GRAMMY® Award winning contemporary Jazz/R&B superstar Norman Brown has sold over 2 million albums in his extraordinary career and virtually lives at the top of the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and raised in Kansas City, Kansas, Brown first picked up a guitar at the age of eight. Inspired by Jimi Hendrix’s mind-bending rock sounds,
On March 27, the Performing Arts Center welcomes acclaimed violinist Damien Escobar on his "Elements of Love Tour". The NCAACP Image Award nominee and Billboard chart topping artist first got national recognition performing with his brother in the group "Nuttin but Stringz" on NBC's Americas Got Talent. He released his first solo album "Sensual Melodies"
The Buffalo State Performing Arts Center welcomes Peter White Christmas, with Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala and Lindsey Webster on December 6. Jazz guitar legend Peter White's #1 songs on the Billboard Jazz chart include "Midnight in Manhattan" and "Bright," and his album Perfect Moment has won CD of the year at the Oasis Contemporary Jazz
On November 22 the Performing Arts Center welcomes Kim Waters with special guest Kayla Waters. Jazz saxophonist, composer and producer Kim Waters has scored more than a dozen #1 radio hits and has sold over a million albums. Kim has been a pioneer in melding jazz with R&B balladry into an unique urban jazz style.
On November 8 the Buffalo State Performing Arts Center welcomes critically acclaimed, chart topping smooth jazz keyboardist Keiko Matsui. Matsui has worked alongside musical icons including Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Hugh Masekela, and Bob James. Her 1998 album Full Moon and The Shrine was accompanied by the award winning PBS special Keiko Matsui: Light Above
The Buffalo State Performing Arts Center welcomes back Boney James on April 14 for his The Honestly Tour. The four time Grammy nominated saxophone legend has sold over three million records, has four RIAA gold albums, a Soul Train Award and has 10 CDs atop Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Albums Chart. In 2009, Boney James was
The Buffalo Stat Performing Arts Center welcomes musical legends Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes. They first achieved prominence in the mid 1970s, emerging from the same Jersey music scene as Southside Johnny's good friend Bruce Springsteen. Their first three albums were produced by band co-founder Steven Van Zandt (E Street Band, The Sopranos). The
On March 23, the Performing Arts Center welcomes Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. For over 25 years Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's unique take on American swing and jazz has thrilled audiences around the world. They've sold millions of albums and performed sold out shows around the world including at the Hollywood Bowl and Lincoln Center. Some
GRAMMY Award winning Jazz keyboardist Bob James, performs with bassist Michael Palazzolo and drummer Billy Kilson live at Buffalo State Performing Arts Center! Bob James is best known as the founding member of jazz superstar group Fourplay. He's also written dozens of critically acclaimed jazz albums and samples of some of his music have been
Saxophonist Gerald Albright was already an accomplished saxophonist by the time he enrolled at the University of Redlands, but he switched to bass after he saw Louis Johnson in concert. Playing both sax and bass, he became the consummate session and touring musician in the 80s, working with everyone from Anita Baker, Ray Parker, Jr.,