New York State SLA Responds To Questions On Phase 3/4 Guidelines

In a commentary on Saturday, August 23, JazzBuffalo joined a chorus of other news media, venue owners, and musicians unsettled about a clarification on guidelines by the New York State Liquor Authority. As first reported by Syracuse.com, the SLA issued this initial statement of clarification: “Please note that only incidental music is permissible at this […]

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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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Jazz In Town: August Days Of Jazz

(Photo: This month we celebrate the 100th birthday of Charlie “Bird” Parker.  From left, Tommy Potter, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and John Coltrane at Birdland, the New York nightclub named after Parker, in 1951.) This summer, we have enjoyed fabulous jazz at the Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series, Jazz at Chandlerville, and in other locales […]

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12 International Jazz Live Streams To Watch This Weekend (August 20 – August 24)

More favorite Where To Watch Jazz Live Streams picks here by JazzBuffalo. For solo pianos to duos and trios to view. Including the annual induction of NEA Jazz Masters. Be sure to check out the multiple dates and performers for some of the events and series. For the full listing of jazz live streams happening […]

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The Lasting Legacy Of Charlie “Bird” Parker At 100

On Saturday, August 29, the jazz world celebrates the 100th birth date of Charlie “Bird” Parker. The 100th centennial is no ordinary celebration. Parker is a revered figure whose short-lived life carved a lasting stone of innovation in music. His impact continues to influence venerable and budding jazz artists alike more than sixty-five years after […]

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Two Uplifting Nights Under Clear Skies At The Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series

One often-missed fact about living in Buffalo is summer nights can be downright incredible. We had two of those incredible nights this past Thursday and Friday for the Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series presented by JazzBuffalo. Not only with clear skies but also riveting jazz music. The skies, music, and the locale of the Hotel […]

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Jazz In Town: Choices Are A Surprise!

Choices, choices, choices.  Who would have thought there would be choices this pandemic summer for jazz?  That is exactly what we have.  From jazz fusion to gypsy jazz to straight-ahead jazz – something for everyone.  As long as we maintain social distancing guidelines and wear masks, we can continue to have choices! Featured Events The […]

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12 Plus International Jazz Live Streams To Watch This Weekend (August 13 – August 17)

More favorite Where To Watch Jazz Live Streams picks here by JazzBuffalo. New series and live streams this week to check out. Some as far away as Japan. Be sure to check out the multiple dates and performers for some of the events and new series. For the full listing of jazz live streams happening […]

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Commemorative Videos Help Celebrate The 25th Annual Pappy Martin Legacy – Masten Jazz Festival

On Sunday, July 26, 2020, a small celebration marking the 25th annual Pappy Martin Legacy – Masten Jazz Festival was held. The festival, founded by the late jazz musician “Pappy” Martin, had to cancel this year’s event due to the coronavirus pandemic. (JazzBuffalo previously published an article on the event at this link: Pappy Martin […]

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Two Magical Evenings At The Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series

We were very fortunate to be blessed by two perfect summer evenings of beautiful skies, moderate temperatures, and low humidity. Setting the stage to enjoy two very different styles of jazz against the picturesque background of the iconic cultural location on the south side of the Hotel Henry. On Thursday (August 6), the Grammy-Nominated trio, […]

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