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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Jazz In Town: Jazz In A Variety Of Forms and All Great!

Jazz can be challenging and it brings out the best in musicians.  Giving the audience an experience that is unexpected yet uplifting.  And, offers varietal forms of jazz.  That may be the case this upcoming week – so many forms of great jazz. Highlights The Mambo Kings, Saturday, October 14th at 8 pm at Kleinhans […]

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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: Celebrating Trane’s 91st Birthday!

The highlight of this week is the 91st Birthday Celebration of the late great jazz legend, John Coltrane.  Organized by the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Society and hosted by Burchfield Penney Museum, the 3-day festivities promises to be a special time.  (Get your glasses on – this edition of Jazz In Town is lengthy!) Highlight […]

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Jazz In Town: Experience Great Jazz!

(PLEASE NOTE: THE HOTEL HENRY JAZZ CONCERT SERIES CONCERT SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 13TH IS SOLD-OUT – ADMISSION IS BY TICKETS ONLY) Keeping jazz awareness prominent in the future means looking back at special moments in jazz.  There will be performances in the upcoming week that look at special music in jazz history. Also, take note […]

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Jazz In Town: Labor Day Jazz Weekend

The weekend of August 25 and 26 turned out to be quite the spectacular weekend!  The Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY is estimated to have had a record crowd and we were blessed with beautiful weather and great jazz music filling the air.  On an individual level and on an organizational level, JazzBuffalo was […]

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Jazz In Town: Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY Takes Center Stage!

The main event for this weekend is the long-awaited Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY!  The weather forecast looks magnificent and is sure to bring record crowds to the festival this year.  Highlights Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY, Friday, August 25 at 5 pm and Saturday, August 26 at 12:30 pm The largest free […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz In Historic Locations!

Exciting events in jazz in the next couple weeks as the summer season winds down.  The Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY, the largest free jazz festival in the region, is just a few 8 days away.  Before that, plenty of good jazz for everyone. Highlights  Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series: JazzBuffalo Presents Mary McMahon […]

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