Jazz In Town: Live Streams Keep Jazz Alive

(Photo Credit:  Jeff Tracy photo of Ed Croft Trio recording Charlie Brown Christmas Jazz at Kenan Center. Live streams Friday, December 11 at 4 pm.) At the end of the year, we all find ourselves in what amounts to significant public health and economic crises.  We are all hopeful the forthcoming vaccines will mean the […]

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Jazz In Town: In Memory

(Photo:  Jazz pianist Adam Kromelow will be visiting Buffalo from New York City to perform for the Angelo Di Loreto Memorial Jazz Concert Live Stream Friday, December 4.) As the old saying goes: what a difference a year makes.  This is ever so true now during the holiday season.   A season that will undoubtedly be […]

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Jazz In Town: Happy Thanksgiving!

Despite the pandemic and a most difficult year for many, we have plenty to still be thankful for this year.  We were able to enjoy jazz outdoors and spend time safely with others.  We must again be vigilant in preventing the virus from infecting others. Our thoughts and prayers are with many who were impacted […]

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Jazz In Town: Live Stream An Evening Of Bossa Nova

(Photo Credit: A photo of Saranaide by Alana Adetola Arts Photography, LLC who will be appearing in the Live From Premier Cabaret Lounge Live Stream Series this Friday.  The photo also appeared in this week’s Gusto of the Buffalo News.) Most, unfortunately, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has hit us hard here in WNY.  […]

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Andrew Nixon Leads Trio In Recording Of Emotive Piano Jazz Originals

I can recall the exact moment I exclaimed in my head that Andrew Nixon was a truly gifted pianist. He was performing McCoy Tyner’s song, Passion Dance. If you are familiar with the song from the classic Tyner album, The Real McCoy, it is filled with intricate complexities requiring it to be played with plenty […]

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Tyler Westcott And Dr. Jazz Produce Fun “Old-Timey” Jazz Album

One of the more fascinating duos to make the rounds in the WNY region is that of Tyler Westcott and Brian “Dr. Jazz” Bauer. Each bridge a forty years age gap with an undying love for old-style jazz. Westcott calls their recently released new album, “Medical Record,” a collection of “old-timey jazz and blues tunes.” […]

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Jazz In Town: Joy Of Jazz Will Continue

(Photo Credit: A photo of Marc Cousins by Jack Zuff.  You can hear Marc this Sunday as the French ConéXion plays at JazzBrunch Sundays at the Terrace at Delaware Park.) It looks like we will be settling in for the return of the cold weather and the holidays just around the corner.  We don’t know […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz As A Refuge

(Photo Credit: Dozo My Lady.  Who you can see at the return of JazzBrunch Sundays at the Terrace at Delaware Park on Sunday, November 8.) We are in a time of turmoil and suspense as a result of the election.  Whereby jazz music can be our refuge from the stress of uncertainty. Live Stream Event […]

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Jazz In Town: Choices For Jazz

(Photo Credit: DeeAnn DiMeo who will mark the return of jazz to the Terrace at Delaware Park on November 5.) It looks like we will experience this fall and winter a hybrid mix of indoor in-person jazz and live-stream jazz.  Indoors, of course, offering limited seating and important safety measures in place.  Choose your comfort […]

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A Somber October As Buffalo Loses Four Jazz And Music Influencers

The month of October has been a somber and unkind one for many Buffalo Jazz and music lovers. We have seen four significant jazz and music artists as well as influencers meet their final resting place. Assembled here are four featured obituaries appearing at the Buffalo News. Links are provided for each. A way to […]

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