Jazz In Town: A Jazz Renewal

Easter represents a time of reflection and renewal each year.  A time for families and communities to come together to renew relationships and friendships.  In the world of jazz, we can be thankful for a jazz renewal taking place locally here in Buffalo and across the globe.  Happy Easter! Featured Events Grüvology Saturday, April 20 […]

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Veronica Swift and Emmet Cohen Trio To Appear In Buffalo

Veronica Swift, a jazz singer whose repertoire is built on the Great American Songbook, plus bebop and vocalese classics, along with prolific pianist Emmet Cohen, the 2019 Cole Porter Fellowship Winner awarded by the American Pianists Association, will perform in a special concert on Friday, June 28th at 7:30 pm.  The concert will take place […]

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Jazz In Town: 3 Sax Events Making Jazz

More fantastic jazz happening in Greater Buffalo/Niagara Region.  Jazz for everyone – and especially for jazz sax lovers!  This week includes the start of ticket sales for a special concert on Friday, June 28th.  Read on… Featured Events Bravo Niagara! Presents Paul Marinaro & Ben Paterson Trio Saturday, April 13 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 pm Stratus […]

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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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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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3 Superlative Performances Highlight Saturday Afternoon Main Stage Concerts At Northwest Jazz Festival

Nick Finzer

Saturday afternoon (August 25th) brought to the Main Stage of the Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY a homecoming with superb musicianship and two groups of emerging jazz stars that left audiences wanting more. Despite a brief period of rain that scattered the audience under trees, the groups made it impossible for any to leave the […]

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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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