Jazz In Town: Celebrating Trane’s 91st Birthday!

The highlight of this week is the 91st Birthday Celebration of the late great jazz legend, John Coltrane.  Organized by the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Society and hosted by Burchfield Penney Museum, the 3-day festivities promises to be a special time.  (Get your glasses on – this edition of Jazz In Town is lengthy!) Highlight […]

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“Keep JazzBuffalo Alive” Fundraising Campaign Launches!

In April of 2014, the first official posting of JazzBuffalo was made.  JazzBuffalo, a d.b.a. and brand of the Greater Buffalo Jazz Society started out as a dream.  Since then, JazzBuffalo has become more than a dream.  It has become a major resource for jazz lovers and jazz musicians.  All who have the same dream […]

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Jazz In Town: Summer Fades And Fall Jazz Begins!

As summer fades, jazz for the remainder of the year promises to offer an unprecedented amount of jazz that will make voting in the 4th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll a real challenge!   Highlights The Hot Club of Buffalo, Saturday, September 16 at 8 pm at Pausa Art House  Buffalo’s premier gypsy jazz band returns to […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz Is Made In America

This week will be another week of getting visits from jazz royalty and legends.  And, we get prominent jazz being exposed to our high schools in the area also.  A chance to support jazz education. Highlights The Bobby Watson Quartet, Saturday, May 20th at 8 pm at The Sanctuary The much heralded and legendary saxophonist […]

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Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary Is One For The Ages (Opening Remarks)

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary is a remarkable film.  One that jazz fans with a keen interest in the history of jazz should see.  The documentary takes us through the life and times of John Coltrane.  Rather than a literal chronological depiction, the documentary unfolds Coltrane’s journey through his musical development.  Where we come to […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz Blooms In May

A fantastic month of celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month segues us into May as we get ready for jazz to return outdoors and the return of festivals.  Before doing so, much appreciation and many thanks for all the jazz appreciators who came out to the JazzBuffalo sponsored JAM events.  Spectacular they were!  And, thank you all […]

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John Coltrane Birthday Celebration To Feature Sax Great Vincent Herring

Buffalo gets a visit from one of the premier saxophone players in the jazz world, Vincent Herring, for the 90th Birthday Celebration of John Coltrane taking place on Thursday, September 22nd beginning at 7 pm at the Burchfield Penney Museum.  The birthday celebration of the jazz legend is presented by the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Society […]

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Jazz In Town: Curtain Up On Theatre And Jazz!

After a spectacular kick off of the new JazzBuffalo and Road Less Traveled Productions Jazz Series, bringing jazz back to the theater district of downtown Buffalo, there is a full schedule of outstanding jazz taking place in the month of September.  And it is Curtain Up! week for theaters throughout WNY, which also offers jazz […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz And Spirit Come Together

Jazz and spirituality has always been closely intertwined.  Many a jazz musician throughout the past few decades, such as John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman, spoke of their desires and aims to achieve a deep spiritual connection through music.  This week in JazzBuffalo, coinciding with the visit of Pope Francis, has jazz and spirit melding in […]

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April Is Jazz Appreciation Month!

This year marks the thirteenth anniversary of Jazz Appreciation Month held every April.  Since 2001, the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Insitution has fostered a movement to observe this great American art form. For 2014, the institution and JAM has designated this April’s theme as a celebration entitled Jazz Alchemy: A Love […]

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