Curtis Lundy and Wayne Escoffery Create A Euphoric Coltrane Celebration

(Photo Credits: Jack Zuff) Due to a computer glitch that meant several lights needed to stay on in the Burchfield Penney Art Center auditorium, it meant the lighting was brighter than usual for the Coltrane Celebration concert on Saturday, September 21. The concert and weekend celebration is presented by the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective […]

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Joe Ford and Nasar Abadey Bring Home The Spirit Of Coltrane

(Photo Credit: Jack Zuff) Family, love, spirit, healing, body, and soul.  All words used in an evening of music celebrating the birthdate and legacy of John Coltrane.  Words that aptly describe a night in which the Buffalo audience welcomed home two of its favorite sons – saxophonist Joe Ford and drummer Nasar Abadey.  The 4th […]

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Annual John Coltrane Birthday Celebration To Be Held September 19-21

This year, the annual John Coltrane Birthday Celebration will take place for three days in September. The annual event has evolved from a one-day event to a three-day event. Keeping alive a wish by the late Pappy Martin to honor the jazz legend’s birthdate each year. The Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective continues this annual […]

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Jazz In Town: 4 Special Jazz Events In The Week Ahead

This weekend, Greater Buffalo will get visits from international jazz artists.  Performing ballads and song, as well as, improvising jazz.  The community continues to experience a resurgence in jazz music and events.  We also extend a special congratulations to the Historic Colored Musicians Club for their designation as a New York State and National Registers of […]

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Rhapsody by Bobby Previte

Commissioned by the 2015 Greenfield Prize in Music, RHAPSODY is an acoustic, evening-length song cycle on the subject of travel and migration. This star-studded band features John Medeski on piano, Nels Cline on acoustic guitars, Zeena Parkins on harp, Jen Shyu on vocals and erhu, Fabian Rucker -on saxophone, and Bobby Previte on trap drums, […]

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Jazz In Town: 3 Events And More That Build Community

So far, this fall, we have been experiencing amazing jazz, quality presentations, and fantastic community-build events that enrich our community in Greater Buffalo.  The concert performance of “Drea Sings Nina” was a most special community-building art & cultural event that filled us all with emotions and connections to each other.  It will continue throughout the […]

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Bobby Previte’s “Rhapsody” Set To Travel Through Sound

Bobby Previte, the prolific drummer and composer, makes a return visit to the Greater Buffalo area on Saturday, October 13.  Bringing to town, at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, his latest project called Rhapsody.   An ambitious acoustic work of art that stretches the concept of jazz and explores various directions into free improvisational, classical, and […]

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Rob Dixon Honors John Coltrane With Breathtaking Solos at John Coltrane Birthday Celebration

Rob Dixon

Rob Dixon entered the stage of the Burchfield Penney Art Center quietly.  However, his prescient understanding of the event, the 92nd Birthday Celebration of John Coltrane, led him to a place where his sax echoed the familiar sounds of Coltrane.  The sounds an audience of Coltrane admirers long for. The first notes of “Lonnie’s Lament”, […]

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