Nat Hentoff’s Liner Notes – Hentoff on Mingus

(Photo: Charles Mingus with Nat Hentoff early 1960s) Nat Hentoff had many interests as a writer—both within and outside the music industry. He authored over 30 books as well as a myriad of articles for various magazines, newspapers and online sources. However, his 50+ year career as a writer of liner notes for records and […]

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What Will the Biden Administration Do to Protect the Performing Arts?

Music Workers Alliance members marching in New York City (photo: Daniel Efram) “No gigs, no relief, that’s why we are in the streets!” The group proceeds to march down Seventh Avenue to Times Square, playing a series of familiar melodies. For those on the sidewalks witnessing the demonstration pass by, it’s impossible not to dance […]

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25 Favorite Jazz Albums Of 2020

The year began with much optimism and excitement for the world of jazz. Anticipated were tours, festivals, concerts, club dates, and new jazz albums. Many of what we anticipated came to a crashing halt by mid-March of 2020. The global COVID-19 pandemic had arrived. Severely impacting jazz artists, venues, festivals, clubs, and the livelihoods of […]

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A Change In Rules Leaves Out The Audience

At JazzBuffalo, the steadfast belief has been that if we can do what is good for the audience, then what is good for musicians and venues will follow. During the past five years, we have many instances where this has been borne out. Since March at the onset of the pandemic, we have tried our […]

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Village Vanguard To Stage Comeback With First-Ever Live Streaming

On February 22, 2020, the Village Vanguard, the world’s oldest continuously operated jazz club, celebrated its 85th year in the basement at 178 7th Avenue South in New York City. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit New York City severely. Causing the venerable club to have to shut it doors on March 16th. Forcing the club […]

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JazzWorks Live! (SOLD-OUT)

Please note this event is SOLD-OUT. WNED | WBFO continues its tradition of bringing live music to Buffalo and Western New York with its first JazzWorks Live!, Saturday, Sept. 14 with headliner Jazzmeia Horn. The WNED | WBFO studio in downtown Buffalo will be transformed into an intimate jazz nightclub setting. The jazz musicians, ambiance […]

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