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Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Thursday, June 2019

Raíces Presents Songs From Desde el Puente

Thursday, June 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$15

Raíces is a Latino Theatre Company dedicated to develop, nourish and produce modern and original works dealing with the Latino experience in order to preserve our "Raices" (roots).  If you were not lucky enough to attend one of their shows this past May -  which won them a very well deserved "Proclamation by Buffalo's Mayor Brown" - this is your chance to enjoy and support a dedicated group of artists committed and inspired to preserve the Latino culture. It is…

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JazzBuffalo Presents Jazz Vocalist Steven Taetz

Friday, June 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Vintage pop, swing, and jazz singer and composer/lyricist Steven Taetz is based in Toronto. He has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Bitter End and Rockwood Music Hall (NY), The Rogers Centre (Toronto), Blue Room (Korea), Capital Pride (Wash DC), Hotel Café (LA), World Pride, House of Jazz (Montreal), Ironwood (Calgary), and Toronto landmark venues including Jazz Bistro, The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar, Hugh’s Room, Koerner Hall Galleria for Sinatra’s 100th, and leading music festivals. As a…

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Matt Michaud Quartet – “Plays the Music of 60’s Era Blue Note Records” Featuring Mike T. Jones

Saturday, June 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Mike T. Jones, piano Joe Goehle, bass Ryan Cavan, drums Matt Michaud, guitar Jazz pianist Michael T. Jones, originally from Washington, D.C., has made Buffalo his home where he is one of the most vibrant and virtuosic Jazz instrumentalists on the scene. He has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony, and with musicians Steve Gadd, David “Fathead” Newman, Don Menza, Ritchie Cole, Ira Sullivan, Buck Hill, and Ernie Andrews. He also made numerous appearances with Keter…

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Friday, July 2019

Andrew Nixon Quartet plays “Kind of Blue”

Friday, July 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the release of "Kind of Blue" by Miles Davis Andrew Nixon, piano Carol McLaughlin, sax Gil Pease, bass Andrew Peruzzini, trumpet Joe Goretti, drums

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Elliot Scozzaro Quintet

Saturday, July 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$10

Elliot Scozzaro is a saxophonist and educator from Buffalo, NY. Elliot received a Master of Music in Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas, where he played lead alto saxophone in the seven time Grammy-nominated One O’ Clock Lab Band. As a member of the One O’ Clock, Elliot headlined the Generations in Jazz Festival in Mount Gambier, Australia, was featured as a soloist on Lab 2016, and performed with Dennis Mackrel, James Morrison, Danilo Perez, and Sean Jones.…

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Ava Savarino with Stu Weissman

Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$8 – $10

Ava Savarino love of jazz started when at just 7 years old she heard Blossom Dearie’s rendition of “Let Me Love You”.  Today, her repertoire, style, delivery, and maturity belies that she is still a high school student.  She studies with jazz luminary Nancy Kelley, listens to a wide range of jazz, and expands her horizon to include blues influences as well.  Ava has been invited to sit in with some of Buffalo and Rochester’s elite musicians, but this will be…

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Pete Levin with Joe Goehle and Joe Gorretti

Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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In a diverse music career spanning several decades, keyboardist/arranger Pete Levin has performed and recorded with hundreds of Jazz and Pop artists - including Paul Simon, Annie Lennox, Miles Davis, David Sanborn, Lenny White, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Robbie Robertson and John Scofield - receiving critical accolades for his work during a 15 year association with the legendary Gil Evans, and his 8 year stint with jazz icon Jimmy Giuffre. In a rare Buffalo appearance... Pete will be joined by…

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Mar Salá

Saturday, July 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Based in Brooklyn, Marta Hernández, (aka Mar Salá) is an international singer-songwriter from Seville, Spain. With the collaboration of many accomplished musicians from all over the world, she mixes Latin sounds such as Rumba Flamenca, Brazilian rhythms and Spanish Pop, with Swing and Rock. Marta's original compositions are a cross over between the Flamenco air of Seville and the eclectic sounds of NYC. She has three albums in the market: Take me to Bahia(2009), Primavera(2010)and Entre Two Rivers(2014). If you…

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The Buffalo Jazz Octet

Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Buffalo Jazz Octet, JazzBuffalo

The last couple of years have seen the Buffalo Jazz Octet performing music of Thelonious Monk and reinterpreting hit songs of 1968. Their July performance will feature some of that repertoire, along with music from their critically-acclaimed debut album, and some new compositions. This will be the band's only appearance this summer, so be sure to catch them. The Buffalo Jazz Octet has performed since 2011, combining the power and compositional intricacy of a large ensemble with the flexibility and…

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The Jazz Side Of Jonny James

Friday, July 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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In a special night at PAUSA Jonny James was featured as a musician of many talents, jazz was one of them, or at least until now. His return was unavoidable and here is another chance to experience what was a real treat for all who attended.  This is an opportunity to hear a different side of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame blues guitarist. The group will perform jazz classics from the pens of the likes of Benny Goodman, Count…

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Thursday, August 2019

“Refractions” CD release by Michael McNeill, John Bacon and Danny Ziemann

Thursday, August 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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“Refractions” featuring the compositions of Thelonious Monk, grew out of the Buffalo, NY area’s celebration of Monk’s 100th birthday, “Monk in Octoberfest”. Rather than being a recreation of one of the programs of that series this recording is another creative expression of Monk and his contribution to the development of jazz repertoire. The recording takes a wide-ranging view of Monk’s music including well-known tunes like “Straight No Chaser” and “Monk’s Mood” with lesser known gems “Light Blue” and “Ugly Beauty”.…

