Dear Nina Collaboration Delivers A Moving Experience

(Photo credits: Jack Zuff) Do I move you?  A question asked by Drea D’Nur as we were well into the Dear Nina: A Sonic Love Letter To Nina Simone concert.  Drea was about to sing the bluesy Nina Simone song, Do I Move You, when she engaged the audience.  By that time, it was evident […]

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Dear Nina: A Sonic Love Letter to Nina Simone with Drea d’Nur and Strings by Rootstock Republic

Power, poise, and passion reign supreme in this pairing of voice and strings that celebrates the legendary canon of Nina Simone. Drea d’Nur (vocalist/pianist) is accompanied by 6-piece string ensemble Rootstock Republic: LIVE in this uniquely intimate and newly orchestrated songbook of Simone’s love songs, blues, and protest music. This program is presented by the […]

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9/11 Remembrance Concert Featuring Drea d’Nur Planned At Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, we remember the 18th anniversary of 9/11.  One of the darkest days in American history.  Marking this important date, JazzBuffalo and Drea d’Nur join together to host a Remembrance Concert that will honor the 2,983 men, women, and children who perished in the attacks at the World Trade Center, the […]

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Drea d’Nur Delivers Emotive Performance To Captivated Audience

A spectacular night of jazz took place at MusicalFare Theater Premier Cabaret Lounge as vocalist Drea d’Nur enraptured the audience. Braving the storm, a full capacity were treated to Drea’s magical tribute to Nina Simone, presented by JazzBuffalo. Backed by Toney Rhodes on piano, Jerry Livingston on bass, and Carl “Flute” Johnson on drums, the […]

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Jazz In Town: 3 Events And More Get Jazz Swinging

The 5th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll with votes received from readers and fans such as yourselves are pouring in.  A true indication that Greater Buffalo is leading the way nationally on making jazz and music a vital part of our arts and cultural community! One of our featured events is sold out but is worth mentioning.  […]

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Jazz In Town: 2 Events Add To A Great Start In 2019

While attending the Jazz Congress in New York City at the Jazz At Lincoln Center, I met many jazz artists and presenters from all over the world.  And, had the opportunity to listen to amazing panel discussions in two days.  The assembly of people dedicated to the art form is inspiring.   Buffalo is certainly gaining […]

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Jazz In Town: Excited For Jazz As We Begin 2019!

An exciting new year of jazz is ahead! The jazz resurgence will no doubt continue into 2019 as we see jazz music and its many variations become an integral part of Greater Buffalo’s arts and cultural scene.  An exciting time for the communities of both audiences and musicians as we continue to share in enriching […]

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Jazz In Town: “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”

We have come to the end of one of the best years in jazz in Greater Buffalo in a long time.  New Year’s Eve hits this weekend.  When the classic song “What Are Doing New Year’s Eve?” comes up on the radio or playlist, you will be able to answer with a few jazzy events. […]

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Jazz In Town: A Festive December Of Holiday Jazz To Remember

A joyous and jazzy holiday December 2018 has been one to remember.  Christmas is five days away and there is still plenty of holiday and Christmas jazz for us all to enjoy.  For featured events, we look at two sold-out shows! Featured Events The community outpouring for the Jazzy Christmas Event at the Hotel Henry […]

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Jazz In Town: 5 Jazzy Christmas Events Continue Holiday Celebrations

A Jazzy Christmas season is happening in Great Buffalo this year!  Plenty of enjoyable music to get you in the holiday spirit!  If you enjoy the sounds of the holidays performed by big bands, this is going to be your week!  Be sure to check out the article, 26 Holiday Jazz Events To Enjoy This […]

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