Jazz In Town: Giving Thanks For Jazz In Our Community

We have much to be thankful for!  In our jazz community of audiences, venues, and musicians we have seen a resurgence that has not been seen for many years.   Enriching the lives of many and helping to create a vibrant community we are proud to call home.  Happy Thanksgiving to all!  Here is an early […]

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Vincent Herring, Bobby Watson, and Gary Bartz Record Landmark Album To Honor 100th Birthday Of Jazz Icon Charlie Parker

August 29, 2020, will mark the centennial of one of jazz’s most iconic figures, Charlie Parker. The global celebration of Charlie Parker begins with a historic alto saxophone summit bringing together three of modern jazz’s most acclaimed voices.  Vincent Herring, Bobby Watson, and Gary Bartz, three of the most heralded alto sax jazz musicians in the last 40 […]

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JazzNotes Vol 2: Jazz In The News

Links to stories about jazz in the news featuring Dave Liebman, Nat King Cole, Bill Frisell, Charlie Parker, and the Diva Orchestra. For a New Live Recording, Dave Liebman Heads Back Out ‘On The Corner’ Dave Liebman’s legacy seemingly coalesced in an enthralling full-circle moment on Feb. 6, 2015, at Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley. Along with […]

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Ira Gitler, Jazz Critic And Historian Passes At 90

The highly-regarded jazz critic and historian, Ira Gitler, died on Saturday at the age of 90. While his last years were spent in a nursing home, Ira Gitler devoted a lifetime to jazz advocacy. Championing the music and capturing jazz history as it unfolded. In 2017, Gitler was recognized as a recipient of the National […]

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JazzBuffalo To Present Jazz Legend Richie Cole October 28th

On Saturday, October 28, Buffalo gets a visit from one of the legendary figures in jazz history.  The great alto saxophonist, Richie Cole.  Presented by JazzBuffalo, he will appear at MusicalFare Theatre Premier Cabaret Lounge, beginning at 8 pm.  Cole will be accompanied by the Rich Thompson Trio that features Rich Thompson on drums, Don […]

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Missing Jazz Vinyl In A Digital World – Record Store Day

Today is Record Store Day across the country and across the globe.  Many are celebrating the resurgence of vinyl.  A very good article worth reading is by, Jeff Meirs of the Buffalo News, on the return of vinyl in an era of digitizing every aspects of music and daily life.   Evoking Memories For many of […]

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