Reyvolation Septet at Hallwalls

The 7-piece ensemble from Reyvolation will perform new music, and music composed and inspired by legendary avant garde jazz pioneer Reynold Scott. Curtis Lovell, Walter Kemp 3, Brent Birckhead, Rishon Odel, Scott Tixier, Steve Baczkowski, and Ravi Padmanabha will also be documented. This project was supported, in part, by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency […]

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Dusty Rose Birthday Bash with Zach Carr and Friends

Celebrate life, celebrate love, celebrate with music with vocalist storyteller Dusty Rose, Zach Carr, Kathy Carr, Jennifer May, John Anderson, and a cast of thousands–well, maybe not that many. Let the standards of the 20s, 30s, and 40s carry you back to a time when the sounds of Billy Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis […]

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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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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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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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Jazz In Town: Jazz Festival Week Continues In The Heart Of Buffalo!

Jazz Festival Week continues in the heart of Buffalo this week!  This weekend plan for an abundance of jazz that will be hard to beat anywhere! Highlights Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival, Sunday, July 30th  at 2 pm The second of two Sundays of jazz (July 23rd and 30th) begins with a lineup of […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz Festivals In The Heart Of Buffalo!!

Jazz Festival Week in the heart of Buffalo begins this coming weekend starting on Sunday.  Gear up for a week-long fill of jazz.  Highlights Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival, Sunday, July 23rd at 2 pm The first of two Sundays of jazz (July 23rd and 30th) begins with a lineup of Love Supreme Ensemble, […]

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