Jazz In Town: Bird Lives!

(Photo: This month we celebrate the 100th birthday of Charlie “Bird” Parker. A rare color photo of Parker.) It is most unfortunate that we have had to suspend the Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series.  While we support the overarching goal to keep the coronavirus infection rate low and to protect the lives of many, it […]

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Jazz In Town: August Days Of Jazz

(Photo: This month we celebrate the 100th birthday of Charlie “Bird” Parker.  From left, Tommy Potter, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and John Coltrane at Birdland, the New York nightclub named after Parker, in 1951.) This summer, we have enjoyed fabulous jazz at the Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series, Jazz at Chandlerville, and in other locales […]

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Jazz In Town: Choices Are A Surprise!

Choices, choices, choices.  Who would have thought there would be choices this pandemic summer for jazz?  That is exactly what we have.  From jazz fusion to gypsy jazz to straight-ahead jazz – something for everyone.  As long as we maintain social distancing guidelines and wear masks, we can continue to have choices! Featured Events The […]

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Jazz In Town: Keeping Spirits Up With Jazz

(Photo: Two of our performers this week. French ConéXion and Paradigm Shift) This vigilance we all have followed with social/physical distancing and wearing masks is enabling us to enjoy the sound of jazz outdoors.  Thus far, the Hotel Herny Summer Jazz Series as an example has helped the community to come together socially yet to […]

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Jazz In Town: Expanding Jazz Outdoors!

(Photo: Two of our performers this week.  Alex McArthur and Saranaide.) As a community, we continue to rally together during the coronavirus pandemic to enjoy live jazz music outdoors – safely.  Outdoors is the safest way, as long, as, we follow the essential guidelines of maintaining 6 feet apart and wearing masks at all times.  […]

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Jazz In Town: Adapting To Keep Jazz Alive

(Photo: Jazz Guitarist Dale Toliver who you can see on Friday, July 24 at the Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series.) Summer is in full swing and it is a summer we will undoubtedly remember for many years.  We have some super outdoor jazz events ongoing.  Let us continue to adapt and follow social/physical distancing measures […]

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Jazz In Town: Enjoying Jazz Outdoors

So far, we are managing to follow guidelines and enjoy live jazz again.  Primarily outdoors.  It is a slippery slope for all of us so we must continue to follow social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines.  More super jazz coming up so check it out! Featured Events POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN: DeeAnn DiMeo w/Cal Parmer, Rod […]

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Jazz At Home: Hot Summer Jazz In Swing

  First, all of us involved in making jazz available outdoors implore everyone to follow guidelines such as wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart, and respecting social distancing.  It is only through these efforts we can continue and not suffer a set back during the midst of a pandemic.  So far so good.  Many […]

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Jazz At Home: Filling The Air With Jazz

(Photo Credit: Jack Zuff) We should not forget that we are still in the midst and throes of a devasting global pandemic.  New York State’s admirable turnaround has been well-received and enables reopening.  As we move to jazz outdoors, it should come with the constant reminder that we maintain physical distancing as well as mask-wearing […]

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3 Outdoor Weekly Live Jazz Series To Enjoy This Pandemic Summer

As we enter Phase 4 of reopening here in New York State and WNY, there is hope for enjoying outdoor live jazz this summer. While indoors will be challenging with plenty of ambiguity on how to proceed, we are fortunate to have outdoor options. Options that include following guidelines related to social distancing and the […]

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