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Buffalo State Performing Arts Center

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1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States

Friday, December 2018

Gerald Albright and Selina Albright Christmas Tour

Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Buffalo State Performing Arts Center, 1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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$37 – $45

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., Atlantic Starr, The Temptations and Maurice White to Les McCann, Teena Marie, the Winans and Whitney Houston. He launched his solo career in the infancy…

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Friday, February 2019

Bob James Trio

Friday, February 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Buffalo State Performing Arts Center, 1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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$35 – $40

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 credited with contributing to the formation of hip hop. And, James created and performed the theme song to the hit show Taxi. Don't miss your…

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Saturday, March 2019

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Saturday, March 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Buffalo State Performing Arts Center, 1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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$35 – $40

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 of their chart topping hits include "Go Daddy-O" and "You & Me & the Bottle makes 3 Tonight." Big Bad Voodoo Daddy also has made…

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Friday, April 2019

Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes

Friday, April 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Buffalo State Performing Arts Center, 1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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$35 – $40

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 Van Zandt written "I Don't Want To Go Home" became Southside's signature song, a mix of horn-based melodic riffs and sentimental lyrics. In 1982 Rolling…

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Boney James: The Honestly Tour

Sunday, April 14, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Buffalo State Performing Arts Center, 1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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$40 – $45

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 named by Billboard as one of the Top 3 Contemporary Jazz Artists of the Decade, along with Kenny G and Norah Jones.

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Friday, November 2019

Keiko Matsui

Friday, November 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Buffalo State Performing Arts Center, 1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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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 Trees, which earned her a National Smooth Jazz Award for Best Long-Form Video Achievement and Best Female Artist. Matsui's 2001 CD Deep Blue topped…

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Kim Waters with special guest Kayla Waters

Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Buffalo State Performing Arts Center, 1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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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. He is a founding member of the group The Sax Pack, has shared the stage wish such greats as Al Green, Isaac Hayes, Phyllis Hyman…

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Friday, December 2019

Peter White Christmas with Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala, and Lindsey Webster

Friday, December 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Buffalo State Performing Arts Center, 1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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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 Awards. White will be backed by saxophonist Euge Groove (several #1 hits, and has performed with many icons including Tower of Power and Tina Turner),…

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Friday, March 2020

Damien Escobar

Friday, March 27, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Buffalo State Performing Arts Center, 1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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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" in 2013 and made appearances on "The Today Show" and Oprah Winfrey's "The Life You Want" tour. And after the release of his second album…

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Saturday, March 2022

Norman Brown

Saturday, March 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Buffalo State Performing Arts Center, 1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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$37 – $49

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, Brown soon discovered his father’s favorite artist, Wes Montgomery, and found his stylistic holy grail. After high school, Brown moved to Los Angeles to pursue…

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Saturday, April 2022

Brian Culbertson

Saturday, April 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Buffalo State Performing Arts Center, 1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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$37 – $125

Over the course of crafting a 20-album catalogue and architecting more than 30 Billboard No. 1 singles as a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, Brian Culbertson has charted his own unique course in music. Label him jazz and he makes a funk record. Call him an R&B artist and he drops an acoustic jazz trio collection. Brand him pop and he creates a 32-minute New Age opus. And you'd be hard pressed to name another instrumentalist of his ilk who can mount an…

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