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 At Home: Live Streaming Takes Over

The daily news is disconcerting and can cause us all to experience anxiety.  Jazz is feeling the pain of loss as we have notices of deaths due to COVID-19.  A time, though, for all of us to be joined by a cause to save lives.  The imperative to stay home has never meant more than […]

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Jazz In Town: Discovering New Ways To Enjoy Jazz

The effort in our community and state to stay at home continues to be of the highest priority.  We are entering a difficult period of weeks ahead whereby COVIC-19 will put enormous stress on our healthcare system and our daily lives.  Through perseverance, faith, and grace we will endure through the crisis. In the safety […]

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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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