Jazz In Town: Special Trios Visit Buffalo

This weekend, Buffalo gets visits from two exciting Trios in jazz.  Both internationally recognized and offering outstanding jazz music.  Enjoy! Featured Events The Philippe Lemm Trio Friday, March 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth StreetBuffalo,NY14201 United States+ Google Map $10 JazzBuffalo Presents The Philippe Lemm Trio Dutch drummer Philippe Lemm brings his internationally […]

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Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY Announces Main Stage Headliners for 2019

The Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY announces the lineup of Main Stage Headliner performers for 2019.    The Jazz Festival, scheduled on Friday, August 23rd and Saturday, August 24th will present top international and North American jazz artists including Monty Alexander, Roberta Gambarini, Mike Jones, Carol Welsman, Nicki Parrot, Aimée Allen, and Lucia Jackson. […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz Takes Over With Multiple Events

As we approach this weekend’s celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and St. Joseph’s Day, we also celebrate a weekend and week ahead that has jazz performances all over town.  The spotlight will be on jazz education and tributes.  Enjoy! Featured Events “Some people think that anyone could sing jazz, but they can’t. It’s a gift […]

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Jazz In Town: Celebrating Mardi Gras With Jazz

The area gets a visit from an artist originating from Seville, Spain.  And, the area gets ready to celebrate the annual Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday festivities with jazz.  Be sure to visit JazzBuffalo.org and Upcoming Events for all the events happening around town. Featured Events Mar Salá Pausa Art House, Saturday, March 2 @ […]

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The 2019 Grammy Nominations In Jazz Are Announced

The 2019 61st Grammy Nominations have been announced Friday, December 7th and they include those in the Jazz Categories.  There are returning nominees from previous years and some newcomers.  Well-deserved ambitious projects were also recognized.  Nominations include recordings released between Oct. 1, 2017, and Sept. 30, 2018. Notables include Elio Villafranca for Cinqué, which was an […]

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Jazz In Town: Worldly Jazz Hits Buffalo

This past weekend’s Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY and the appearance of Chick Corea at the UB Center for the Arts brought to a close one great summer of jazz and jazz festivals.  Thousands of people enjoyed some of the best jazz ever to make it to Buffalo in many years.  As a result, […]

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A Saturday Downpour Of Great Local Jazz At The Northwest Jazz Festival

A couple of brief rain showers could not dampen the spirits of the audiences taking in many of the outstanding local jazz talents at the Northwest Jazz Festival on Saturday, August 24th.  A mix of orchestras, guitar duos, vocalists, and ensembles had people wearing out walking shoes as they mixed among four stages.  Some enjoying […]

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Elio Villafranca And Jass Syncopators Make History At Northwest Jazz Festival

On Saturday evening, August 25th, the audience at the Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY welcomed the noted Cuban-born pianist, composer, and arranger, Elio Villafranca.   The ensemble called the Jass Syncopators included some of the biggest names in jazz to have ever taken the Northwest Jazz Festival stage for a headlining performance.  The venerable alto saxophonist Vincent […]

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3 Superlative Performances Highlight Saturday Afternoon Main Stage Concerts At Northwest Jazz Festival

Nick Finzer

Saturday afternoon (August 25th) brought to the Main Stage of the Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY a homecoming with superb musicianship and two groups of emerging jazz stars that left audiences wanting more. Despite a brief period of rain that scattered the audience under trees, the groups made it impossible for any to leave the […]

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8 Local Audience Pleasing Performances Kicked Off Northwest Jazz Festival

One of the largest opening Friday night crowds in the 17-year history of the Northwest Jazz Festival attended the festival on Friday, August 24th.  On the schedule were eight performances by local music groups.  All were outstanding and gave a platform for their music to be presented to an eager audience of festival goers. Here […]

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