Jazz In Town: Giving Thanks For Jazz In Our Community

We have much to be thankful for!  In our jazz community of audiences, venues, and musicians we have seen a resurgence that has not been seen for many years.   Enriching the lives of many and helping to create a vibrant community we are proud to call home.  Happy Thanksgiving to all!  Here is an early […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz From The Heartland Visits Buffalo

This week Buffalo gets a uniquely special visit from the heartland as the Indiana-based jazz guitarist Charlie Ballantine makes a tour stop. Jazz fans of the music of Bill Frisell and John Scofield, who integrate elements of midwestern sounds, may be interested.  Be sure to read the article on his music below.  We also host our […]

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A Conversation With Bruce Eaton Regarding Art Of Jazz

When the closing of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery for its major expansion project was announced, many loyal fans of the gallery’s Art of Jazz series met with sadness the news that the series would go on hiatus for the projected 2 1/2 year construction period.  Having gained an appreciation for the presentation of such artists […]

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Art of Jazz Series Finds New Home In The Mary Seaton Room At Kleinhans Music Hall

With the impending two-year hiatus of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery for expansion, the museum’s long-running Art of Jazz series will find a temporary new home in 2020 in the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans Music Hall. The series will be rechristened as the Art of Jazz at the Philharmonic series. During the past two decades, […]

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AKG Art Of Jazz Series Returns For One More: Presenting The Bill Charlap Trio

Before the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the held in high-esteem Art of Jazz Series goes on hiatus for two years, the series producers and the gallery will present one more concert. To the delight of the many fans of the series. The Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s Art of Jazz series will present the Bill Charlap Trio, […]

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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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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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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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Award-Winning Jazz Pianist Sullivan Fortner to Kick Off the Art of Jazz on November 17

The 2018–19 Art of Jazz Series will present the first regional concert by piano sensation Sullivan Fortner, winner of the America Pianists Association Cole Porter Fellowship, and his trio at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on Saturday, November 17, at 8 pm. Series producer Bruce Eaton will host a pre-concert discussion, “Raise Up Off Me,” on […]

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An Interview With Albright-Knox Art Gallery Art Of Jazz Series Producer Bruce Eaton

The arrival of fall and November is an annual reminder that the kick-off concert for the Art of Jazz Series at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is right around the corner.  This year, the series kicks off with the Sullivan Fortner Trio on Nov. 17th.  Both artists and audience patrons alike have commented on how an […]

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