Jared Tinkham Reimagines “The Nearness Of You” To Reflect Our Current Times

Back in April, JazzBuffalo profiled jazz guitarist Jared Tinkham and his original tune “The Gaze.” A song addressing the suddenness of the COVID-19 global pandemic and its impact on our daily lives. If you missed it, you can read the article at this link: “The Gaze” As we learned then, Jared has an imaginative mind […]

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JazzBuffalo Takeout Music: Easy Street Big Band Are “Just Friends”

What to do when you have a big band and all of you are friends? Nowhere to go and nowhere to perform in the COVID19 world of shelter-in-place. Paul Siekierski, the bassist for the Easy Street Big Band, decided that if they could not do it physically – let’s try digitally. Wading through the waters […]

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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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JazzBuffalo Takeout Music: Toney Rhodes’ Tribute To Bill Withers

On March 30th of this year, we lost Bill Withers at the age of 81. Withers is best remembered for several hit songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time. These include “Lean On Me,” “Lovely Day,” and “Ain’t No Sunshine.” Toney Rhodes is one of the area’s prolific pianists, keyboardists, composers, […]

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JazzBuffalo Takeout Music: “Les Feuilles Mortes” by Carina and The Six String Preacher

In a March 24 article about Carina and The Six String Preacher, we wrote of their endeavors in creating music videos. With the pandemic having us staying home, the trio continues to use video as a creative outlet. We share their latest music video in this new JazzBuffalo Takeout Music feature. In this “Quarantine Jam,” […]

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