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Paul Hage and Mirage

Friday, August 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Mirage is a unique sound of world influenced jazz with an upbeat, rhythmic style. With sounds of Mediterranean Flamenco, jazz syncopations, classical-style guitar playing, rhythms and instrumentation from the three continents that border the Mediterranean sea (Asia, Africa and Europe). Mirage gives you a chance to experience different kinds of World music fused together with Contemporary Jazz. Paul Hage - Lead Guitarist Dan Innes - Guitar, Bass Hicham - Percussion

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After Ours & Talking Ear Double up

Saturday, August 3, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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After Ours is a self-described "head-nod-jazz" duo from South Bend, IN comprised of Eli Kahn (7-string guitars & madness) & Arthur Schroeder (drumset) with a unique approach to improvisation & dynamic range. Having worked together for 10+ years as the rhythm section in different groups, the two musicians have developed tight chemistry that translates to their original music & interpretations of contemporary tunes. https://www.afterours.band/ Talking Ear: "The band takes a unique and academic approach to a rich combination of jazz…

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Miche Fambro

Friday, August 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Gifted with a silky smooth voice oft compared to Nat King Cole’s, and possessed of a delicate yet confident jazz-meets-flamenco guitar style, Miche Fambro is a refreshing breath of musical air in a world that needs joyous, healing music. Incorporating elements of pop, funk and classical music into his style as well, Fambro has made a dozen recordings over the years, including a number with his former band, The Anglos, as well as on his own. Whether sharing his talent…

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Sara Rogers Quartet

Saturday, August 10, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Sara Rogers returns to Pausa bringing her love of heart-breaking songs and an eclectic selection of popular and lesser-known folk tunes.   For this outing, Sarah has assembled a like-minded cast featuring some of Buffalo's best and brightest. ​ Sara Rogers - Vocals/Guitar/Trumpet Nelson Rivera - Woodwinds Alec Dube - Bass David Phillips - Drums

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Bobby Militello Quartet

Saturday, August 17, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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The Bobby Militello Quartet featuring Bobby Jones on the keyboard, Jim Colemon on bass and John Bacon Jr. on drums.

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Saturday, September 2019

Tia Brazda

Saturday, September 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$15 – $20
JazzBuffalo, Tia Brazda

Tia Brazda’s sassy jazz-pop gems and vintage style have made a sparkling impression around the world, paying homage to the golden era while remaining daringly modern. Originally from Vancouver but having honed her cutting-edge sound in the clubs of Toronto, her first EP ‘Cabin Fever’ burst onto the scene in 2012, hitting #1 on the iTunes Canada Jazz Chart and receiving airplay around the world. She followed that up in 2015 with ‘Bandshell’ which also debuted at #1 on the…

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George Caldwell Trio

Thursday, September 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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See pianist George Caldwell with Sabu Adeyola on bass and John Bacon on drums.

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Paul Kozlowski Quintet

Saturday, September 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Paul Koslowski, JazzBuffalo

Paul C Kozlowski is an Internationally touring Composer/Multi-instrumentalist specializing in modern World Fusion (Flamenco, Mediterranean, Arab, Etc) and will be joined by 3 phenomenal musicians culled from Buffalo, NY. This is a night of all-original instrumental compositions! 

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The Hot Club Of Buffalo and KKCooks – A Spanish Treat

Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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This 4-piece gypsy jazz band includes some former members of the acclaimed Buffalo group, Babik! Their swing is powerful and infectious. The caliber of their performance is unmatched in the area! You might hear riffs from Bach, Jimi Hendrix, and Steely Dan as well as quotes from gypsy legend Django Reinhardt. And dance-friendly world music, like Bossa Nova, Choro and Rhumba are a part of every show. So is improvisation. You never know what’s going to happen next! Dean Gionis…

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Thomas Marinaro Quartet

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$10

It is hard to watch a gig that Thomas Marinaro is on and not recognize the love he has for performing and making music with his fellow bandmates.  He eats, thinks and dreams music and has a masters degree in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia where he was mentored by Bruce Johnstone.  Tom has been tirelessly practicing and working on both the performing and educating sides of music and has been a music teacher for the past 10 years.  He…

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Thursday, October 2019

Alex McArthur

Thursday, October 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Join us as one of Buffalo’s rising vocalists makes her return to Pausa Art House. Winning in the JazzBuffalo Poll for Best Female Vocalist in 2018, Alex brings some of Buffalo’s best together for an intimate night of swing, blues, funk, & everything in between. Over the years, she’s picked up influences from many artists & genres that has helped shape & bring out her own voice, & she will showcase many of those at this performance. You’ll be hearing…

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John Bacon Quartet

Friday, October 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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The John Bacon Quartet, featuring Elliot Scozzaro (alto sax), Jared Tinkham (guitar) ,and Ed Croft (bass), will perform the original compositions of John Bacon and Jared Tinkham. This ensemble presents a wide variety of material, ranging from groove oriented funk to the outer reaches of the avant garde.

