Jazz In Town: A Summer Tease

Drawing of Nina Simone who is the featured artist for Jazz Appreciation Month as well as for the annual Jazz Appreciation Month poster. What beautiful weather for this time of the year!  A real summer tease.  We are eagerly awaiting the summer days and more music availability.  We encourage all who plan on participating in […]

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Jazz Appreciation Month Features Nina Simone

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Jazz Appreciation Month. Taking place every year in the month of April, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History recognizes and celebrates the history of jazz. Offering guidance on how jazz can be celebrated in schools and communities throughout the United States. Each year, the Smithsonian uses 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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Drea d’Nur To Perform CD Release Concert With Special Guests Curtis Lundy And Giveton Gelin February 7th

Drea d’Nur is a myriad of many things. A mother, a healer, a community organizer, a vocalist, a musician, a composer, and a mentor. To name just a few. Consistent in all is a voice of truth and love. Most especially, this voice is pursuant in her concert performances. In perhaps one of her most […]

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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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