Historic Colored Musicians Club Announces Line-Up For The CMC International Jazz Festival, Presented By M&T Bank

The Historic Colored Musicians Club of Buffalo, New York Inc., announced its artist line-up for the CMC International Jazz Festival Presented by M&T Bank.  The three (3) day festival runs from Friday, October 11th thru Sunday, October 13th, 2019.  A full schedule of events and Tickets are available at  www.cmcjazzfest.com The festival this year will […]

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Jazz In Town: Those Were The Days

July ended with a fantastic run of world-class jazz in the heart of downtown Buffalo!  Congratulations, once again, to a fine effort by both the CMC Jazz Festival and the Pappy Martin Legacy-Masten Jazz Festival.  See JazzBuffalo review articles you may have missed below on the festival! Featured Events Sax Giant From New York City, […]

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CMC Jazz Festival Ends With The Best Crash Hit Ever!

I literally lept from my chair when I saw it and I heard it.  Fransico Mela, of the Crash Trio, did the best hesitation wind-up crash hit on the drum kit I have ever seen!  It was a fitting exclamation point to a fabulous week of jazz presented by the Historic Colored Musicians Club. The […]

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Piano Jazz Mastery On Display At “Let It Be Free” Tribute To Cecil Taylor At CMC Jazz Festival

CMC Jazz Festival, JazzBuffalo

Piano jazz lovers who attended the “Let It Be Free”: A Tribute To Cecil Taylor event at the CMC Jazz Festival got four times the love they were looking for.  Four piano jazz masters took the stage at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and put on a show of virtuoso performances, as well as, fun duets […]

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Onaje Allen Gumbs: A Return Of A Jazz Giant At The CMC Jazz Festival

The gifted jazz pianist, composer, and arranger made a return to the Buffalo area last night as part of the CMC Jazz Festival.  He was reunited with long-time friend and bassist Sabu Adeyola.  Joining in for the concert was drummer Virgil Day, percussionist Ron Witherspoon, and saxophonist Dalton Sharpe. This requires first a perspective.  Which […]

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Jazz In Town: Festival Week In Full Swing

For the second year in a row, we have a week of jazz underway!  Bringing international jazz artists to the heart of Buffalo.  If you missed all the JazzBuffalo articles on the festivals, be sure to check them out below! Featured Events CMC Jazz Festival 2018 Thursday, July 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm |Recurring Event (See […]

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Plenty Of Good Vibes With Joel Ross At CMC Jazz Festival

Joel Ross, Good Vibes, JazzBuffalo

The extraordinary vibraphonist Joel Ross came to town as part of this year’s 2018 CMC Jazz Festival.  Performing as a quintet, Joel Ross and Good Vibes put on two enthralling performances.  Ross displayed why he is one of the most unique vibraphonists to hit the jazz scene in quite a while.  Displaying a level of […]

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All The Information You Need For Jazz Festival Week in Buffalo!

With two festival happening at the same week in Buffalo, during the magical week of July 22nd to July 29th, it can be a bit daunting to keep track.  Here is a recap of all the information on JazzBuffalo that will get you caught up and in the know: Articles A JazzBuffalo Guide To Two […]

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A Conversation With Walter Kemp, III: A Week-Long CMC Jazz Festival Returns

Walter Kemp, III, JazzBuffalo

Last year, the Historic Colored Musicians Club celebrated its 100th Anniversary.  Using the momentous occasion to produce their first week-long jazz festival.  Expanding from the weekend festival traditionally held at the club’s location on the historic corner of Michigan and Broadway. One of the driving forces behind the CMC Jazz Festival is musician extraordinaire Walter […]

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A JazzBuffalo Guide To Two Jazz Festivals And A Great Week Of Jazz!


For the second consecutive year, the Greater Buffalo Community will have the opportunity to enjoy jazz every day for a full week.  Thanks to the tremendous efforts of the Pappy Martin Legacy-Masten Jazz Festival and the CMC Jazz Festival, jazz fans will be treated to performances from local and international jazz artists.  The performances will […]

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