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Dan Willis and Velvet Gentlemen

Friday, October 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Dan Willis, a WNY native turned  Grammy Award-winning NYC Saxophonist, kicks off his North American tour at Pausa. He brings with him the Downbeat Critics pick Jazz-Fusion Quintet (Pete McCann-Guitar, Ron Oswanski-B-3/Accordion, Evan Gregor-Bass, and special guest, Buffalo’s own Joe Goretti-Drums who are touring in support of The Monk Project (Belle Ave Records), their 5th album recording. Wide-open to a variety of music influences, the group’s focus now is the music of Theolonius Monk but with a twist, filled with…

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E.S.P Jazz Quartet

Saturday, October 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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E.S.P. is a tasteful jazz quartet whose 2009 album Time’s Up! (SPIDER RECORDS) was featured in JAZZIZ magazine. In 2010, the record won a Syracuse Area Music Award (Sammy) for best jazz and continues to receive airplay in more than 120 cities worldwide. In 2012, E.S.P. was voted “Best Jazz Group” in the Syracuse New Times annual reader’s poll. Their 2011 release, Reach (SPIDER RECORDS), was produced by the Grammy Award-winning bassist of The Yellowjackets, Jimmy Haslip, and features three…

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Ava Savarino

Saturday, October 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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What a wonderful night that was when Stu Weissman introduced Ava Savarino to PAUSA's audience. Pausa brings her back again.  Family, friends and wonderful pictures by Jack Zuff make this night one to remember. They are both back and it should only be better, so make sure you get your seat and prepare for another enjoyable night.

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Thomas Marinaro Quartet

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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It's hard to watch a gig that Thomas Marinaro is on and not recognize the love he has for performing and making music with his fellow bandmates.  He eats, thinks and dreams music and has a masters degree in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia where he was mentored by Bruce Johnstone.  Tom has been tirelessly practicing and working on both the performing and educating sides of music and has been a music teacher for the past 11 years.  He currently…

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Mary Ramsey

Thursday, October 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, violin/violist Mary Ramsey of the 10,000 Maniacs appears for a performance that will explore jazz standards, gypsy jazz, the classical music repertoire as well as Mary Ramsey’s original compositions. The indie-rock world may know her as the vocalist for the post-Natalie incarnation of 10,000 Maniacs, but the violist, violinist, and songwriter has had a long and distinguished career aside from that group playing jazz, classical, and folk music. Mary Ramsey was born in Washington D.C.  She has been playing…

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Mar Salá

Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Just as 2019 is about to wrap up, Mar Salá makes her last visit till 2020 with a band has proven to be her best companion while in Buffalo. Based in Brooklyn, Marta Hernández, (aka Mar Salá) is an international singer songwriter from Seville, Spain. With the collaboration of many accomplished musicians from all over the world, she mixes Latin sounds such as Rumba Flamenca, Brazilian rhythms and Spanish Pop, with Swing and Rock. Marta's original compositions are a cross…

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Friday, November 2019

Mareike Wiening “Metropolis Paradise”

Friday, November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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The outcome is an extraordinary program “with a planar modulating language and a propulsive drift. The music is part chamber jazz, part big-boned rock percussion, part free improvisation.” Giovanni Russonello- The New York Times Mareike Wiening’s background, both musical and personal is made up of the cultures of Germany, Norway, Denmark and the US. Her original compositions are influenced by diversity and she is recognized for her virtuously elegant way of playing the drums. With Rich Perry on tenor saxophone, Glenn…

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Saxophone Colossus

Saturday, November 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Saxophone Colossus makes its return to Pausa Art House after a short hiatus. We'll be performing 3 horn arrangements of both fusion and standards featuring some of Buffalo's finest musicians. Jon Lehning - Saxophones Dave Schiavone - Saxophones Harry Fackelman - Saxophones Max Greenberg - Piano Anthony Henry - Bass Joe Goretti - Drums

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The Bruce Johnstone All Star Quintet

Thursday, November 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Johnstone was a member of Maynard Ferguson's band from 1972 to 1976, after having played in Denmark with Ben Webster and Dexter Gordon, and in London with Stan Kenton. In 1977 he joined the Woody Herman Band and toured and recorded with the band until April 1978. He taught at SUNY Fredonia as the Director of Jazz Studies for 15 years until 2016. During his last year at Fredonia performed in concert with trumpet player Arturo Sandoval. He has been a regularly scheduled player with The Buffalo…

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French Conexión + KKCooks = French Week

Saturday, November 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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French ConéXion plays new musette, manouche, brazilian choros, tangos, jazz standards, originals and any other tunes that come our way and catch our fancy. French menu by KKCooks

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Thomas Marinaro Quartet

Friday, November 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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It's hard to watch a gig that Thomas Marinaro is on and not recognize the love he has for performing and making music with his fellow bandmates. He eats, thinks and dreams music and has a masters degree in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia where he was mentored by Bruce Johnstone. Tom has been tirelessly practicing and working on both the performing and educating sides of music and has been a music teacher for the past 11 years. He currently…

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Miché Fambro

Saturday, November 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Miché Fambro is known by many different people for very different things. Some know him as the dynamic band leader of one of Upstate NY's most popular bands a few years back. Others know him as an extraordinary guitarist/vocalist singer-songwriter touring through their small town ("Why are you here??"),  performing with the energy and sound of a full band on his single instrument. And, still others recognize him as a jazz crooner, lending his fluid voice to beloved classics. His…

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Hot Club of Buffalo – Beaujolais Wines

Thursday, November 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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The Hot Club of Buffalo plays a special form of jazz known as Gypsy Swing, which was created in the 1930's by the legendary 2-fingered guitarist, Django Reinhardt. The style blends American big band swing with exotic European Gypsy sounds. The Hot Club approaches this vintage music with a modern sensibility, adding elements of rock and world music. The band features Josh Assad on guitar & vocals and Kevin O’Brien on upright bass; both were members of the renowned gypsy…

