Sofijazz Quintet

Sofija Knezevic is one of the most acclaimed jazz singers and composers of her generation, a winner and a nominee of multiple international awards. On October 24. she will be presenting songs from her debut album SOFIJAZZ, which she has won 9 prestigious awards for in the last year. Her music brings together sounds from […]

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Kleinhans Announces Return of Art of Jazz Series for 2022

The sounds of jazz music are set to return to Kleinhans Music Hall in the Mary Seaton Room next year. The lineup for the  Art of Jazz 2022 series has been released in anticipation of the reopening of concert venues. Included are two shows canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Kleinhans was thrilled […]

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Ethan Iverson Talks Communal Jazz In An Exclusive JazzBuffalo Interview

(This past week, Art of Jazz producer, Bruce Eaton, caught up with jazz pianist Ethan Iverson for this exclusive JazzBuffalo interview.) On Sunday, March 15th the Art of Jazz at the Philharmonic Series will present pianist Ethan Iverson and melodic trumpet master Tom Harrell – two of modern jazz’s leading lights – in a special […]

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Christian Sands High Wire Trio Bring The Legacy Of Erroll Garner To Life Amidst AOJ Collaborative Effort

Sunday, February 2 turned out to be a momentous day of jazz in the burgeoning jazz city of Buffalo.  Despite it being Super Bowl Sunday, over 350 patrons became a raptured audience in the afternoon to hear Christian Sands, Creative Ambassador of the Erroll Garner Jazz Project, put on a display of piano mastery.  At […]

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Christian Sands With Alex Claffy And Rodney Green To Appear In Erroll Garner Jazz Project Concert Sunday, February 2nd

Buffalo gets a rare treat on Sunday, February 2nd as the Erroll Garner Jazz Project makes its way to Buffalo and Kleinhans Music Hall’s Mary Seaton Room. The project features its creative ambassador, jazz pianist Christian Sands.  Sands, a Downbeat rising star in the jazz world, will bring his High Wire Trio for this special […]

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Christian Sands Carries Forth The Legacy of Erroll Garner

In 2018, jazz pianist Christian Sands was named Creative Ambassador of the Erroll Garner Jazz Project.  A project that honors the legacy of one of the most prolific jazz pianists in jazz history.  Garner, a self-taught pianist, earned a special place in the hearts of many for his unique style of playing jazz standards.  Most […]

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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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