Favorites In Jazz For The 61st Annual Grammy Awards

The 61st Annual Grammy® Awards are this Sunday, February 10th. For jazz fans worldwide, it is anyone’s guess as to who will win in the jazz categories. The field of nominations is outstanding. This is JazzBuffalo’s take on favorites in each jazz category. Surely there will be agreements and disagreements. But one thing is clear. […]

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25 Favorite Jazz Albums Of 2018

The year 2018 unfolded with a multitude of recordings well-deserving of acclaim.  From the release of lost tracks from John Coltrane to continued excellence by many jazz artists.  In this article, we take a favorite point of view as opposed to a “best of” critic point of view.  There a few favorites, however, that did […]

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The 2019 Grammy Nominations In Jazz Are Announced

The 2019 61st Grammy Nominations have been announced Friday, December 7th and they include those in the Jazz Categories.  There are returning nominees from previous years and some newcomers.  Well-deserved ambitious projects were also recognized.  Nominations include recordings released between Oct. 1, 2017, and Sept. 30, 2018. Notables include Elio Villafranca for Cinqué, which was an […]

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Elio Villafranca And Jass Syncopators Make History At Northwest Jazz Festival

On Saturday evening, August 25th, the audience at the Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY welcomed the noted Cuban-born pianist, composer, and arranger, Elio Villafranca.   The ensemble called the Jass Syncopators included some of the biggest names in jazz to have ever taken the Northwest Jazz Festival stage for a headlining performance.  The venerable alto saxophonist Vincent […]

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Northwest Jazz Festival In Lewiston, NY Schedule By Day!

Northwest Jazz Festival

The Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY takes place Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th.  Here is the schedule by day and stage! Mainstage Seating is available for the 8:30 pm Performances for $20 per ticket on Friday and Saturday. Please call 754-9500 to purchase your tickets. Ticket pick-up is available at the Information […]

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JazzTracks Volume 1: Northwest Jazz Festival Performers

Elio Villafranca

Today, JazzBuffalo presents the first article and volume of JazzTracks.  Periodically, JazzBuffalo will offer insight into jazz tracks from jazz artists and jazz albums.  We will look at tunes from the past, visiting jazz artists, local jazz artists, recent releases, and certain styles of jazz.  In this first volume, we take a look at some […]

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Jazz Luminaries, Legends, and Emerging Artists Headline Main Stage at Northwest Jazz Festival

Elio Villafranca

Entering its 17th year, the 2018 Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY will feature headlining performances from jazz luminaries, legends in jazz history, and several emerging jazz artists considered Rising Stars.  The festival’s Main Stage will present unique collaborations making history and never-before-presented ensembles seen or heard at the festival since it began. Jazz luminaries and legends […]

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Downbeat Announces Results of 2018 Critics Poll And What It Means To Buffalo

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Downbeat announced the winners of its 66th Annual DownBeat International Critics Poll on June 26th.  The critics poll is a tabulation of votes from 142 jazz critics.  Jazz critics came from the worlds of radio, print, digital, and blogs.  Pianist Vijay Iyer, vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, flutist Nicole Mitchell, trumpeter Amir ElSaffar, orchestra leader Maria Schneider and […]

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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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