Monty Alexander To Release New Album Dedicated To The Music Of Thelonious Monk August 23rd

On August 23rd of this year, Monty Alexander will release a major new project and album dedicated to the music of Thelonious Monk.  Entitled “WAREIKA HILL – RASTAMONK VIBRATIONS”, the project represents a lifetime of inspiration and appreciation for the music of Thelonious Monk on the part of Monty Alexander.  The album, several years in […]

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Tom Oren Wins First-Place In The 2018 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition

The annual Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition concluded on Monday, December 3rd.  The winner announced was pianist Tom Oren.  The 24 years old is from Tel Aviv, Israel and another in the progressively impressive jazz musicians coming out of Israel. Oren received the first prize at the Kennedy Center gala, which comes with a $25,000 […]

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Jazz in Town: JAZZ 100 Festival Celebrates Jazz Icons!

This week, we take time to celebrate the 100th Birthdays of some of most fondly remembered Jazz Icons in the history of jazz.  Celebrations include remembering Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonious Monk, and Dizzy Gillespie.  Highlighted by the appearance of international jazz artist and star, jazz pianist Elio Villafranca. Highlights JAZZ 100 Festival Presented by JazzBuffalo, in […]

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Jazz In Town: Pausing to Remember

We pause briefly to remember one of the legends of jazz in Buffalo jazz history – drummer Lou Marino.  Lou Marino passed away at the age of 80 years old.  Leaving behind a trail of impactful mentoring, memorable performances, many friends, and family.  A very humble man with a rich history who always had time […]

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Jazz In Town: Ambassadors Of Jazz Visit Buffalo

Buffalo gets a visit this weekend from one of the top ambassadors of jazz – Wynton Marsalis.  And, from notable ambassadors such as Wycliffe Gordon and in the free jazz world – Charles Gayle.  There is plenty of jazz in the area this week and beyond. Highlights Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis, […]

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Three-Day JAZZ 100 Festival Celebrates 100th Birthdays Of Four Jazz Icons

From the passionate jazz fans to the public audience, they are known by a single name.  Whether growing up and hearing parents talk about them, studying jazz history, or exposed to American music via television, most people in America have come to know the single names of Ella, Monk, Dizzy, and Mongo.  Four single name […]

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Jazz Pianist Laura Dubin To Appear At PAUSA Art House Friday April 11

Highly regarded jazz pianist, composer, and arranger Laura Dubin will be making a special appearance at PAUSA Art House this Friday, April 11.  On her way to New York City for several appearance, she will be making a stop here in Buffalo. Laura Dubin is a native of Rochester and has close ties to Western […]

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