Edmar Castaneda Trio Ends 2018-2019 Art Of Jazz Series On High Note Of Faith And Love

In a moving and electrifying performance, the Edmar Castaneda Trio mesmerized a sold-out audience at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Art of Jazz Series.  Joined by David Sillman on drums/percussion and Shlomi Cohen on soprano sax, the trio brought the audience to its feet for a closing rousing standing ovation. With much intrigue, the audience waited […]

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Jazz Phenomenon Edmar Castaneda To Close 2018-2019 AKG Art Of Jazz Series

One of the hallmarks of the Art of Jazz series at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is that in addition to presenting some of the greatest artists in jazz history, it also introduced an entire generation of jazz leaders making their first appearances in the region (The Bad Plus, Cecile McClorin Salvant, Gregory Porter, Kurt Elling, […]

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The Musical Journey Of Carla Bley

In 1953, Karen Borg from Oakland, CA, a young seventeen years old caught the jazz bug.  West coast cool jazz was in its inceptive days when she heard the music of Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker.  The impact started a series of events that changed the history of jazz. Her mother, Emily Borg, was a […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz Comes Out After The Deep Freeze

After a few days of blizzard conditions, driving bans, and being cooped up inside, it’s time to get out and hear some jazz!  And, there will be plenty of jazz out in the Greater Buffalo area to enjoy! The variety of jazz available will mean something for everyone. Featured Event Yan Carlos Artime – Afro-Cuban […]

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Joe Lovano Debuts Intimate Beauty Of Trio Tapestry

The Grammy Award Winning composer, arranger, and jazz saxophonist, Joe Lovano, debuted the first live performance of his new major works with ECM Records, Trio Tapestry, on Sunday, January 27.  The concert, held at Albright-Knox Art Gallery as part of the Art of Jazz Series, was the trio’s first-ever outing since the Trio Tapestry album […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz Is Selling Out! Events That Is!

The weather may be frigid but the jazz in town is heating up.  Plenty of superlative jazz is about to hit the area this upcoming weekend and week! Three spectacular jazz events are already filled to capacity.  Soldout events worth mentioning: Sentimental Journey with the Buffalo Dolls and The Ladies First Jazz Big Band on […]

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Jazz In Town: 3 Events And More Get Jazz Swinging

The 5th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll with votes received from readers and fans such as yourselves are pouring in.  A true indication that Greater Buffalo is leading the way nationally on making jazz and music a vital part of our arts and cultural community! One of our featured events is sold out but is worth mentioning.  […]

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Jazz Legend Joe Lovano to Premier Trio Tapestry as Part of Art of Jazz Series

The 2018–19 Art of Jazz Series will present the premier concert by jazz saxophone legend Joe Lovano with his new ensemble Trio Tapestry, featuring Marilyn Crispell and Carmen Castaldi on January 27, at 3 pm in the Auditorium.  Series producer Bruce Eaton will host a pre-concert discussion, “Three for the Road,” at 2 pm, highlighting […]

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Jazz In Town: 2 Events Add To A Great Start In 2019

While attending the Jazz Congress in New York City at the Jazz At Lincoln Center, I met many jazz artists and presenters from all over the world.  And, had the opportunity to listen to amazing panel discussions in two days.  The assembly of people dedicated to the art form is inspiring.   Buffalo is certainly gaining […]

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Joe Lovano “Trio Tapestry”: AKG Art Of Jazz Series Is First Concert For New Album

Joe Lovano arrives for a much-anticipated appearance at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Art of Jazz Series on Sunday, January 27th.  The prolific saxophonist makes Buffalo his first album-release concert for a new project with EMC entitled Trio Tapestry. The album is scheduled for release on January 25th and the concert will be the first live […]

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