Freddy Cole Was “The Tops” For Many Jazz Fans

“Freddy Cole? He’s the tops, mate! The very tops!” When I first learned of the passing of vocalist/pianist Freddy Cole on Sunday at the age of 88, this quote immediately popped into my head, as it did over the past nearly three decades whenever I saw Freddy’s name or heard him sing.  With Cole’s passing, […]

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Albright-Knox Art Gallery Announces Art of Jazz Lineup for 2018–2019

Art of Jazz 2018

After a stellar 2017-2018 Art of Jazz series, the 2018-2019 series will return with one of the most engaging lineups in the nineteen seasons of the series presented by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Today the Albright-Knox Art Gallery announced the dates and lineup for the 2018–2019 Art of Jazz series. Tickets are on sale now and […]

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Downbeat Announces Results of 2018 Critics Poll And What It Means To Buffalo


Downbeat announced the winners of its 66th Annual DownBeat International Critics Poll on June 26th.  The critics poll is a tabulation of votes from 142 jazz critics.  Jazz critics came from the worlds of radio, print, digital, and blogs.  Pianist Vijay Iyer, vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, flutist Nicole Mitchell, trumpeter Amir ElSaffar, orchestra leader Maria Schneider and […]

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Jazz Icon Monty Alexander To Appear At Albright-Knox Art Of Jazz Series January 28

If you have been reading JazzBuffalo the past few weeks, you know that a very special concert will be taking place on Sunday, January 28th.   The 2017–2018 Art of Jazz Series will present legendary jazz pianist Monty Alexander with his trio at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on Sunday, January 28, at 3 pm. Series producer […]

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Jazz In Town: Singing In The New Year!

We will be ringing in the New Year with frigid temperatures this year.  However, jazz will warm our spirits.  And, we will be launching the 2017 JazzBuffalo Poll.  Giving us all a chance to look back on a fantastic year in jazz.  Jazz And Beyond To End The Year On Thursday, December 28 at 7 […]

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Art Of Jazz Series Returns To The Albright-Knox Art Gallery!

On Thursday, August 20, Janne Siren, the Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director of Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Jon Nelson, the Ziegele Professor of Music at the University of Buffalo and Artistic Director of Pausa Art House, jointly announced the return of the Art Of Jazz Series.  The press conference was well coordinated and organized by Andrew […]

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