Northwest Jazz Festival Announces 2019 Lineup For Four Stages

At the Taste of Jazz Fundraiser taking place on sunday, March 31st, the Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY announces its lineup of local and regional performers for its 2019 and 17th Annual Jazz Festival.  Recently, the festival announced its lineup for the Main Headliner Stage to include Monty Alexander Harlem-Kingston Express, Roberta Gambarini, […]

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Jazz In Town: May Blossoms With Jazz Music

The month of May continues with an abundance of fantastic jazz.  Bringing international jazz stars to the city.  And, with local talent providing the best in jazz.  Highlights Kendrick Scott Oracle, Thursday, May 12th at 7:30 pm at the UB Center For The Arts On Thursday, May 12th you can catch the Kendrick Scott Oracle […]

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The 3 Tenors Perform At The Next JazzBuffalo Sunday Jazz Series Event On December 13th!

On Sunday, December 13th, the last of the 2015 JazzBuffalo Sunday Jazz Series, in partnership with 189 Public House, takes place.  It promises to be a stupendous way to close out the first-ever Sunday Jazz Series season!  Phil DiRe is leading the production of an ensemble specifically for this Sunday Jazz Series date entitled the […]

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Phil DiRe Featured Jazz Artist For Wednesday Night Jazz July 1st

This week’s Wednesday Night Jazz event held at Mezza Restaurant, on July 1, features a true Buffalo legend of jazz.  Phil DiRe will be performing beginning at 6:30pm as part of the weekly Wednesday Night Jazz series hosted by bassists Wayne Moose. There is a lot to say about Phil DiRe.  And, no one has […]

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Phil DiRe and Friends Kick-Off Jazz Series Spectacularly! New Performances Scheduled!

  The first Sunday Afternoon Jazz Series concert took place yesterday at 189 Public House in East Aurora.  If you missed it, you missed a spectacular two sets put on by Phil DiRe and Friends.  The two masters of the saxophone, Phil DiRe and Dave Schiavone, had brilliant individual and group moments, which kept you […]

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JazzBuffalo Review: Legends Of Jazz Event Shines With Originals

A spectacular weekend of jazz and festivals was capped by what can be called a legendary performance.  On Sunday afternoon, legendary jazz performers came together for an event entitled The Legends Of Jazz.  Led by Phil DiRe on tenor saxophone, the sextet formed for this occasion by DiRe included Bobby Militello on alto sax and […]

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Jazz In Town: Start Off The 4th Weekend With A B.A.M.

Summer jazz is underway!  The highlight for this weekend is the appearance of the Phil DiRe Quintet with special guest Jay Beckenstein of Spyro Gyra fame at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Summer Jazz Series this Sunday at 2pm.  For more information see: Phil DiRe and Jay Beckenstein Reunite The holiday weekend kicks off this Thursday […]

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Phil DiRe and Jay Beckenstein Reunite For Special Performance At The Albright Knox Jazz Summer Series

Back in the mid-70’s, as a young college student, I was taken hard by jazz.  Although I had always liked jazz, it wasn’t until I was introduced to Chuck Mancuso at Buffalo State College and became a member of the Buff State Jazz Ensemble that I really took to the music.  Like a religious fervor, […]

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