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: Being Thankful With Jazz

Thanksgiving is a time to say THANK YOU to the many supporters of JazzBuffalo and the efforts to enrich our community through the art form we call jazz.  All of you have contributed to not only keeping jazz alive but to also make the city one we can cherish living in. Thanksgiving is a time […]

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Sullivan Fortner Trio Dazzles Audience For Art Of Jazz Kick Off

The Sullivan Fortner Trio kicked off the Albright-Knox Art of Jazz Series Saturday evening (November 17, 2018) in stellar fashion.  Fortner led a first-class trio featuring two highly-acclaimed jazz artists in Ameen Saleem on upright bass and Winard Harper on drums.  Evidenced from the first tune was Fortner’s technical capabilities on piano.  Which were dazzling. […]

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Jazz In Town: The Art Of Jazz Returns

One of the rising stars of jazz, Sullivan Fortner, makes a visit to Buffalo with a stellar ensemble.  One of several great events featuring jazz happening around town. Featured Events Sullivan Fortner has fast gained attention in the jazz world.  Find out why by going to this event. The Sullivan Fortner Trio At The AKG […]

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JazzBuffalo Interviews Sullivan Fortner Ahead Of AKG Art Of Jazz Appearance

When pianist Sullivan Fortner takes the stage at the Albright-Knox auditorium this Saturday, Nov. 17th to kick-off the 2018-19 Art of Jazz Series, he’ll be capping off what has been a monumental year for one of the ascendant stars in the jazz world.  Fortner not only released his second album for the legendary Impulse! – […]

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Jazz In Town: 3 Jazz Concerts You May Not Want To Miss

What makes the Greater Buffalo area a great place to live is the abundance of music, arts, and cultural events throughout the area.  This coming weekend and week is no exception.  Jazz is playing an integral role in spurring more arts and cultural events that enrich the community. Featured Events Gypsy jazz fans will once […]

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Award-Winning Jazz Pianist Sullivan Fortner to Kick Off the Art of Jazz on November 17

The 2018–19 Art of Jazz Series will present the first regional concert by piano sensation Sullivan Fortner, winner of the America Pianists Association Cole Porter Fellowship, and his trio at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on Saturday, November 17, at 8 pm. Series producer Bruce Eaton will host a pre-concert discussion, “Raise Up Off Me,” on […]

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Jazz In Town: Voice And Guitar Bring Out The Best In Jazz

The Buffalo area gets the opportunity to hear two excellent vocalists and enjoy a visit from one of the top jazz guitarists still playing the style of Wes Montgomery. Featured Events A special album release concert takes place from an up and coming jazz vocalist who has also performed on stage in musical theater. Curtis […]

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An Interview With Albright-Knox Art Gallery Art Of Jazz Series Producer Bruce Eaton

The arrival of fall and November is an annual reminder that the kick-off concert for the Art of Jazz Series at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is right around the corner.  This year, the series kicks off with the Sullivan Fortner Trio on Nov. 17th.  Both artists and audience patrons alike have commented on how an […]

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Albright-Knox Art Gallery Announces Art of Jazz Lineup for 2018–2019

Art of Jazz 2018

After a stellar 2017-2018 Art of Jazz series, the 2018-2019 series will return with one of the most engaging lineups in the nineteen seasons of the series presented by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Today the Albright-Knox Art Gallery announced the dates and lineup for the 2018–2019 Art of Jazz series. Tickets are on sale now and […]

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