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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Mike Jones Displays Mastery Of Jazz Piano In Virtual Quarantine Series

On Saturday, April 18, the jazz pianist extraordinaire was to make an appearance in his native hometown. At the MusicalFare Theatre Premier Cabaret Lounge presented by JazzBuffalo. That is, until our world was upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. Living in Las Vegas as a part of the Penn & Teller show, Mike Jones has been […]

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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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14 Jazz Livestream Concerts To Enjoy April 7 to April 9

As we stay at home to protect ourselves and our fellow citizens, we are finding music to be a powerful means of coping. Yes, it is a tough time for us all. Make it easier with music. Here are ten scheduled jazz live streams from the jazz world. Outstanding jazz artists from across the country. […]

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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 Pianist and 15-Time GRAMMY® Nominee, Fred Hersch, To Perform Daily Live Mini-Concerts

Fred Hersch is one of the most prominent pianists in jazz today. Receiving 15 GRAMMY® Nominations (7 for Best Album, 6 for Best Solo, 2 for Best Composition) over the course of his musical career. During our time of a national emergency and the COVID-19 public health crisis, Hersch is committing to providing daily mini-concerts […]

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The Only Thing That Matters, Right Now: Stay Home

As we watch the latest announcement by Governor Cuomo regarding a 100% reduction in workforce statewide due to COVID19, we are most likely in a state of shock and astonishment. The mandate calls for all non-essential workers to stay home. We have been hit by a barrage of new terms on how to conduct our […]

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