The Music Of 2020 Northwest Jazz Festival In Historic Lewiston, NY

At the cancellation of this year’s 2020 Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY, it was met with much heartbreak (see the JazzBuffalo article The Heartbreaking Loss Of A Historic Lineup For The 2020 Northwest Jazz Festival). The festival was set to have another momentous year of presenting historic jazz, international jazz artists, and some […]

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July And August Lineup Announced For Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series

With many cancellations taking place due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have had to come up with creative ways to enjoy jazz outdoors. One of those has been the Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series taking place each Friday on the south side of the hotel grounds. The series is a result of the ongoing partnership […]

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The Heartbreaking Loss Of A Historic Lineup For The 2020 Northwest Jazz Festival

When the reality set in that it was going to be impossible for the Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY to happen this year, I knew it was going to make all of us sad. The ripple effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is being felt in many parts of the country in the worst manner […]

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Jazz Guitarist Charlie Ballantine To Deliver Music From The Heartland Friday, November 22

In the past decade, we have seen jazz guitarists shift their gaze to the music of the heartland. Long dominant as an east coast bebop jazz sound or a cool jazz west coast sound, prominent jazz guitarists are incorporating the sounds of the Midwest into their music. The likes of Bill Frisell, John Scofield, and […]

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Charlie Ballantine Reimagines The Music Of Bob Dylan

Writing about jazz and Bob Dylan in the same sentence may seem odd.  However, there is nothing odd about Charlie Ballantine’s Life Is Brief: The Music of Bob Dylan.  A project, for all intents and purposes, fraught with risks as is the case when tackling such a large presence in American popular music. Ballantine tackles […]

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