Cecile McLorin Salvant, Wayne Shorter, John Daversa, and Dafnis Prieto Win 2019 Grammy in Jazz

The 61st GRAMMY® Awards announced the 2019 winners in the Jazz categories.  The winners were announced prior to the televised event scheduled for Sunday, February 10th.  Nominations were announced in early December and winners revieled today. From the field of nominations in the Best Improvised Solo category, the winner is: DON’T FENCE ME INJohn Daversa, […]

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JazzBuffalo Review: With The Dafnis Prieto Sextet, More Than Drums Shine

Usually, when the drummer is the main bill for a jazz concert, there is a tendency to think the concert will be primarily a showcase for the drummer’s skillful talents.  A concert interlaced with tunes to allow the drummer extended solos and give the audience a jaw-dropping thrill. Some of that happened last night. But, […]

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Jazz In Town: An Eclectic Variety Of Jazz

An interesting and eclectic variety of jazz is taking place this weekend and beyond in Greater Buffalo.  And, an international flavor of jazz hits the area.   The week also carries a bit of sadness as we remember one of the revered jazz artists in our area, Greg Piontek, who left us too early.   Highlights […]

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Jazz In Town: Swing Into Jazz

Whether you are elated or depressed over the recent Presidential election results, music has a way of bridging the divide like no other means.  May all of us walk on the bridge we call jazz and enjoy the splendor of this great music that brings us together. Highlights The Hot Club Of Buffalo, Sunday, November […]

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