  […]

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Announcing The Winners Of The Second Annual JazzBuffalo Poll!

The second annual JazzBuffalo Readers and Fan Poll, recognizing the jazz artists and performers who entertain jazz audiences, collected 1,655 responses.  Over a fifty percent increase from the previous year.  A great sign that jazz awareness and appreciation is growing in Greater Buffalo! The results of the poll are representative of the votes made by […]

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Jazz In Town: A New Year Starts

The New Year starts with fresh memories of a resurging banner year for jazz in Greater Buffalo.  We saw new bands, venues, projects, and artists emerge to enrich the area and make jazz available to a wider audience.  There is no question this momentum bodes well for another great year in 2016.  JazzBuffalo Poll Thank […]

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