Jazz At Home: Rallying To Keep Jazz Alive

(Photo: Today is the birthday of Jay Beckenstein who co-founded Spyro Gyra and has had a long-term association as a saxophonist, composer, and arranger.) This past week, we are beginning to see a rallying cry amongst the jazz and performing arts communities.  New organizations and associations formed.  To show support, JazzBuffalo is conducting a brief […]

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12 Global Jazz Live Stream Picks To Watch This Weekend (May 14 – May 18)

The trend to utilize live streaming as a substitute for in-person jazz concerts continues unabated. For some jazz fans, it has opened up a whole new world of jazz artists they may not have had exposure to before. For artists, they are building up a new fan base. Notable venues are now dipping their toes […]

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JazzBuffalo Takeout Music: Donny Frauenhofer Makes Music Videos Via Pandemic Collabs

Since the middle of March, when the entire jazz and music scene shut down, there has been one individual not sitting idle. Donny Frauenhofer, one of our rising stars and leaders in the community, began Thursday Evening and JazzBrunch Sundays with his partner, Ellen Pieroni. Ellen is another rising star jazz musician and community leader […]

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Jazz At Home: Mother’s Day Celebrated With Jazz

We celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend and give thanks to all the Moms out there who find themselves providing extraordinary special care in these times of uncertainty.  This weekend is a good time to give them ample time and room to enjoy the sounds of jazz as they are celebrated.  There is an abundance of […]

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12 Favorite Global Jazz Live Stream Picks For The Weekend (May 7 – May 11)

In the jazz world, it looks like live streams are here to stay for a while. Ebbing and flowing in numbers weekly, we are seeing a significant number of live streams by jazz artists each week as they try to stay connected. Read the JazzBuffalo article Jazz Live Streams Explodes Amid COVID-19 for more perspective […]

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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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12 Favorite Global Jazz Live Stream Picks For The Weekend (April 30-May 4)

Today, April 30th, we celebrate International Jazz Day around the world. The annual Global Concert, originally scheduled for Cape Town, South Africa, is now a virtual event hosted by Herbie Hancock. You will find more details available plus additional jazz live streams favorite picks for this weekend. For the full listing of jazz live streams […]

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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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12 Favorite Global Jazz Live Stream Picks For The Weekend (April 23-27)

Many jazz artists are struggling to adjust to a “new normal” taking them away from their vocation of performing before a live audience. In these modern times, their main source of making a living. The coronavirus pandemic has jazz artists beginning to innovate on how to survive what could be a year or more with […]

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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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