Jazz Trumpeter John Hasselback III Makes Superb “Entrance” In Forthcoming Debut Album

John Hasselback III comes from a familiar family name of jazz artists.  No doubt, carrying an innate sensibility in the artistry of music and jazz.  After a few pivotal years of pursuing the master craftsmanship of jazz trumpet, composing, and arranging, he has elevated from innateness to uniqueness.  Hasselback III is about to release a […]

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Ray Skalski Illustrates Billie Holiday In Sketch Entitled “Strange Fruit”

The legendary and iconic jazz legend Billie Holiday has been in the news often these past few months. Most recently, as a result of the movie, The United States versus Billie Holiday. Actress and Vocalist Andra Day gave an amazing performance and received a Golden Globe award and an Academy Award nomination. If you have […]

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Saranaide Releases New EP Of Inspired Music That Goes “Beyond”

Many in the Buffalo community have come to know Saranaide, the multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, through a few spectacular JazzBuffalo-presented performances.  Three that stand out are the “So Brasil” bossa nova themed concerts.  The first at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series to a sold-out audience of nearly 240 people a couple of years back.  Then […]

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Next-Gen Jazz Pianist, Marcus Lolo, Releases Captivating And Meaningful New Single

A development that is increasingly evident is the emergence of the next generation of jazz artists residing in Buffalo.  It harkens back to other periods in the city’s history of jazz.  From the Big Band era to the pivotal 1950s and 1960s.  A period from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s is often fondly remembered.  […]

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How Jazz Artists In Buffalo Are Coping During The COVID-19 Pandemic

For many jazz musicians in the Greater Buffalo region, the sudden halt to independently performing has meant loss on many levels. Loss of “gig” income has been the hardest to experience. But also the loss of performing in an ensemble setting, camaraderie with band members, and the improvisational experience integral to jazz. Many jazz events […]

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Ethan Iverson Talks Communal Jazz In An Exclusive JazzBuffalo Interview

(This past week, Art of Jazz producer, Bruce Eaton, caught up with jazz pianist Ethan Iverson for this exclusive JazzBuffalo interview.) On Sunday, March 15th the Art of Jazz at the Philharmonic Series will present pianist Ethan Iverson and melodic trumpet master Tom Harrell – two of modern jazz’s leading lights – in a special […]

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JazzBuffalo Interview: Saranaide’s Break Out Year Continues With New Single Release

Sara Rodriguez, who goes by the name Saranaide when performing, is having a break-out year in Buffalo.  She had a sold-out capacity show at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series where she featured her love for Bossa Nova.  Nearly 250 people, some dancing, gained a further appreciation for this multi-talented artist.  Saranaide followed up with […]

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JazzBuffalo Interviews Poll Winner For Jazz Artist Of The Year, Ed Croft

Ed Croft, the prolific bassist, was announced as this year’s winner of the John Hunt Jazz Artist of the Year award in the 5th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll.  With over 2300 votes submitted by the Greater Buffalo community, the award is a recognition of Ed’s excellence in jazz performances and the impact of his contributions to […]

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