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Carina and the Six String Preacher

Friday, November 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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A spicy blend of crime jazz, surf, latin, and pop with a touch of blood and a dash of cinnamon, Carina and the Six String Preacher's signature sound is a modern day jazz noir with a twist. Based out of Buffalo New York, the band — formed by singer/songwriter Carina M. and guitarist/songwriter Vincent James Mastrantonio— has been independently writing, recording, and producing music and music videos since 2013. They’ve released three albums, including their most recent EP, “The Great Hideaway”.…

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Jordana Talsky

Saturday, November 30, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Of all the extraordinary things setting Jordana Talsky apart — the stylistic breadth of her music, her dexterity with originals and covers, the zigzagging career path that brought her to a musician’s life — it’s her voice that dazzles most. Exquisite, elastic, expressive beyond words but buoyed by them, Talsky’s singing is that rarest of things: utterly unique yet instantly accessible. It also explains why the highly in-demand Justin Abedin, who netted multiple Juno Awards with ace former band jackSOUL,…

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Wednesday, December 2019

Alexei Carstensen – Take Me Back To Christmas Past

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Fresh from a sold-out engagement at the Downstairs Cabaret in Rochester, Alexei brings his piano & vocals, plus his pleasing banter back to PAUSA for a scintillating performance of holiday tunes - some familiar and some more obscure.

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DeeAnn DiMeo

Thursday, December 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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A self-described “mother and human being first” DeeAnn is a timeless voice, but for those who have felt pain, and who still stand shining light, against all odds. With a voice that is big, rich and gorgeous, a mind that is intelligent, and a heart that transforms suffering into beauty, DeeAnn sings for our enlightenment, for our souls. DeeAnn will be performing a few originals from her two CD’s as well as covers with newer arrangements. Accompanying DeeAnn, are three…

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Charlie Brown is in Town

Friday, December 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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The Ed Croft Trio, featuring Jake Malone Brancato: piano, Candice Simone Thomas: Drums, and Ed Croft: bass will perform Vince Guaraldi's holiday classic, along with some other gems from his catalog. Come have a festive cup of cheer and ring in the holiday season.

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Charlie Brown Kids Matinee

Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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The Ed Croft Trio, featuring Jake Malone Brancato: piano, Candice Simone Thomas: Drums, and Ed Croft: bass will perform Vince Guaraldi's holiday classic, along with some other gems from his catalog. Come have a festive cup of cheer and ring in the holiday season.

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Mistletoe & Merriment with The Craig Warner Quintet

Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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A full night of Holiday and seasonal tunes with Nelson Starr - piano, Stu Weissman - guitar, Preston Brown - drums, Avery Weissman - bass, Craig Warner - vocal, Special guest Mark Filsinger - trumpet.

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Joyce Carolyn in Concert

Thursday, December 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Ms. Carolyn is a professional performance artist in the fields of music, theatre, and dance. For the theatre of Youth, she starred in the musical,” Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill”, a one-woman show based on the life of Billy Holiday. Her performance received five stars, sold out 94 performances, was held over twice and at that time was the longest-running production in Buffalo N.Y. in 25 years. Classically trained in the Bel Canto technique, she prefers the freedom…

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Banjo Juice Band

Friday, December 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Call it what you want! "Hot jazz" or "trad jazz" or "New Orleans Jazz" or just "Jass". It's just fun music. It makes you dance, cry, laugh, and hopefully feel something. It's raw, organic and infectiously joyful or melancholic. This supergroup is made up of recognizable musicians from various bands throughout Western New York with a shared love of those old-time songs from way back when. At the group's core is Vocalist, Banjoist, & Guitarist Tyler Westcott (of Folkfaces) On…

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Saranaide & Friends: A Night of Bossa Nova

Saturday, December 14, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Join Saranaide & Friends for a beautiful & sultry night of bossa nova. Don't miss your chance to see the team that sold out Hotel Henry back in August. In this intimate space, Saranaide & Friends will bring new life to Latin jazz, Christmas & pop standards that will have you singing all the way home. Featuring: Saranaide- vocals & flute Nelson Rivera- alto sax Brian DeJesus- Bass Dave Phillips- drums Lisa Hasselback- piano" Photo Credit: Alana Adetola Arts Photography, LLC.

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Girl Crush +

Thursday, December 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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GirlCrush+ features 4 of Buffalo's finest female musicians. Sara, Cortney, Alex, and Candice join together to share some of their favorite female-composed and female-inspired music as well as some original compositions.

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Star People

Friday, December 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Star People plays the music of the Stars of Jazz including Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter and more. Featuring Bobby Militello on sax and flute, Tim Clarke on trumpet, Andy Weinzler on tenor saxophone, Nick Weiser on piano, Joe Goehle on bass and John Bacon on drums.

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The Music of Charlie Parker by Bob Sneider and Matt Michaud

Thursday, December 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Bob Sneider and Matt Michaud play the music of Charlie Parker Matt Michaud, guitar Bob Sneider, guitar Paul LaDuca, bass Carmen Intorre, drums.

