Christopher Bakriges Trio Perform Artistic Excellence At Northwest Jazz Festival

The Main Stage portion of the Northwest Jazz Festival opened on Friday (August 24th) with pure artistic passion performed by the Christopher Bakriges Trio.  Performing as a trio of piano, upright bass, and vibes, the trio presented compelling music that mixed jazz with leanings of classical chamber music. Two stalwarts of jazz, Avery Sharpe (McCoy Tyner/Art […]

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Jazz Luminaries, Legends, and Emerging Artists Headline Main Stage at Northwest Jazz Festival

Elio Villafranca

Entering its 17th year, the 2018 Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY will feature headlining performances from jazz luminaries, legends in jazz history, and several emerging jazz artists considered Rising Stars.  The festival’s Main Stage will present unique collaborations making history and never-before-presented ensembles seen or heard at the festival since it began. Jazz luminaries and legends […]

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Award-Winning Chilean Saxophonist Melissa Aldana to Perform at the Albright-Knox on April 21 for Art of Jazz Series

Next up in the Art of Jazz Series is a unique and extraordinary jazz artist.  The series will present the first-ever regional concert by the Chilean tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on Saturday, April 21, at 8 pm.  Preceding the event, series producer Bruce Eaton will host a pre-concert discussion, “The […]

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Jazz Legend Saxophonist Joe Ford Returns Home To Buffalo This Week!

One of the most traveled and revered saxophonists to come out of Buffalo is Joe Ford. Ford makes a return visit to Buffalo this week and will perform in three separate settings between Thursday and Friday.   The former Buffalo teacher, in his early days, has a long history in pushing the boundaries of styles and […]

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