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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Jazz In Town: Jazz Springs Back To Life!

Cover of Gerald Albright As the weather finally breaks, jazz is springing back to life! As the smell and sounds of spring come to life, so does the sound of jazz.  From Latin jazz to mainstream as well as the eclectic, jazz can be heard throughout WNY. Here are a rundown of just some of […]

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Jazz In Town: Remembering Ted Reinhardt

Remembering a great.  This Jazz In Town weekend and upcoming week begins with the news of the tragic loss of one of Buffalo’s gifted jazz artists and most-loved people in the music community.  Ted Reinhardt, a prolific jazz-fusion drummer, along with his life-long friends Mike Buxton and Bill Shaver, lost their lives in a tragic […]

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Jazz In Town: Heat Up With Jazz Vibes, Why Not?

The weather may be cold but the jazz is hot.  It’s Buffalo so the music doesn’t stop.  I can imagine Eddie Jefferson singing such lyrics.  Here is a rundown of some of the notable jazz in town this weekend: David Kane And Them Jazzbeards Composer, arranger, and keyboard artist David Kane brings his band Them […]

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