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The Music of Chet Baker ~ Jacob Jay/Dalton Sharp Quintet

Friday, December 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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The Jacob Jay/Dalton Sharp Quintet will be performing music from the career of tragic trumpet player and singer Chet Baker. Join us as we play a selection of tunes from Chet's long career including his time with Gerry Mulligan, young Chet's records with Pacific Jazz, his comeback on CTI with She Was Too Good For Me and more. Featuring: Jacob Jay-Trumpet/Flugelhorn, Dalton Sharp-Saxophones, Jake Malone-Brancato-Piano, Ed Croft-Bass, Jake Payne-Drums. For this performance, we are very excited to feature as our special guest singer Carina Mastrantonio…

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Elliot Scozzaro Quintet

Saturday, December 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Elliot Scozzaro is a saxophonist and educator from Buffalo, NY. Elliot received a Master of Music in Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas, where he played lead alto saxophone in the seven-time Grammy-nominated One O’ Clock Lab Band. Elliot was named a semi-finalist in the North American Saxophone Alliance Jazz Competition in 2016. Throughout 2018, Elliot played second alto saxophone in the renowned Glenn Miller Orchestra, directed by Nick Hilscher. Elliot has performed at the Xerox Rochester International…

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Saturday, January 2020

Curtis Lovell “In This House”

Saturday, January 11, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Curtis Lovell captivates her audience using a loop pedal to weave Jazz inspired harmonies around her soaring voice. Also known as Zoe Scruggs of Ujima Theatre Company, she brings to PAUSA an intimate acapella show format she calls "In This House". In celebration of the release of her new album, this up-close and personal performance will be a ride through the mesmerizing world of Ms. Curtis Lovell.

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Ladies Sing The Blues – DeeAnn DiMeo & Ava Savarino

Thursday, January 16, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Carol Swist, piano Ed Croft, bass Ray Hangen, drums

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Paul Hage Mirage Band

Friday, January 17, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Mediterranean-inspired jazz. "Led by composer and multi-instrumentalist Paul Hage, Mirage gives contemporary jazz a global perspective by combining unique instrumentation with the rhythms and melodies from the three continents that border the Mediterranean Sea. Genres such as nuevo-flamenco, acid, and smooth jazz are met with classical-style guitar playing from Hage and band-mate Dan Innes, creating an expressive fusion of world music that has become the band’s trademark. Percussionist and Moroccan-born Hicham plays bongos, Djembe, and Derbuki among other instruments. With…

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Devin Kelly-Wayne Moose Trio

Saturday, January 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Co-lead by newly established Buffalo drummer Devin Kelly and veteran bassist Wayne Moose, and featuring Buffalo Music Hall of Fame pianist Bobby Jones, the trio will present a highly curated selection of songs and arrangements written and/or recorded by a variety of modern Jazz and Brazilian icons including Bill Evans, Mulgrew Miller, Chick Corea, Sam Rivers, Bill Charlap, Keith Jarrett, Tommy Flanagan, Kevin Hays, Nelson Cavaquinho, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Eliane Elias, among others.

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VJX – Jazz Fusion

Thursday, January 23, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$10

VJX - A night of funky instrumental Jazz/Fusion. Featuring original compositions from guitarist Vincent James Mastrantonio. Sitting in on bass for the evening is the illustrious, Jack Kulp! Vince Mastrantonio-Guitar Jim Linsner-Drums Jack Kulp-Bass Pat Georger-Piano/Keyboard ...VJX is an original project by guitarist, composer, producer, educator, and owner of Music City Buffalo, Vincent James Mastrantonio. With an extensive musical background that crosses genres, Vincent has performed throughout North America and Europe. His compositions incorporate elements of jazz, blues, rock, Latin,…

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Mary Ramsey & Joe Rozler – Together Again

Friday, January 24, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Mary Ramsey was born in Washington D.C. She has been playing the violin since age 5, has worked with the Erie Philharmonic, founded the Lexington String Trio. Mary has been performing in her critically acclaimed folk duo John and Mary. She continued to expand her musical horizons when she stepped up to the plate and replaced Natalie Merchant in 1995 as the lead singer and songwriter of 10,000 Maniacs. She brought the band back in the spotlight with her top…

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John Bacon Quartet: “2020: New Music for a New Era”

Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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John Bacon, a veteran of the Buffalo Jazz scene, will be joined by the hottest of the young generation of Buffalo Jazz talent to celebrate John’s Birthday at PAUSA art house. Elliot Scozzaro sax and flute, Jared Tinkham guitar, Ed Croft Electric Bass and Brandon Choi trumpet will join John Bacon on drums for an evening of new original Jazz music to celebrate the beginning of a new decade and all of the potential and aspirations that it holds. Hear…

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WMY Trio

Friday, January 31, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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WMY Trio performs a variety of Music from the Post - Bop era and beyond, delivering it with passion through its use of the classic Soul Jazz formation - drums, guitar and organ. Interpretations of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Horace Silver, Wes Montgomery & Grant Green (among others) can be expected to enlighten your evening and transport you to a new dimension.

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Saturday, February 2020

The Music of Roy Hargrove & The RH Factor

Saturday, February 1, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$10

A concert to celebrate one of jazz's great voices, Roy Hargrove! This is a group made up of some of Buffalo's (and Rochester's) finest musicians. We'll be featuring music from Roy's records with the RH Factor Distractions, Strength & Hard Groove as well as his work with D'Angelo. Join us as we pay homage to one of the definitive voices in the mixing of hip hop and jazz. Doors at 6pm Concert at 8pm Admission: $10 online / $5 students…

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Star People play Miles Davis’ “My Funny Valentine”

Friday, February 14, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Star People plays Miles Davis’ album “My Funny Valentine” and other music of Passion and Romance. Star People plays the music of the Stars of Jazz including Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter and more. Tim Clarke-trumpet, Bobby Militello-sax and flute, Andy Weinzler-tenor sax, Nick Weiser -piano, Paul LaDuca bass, John Bacon drums.

