Carina And The Six String Preacher Release New Song And Video

Carina and the Six String Preacher have been entertaining the Greater Buffalo region and beyond since 2013. Carving out a unique space in the hearts and minds of their growing fan base. Their music, a signature blend described as jazz noir, is a modern twist on multiple styles. Blending pop and jazz into a versatile […]

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Saxophonist Ernest Dawkins Delivers A Celestial Experience

I sat in one of the back pews of the Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church for the Celestial Jazz Series being presented by the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective. A confession that the social distancing recommendations due to the coronavirus and the anxiety we are all feeling hung over me like a dark cloud. The […]

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Bill Todd Masterfully Pays Homage To Buffalo Jazz History

Bill Todd, the New York-based alto saxophonist, and graduate of Kenmore East High School paid a visit home on Sunday. Appearing at the Buffalo History Museum as part of the Jazz on Second Sundays Series presented by the Buffalo Jazz Collective, Todd reached back into jazz history to shine a light on Buffalo composers and […]

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Drea d’Nur Delivers A Praiseworthy Mosaic Of Musical Experiences

Drea d’Nur, the multi-talented soulstress from Buffalo, sees herself as more than just a concert performer.  Often exclaiming “I am not an entertainer; I am a master healer through music and sound.”  At the 710 Shea’s Theatre last night, d’Nur lived up to her proclamation as she unveiled new music and sound in her most […]

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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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