Vincent Herring, Bobby Watson, and Gary Bartz Record Landmark Album To Honor 100th Birthday Of Jazz Icon Charlie Parker

August 29, 2020, will mark the centennial of one of jazz’s most iconic figures, Charlie Parker. The global celebration of Charlie Parker begins with a historic alto saxophone summit bringing together three of modern jazz’s most acclaimed voices.  Vincent Herring, Bobby Watson, and Gary Bartz, three of the most heralded alto sax jazz musicians in the last 40 […]

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Elio Villafranca And Jass Syncopators Make History At Northwest Jazz Festival

On Saturday evening, August 25th, the audience at the Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY welcomed the noted Cuban-born pianist, composer, and arranger, Elio Villafranca.   The ensemble called the Jass Syncopators included some of the biggest names in jazz to have ever taken the Northwest Jazz Festival stage for a headlining performance.  The venerable alto saxophonist Vincent […]

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Award-Winning Chilean Saxophonist Melissa Aldana to Perform at the Albright-Knox on April 21 for Art of Jazz Series

Next up in the Art of Jazz Series is a unique and extraordinary jazz artist.  The series will present the first-ever regional concert by the Chilean tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on Saturday, April 21, at 8 pm.  Preceding the event, series producer Bruce Eaton will host a pre-concert discussion, “The […]

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Jazz In Town: A Jazz Legend Birthday Celebration And More

Buffalo gets a visit this week from world-class jazz artists in the free jazz and the mainstream jazz worlds.  An astounding week of jazz available for jazz lovers in WNY! Highlights Jazz Saxophone Great Vincent Herring, Thursday, September 22 at Burchfield Penney Museum at 7 pm Alto sax great, Vincent Herring, will be appearing in […]

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John Coltrane Birthday Celebration To Feature Sax Great Vincent Herring

Buffalo gets a visit from one of the premier saxophone players in the jazz world, Vincent Herring, for the 90th Birthday Celebration of John Coltrane taking place on Thursday, September 22nd beginning at 7 pm at the Burchfield Penney Museum.  The birthday celebration of the jazz legend is presented by the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Society […]

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