“Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes” Gets Wider Release

Blue Note Records is forever linked to many of the most important milestones in the history of jazz. Home to a roster of jazz artists who shaped the art of jazz that is now interwoven into the American story. The celebratory documentary, Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes, premiered in 2018 on the international film […]

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Cecile McLorin Salvant, Wayne Shorter, John Daversa, and Dafnis Prieto Win 2019 Grammy in Jazz

The 61st GRAMMY® Awards announced the 2019 winners in the Jazz categories.  The winners were announced prior to the televised event scheduled for Sunday, February 10th.  Nominations were announced in early December and winners revieled today. From the field of nominations in the Best Improvised Solo category, the winner is: DON’T FENCE ME INJohn Daversa, […]

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JazzTimes Announces 2018 Readers’ Poll Results

JazzTimes Magazine released the results of its 2018 Reader’s Poll. In this poll, JazzTimes readers pick their favorite artists, groups, festivals, venues, and more. Voting took place online and ballots were collected during the first week of January 2019. Readers weighed in with their votes in a number of individual, group, and other categories. Notable […]

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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: A Jazz World Awaits Us

Thank you to all who turned out for the JazzBuffalo Poll Awards Celebration held on Monday, January 29th at The Screening Room.  A great night of jazz unity and hearing great music by The Blue Note 8.  For more about this night, see this JazzBuffalo article: JazzBuffalo Celebration.   The youth movement in our JazzBuffalo community continues […]

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JJA Jazz Awards Winner Cecile McLorin Salvant to perform in ABKAG Art Of Jazz Series

The 18th annual Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards for Music and Recording were announced on April 15th and they include some of the best known as well as upcoming jazz artists.  Included among this year’s winners are Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Terrence Blanchard, Gregory Porter, Christian McBride, and Buffalo native Dr. Lonnie Smith. The Buffalo […]

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