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The Love Songs of Chet Baker featuring Vocalist Alex McArthur

Saturday, February 15, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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The Love Songs of Chet Baker Featuring Vocalist Alex McArthur Saturday 2/15/2020 Doors at 6pm Concert at 8pm Admission: $10 online / $5 Students at the door with ID The Jay/Sharp-tet will be performing music from the career of tragic trumpet player and singer Chet Baker. For this performance we will be focusing on music from albums such as “Chet Baker Sings”, “She Was Too Good For Me” and “My Funny Valentine”. Throughout his career Chet Baker was well known…

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César Haas and Ted Perry – Ibeji Quartet

Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$10

The Ibeji Quartet originated from the collaboration of two Eastman School of Music Doctoral students, the Brazilian guitarist César Haas and the American pianist Ted Perry. The word Ibeji means twins in Yoruba, West African language and religious tradition that was brought to the Americas by West African communities with the process of colonial slavery. The name refers to the similar conditions in which both Brazilian and American music were developed. These two similar yet geographically distant styles of music…

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Far Trio at Pausa Art House

Saturday, February 22, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Eamon, Drew and Ethan as a musical team have performed around NYC and Buffalo for past 5 years. They have been concentrating on writing music together, augmenting each others individual compositions and coming up with unique arrangements of songs and pieces by their favorite song writers and composers and bringing that music on tours across NYS and the East coast. They have performed concerts at The Northwest Jazz festival, Carnegie Jazz Festival, The Bitter End, Rockwood Hall, Shakti Lounge, So…

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French Conexión

Friday, February 28, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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French ConéXion plays new musette, manouche, brazilian choros, tangos, jazz standards, originals and any other tunes that come our way and catch our fancy. JEREMY SPINDLER - Accordion Jeremy Spindler is an accordionist who grew up in France and Brazil. He often plays solo, with the group The French ConeXion and with the group Volver. He plays in a range of styles but is primarly influenced by Brazilian Forró music, in which the accordion is the principal voice for the…

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Banjo Juice Jazz Band

Saturday, February 29, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$10

Call it what you want! "Hot jazz" or "trad jazz" or "New Orleans Jazz" or just "Jass". It's just fun music. It makes you dance, cry, laugh, and hopefully feel something. It's raw, organic and infectiously joyful or melancholic. This super group is made up of recognizable musicians from various bands throughout Western New York with a shared love of those old time songs from way back when. Tyler Westcott - Guitar, banjo, vocals Elton Hough - Drums Mark Harris…

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Thursday, March 2020

The Intense Band present Cuban Latin Night!

Thursday, March 5, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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One event on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$10

Hansel Herrera on trumpet & vocals, Joey González on piano and Tali Rondón on Latin percussion will present the first show of a very awaited concert series of Latin music at PAUSA. Let it be Hansel's originals, your Cuban favorites or your "all-time Latin hit" this concert will leave you wanting more. Featured musicians and albums will make these concerts the highlight of your week so... gather that friend, sharpen your rhythm skills and come in for your Latin fix.

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Mary Ramsey in Concert with Stu Weissman, Marc Rosen and Ed Croft

Saturday, March 7, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$10

When she's not touring internationally as lead singer, songwriter, violin/violist with the band 10,000 Maniacs ( a role she has assumed for 26 years and to much critical acclaim), Ms. Ramsey performs locally with guitarists Stu Weissman, Marc Rosen and bassist Ed Croft. A quartet that was nominated in the recent JazzBuffalo poll / Most Memorable Concert for their May 2019 at The Hotel Henry. A classically trained violin/violist with a heavenly singing voice, Mary talents blend beautifully with the…

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The Intense Band present Cuban Latin Night!

Thursday, March 12, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$10

Hansel Herrera on trumpet & vocals, Joey González on piano and Tali Rondón on Latin percussion will present the first show of a very awaited concert series of Latin music at PAUSA. Let it be Hansel's originals, your Cuban favorites or your "all-time Latin hit" this concert will leave you wanting more. Featured musicians and albums will make these concerts the highlight of your week so... gather that friend, sharpen your rhythm skills and come in for your Latin fix.

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VJX – A Funky Instrumental Jazz/Fusion

Saturday, March 14, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$10

If you missed their last performance on 1/23, there is something you should know about this band... it's all about the live experience and their energy. They are all about the "live music experience".Come ina and enjoy a night of funky instrumental Jazz/Fusion. Featuring original compositions from guitarist Vincent James Mastrantonio. Vince Mastrantonio (guitars/vocals) Jerry Sampson (bass/vocals) Pat Georger (keyboard) Jim Linsner (drums) ...VJX is an original project by guitarist, composer, producer, educator, and owner of Music City Buffalo, Vincent…

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CANCELED: Thomas Marinaro Quartet Birthday Bash

Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$10

Thomas Marinaro is getting a year older and playing a gig with his group is the ideal way to kick off his birthday! It's hard to watch a gig that Thomas Marinaro is on and not recognize the love he has for performing and making music with his fellow bandmates. He eats, thinks and dreams music and has a masters degree in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia where he was mentored by Bruce Johnstone. Tom has been tirelessly practicing and…

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CANCELED: Reflections – A solo piano concert by Cuban pianist Michel Ferré

