Jazz In Town: Christmas and Holiday Jazz Begins!

Christmas and Holiday Jazz begins in earnest this week and weekend!  Plenty of jazz Christmas music to spread the cheer and joy of the holiday season throughout the region.  Be sure to check out the article you may have missed on 20 Plus Holiday Jazz Event – the link is below.  And, be sure to […]

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Jazz In Town: Giving Thanks For Jazz In Our Community

We have much to be thankful for!  In our jazz community of audiences, venues, and musicians we have seen a resurgence that has not been seen for many years.   Enriching the lives of many and helping to create a vibrant community we are proud to call home.  Happy Thanksgiving to all!  Here is an early […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz From The Heartland Visits Buffalo

This week Buffalo gets a uniquely special visit from the heartland as the Indiana-based jazz guitarist Charlie Ballantine makes a tour stop. Jazz fans of the music of Bill Frisell and John Scofield, who integrate elements of midwestern sounds, may be interested.  Be sure to read the article on his music below.  We also host our […]

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The 2020 Grammy Nominations In Jazz Are Revealed

The 2020 62nd Grammy Nominations have been announced Wednesday, November 20th.  Including nominations in the Jazz Categories.  A wide-ranging array of jazz music was nominated in categories for improvised jazz solo, jazz vocals, jazz instrumentals, jazz large ensemble, and Latin Jazz.  Nominations are reflective of recordings released between Oct. 1, 2018, and Aug. 31, 2019. […]

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Jane Bunnett Describes Her Connection To Cuba On NPR

On Sunday, December 15 at 3 pm, Buffalo gets a special visit from the 3-time Grammy Nominee in Latin Jazz, Jane Bunnett and her all-Cuban females’ ensemble Maqueque. Jane Bunnett’s Maqueque concept began five years ago and has evolved into one of the premier Latin Jazz and Cuban Jazz ensembles today. Their previous release, Oddara, […]

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On Firm Ground With The Third Incarnation of Jane Bunnett And Maqueque

Jane Bunnett’s enduring Maqueque project has been bringing a fresh new sound to jazz and Latin Jazz alike.  Garnering award-winning recognition along the way.  The ensemble released their third album this past September with new original songs and the introduction of new members of Maqueque.  What is evident is that their sound continues to evolve.  […]

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Brad Leali with the Buffalo Jazz Collective Tentet

October 19th, 2019 at West Falls Center for the Arts 1863 Davis Rd, West Falls, NY 14170 PRE-CONCERT: 7PM PROGRAM: 7:30PM Our first concert weekend of the season will feature GRAMMY award-winning saxophonist, educator, and bandleader Brad Leali. Leali spent years as musical director for the Harry Connick Jr. Orchestra, as well as time with […]

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Brad Leali with the Buffalo Jazz Collective Tentet

October 18th, 2019 at Ciminelli Recital Hall (3rd Floor of Rockwell Hall), SUNY Buffalo State 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo NY 14222 PRE-CONCERT: 7PM | All City Jazz Ensemble PROGRAM: 7:30PM Our first concert weekend of the season will feature GRAMMY award-winning saxophonist, educator, and bandleader Brad Leali. Leali spent years as musical director for the […]

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Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Sonny Rollins And Other Jazz Artists Highlight 2019 Grammy Hall Of Fame Inductees

Each year, the GRAMMY® (The Recording Academy) selects twenty-five recordings comprised of singles and albums to induct into its growing Hall of Fame. This is the 46th year of the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame that now lists a total of 1,088 recordings. Recordings selected must be twenty-five years or older. This year, jazz is well […]

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2018 Grammy Winner Billy Childs to Perform at the Albright-Knox AOJ Series on March 18

The 2017–2018 Art of Jazz Series will present the first area headlining concert by pianist Billy Childs, fresh off his win for Best Jazz Instrumental Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards, with his quartet at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on Sunday, March 18, at 3 pm. Series associate producer Tony Zambito will host a pre-concert […]

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