Legendary Jazz Trumpeter Wallace Roney Dies From COVID-19 Complications

The heralded jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney, who studied with Miles Davis and other legendary players, has reportedly died today from “complications of COVID-19.” “I am saddened to confirm that the iconic trumpeter and jazz legend Wallace Roney passed away due to complications of COVID-19 this morning just before noon,” publicist Lydia Liebman said in a […]

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7 Jazz Music Documentaries To Watch While Quarantined

Now is as good a time as any to catch up on jazz music documentaries you may have heard about. Documentaries that offer a glimpse into the lives of jazz musicians as well as pop musicians who have touched the fringes of jazz. A window into compelling stories that fill the air with intrigue and […]

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Jazz In Town: Celebrating Women in Jazz

March is Women’s History Month and we are celebrating with a special performance at the next Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series.  We are fortunate to have one of the premier all-women jazz big bands in the country right here in our city.  The Ladies First Jazz Big Band.  Plus more great jazz forthcoming.  Read on… […]

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Jazz In Town: Epic Jazz Arrives

Buffalo gets a unique visit from an international jazz artist noted for his epic jazz approach and plenty of jazz taking place throughout the region.  Read on… Featured Event Kamasi Washington Sunday, March 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Asbury Hall at Babeville, 341 Delaware AvenueBuffalo, NY, 14202 United States + Google Map $35 – $40 Kamasi Washington When Kamasi […]

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“Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool” To Air On PBS Tuesday, February 25

The iconic PBS show, American Masters, will present the premiere broadcast of Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, a documentary on the life of jazz legend Miles Davis. Scheduled for 9 pm ET on Tuesday, February 25 on most PBS stations across the nation. The film by the widely-acclaimed documentarian Stanley Nelson is being aired in […]

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Jazz Legend Jimmy Heath Has Died At The Age Of 93

Jimmy Heath, the legendary jazz giant who performed with many of the historic names in jazz history, including greats such as John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis, has died. Heath’s grandson announced to NPR and other media outlets that Heath passed away from natural causes on Sunday morning at the age of […]

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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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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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Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Sonny Rollins And Other Jazz Artists Highlight 2019 Grammy Hall Of Fame Inductees

Each year, the GRAMMY® (The Recording Academy) selects twenty-five recordings comprised of singles and albums to induct into its growing Hall of Fame. This is the 46th year of the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame that now lists a total of 1,088 recordings. Recordings selected must be twenty-five years or older. This year, jazz is well […]

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