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$15 – $20

REFLECTIONS - A solo piano concert by Cuban pianist Michel Ferré / guest violinist Lázara Martínez This is not your ordinary Cuban Piano Concert 😇 Vey rarely musicians get to perform their absolute favorite pieces to a fully engaged and committed audience and that is what's happening at PAUSA. Cuban pianist and composer Michel Ferré brings us his "Reflections" on the music that have shaped his life as a composer, pianist, father, partner and collaborator. The program for this concert…

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CANCELED: Reflections – A solo piano concert by Cuban pianist Michel Ferré

Saturday, March 21, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$15 – $20

REFLECTIONS - A solo piano concert by Cuban pianist Michel Ferré / guest violinist Lázara Martínez This is not your ordinary Cuban Piano Concert 😇 Vey rarely musicians get to perform their absolute favorite pieces to a fully engaged and committed audience and that is what's happening at PAUSA. Cuban pianist and composer Michel Ferré brings us his "Reflections" on the music that have shaped his life as a composer, pianist, father, partner and collaborator. The program for this concert…

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CANCELED: Alexei Carstensen – Songs I Wish I’d Written

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Alexei Carstensen is back on piano, just in time for spring! His spirit and passion will melt the snow and warm the rain. Expect a melange of jazz, classical soundtracks and colorful stories that will resonate with you.

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The Buffalo Jazz Collective presents Jazz At The Movies

Friday, March 27, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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The Buffalo Jazz Collective presents Jazz Impressions: “Jazz at the Movies”. Jazz and the movies have had a long and loving relationship. Bessie Smith’s movie “St. Louis Blues” and the Duke Ellington “short” “Black and Tan Fantasy” are early examples of jazz tunes inspiring the narrative of moving images. Many films utilized jazz scores including film adaptations of musical theatre like “West Side Story”, the dark 1958 classic “I Want to Live” and the groundbreaking Brazilian themed romantic tragedy on…

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Thursday, July 2020

Havana Loops

Thursday, July 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$10 – $15

Violin music loops of Cuban melodies and rhythms are the highlight of this new project. What started as a hobby, out of curiosity and inspiration, became a source of pure joy and meditation. The possibilities are endless, the freedom and creativity just priceless. The repeating melodies of the bass, simple rhythms of clave, güiro, shaker or bells give way to infectious songs that will stay with you for a happy while. As many of you followed, cheered and encourage me…

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Havana Loops

Friday, July 31, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$10 – $15

Violin music loops of Cuban melodies and rhythms are the highlight of this new project. What started as a hobby, out of curiosity and inspiration, became a source of pure joy and meditation. The possibilities are endless, the freedom and creativity just priceless. The repeating melodies of the bass, simple rhythms of clave, güiro, shaker or bells give way to infectious songs that will stay with you for a happy while. As many of you followed, cheered and encourage me…

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Saturday, August 2020

DeeAnn DiMeo

Saturday, August 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$10 – $15

A self-described “mother and human being first” DeeAnn is a timeless voice, but for those who have felt pain, and who still stand shining light, against all odds. With a voice that is big, rich and gorgeous, a mind that is intelligent, and a heart that transforms suffering into beauty, DeeAnn sings for our enlightenment, for our souls. DeeAnn will be performing a few originals from her two CD’s as well as covers with newer arrangements. Accompanying DeeAnn, are three…

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Jazz Caché

Friday, August 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$10 – $15

Founded in 2014. Jazz Caché is a collective of jazz musicians based in Buffalo, NY. Playing everything from popular jazz standards, to original music, Jazz Caché regularly performs in the greater Buffalo area. Ben Levitt: Bass Jared Tinkham: Guitar Dave Phillips: Drums As per COVID 19 CDC regulations, no communal seating is permitted. All patrons at a table must be from the same party (friends or family arriving together). Tickets are priced based on number of guests per table and…

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Andrew Nixon Trio

Thursday, August 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$10 – $15

The Andrew Nixon Trio, which includes Andrew Nixon (piano) Joe Goretti (drums) and Ed Croft (bass), has previously performed at the Northwest Jazz Festival, Queen City Jazz Festival, CMC Jazz Festival and many other venues. This concert will feature brand new original material as well as standards from Chick Corea, Thelonious Monk, Mccoy Tyner and more. Come down for a great night of new music!

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Alex McArthur Quartet

Friday, August 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$10 – $15

Join us Friday, August 14th for an evening of classic jazz standards, along with a mix of some of Alex's favorite pop tunes, reimagined. Alex is looking forward to sharing some of the things she has been avidly listening to & learning from the last few months with some of the people she considers both her mentors & good friends. Featuring renditions of jazz standards by Cassandra Wilson & Dianne Reeves, to songs presenting her ideas/feelings about the current conditions…

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Friday, March 2021

Havana Loops & David Phillips

Friday, March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$95.25

Just eight years ago...PAUSA came about. Just a year ago Havana Loops started - my Latin music loops project. There are still endless possibilities, the energy of the moment is ever changing and that one chance at perfection each time a loop is created is pure adrenaline... because nothing is ever perfect! Favorite tunes have evolved, new tunes will become favorites. Singing is the most challenging. Dancing? Always Liberating! Playing my violin? A life time dream come true. Hope you…

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Son Borikua & Maria Cala

Saturday, March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$95.25

Incorporating their own influences (subtle, yet powerful) to this music genre and keeping with the tradition of Afro Cuban - Puerto Rican musical heritage, Son Boricua will bring a vibe of life with son montuno and tropical Caribbean groove from the guitars and rhythms backed by a chorus and at times a whaling trumpet. As leader Manny Perez will tell you "and the mission of Son BoriKua is simple: to make you dance and leave you without a worry. Reserved…

