Jazz In Town: A Summer Tease

Drawing of Nina Simone who is the featured artist for Jazz Appreciation Month as well as for the annual Jazz Appreciation Month poster. What beautiful weather for this time of the year!  A real summer tease.  We are eagerly awaiting the summer days and more music availability.  We encourage all who plan on participating in […]

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Jazz Appreciation Month Features Nina Simone

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Jazz Appreciation Month. Taking place every year in the month of April, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History recognizes and celebrates the history of jazz. Offering guidance on how jazz can be celebrated in schools and communities throughout the United States. Each year, the Smithsonian uses a […]

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Jazz At Home: Celebrating Jazz Day

(Photo: In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month and Women In Jazz, a photo of Artemis, the modern-day all-women super-group featuring a septet of jazz giants: Allison Miller, Noriko Ueda (with bass), Melissa Aldana, Anat Cohen, Ingrid Jensen, music director Renee Rosnes, and Cécile McLorin Salvant..) The month of April ends, as it has the last […]

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Jazz At Home: Exploring Jazz In Many Ways

(Photo: In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month and Women In Jazz, a photo of Melba Liston.  Liston was one of the great trombonists and arrangers in jazz in the 1950s until her death in 1999.) Exploring jazz, while at home or at work, has become different.  In this week’s edition of the JazzBuffalo newsletter, you […]

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Jazz At Home: Settling In With Jazz

(Photo Credit: Tom Marcello  In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month and Women in Jazz, a photo of Mary Osborne – guitar, Marian McPartland – piano, Lynn Milano – bass, Dottie Dodgion – drums, Vi Redd – saxophone) We are settling in with staying home.  New routines.  New habits.  New discoveries.  New home-schooling challenges.  New work-from-home […]

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Jazz At Home: Appreciate Jazz When Staying At Home

(Photo: pianist, composer, arranger, and bandleader Toshiko Akiyoshi) We are beginning to see some evidence that social distancing and staying at home is beginning to have a positive effect.  As painful as it may be for all of us, it is a commitment that takes perseverance.  Certainly not easy!  Think of others – your loved […]

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Jazz Appreciation Month Celebrates Women In Jazz And Toshiko Akiyoshi

Each April, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History has recognized and celebrated the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz. Since 2001, the institution has encouraged us as a nation to partake in month-long mindful participation to appreciate the music we call jazz. Enjoying recordings, studying the music, and attending concert have all been part […]

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Celebrate “April Is Jazz Appreciation Month” And Nat King Cole

In April of 2001, Jazz Appreciation Month was founded by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.  The annual celebration shine a light on the heritage and contributions of jazz to American History. This year, Jazz Appreciation Month is focused on jazz beyond borders.  Recognizing how our truly American art form has been exported and […]

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Northwest Jazz Festival Announces Lineup Of Jazz Stars For 2018

The 17th annual Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY, scheduled for August 24 and 25 of 2018, announced its jazz artist line-up at the Taste of Jazz Fundraiser on April 15th.  30 live performances are scheduled for the 2-day festival across 5 stages throughout the heart of Lewiston, NY.  Including featuring some of the top, as […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz Appreciation and Hotel Henry Jazz Gets Underway

Each year, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History sponsors the celebration of April Is Jazz Appreciation Month.  Encouraging us all to get out and support, as well as, appreciate the true American original art form called jazz. Highlights JazzBuffalo Presents: My Cousin Tone’ at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series, Wednesday, April 11th at […]

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