Here is a current listing of places that host weekly, recurring, or occasional jazz in town:
See the Jazz Example at their weekly Friday spot at the Anchor Bar beginning at 8 pm led by Bilal Abdullah on sax and Doug “Trigger” Gaston on piano
See Kevin Doyle led Sol Y Sombra, Latin jazz, at the Anchor Bar on Saturday’s beginning at 8 pm.
See pianist George Jones with bassist Wayne Moose and drummer John Bacon, Jr. at Oliver’s every Saturday beginning at 8:30 pm.
On Mondays at 5:30 pm, Nietzsche’s hosts a jazz happy hour. Check their website for who will be performing. To the left is their most recent poster for the JHH that list the dates and performers.
On select Mondays at 5 pm at Flying Bison Brewery, you can catch the Bobby Militello Quartet – check the brewery website for monthly appearance.
On the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, you can check out the Buffalo Jazz Composers Workshop at Stamps in Tonawanda. The BJCW consists of Kelly Bucheger, alto & tenor saxophones, Tim Clarke, trumpet & flügelhorn, Alec Dube, vibes, Jared Tinkham, guitar, Joe Goehle, bass, John Bacon, drums
On the third Tuesday of every month at Shannon’s Pub, the River Dogs Dixieland Band performs beginning at 7 pm. On various Wednesdays and Fridays, GiGi’s on Kenmore will have jazz. Check their schedules.
On various Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays Merge on Delaware host jazz, in addition to folk and other forms of acoustic music, from 7 pm to 9 pm. Check their schedule.
On the last Thursday of each month, the Tin Roof Jazz Band plays at the Polish Villa II. The band typically includes Willie Wilson (Banjo/Vocals), Jim Pace (Tuba), Pim Liebman (Trombone), Ivan Docenko (Piano), Phil Nyhuis (Trumpet/Flugelhorn – vocals) Joe Hochulski (Drums Set), and Richard Sowinski (Tenor Sax/Clarinet – vocals)
At various Wegman’s (Amherst, Sheridan, and Dick Road), you may find jazz on Fridays beginning at 6 pm. Check your local Wegman’s for bands.
On Saturdays beginning at 1 pm until 4 pm, you can find jazz for Beats and Brunch at Hot Mama Canteen. Check their schedule weekly.
On the first Sunday of every month, you can catch Jazz Cache’ at Nietzsche’s beginning at 9 pm
On the 3rd Saturday of every month at Sportsmen Tavern at 12 noon, Tim Clarke Soul-Tet will host a jazz jam
On the first Thursday of every month, a jazz jam takes place at Rohall’s Tavern on Amherst Street
On Tuesday night, at the Anchor Bar in Amherst, weekly jazz begins at 7:30 pm.
On the first and third Wednesday of every month, at Mason’s Grille in Hamburg at 7:30 pm, you can catch the Frank Gerard Group with vocalist Cheryl Ferris.
On the last Wednesday of every month, the Gypsy Parlaor Jazz Jam takes place at the Gypsy Parlor at 8:30 pm
On the first Wednesday of every month, the band Fountain Head hosts a Jazz Jam at McGarret’s on Elmwood beginning at 8 pm
A reminder that the Joe Baudo Big Band performs every Tuesday at the Sportsmen Tavern from 12 pm to 2 pm. And, the Joe Baudo Organ-based group performs on Wednesday between 12 pm and 2 pm.
Don’t forget the Historic Colored Musicians Club has open rehearsals on Mondays with George Scott Big Band and on Thursdays with the Carol McLaughlin Big Band. Sundays typically have a performance at 6 pm followed by jazz jam at 7 pm.