Jazz In Town: A New Normal Takes Hold

One week later, we are living in a new normal that none of us welcome.  However, our civic duty calls for us to make sacrifices for the good of our society.  Right down to the local level, we all must engage in doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID19. As this is written […]

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Jazz In Town: Trying Times in Jazz

We will most likely remember this week for a long time.  The passing of McCoy Tyner and the coronavirus shaking the foundation of jazz.  The list of cancellations across the country in the cultural world due to coronavirus related concerns is staggering.  The Buffalo area is affected as well as we saw with the cancellation […]

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Jazz In Town: Celebrating Women in Jazz

March is Women’s History Month and we are celebrating with a special performance at the next Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series.  We are fortunate to have one of the premier all-women jazz big bands in the country right here in our city.  The Ladies First Jazz Big Band.  Plus more great jazz forthcoming.  Read on… […]

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An Epic Concert By Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington, the tenor saxophonist, has been touted as the savior of jazz. I am not sure we can go that far nor will he want that description himself. What is evident, however, is the presence of a larger than average audience for his “jazz” concerts. This was on display last night at Ashbury Hall […]

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Jazz In Town: Epic Jazz Arrives

Buffalo gets a unique visit from an international jazz artist noted for his epic jazz approach and plenty of jazz taking place throughout the region.  Read on… Featured Event Kamasi Washington Sunday, March 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Asbury Hall at Babeville, 341 Delaware AvenueBuffalo, NY, 14202 United States + Google Map $35 – $40 Kamasi Washington When Kamasi […]

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Jazz In Town: Winter Jazz Celebration

So far, this has been quite the winter for jazz.  The amount of high-quality jazz being presented throughout the region is truly remarkable.  Perhaps one of the best “winter jazz ” seasons in a long while.  Read on… Featured Events César Haas and Ted Perry – Ibeji Quartet Thursday, February 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm […]

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Jazz In Town: A Love For Jazz On Valentine’s Day

What a start for jazz in 2020!  Great jazz awaits us in the next few months also!  This year, there are plenty of jazzy events to choose from for Valentine’s Day.  An indication of just how much jazz has become part of the quality of life and the arts scene in the Buffalo area. Congrats […]

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Jazz In Town: The Spirit of Jazz Is Alive

As a community, we continue to experience jazz that may even rival what can be found in larger metropolitan areas.  It will continue through this winter and beyond with global and local jazz offerings to enjoy.  Read on… Featured Event Drea D’Nur In Concert with Special Guests: Curtis Lundy & Giveton Gelin Friday, February 7 […]

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Jazz In Town: Remembering A Legendary Jazz Pianist

We begin February with remembering the legendary jazz pianist, Erroll Garner, in the first of three Art of Jazz at the Philharmonic concerts.  Read on… Featured Event Art of Jazz: Christian Sands High Wire Trio Sunday, February 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony CircleBuffalo, NY 14201 United States + Google Map $29 – $34 Five-time Grammy-nominee […]

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Jazz In Town: Get The Jazz Party Started

Jazz is wasting no time in getting underway in 2020 with multiple opportunities for Thursday night alone to see and hear jazz.  Plus, more jazz is upcoming next week and next month!  Read on… Featured Event Some may remember this band who appeared at the Art of Jazz in October of 2015… Slavic Soul Party […]

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