2020 NEA Jazz Masters Announced By The National Endowment For The Arts

Today, the National Endowment for the Arts announced the 2020 recipients of the most prestigious award in jazz – recognized as an NEA Jazz Master. The newest NEA Jazz Masters to be inducted are Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell, Reggie Workman, and Dorthaan Kirk. Kirk also is receiving the A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for […]

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Jazz In Town: First Signs of Summer Jazz Season Emerge

Although the weather and temperatures have not reflected such, the first signs of the summer jazz season are beginning to emerge.  A new summer series is announced and the return of jazz to a popular downtown rooftop patio returns this year.  Plus, the second half of this year will see more international jazz stars stop […]

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Kenny Burrell Facing Homelessness And Financial Hardship

There has been a recent stream of news regarding a statement from Kenny Burrell’s wife regarding recent financial hardship. The couple suffered from mismanaged medical claims and increasing medical bills. Although they have some recourse, it has left them in dire straits. A full statement is made here by Katherine Burrell on the Go Fund […]

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NPR Interviews Jazz Guitarist George Benson

Stephen Kallao of NPR interviews NEA Jazz Master and 10-times Grammy winner, George Benson. On NPR’s World Cafe, the conversation covers Benson’s latest album “Walking to New Orleans”, a tribute to two rock and roll legends – Chuck Berry and Fats Domino. Enjoy listening to this enlightening interview with the prominent jazz guitarist. George Benson […]

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Jazz In Town: A Jazzy Mother’s Day Weekend

This weekend we take time to honor all the Moms who have made this a better world.  And, there is plenty of jazz to help Moms celebrate their special day.  Including an opportunity to take a drive over to Niagara-on-the-Lake to see two international jazz stars from Cuba. Featured Events From Chicago, the hard-swinging sax […]

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Nietzsche’s Fourth-Annual JazzFest Returns May 8-12.

Nietzsche’s JazzFest began modestly four years ago. Now the festival has grown into a grassroots 5-day jazz festival at the local Allen-street live music dive. The festival emphasizes local, original jazz music, being created right here in Buffalo, NY. Offering jazz in the unpretentious setting of Nietzsche’s with an affordable cover charge. The lineup for […]

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Jazz In Town: Celebrating The Future In Jazz

This weekend Buffalo gets a visit from the world renowned gypsy jazz group, the Rhythm Future Quartet.  The future for jazz in the Greater Buffalo region continues to glow brighter and brighter.  There is plenty of outstanding jazz to look ahead to in the future. Featured Event JazzBuffalo Presents The Rhythm Future Quartet Sunday, May […]

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3 Summer Concerts Announced For Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series

The popular Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series continues to roll along in its third season. Offering the community a variety of entertainment featuring stellar local and regional artists. And, broadening the awareness of jazz in our society, as well as, appreciation for this original American art form. For the summer of 2019 (June through August), […]

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Veronica Swift and Emmet Cohen Trio – Friday, June 28

Veronica Swift and Emmet Cohen Trio In concert together! Friday, June 28, 2019 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT) Glenn and Awdry Flickinger Performing Arts CenterNichols School Campus1250 Amherst StreetBuffalo, NY 14216 Two of today’s fastest rising stars in jazz – together! Tickets are $29.75. Get your tickets now! window.EBWidgets.createWidget({ // Required widgetType: ‘checkout’, […]

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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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