Jazz In Town: Trying Times in Jazz

We will most likely remember this week for a long time.  The passing of McCoy Tyner and the coronavirus shaking the foundation of jazz.  The list of cancellations across the country in the cultural world due to coronavirus related concerns is staggering.  The Buffalo area is affected as well as we saw with the cancellation […]

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Jazz In Town: Celebrating Women in Jazz

March is Women’s History Month and we are celebrating with a special performance at the next Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series.  We are fortunate to have one of the premier all-women jazz big bands in the country right here in our city.  The Ladies First Jazz Big Band.  Plus more great jazz forthcoming.  Read on… […]

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Jazz In Town: Epic Jazz Arrives

Buffalo gets a unique visit from an international jazz artist noted for his epic jazz approach and plenty of jazz taking place throughout the region.  Read on… Featured Event Kamasi Washington Sunday, March 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Asbury Hall at Babeville, 341 Delaware AvenueBuffalo, NY, 14202 United States + Google Map $35 – $40 Kamasi Washington When Kamasi […]

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Jazz In Town: Winter Jazz Celebration

So far, this has been quite the winter for jazz.  The amount of high-quality jazz being presented throughout the region is truly remarkable.  Perhaps one of the best “winter jazz ” seasons in a long while.  Read on… Featured Events César Haas and Ted Perry – Ibeji Quartet Thursday, February 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm […]

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Jazz at the Taylor: Buffalo Jazz Collective Sextet

JAZZ AT THE TAYLOR The critically acclaimed Jazz at the Taylor series is back for 2020, featuring 6 concerts in the beautiful Taylor Theater. Discounted season pass available for a limited time only. Entering its fourth season, Lockport’s Kenan Center is pleased to announce “Jazz at the Taylor” as a six concert series, presenting an […]

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Jazz In Town: 5 Featured Events Highlight Jazz Celebrations

Although the temperatures have not reflected it, spring is definitely in the air.  Bringing with it a blossoming of jazz that is downright incredible this spring.  Look for a special SAVE THE DATE announcement below!  There is a lot blooming here – read on… Featured Events The Jazz Side Of Jony James Friday, April 5 […]

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JazzNotes: Jazz In The News

Stories about jazz in the news featuring Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and the Newport Jazz Festival. Verve and Impulse! Launch Vital Vinyl Jazz Reissue Series Paul Sexton – Verve and Impulse! Records have launched their new Vital Vinyl series with UMe, celebrating… Ella Fitzgerald’s Long-Undiscovered ‘Ella At The Shrine’ On Wide Release Paul Sexton – […]

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Sullivan Fortner Trio Dazzles Audience For Art Of Jazz Kick Off

The Sullivan Fortner Trio kicked off the Albright-Knox Art of Jazz Series Saturday evening (November 17, 2018) in stellar fashion.  Fortner led a first-class trio featuring two highly-acclaimed jazz artists in Ameen Saleem on upright bass and Winard Harper on drums.  Evidenced from the first tune was Fortner’s technical capabilities on piano.  Which were dazzling. […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz Meets Theater

Jazz will be light as we head into Super Bowl weekend.    Yet, there will be unique opportunities to catch jazz this weekend.  Even as part of theater! Highlight For Peace Quartet, Saturday, February 4th at 8 pm at Pausa Art House This inventive group, led by jazz guitarist, composer, and arranger Rick Strauss will feature […]

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JazzBuffalo Review: David Sanford Pittsburgh Collective Takes The Modern Big Band To New Heights

American culture has a rich history when it comes to the art of the big band.  Running through the stream of our American conscious is the influence of popular big bands dating back to the era of Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, and Glenn Miller.  Duke Ellington, and to a large degree Count Basie, […]

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