South African Jazz Pianist Nduduzo Makhathini Set To Make Debut With Blue Note Records

Blue Note Records, in perhaps its most significant signing in a few years, will introduce South African jazz pianist extraordinaire, Nduduzo Makhathini, to the global jazz community.  The visionary South African pianist and composer is set to release his Blue Note Records debut Modes of Communication: Letters from the Underworlds in the spring of 2020.  By way […]

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On This Day In Jazz: Horace Silver “Silver’s Serenade” Released In 1963

On this day in 1963, the great modal-style jazz pianist, Horace Silver, released a signature song for the ages. “Silver’s Serenade” was released on Blue Note Records and is forever identified as a Horace Silver anthem song. The song featured Horace Silver – Piano, Blue Mitchell – Trumpet, Junior Cook – Tenor Sax, Gene Taylor […]

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7 New Historical Jazz Collections That Will Make Great Holiday Gifts

With the advent of digital music streaming, it may seem the idea of jazz collections and box sets may not be as popular as in years past.  However, this may be a special year.  With some holiday gift jazz collections ideas for the discriminating jazz lover who will cherish such possessions. What makes these great […]

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Jazz In Town: Celebrating Song And The Birthday Of Django!

Jazz will hit several stages in the next week and the variety of jazz music means there is something for everyone!    Congratulations to all of the winners, runner-ups, and honorable mentions in the 4th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll.  Thank you to the audiences of readers and fans who helped make the poll an engaging means […]

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Jazz In Town: Quintet, Orkestra, Band

After the coldest weather in a very long time, look for jazz to begin to heat up in the area.  We move on from the holidays into what will be an exciting year of jazz.    Highlights The Beatles Jazz Quintet w/Mark Marinaccio, Thursday, January 11 at 7 pm at Pausa Art House Jazz and […]

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Jazz In Town: At Midnight Blue An Extra Hour Of Jazz!

We enter the final two months of 2017 in what has been a tremendous year of jazz so far.  With more great jazz to come in these final two months – including an extra hour as we set back the clocks one-hour this weekend.  Now is the time to start thinking about nominations for the […]

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Jazz In Town: Experience Great Jazz!

(PLEASE NOTE: THE HOTEL HENRY JAZZ CONCERT SERIES CONCERT SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 13TH IS SOLD-OUT – ADMISSION IS BY TICKETS ONLY) Keeping jazz awareness prominent in the future means looking back at special moments in jazz.  There will be performances in the upcoming week that look at special music in jazz history. Also, take note […]

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JazzBuffalo To Present Midnight Blue Tribute To Kenny Burrell September 10

JazzBuffalo, in association with Pausa Art House, will present the first of several concept performances this fall entitled The Midnight Blue Experience.  Concept performances will focus on specific jazz artists as a means to help foster one of the purposes of JazzBuffalo, which is to build jazz awareness and audience appreciation for jazz. On Saturday, […]

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Missing Jazz Vinyl In A Digital World – Record Store Day

Today is Record Store Day across the country and across the globe.  Many are celebrating the resurgence of vinyl.  A very good article worth reading is by, Jeff Meirs of the Buffalo News, on the return of vinyl in an era of digitizing every aspects of music and daily life.   Evoking Memories For many of […]

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