Vincent Herring, Bobby Watson, and Gary Bartz Record Landmark Album To Honor 100th Birthday Of Jazz Icon Charlie Parker

August 29, 2020, will mark the centennial of one of jazz’s most iconic figures, Charlie Parker. The global celebration of Charlie Parker begins with a historic alto saxophone summit bringing together three of modern jazz’s most acclaimed voices.  Vincent Herring, Bobby Watson, and Gary Bartz, three of the most heralded alto sax jazz musicians in the last 40 […]

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Jazz In Town: Fall Jazz Begins!

Summer has officially ended.  And, what a summer of jazz it was!  Headliners of all types and great outdoor jazz events.  Now it is time jazz officially moves indoors for fall and winter.  Exciting jazz ahead this fall. Featured Event Jay Louis Dref and Joey Giambra in Concert Monday, October 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm […]

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Gary Bartz Enthralls With A Joyous Performance At The John Coltrane Birthday Celebration

Gary Bartz

Gary Bartz has an easily recognizable profile.  Long flowing white hair, tall, and slim (in talking with him last night, I learned he still trains for marathons!).  At the age of 77, Bartz is every bit an elder statesman of jazz.  His association with pillars of jazz history includes Charles Mingus, McCoy Tyner, Max Roach, Abbey […]

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Jazz Legend Gary Bartz Highlights John Coltrane Birthday Celebration

With the release this year of Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album, the archived recordings demonstrated the continued relevancy of John Coltrane.  His impact on jazz, 51 years after his death, remains forceful.  The 2017 release of the documentary Chasing Trane gave us a humanized view of Coltrane.  The film provided us with in-depth insight into […]

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Jazz In Town: 5 Featured Jazz Events To Take In This Week!

There is superb jazz, of all types and for every taste, available in Greater Buffalo this week.  Some prominent names make it to Buffalo at the John Coltrane Birthday Celebration and at more events!  (The wonderful John Coltrane illustration is by Stacey Robinson.) Featured Events John Coltrane Birthday Celebration 2018 Thursday, September 20 @ 6:30 […]

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