Downbeat Announce 68th Annual Critic’s Poll Winners

The 68th Annual Downbeat Critic’s Poll was announced on July 6 and one of the big winners was bandleader, drummer, a civil advocate Terri Lynne Carrington. Carrington made history by becoming the first female instrumentalist to win the prestigious Jazz Artist of the year category. Additionally, her recent album release, Waiting Game, received the most […]

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10 Favorite Jazz Vocal Albums Of 2019

In the past few years, we have seen newcomers and veterans of the art of jazz vocals make their mark in the jazz world. Holding a special place in the hearts of those who treasure the music of jazz vocals. With the exploding preponderance of especially female jazz vocalists, to stand out with a unique […]

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Veronica Swift and the 100th Birthday Of Anita O’Day

This year, on October 18th, we celebrate the 100th birthdate of the singer Anita O’Day. A singer with storytelling abilities that enamored the jazz world in the 1950s and the following decades until her death in 2006. All you need to do is to view Anita O’Day’s live performance at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival […]

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Rising Star Jazz Vocalist Veronica Swift To Release New Album “Confessions” In August 2019

Jazz vocalist Veronica Swift, recently named Rising Star by Downbeat Magazine 67th Annual Critic’s Poll, is set to release a new album. The album will feature The Benny Green Trio and The Emmet Cohen Trio. Distributed by Mack Avenue Records, the collection of oft-overlooked songs will be available on August 30th, 2019. At just 25 […]

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Veronica Swift And The Emmet Cohen Trio Build A Stairway To The Stars In Historic Night Of Jazz

The scene was set at the Nichols Flickinger Performing Arts Center and the excitement permeated the befitting venue shining a light on next-generation jazz stars. The Emmet Cohen Trio, featuring Emmet Cohen on piano, Yasushi Nakamura on bass, and Bryan Carter on drums riveted the audience to its seats in a rousing opening number. Putting […]

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Jazz In Town: Next Generation Jazz Stars Come To Buffalo!

This weekend, Buffalo gets a visit from a quartet of next-generation jazz stars currently making waves and news in the jazz world.  Veronica Swift, one of the most vibrant female jazz vocalist on the scene will be backed by the award-winning pianist Emmet Cohen.  Joined by Yasushi Nakamura on bass and Bryan Carter on drums.  […]

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Jazz In Town: Summer Jazz Season Begins!

As summer begins, so does the multitude of summer jazz events!  Back-to-back featured events at Pausa Art House this weekend plus many more jazz events can be found in upcoming events at JazzBuffalo.org.  Read on… Featured Events JazzBuffalo Presents Jazz Vocalist Steven Taetz Friday, June 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth StreetBuffalo, NY 14201 United […]

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Winner 2019 American Pianists Award Emmet Cohen: “I was choking back tears.”

(The following appeared in the IndyStar in April 2019 shortly after Emmet Cohen won the 2019 American Pianists Award. The story is authored by Domenica Bongiovanni and the featured photos are by Mark Sheldon.) Emmet Cohen has won the 2019 American Pianists Awards, one of the world’s major jazz piano competitions. And that means a serious, up-and-coming […]

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Veronica Swift Talks About Jazz Vocalese And Her New Rock Opera About A Murdering Nun

Veronica Swift has nothing against melisma, the vocal technique in which a single syllable is stretched out and crammed with as many notes as the human larynx and lungs will allow. She just doesn’t do it. Instead, the 24-year-old singer, who will appear with the Emmet Cohen Trio at the Nichols Flickinger Performing Arts Center […]

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Where Is The Nichols Flickinger Performing Arts Center?

Since JazzBuffalo announced the upcoming concert featuring jazz vocalist Veronica Swift with the award-winning jazz pianist Emmet Cohen, as well as, the JazzBuffalo Premier Jazz Series to be held at the Nichols Flickinger Performing Arts Center, we received plenty of questions. Such questions as: Where is the Glenn and Awdry Flickinger Performing Arts Center located? […]

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