NYS SLA Ban On Advertising Music Ruled Unconstitutional By NYS Supreme Court

In a significant win for venues across New York State, Justice Frank Sedita ruled in favor of the plaintiff’s contesting the state’s ban that live music cannot be advertised and ticketed. In an effort led by Dwane Hall of Sportsmen Tavern and attorney Paul Cambria, the previous “incidental music” definition and guideline originated in a […]

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New York State SLA Responds To Questions On Phase 3/4 Guidelines

In a commentary on Saturday, August 23, JazzBuffalo joined a chorus of other news media, venue owners, and musicians unsettled about a clarification on guidelines by the New York State Liquor Authority. As first reported by Syracuse.com, the SLA issued this initial statement of clarification: “Please note that only incidental music is permissible at this […]

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A Change In Rules Leaves Out The Audience

At JazzBuffalo, the steadfast belief has been that if we can do what is good for the audience, then what is good for musicians and venues will follow. During the past five years, we have many instances where this has been borne out. Since March at the onset of the pandemic, we have tried our […]

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