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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JazzBuffalo Review: George Caldwell And Trio East Display Masterful Jazz At Its Best

From east of the room to west of the room, George Caldwell and Trio East put on an awe-inspiring performance last night at Pausa Art House.  These accomplished musicians have a history together when they toured with the Count Basie Band in the late ‘90’s.  One thing we can say is they have not lost […]

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