Roberta Gambarini’s Limited Edition Album, “Dedications”, Honors Ella Fitgerald, Sarah Vaughn, and Carmen McRae

This past spring, Roberta Gambarini embarked on a tour throughout Japan.  A country that has fallen in love with the jazz vocalist from Turin, Italy.  The tour was dedicated to Michiko Hirayama, Gambarini’s vocal teacher for 20 years.  Hirayama was a legendary soprano in the world of classical music and beyond.  Before leaving for Japan, […]

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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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Award-Winning Chilean Saxophonist Melissa Aldana to Perform at the Albright-Knox on April 21 for Art of Jazz Series

Next up in the Art of Jazz Series is a unique and extraordinary jazz artist.  The series will present the first-ever regional concert by the Chilean tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on Saturday, April 21, at 8 pm.  Preceding the event, series producer Bruce Eaton will host a pre-concert discussion, “The […]

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Jazz in Town: JAZZ 100 Festival Celebrates Jazz Icons!

This week, we take time to celebrate the 100th Birthdays of some of most fondly remembered Jazz Icons in the history of jazz.  Celebrations include remembering Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonious Monk, and Dizzy Gillespie.  Highlighted by the appearance of international jazz artist and star, jazz pianist Elio Villafranca. Highlights JAZZ 100 Festival Presented by JazzBuffalo, in […]

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Jazz In Town: Pausing to Remember

We pause briefly to remember one of the legends of jazz in Buffalo jazz history – drummer Lou Marino.  Lou Marino passed away at the age of 80 years old.  Leaving behind a trail of impactful mentoring, memorable performances, many friends, and family.  A very humble man with a rich history who always had time […]

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Jazz In Town: Ambassadors Of Jazz Visit Buffalo

Buffalo gets a visit this weekend from one of the top ambassadors of jazz – Wynton Marsalis.  And, from notable ambassadors such as Wycliffe Gordon and in the free jazz world – Charles Gayle.  There is plenty of jazz in the area this week and beyond. Highlights Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis, […]

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Three-Day JAZZ 100 Festival Celebrates 100th Birthdays Of Four Jazz Icons

From the passionate jazz fans to the public audience, they are known by a single name.  Whether growing up and hearing parents talk about them, studying jazz history, or exposed to American music via television, most people in America have come to know the single names of Ella, Monk, Dizzy, and Mongo.  Four single name […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz Heats Up In Greater Buffalo! (Thursday Edition)

The heat is on as we enter the midst of summer.  Which can only mean that jazz in the Greater Buffalo is going to be hot.  Whether indoors or outdoors, expect to find jazz in the midst of summer.  Highlights Khea Emmanuel, Thursday, July 14th at 8 pm at Pausa Art House Buffalo gets a […]

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International Jazz Vocalist Nancy Kelly and Trio Of Jazz Stars To Perform In Buffalo June 19th!

On June 19th, at the Premier Cabaret in MusicalFare Theatre, critically acclaimed international jazz vocalist Nancy Kelly will hit the stage.  Not by herself either!  She is bringing along a rhythm section, in which each are jazz stars in their own rights.  Accompanying Nancy Kelly will be Dino Losito on organ, Jerry Weldon on sax, […]

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JazzBuffalo Review: Pete And Will Anderson Trio Dazzles The Audience!

On Tuesday night, May 19th, it was a night of firsts in Buffalo.  The Pete and Will Anderson Trio kicked off their twenty plus city tour here in Buffalo at the Premier Cabaret Lounge at MusicalFare Theatre.  It also marked the first concert brought to you by a partnership between JazzBuffalo and MusicalFare. What a […]

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