Artisan Jazz First Sunday Series To Celebrate Buffalo Sax History

(Phil Sims, trombonist, bandleader, composer, and arranger appears as guest author on JazzBuffalo’s Jazz In Town. In this exclusive article written for JazzBuffalo, Phil introduces a new jazz series focused on Buffalo saxophone legends. The new Artisan Jazz First Sunday Series will be held at the Roycroft Inn in East Aurora, NY. beginning Sunday, April […]

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Jazz In Town: Start Off The 4th Weekend With A B.A.M.

Summer jazz is underway!  The highlight for this weekend is the appearance of the Phil DiRe Quintet with special guest Jay Beckenstein of Spyro Gyra fame at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Summer Jazz Series this Sunday at 2pm.  For more information see: Phil DiRe and Jay Beckenstein Reunite The holiday weekend kicks off this Thursday […]

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Phil DiRe and Jay Beckenstein Reunite For Special Performance At The Albright Knox Jazz Summer Series

Back in the mid-70’s, as a young college student, I was taken hard by jazz.  Although I had always liked jazz, it wasn’t until I was introduced to Chuck Mancuso at Buffalo State College and became a member of the Buff State Jazz Ensemble that I really took to the music.  Like a religious fervor, […]

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