JazzBuffalo Concerts

JazzBuffalo continues its' mission of building jazz awareness and appreciation through concert events. Bringing to you highly-acclaimed jazz from the local, regional, national, and international jazz stages!

A list of upcoming concerts you will not want to miss!  Presented by JazzBuffalo and in association with JazzBuffalo partners!

The Edmar Castaneda Trio at the AKG Art of Jazz Series

Saturday, April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery1285 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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$24 – $29

Edmar Castaneda, a native of Colombia, is an unparalleled virtuoso on the harp, recognized around the world for his stunning blend of jazz and the folk music of South America. With his boundless imagination and spellbinding rhythmic dexterity, Castaneda’s performances beg for the clichéd description that “he must be seen to be believed.” With his longstanding trio featuring Marshall Gilkes (trombone) and Dave Silliman (drums/percussion) generating a joyous cascade of lush colors and dynamic spirit, Castaneda “connects with a crowd…

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An Evening With Saxophonist Will Holton at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series

Wednesday, May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hotel HenryCorner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States 
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$15 – $18

Contemporary jazz saxophonist Will Holton will take the stage at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series in May! Will Holton is a Buffalo-bred saxophonist who draws inspiration from Jazz, R&B, and Soul artists. An ambassador for the countries largest Juneteenth Festival, he has also performed at statewide music festivals including Buffalo’s Pine Grill Reunion, Rochester’s Roc the Park and Afrikan American Festivals, Syracuse’s CNY Jazz Festival and annual performance in White Plains, NY, and Washington DC. Each year, Holton creates…

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JazzBuffalo Presents The Rhythm Future Quartet

Sunday, May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
MusicalFare Theatre4380 Main Street, Suite 123
Amherst, NY 14226 United States 
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$25

The acoustic jazz ensemble, Rhythm Future Quartet has a straightforward agenda: to keep the spirit of Gypsy jazz alive and expanding in today’s musical universe. The virtuosic foursome, named for a Django Reinhardt tune, offers up a newly minted sound, influenced by the classic Hot Club of France, yet wholly contemporary. Led by violinist Jason Anick and guitarist Olli Soikkeli, the quartet performs dynamic and lyrical arrangements of both Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions that draw upon diverse international…

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JazzBuffalo Presents Vocalist Alexis Cole

Saturday, June 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
MusicalFare Theatre4380 Main Street, Suite 123
Amherst, NY 14226 United States 
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$30

Award-winning jazz vocalist Alexis Cole may be the most talented singer to ever hold a top-secret military clearance. A dozen albums into her critically acclaimed career, she may also be the best-kept secret in jazz, a status that’s certain to change as more people are discovering her for themselves. The year 2009 was a big one for Alexis: She released her first albums on both Motéma Music and Venus Records… and went to Basic Training to prepare for her new job as…

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A Tribute To Judy Garland By The Cabaret Big Band ft. Vocalist Katy Miner at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series

Wednesday, June 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hotel HenryCorner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States 
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$15 – $18

Judy Garland was born on June 10, 1922.  On Wednesday, June 12th, at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series, we will celebrate the 97th birthday of one of the most iconic music stars in American Music History.  Reliving in tribute songs that are part of the American experience for both younger and older generations.  Songs such as Get Happy, The Man That Got Away, The Trolley Song, and one of the most famous songs of all time  - Somewhere Over…

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JazzBuffalo Presents Jazz Vocalist Steven Taetz

Friday, June 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States 
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$15

Vintage pop, swing, and jazz singer and composer/lyricist Steven Taetz is based in Toronto. He has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Bitter End and Rockwood Music Hall (NY), The Rogers Centre (Toronto), Blue Room (Korea), Capital Pride (Wash DC), Hotel Café (LA), World Pride, House of Jazz (Montreal), Ironwood (Calgary), and Toronto landmark venues including Jazz Bistro, The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar, Hugh’s Room, Koerner Hall Galleria for Sinatra’s 100th, and leading music festivals. As a…

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JazzBuffalo Presents Chiara Izzi – Montreux Jazz Festival Vocal Competition Winner – With Pianist Kevin Hays

Saturday, June 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
MusicalFare Theatre4380 Main Street, Suite 123
Amherst, NY 14226 United States 
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$30

Izzi and Hays will bring their special collaboration to the MusicalFare Theater Premier Cabaret Lounge on Saturday, June 8th.  An international event! Described by Jazz Times as "a talent to be heard, admired and anticipated", Chiara Izzi has developed a unique sonic interpretation of a fusion of different genres, including jazz, pop and Mediterranean sounds. Following her international debut performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival Vocal Competition in 2011, at which Quincy Jones awarded her first prize, the vocalist recorded her debut…

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Veronica Swift & The Emmet Cohen Trio

Friday, June 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Glenn and Awdry Flickinger Performing Arts Center1250 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14216 United States 
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$24.75 – $29.75

Many in the Greater Buffalo/Niagara area recall the sensational appearance of Veronica Swift with the Benny Green Trio, as well as, the wildly applauded performance by the Emmet Cohen Trio at the 2018 Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY.  JazzBuffalo is excited to bring them back to the area - together!   At age 24, American jazz vocalist Veronica Swift is now being recognized as one of the top young jazz singers on the scene. In the fall of 2015,…

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