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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Thanks For The Memory: Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series Suspended

We have heard from many in the community that the Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series has been the highlight of their summer. Beautiful starry nights and astonishingly superb jazz music have accompanied the Hotel Henry bucolic setting and the superb food and drinks provided by the 100 Acres Kitchens. In what will be forever known […]

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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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The Lasting Legacy Of Charlie “Bird” Parker At 100

On Saturday, August 29, the jazz world celebrates the 100th birth date of Charlie “Bird” Parker. The 100th centennial is no ordinary celebration. Parker is a revered figure whose short-lived life carved a lasting stone of innovation in music. His impact continues to influence venerable and budding jazz artists alike more than sixty-five years after […]

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Two Uplifting Nights Under Clear Skies At The Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series

One often-missed fact about living in Buffalo is summer nights can be downright incredible. We had two of those incredible nights this past Thursday and Friday for the Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series presented by JazzBuffalo. Not only with clear skies but also riveting jazz music. The skies, music, and the locale of the Hotel […]

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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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Two Magical Evenings At The Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series

We were very fortunate to be blessed by two perfect summer evenings of beautiful skies, moderate temperatures, and low humidity. Setting the stage to enjoy two very different styles of jazz against the picturesque background of the iconic cultural location on the south side of the Hotel Henry. On Thursday (August 6), the Grammy-Nominated trio, […]

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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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Saranaide Gives Us A Delightful Summer Night Of Bossa Nova

The skies, sun, pinkish sunset, and the eventual summer starry night aligned for a beautiful evening on Friday, July 31. What made it all the better was the air being filled by the mesmerizing music of the multi-talented Saranaide and her trio of superb musicians. Taking us on a trip to Brazil and the music […]

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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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