South African Jazz Pianist Nduduzo Makhathini Set To Make Debut With Blue Note Records

Blue Note Records, in perhaps its most significant signing in a few years, will introduce South African jazz pianist extraordinaire, Nduduzo Makhathini, to the global jazz community.  The visionary South African pianist and composer is set to release his Blue Note Records debut Modes of Communication: Letters from the Underworlds in the spring of 2020.  By way […]

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Jazz In Town: Ladies At The Birth Of Bebop

Jazz shows up in many places and art forms.  A musical play is underway featuring jazz icons.  A movie appears out of nowhere.  A big band has a special guest.  And, more ahead.  Read on… Featured Events Ladies Swing The Blues Friday, September 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm |Recurring Event (See all) Paul Robeson Theater, 350 Masten […]

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Curtis Lundy and Wayne Escoffery Create A Euphoric Coltrane Celebration

(Photo Credits: Jack Zuff) Due to a computer glitch that meant several lights needed to stay on in the Burchfield Penney Art Center auditorium, it meant the lighting was brighter than usual for the Coltrane Celebration concert on Saturday, September 21. The concert and weekend celebration is presented by the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective […]

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Joe Ford and Nasar Abadey Bring Home The Spirit Of Coltrane

(Photo Credit: Jack Zuff) Family, love, spirit, healing, body, and soul.  All words used in an evening of music celebrating the birthdate and legacy of John Coltrane.  Words that aptly describe a night in which the Buffalo audience welcomed home two of its favorite sons – saxophonist Joe Ford and drummer Nasar Abadey.  The 4th […]

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Jazz In Town: Happy Birthday John Coltrane!

John Coltrane was born on Spetember 23, 1926.  This weekend marks the 93rd birthday year for the legendary saxophonist who if forever etched as a giant in jazz history.  Read on to learn how you can join in the birthday celebration this Thursday through Saturday. Featured Event Happy Birthday John Coltrane Celebration! Thursday, September 19 […]

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Annual John Coltrane Birthday Celebration To Be Held September 19-21

This year, the annual John Coltrane Birthday Celebration will take place for three days in September. The annual event has evolved from a one-day event to a three-day event. Keeping alive a wish by the late Pappy Martin to honor the jazz legend’s birthdate each year. The Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective continues this annual […]

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Andrew Peruzzini Jazz Quintet

Suncliff on the Lake productions invite you to be a part of a very special evening of great music in the beautiful confines of SunCliff on the Lake Led by internationally acclaimed trumpeter Andrew Peruzzini and his hand-picked lineup of jazz masters, his quintet will pay tribute to the immortal Miles Davis album Kind of […]

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10 Albums Released In 1959 That Changed Jazz Forever

The year 1959 began with news that shook the world. On January 2, 1959, the Soviet Union rocketed the Lunik 1 space capsule into the sky. Awakening a new conscious in the world that included dual aspects of the promise of space travel and an increase threat from the Cold War. The year 1959 also […]

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7 New Historical Jazz Collections That Will Make Great Holiday Gifts

With the advent of digital music streaming, it may seem the idea of jazz collections and box sets may not be as popular as in years past.  However, this may be a special year.  With some holiday gift jazz collections ideas for the discriminating jazz lover who will cherish such possessions. What makes these great […]

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Jazz In Town: Fall Jazz Begins!

Summer has officially ended.  And, what a summer of jazz it was!  Headliners of all types and great outdoor jazz events.  Now it is time jazz officially moves indoors for fall and winter.  Exciting jazz ahead this fall. Featured Event Jay Louis Dref and Joey Giambra in Concert Monday, October 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm […]

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