Jazz In Town: Celebrating International Jazz Day

(Photo: You can catch jazz vocalist DeeAnn DiMeo as part of the TD Niagara Jazz Festival International Jazz Day celebration on Frid, April 30th.) This Friday, April 30th, we celebrate International Jazz Day.  The annual celebration marks its 10th Anniversary.  The COVID-19 pandemic has meant the yearly star-studded global concert will be held virtually once […]

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12 Ways To Celebrate International Jazz Day Virtually April 30th

Friday, April 30th we celebrate International Jazz Day. This year, it will mark a special occasion as the annual tribute to jazz celebrates its 10th anniversary. Quite an achievement for a global effort to raise the awareness of jazz universally but also to make jazz a part of global humanitarian consciousness. The global COVID-19 pandemic […]

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International Jazz Day 10th Anniversary Celebration to Take Place Worldwide, April 30, 2021

All-Star Global Concert Global Concert will be hosted by Michael Douglas and feature dozens of world-renowned artists including Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, Andra Day, Dee Dee Bridgewater, John McLaughlin, Dianne Reeves and Joe Lovano Concert followed by two-hour retrospective PBS Special airing nationwide at 9/8c The 10th Anniversary of International Jazz Day, the world’s largest annual […]

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Jazz In Town: Waiting For The Warm Up

(Photo: You can catch drummer and vocalist Reggie Evans with his jazz-fusion band Decent Exposure next Wednesday.) As we look ahead to spring and summer (yes, I know there is still snow on the ground!), we will undoubtedly have more live jazz outdoors.  The civic responsibility we all carry is to ensure the safety of […]

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Jazz In Town: Appreciating Gypsy Jazz

(Photo: Django Reinhardt is considered the father of gypsy jazz.  You can see and hear gypsy jazz this weekend as the Hot Club of Buffalo performs at Dinner Jazz at The Terrace at Deleware Park.) We are mid-way through the month of April and looking forward to summer.  As the weather gets warmer, we’ll be […]

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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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