Dear Nina Collaboration Delivers A Moving Experience

(Photo credits: Jack Zuff) Do I move you?  A question asked by Drea D’Nur as we were well into the Dear Nina: A Sonic Love Letter To Nina Simone concert.  Drea was about to sing the bluesy Nina Simone song, Do I Move You, when she engaged the audience.  By that time, it was evident […]

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Drea d’Nur Delivers Emotive Performance To Captivated Audience

A spectacular night of jazz took place at MusicalFare Theater Premier Cabaret Lounge as vocalist Drea d’Nur enraptured the audience. Braving the storm, a full capacity were treated to Drea’s magical tribute to Nina Simone, presented by JazzBuffalo. Backed by Toney Rhodes on piano, Jerry Livingston on bass, and Carl “Flute” Johnson on drums, the […]

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Jazz In Town: 3 Events And More That Build Community

So far, this fall, we have been experiencing amazing jazz, quality presentations, and fantastic community-build events that enrich our community in Greater Buffalo.  The concert performance of “Drea Sings Nina” was a most special community-building art & cultural event that filled us all with emotions and connections to each other.  It will continue throughout the […]

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Jazz In Town: 4 Featured Events And An Abundance Of Jazz

An abundance of jazz of all types will be taking place over the next couple of weeks.  From casual background music to intense listening – something for everyone.  Be sure to catch up when visiting JazzBuffalo’s upcoming events section.  Where you can view events by day, week, or month or in a listing view. Featured […]

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“DREA SINGS NINA” TO INVOKE THE SPIRIT OF NINA SIMONE

International Jazz Vocalist Drea d’Nur Will Perform Tribute To Nina Simone At Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series In 1964, the prolific singer, songwriter, pianist, and civil rights activist, Nina Simone, appeared to a sold-out audience at Kleinhans Music Hall.   It was a time of burgeoning civil unrest in our country’s history.  Reaching a peak fifty […]

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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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Jazz In Town: 5 Featured Jazz Events To Take In This Week!

There is superb jazz, of all types and for every taste, available in Greater Buffalo this week.  Some prominent names make it to Buffalo at the John Coltrane Birthday Celebration and at more events!  (The wonderful John Coltrane illustration is by Stacey Robinson.) Featured Events John Coltrane Birthday Celebration 2018 Thursday, September 20 @ 6:30 […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz Activism To Be Heard

The run of superb world-class jazz continues!  The upcoming week is no exception.  Buffalo’s growing recognition as a jazz mecca means an increasing availability of the best in jazz visiting our great city! Featured Events JazzBuffalo Presents Todd Marcus Quintet with Paul Bollenback, Bruce Barth, Ameen Saleem, and Eric Kennedy Saturday, September 15 @ 8:00 […]

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Jazz In Town: Ladies Take Center Stage

A great start of the year with more jazz coming our way!  Please get out and support jazz and help keep the art form alive. Highlights El Coco, Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3 at 8 pm at Pausa Art House The dynamic Latin/Cuban Jazz band, El Coco, makes a return to Pausa after […]

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Jazz In Town: Mardi Gras Jazz Fun And More!

The breadth and depth of jazz can be expansive.  Consisting of moving boundaries that incorporate many sounds and genres.  This coming week will find jazz touching many of us in many ways in the spirit of Mardi Gras! Highlights Maceo Parker, Friday, February 24 at 8 pm at Buffalo State Performing Arts Center Maceo Parker is […]

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