Jazz In Town: Super Jazz Weekend

(Photo by Jack Zuff: you can catch jazz saxophonist Dalton Sharp as part of the Jay/Shap-tet Wednesday live stream.) We are hopeful that we have begun the decline we have wished for.  And, that live jazz becomes increasingly available.  Despite the vaccine rollout challenges, optimism is in the air.  As is also wariness with news […]

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Jazz In Town: Staying Warm With Jazz

(Photo: Jazz guitarist Gilad Hekselman who live streams from the Jazz Gallery.) The Governor has lifted zone restrictions for Erie County.  This means the county is back to Phase 3 guidelines that were in place before November 2020.  Dining with some live jazz music may make a sporadic and slow comeback.  While COVID-19 cases and […]

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Saranaide Releases New EP Of Inspired Music That Goes “Beyond”

Many in the Buffalo community have come to know Saranaide, the multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, through a few spectacular JazzBuffalo-presented performances.  Three that stand out are the “So Brasil” bossa nova themed concerts.  The first at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series to a sold-out audience of nearly 240 people a couple of years back.  Then […]

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Jazz In Town: New Beginnings

(Photo credit: by Jack Zuff.  Paper Roses return to Sportsmen Tavern for a live performance.) A momentous week as the country witnessed the inauguration of the new President, Joe Biden.  A lengthy yet insightful article by special guest author, jazz guitarist David Stern, is included.  Stern examines how the Biden Administration may help jazz music […]

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Jazz In Town: Virtual Jazz In A Covid-19 World

At this writing, we are still in an online world for jazz.  There is fantastic jazz throughout the country and locally.  For the next few months, it is anticipated that live music performances will be predominantly online as we endure a difficult time of the surging pandemic. Where To Watch National Jazz Live Streams JazzBuffalo […]

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Jazz In Town: A Quiet Start In Music

(Photo: WNY/Buffalo native jazz pianist Mike Jones.  Read more below about the new release of a digital album of solo piano performance.) A Quiet Start To The Year, In Music A tumultuous week in America it has been.  We are all shaken to the core with the rising numbers related to COVID-19 and the images […]

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Jazz In Town: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Universally, the year 2020 is one year we all want to put behind us.  A tumultuous year that saw much hardship and pain.  And, at the same time, saw the goodness of many who rose to the occasion.  We were fortunate, as a jazz community, to have some respite and opportunities to […]

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Jazz In Town: Merry Christmas And Happy Holidays To All

A Holiday Message At this time last year, no one could have predicted what we were about to endure for 2020.  The global COVID-19 pandemic has been the most disruptive event in many of our lives.  The good news about the vaccines helps all of us to see a light at the end of the […]

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Jazz In Town: A Week Before Christmas Online

(Photo Credit:  We remember the late trumpeter, Roy Hargrove, who died November 2, 2018.) Normally, at this time of year, we would be making you aware of the live Christmas jazz around town.  It is hard to believe we are a week before Christmas.  There are several Christmas-themed jazz live-streams happening across the country so […]

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Next-Gen Jazz Pianist, Marcus Lolo, Releases Captivating And Meaningful New Single

A development that is increasingly evident is the emergence of the next generation of jazz artists residing in Buffalo.  It harkens back to other periods in the city’s history of jazz.  From the Big Band era to the pivotal 1950s and 1960s.  A period from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s is often fondly remembered.  […]

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