James Brandon Lewis Voted Rising Star Winner In 2020 Downbeat Critic’s Poll

James Brandon Lewis, since leaving his hometown of Buffalo, has risen in the jazz world as an emerging saxophonist of note. Lewis is usually noted for his ability to reach into the past of influences by Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, and Ornette Coleman while crafting a unique improvisational sound that is modern and futuristic. In […]

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September World-Class Jazz To Enjoy And Appreciate!

Michael Sarian and the Chabones

It has been a tremendous summer of jazz events and outdoor jazz festivals.  Labor Day always feel like the close of summer activities and the winding down of outdoor jazz.  As we begin September we can look forward to plenty of jazz that eases our way into fall.  Here is a rundown of notable world-class […]

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Jazz In Town: A Festive Time Of Jazz

Festival weekend will soon be upon us.  Not one but two festivals happen in the same weekend.  Both representing homecomings and paying tribute to the legacies who represent the rich history of jazz in Buffalo.    Highlights James Brandon Lewis, Friday, July 29th at the Colored Musicians Club Jazz Festival at 7 pm and 9 […]

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