Edmar Castaneda Trio Ends 2018-2019 Art Of Jazz Series On High Note Of Faith And Love

In a moving and electrifying performance, the Edmar Castaneda Trio mesmerized a sold-out audience at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Art of Jazz Series.  Joined by David Sillman on drums/percussion and Shlomi Cohen on soprano sax, the trio brought the audience to its feet for a closing rousing standing ovation. With much intrigue, the audience waited […]

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Christopher Bakriges Trio Perform Artistic Excellence At Northwest Jazz Festival

The Main Stage portion of the Northwest Jazz Festival opened on Friday (August 24th) with pure artistic passion performed by the Christopher Bakriges Trio.  Performing as a trio of piano, upright bass, and vibes, the trio presented compelling music that mixed jazz with leanings of classical chamber music. Two stalwarts of jazz, Avery Sharpe (McCoy Tyner/Art […]

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JazzBuffalo Review: Buffalo Jazz Octet Put On Spellbinding Show

The Buffalo Jazz Octet gave a commanding and captivating performance to a packed house last night at PAUSA Art House.  The walls were filled with sounds, inflexions, and rhythmic beats by a stellar cast of musicians.  The band consists of Michael McNeil, Steve Baczkowski, Nelson Rivera, Kelly Bucheger, Tim Clarke, and the two John juniors […]

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JazzBuffalo Review: Gruvology Duo Puts On Intimate And Inspirational Show

Bernard Kunz and Walter Kemp III, the creative duo behind the hit jazz-fusion band Gruvology, put on an intimate duo show last night at the Daily Planet.  And, it was fabulously intimate and inspiring. Performing originals from their recently released CD, Freeway, you got the sense you were on a relaxing two-hour road trip with […]

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JazzBuffalo Review: Don Menza Gives A Magical Performance

Don Menza not only brought spectacular jazz to the Buffalo area for two nights at PAUSA Art House, he brought with him the treasures of jazz history.  His comedic personality had also an educator’s element.  Regaling us with stories of his days with Henry Mancini and why certain songs had meaning to him.  Friday night […]

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