Jazz Night In America Produce Stirring Tribute To Jazz Legends We Lost In 2021

In the past year, the effect of Covid-19, natural causes, aging, and health-related issues all contributed to the worldwide jazz community experiencing the loss of over 50 departed legends. In the JazzBuffalo community, 2021 saw the loss of three jazz icons with roots in Buffalo. NEA jazz master Dr. Lonnie Smith, legendary bassist Arthur “Juini” […]

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Jane Bunnett Describes Her Connection To Cuba On NPR

On Sunday, December 15 at 3 pm, Buffalo gets a special visit from the 3-time Grammy Nominee in Latin Jazz, Jane Bunnett and her all-Cuban females’ ensemble Maqueque. Jane Bunnett’s Maqueque concept began five years ago and has evolved into one of the premier Latin Jazz and Cuban Jazz ensembles today. Their previous release, Oddara, […]

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NPR “Jazz Night In America” Interviews Saxophonist Joe Lovano

One of the most fascinating concerts of the recent season of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Art of Jazz Series was that of Joe Lovano. Many may not know Lovano is a native of another city on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland. We all had the chance to see Lovano perform, hear him offer wisdom […]

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NPR Interviews Jazz Guitarist George Benson

Stephen Kallao of NPR interviews NEA Jazz Master and 10-times Grammy winner, George Benson. On NPR’s World Cafe, the conversation covers Benson’s latest album “Walking to New Orleans”, a tribute to two rock and roll legends – Chuck Berry and Fats Domino. Enjoy listening to this enlightening interview with the prominent jazz guitarist. George Benson […]

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Jazz Trumpeter Icon Roy Hargrove Passes At 49

The jazz world was met with the sad news of losing one its modern giants of jazz, Roy Hargrove.  Hargrove died of cardiac arrest at the age of 49 on Friday night, November 1st.  He was a prolific trumpeter and captured the attention of jazz enthusiasts and critics early in his career.  The Grammy-winning jazz […]

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