The Music Of 2020 Northwest Jazz Festival In Historic Lewiston, NY

At the cancellation of this year’s 2020 Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY, it was met with much heartbreak (see the JazzBuffalo article The Heartbreaking Loss Of A Historic Lineup For The 2020 Northwest Jazz Festival). The festival was set to have another momentous year of presenting historic jazz, international jazz artists, and some […]

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12 Plus International Jazz Live Streams To Watch This Weekend (August 13 – August 17)

More favorite Where To Watch Jazz Live Streams picks here by JazzBuffalo. New series and live streams this week to check out. Some as far away as Japan. Be sure to check out the multiple dates and performers for some of the events and new series. For the full listing of jazz live streams happening […]

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Jazz Coalition Grants First Round Of Commission Funds To 51 Jazz Artists

(Photo Credit: Jack Zuff. Elio Villafranca performing at the 2018 Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY) Organizing with impressive speed, the newly founded Jazz Coalition announced its first round of commission funds grantees. A total of 51 jazz artists were awarded a $1,000 grant each for the creative purpose of composing new works. Brice […]

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The Heartbreaking Loss Of A Historic Lineup For The 2020 Northwest Jazz Festival

When the reality set in that it was going to be impossible for the Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY to happen this year, I knew it was going to make all of us sad. The ripple effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is being felt in many parts of the country in the worst manner […]

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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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