Announcing The Winners Of The Second Annual JazzBuffalo Poll!

The second annual JazzBuffalo Readers and Fan Poll, recognizing the jazz artists and performers who entertain jazz audiences, collected 1,655 responses.  Over a fifty percent increase from the previous year.  A great sign that jazz awareness and appreciation is growing in Greater Buffalo! The results of the poll are representative of the votes made by […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz Springs Back To Life!

Cover of Gerald Albright As the weather finally breaks, jazz is springing back to life! As the smell and sounds of spring come to life, so does the sound of jazz.  From Latin jazz to mainstream as well as the eclectic, jazz can be heard throughout WNY. Here are a rundown of just some of […]

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Jazz In Town: Remembering Ted Reinhardt

Remembering a great.  This Jazz In Town weekend and upcoming week begins with the news of the tragic loss of one of Buffalo’s gifted jazz artists and most-loved people in the music community.  Ted Reinhardt, a prolific jazz-fusion drummer, along with his life-long friends Mike Buxton and Bill Shaver, lost their lives in a tragic […]

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Jazz In Town: Heat Up With Jazz Vibes, Why Not?

The weather may be cold but the jazz is hot.  It’s Buffalo so the music doesn’t stop.  I can imagine Eddie Jefferson singing such lyrics.  Here is a rundown of some of the notable jazz in town this weekend: David Kane And Them Jazzbeards Composer, arranger, and keyboard artist David Kane brings his band Them […]

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The First Annual JazzBuffalo Reader’s And Fan Poll Is Live!!

The first-ever and first annual JazzBuffalo Reader’s and Fan Poll is officially live!  The intent of this first-ever poll is to foster jazz appreciation.  At the same time, provide a means to recognize the artists and supporters who give of their time and talents to the community. Thanks to the nearly one hundred respondents who […]

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Nominations Sought For First Annual JazzBuffalo Reader’s And Fan Poll

The Greater Buffalo area is beginning to see an emerging abundance of vibrant jazz talent and artists, which is enriching our community.  It is time to recognize and foster the growth of locally gifted jazz artists who contribute through their dedication to the music of jazz.  Here is your chance to give your voice towards […]

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Jazz Vocalist Diane Taber’s New Album Has Buffalo Connection

Jazz vocalist Diane Taber is no stranger to Buffalo.  Although Diane now resides in Ohio, she continues strengthening her strong ties to the Buffalo Community.  Diane has deep roots to her hometown and is a graduate of Lafayette High School and State University College at Buffalo.   Diane has been performing since the young age of […]

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JJA Jazz Awards Winner Cecile McLorin Salvant to perform in ABKAG Art Of Jazz Series

The 18th annual Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards for Music and Recording were announced on April 15th and they include some of the best known as well as upcoming jazz artists.  Included among this year’s winners are Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Terrence Blanchard, Gregory Porter, Christian McBride, and Buffalo native Dr. Lonnie Smith. The Buffalo […]

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April Is Jazz Appreciation Month!

This year marks the thirteenth anniversary of Jazz Appreciation Month held every April.  Since 2001, the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Insitution has fostered a movement to observe this great American art form. For 2014, the institution and JAM has designated this April’s theme as a celebration entitled Jazz Alchemy: A Love […]

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