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Nixon, Croft and Goretti (CD Release)

Friday, March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$95.25

Please join us as we celebrate the release of our debut album “In Congruence” From Jazz Weekly: “...like strings in a Raphael tapestry. Impressive impressions.” From Bebop Spoken Here: “You say it's snowing in Buffalo? Figures, these guys are just so so cool!” We’ll be playing music from the album and more. Reserved Table for (2) Guests: $95.25 Ticket includes: $15 per person music ticket, food & drinks minimum purchase of $50 per table, gratuity & sales taxes. DOORS @…

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MULTI – DIMENSIONS QUARTET

Saturday, March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$95.25 – $105.25

Featuring some of the most experienced jazz musicians in Western New York and abroad, Multi-Dimension Quartet performs a live show at PAUSA not to be missed.  With careers and collaborations expanding from Dave Brubeck, Ahmad Jamal, Maynard Ferguson, Count Basie and the Duke Ellington Orchestra - what they have to offer will only enhance our appreciation for their musicianships and expertise.  In their first performance singe August 2020, this quartet of Buffalo Jazz veterans will perform classic Jazz standards and…

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Philippe Lemm Trio “First Steps” CD Release

Friday, March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$105.25

Philippe Lemm - Drums / Jeff Koch - Bass / Addison Frei - piano  

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Philippe Lemm Trio “First Steps” CD Release

Saturday, March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$105.25

Philippe Lemm - Drums / Jeff Koch - Bass / Addison Frei - piano  

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Friday, April 2021

DeeAnn DiMeo presents Sue Kincaid

Friday, April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$95.25 – $105.25

Stu Weissman on guitar, Ed Croft on bass, Jayson Moynihan on sax & Reggie Evans on drums. Due to unforeseen circumstances, DeeAnn will not be able to perform on this date. Here is a note from DeeAnn: "Dear friends, I am so sorry I am not able to do my show on Friday, April 9th that I have no words to express my disappointment but - I want to tell you how much I appreciate all of you for making…

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Carina and The Six String Preacher

Saturday, April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$95.25

A spicy blend of crime jazz, surf, and pop with a touch of blood and a dash of cinnamon, Carina and the Six String Preacher’s signature sound is a modern day jazz noir with a twist. Based out of Buffalo New York, the band — formed by singer/songwriter Carina M. and guitarist/songwriter Vincent James Mastrantonio— has been independently writing, recording, and producing music and music videos since 2013. They’ve since released 1 LP, 2 EP’s, and 6 singles, including their…

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Sol y Sombra Trio

Friday, April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$85.25 – $95.25

Sol Y Sombra Trio features Eddie Candelario, vocals and percussion - Ben Levitt, bass - Kevin Doyle, piano The group has spread Salsa, Latin Jazz, Bolero, Mambo, and more in clubs, dance halls, festivals, schools, and all kinds of events across Western New York for more than a dozen years. Join us to support local business, live music, and promote safe gathering. Get on the beat and drive away the quarantine doldrums!

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WORDISM: Jam Sessionz

Saturday, April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$85.25 – $95.25

Toney Rhodes on keys, Carl "Flute" Johnson on drums, and Chuck Brown on bass. WORDISM: Jam Sessionz is The Premier Non-Competitive Open Mic Event for Spoken Word Artists where each poet is accompanied by custom musical backdrops provided by featured jazz musicians.

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Hot Club of Buffalo

Saturday, April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$105.25

DEAN GIONIS, guitar. KEVIN O'BRIEN, upright bass. EJ KOEPPEL, violin. JOSH ASSAD, guitar & vocals. The Hot Club of Buffalo is a 4-piece gypsy jazz band from Buffalo, NY. The group adds some modern twists to traditional gypsy swing. Riffs from Bach, Jimi Hendrix and Steely Dan are as common as quotes from gypsy legend Django Reinhardt. And dance-friendly world music, like Bossa Nova, Choro and Rhumba are a part of every show. So is improvisation. You never know what’s…

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Fredonia Jazz Faculty Collective | International Jazz Day Celebration

Friday, April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$85.25 – $95.25

Fredonia Jazz Faculty Collective Nick Weiser, piano Elliot Scozzaro, alto saxophone Kieran Hanlon, bass John Bacon, drums Join the Fredonia Jazz Faculty Collective as we celebrate International Jazz Day! In addition to their teaching duties at SUNY Fredonia, the members are some of the region’s first-call jazz musicians. The ensemble performs a wide range of repertoire, including originals and lesser-known jazz standards. For this concert, we will be playing compositions by Lee Konitz, Ellis Marsalis, Richie Beirach, Buddy Montgomery, Cole…

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Saturday, May 2021

Curtis Lovell featuring Walter Kemp 3oh!

Saturday, May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$99.25

Curtis Lovell is an artist born and raised in Buffalo New York, who writes and records music as if each musical piece is its own journal entry, and each performance is an opportunity to sing about what she knows. Influenced by the likes of Jill Scott, Nina Simone, Nat King Cole, and Patsy Cline, Curtis manages to form a new sound that signifies bravery, growth, and authenticity. Curtis Lovell has teamed up with the Walter Kemp 3oh!. Walter Kemp 3 on…

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Banjo Juice Jazz Band

Friday, May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$85.25

Banjo Juice Quartet Call it what you want! "Hot jazz" or "trad jazz" or "New Orleans Jazz" or just "Jass". It's just fun music. It makes you dance, cry, laugh, and hopefully feel something. It's raw, organic and infectiously joyful or melloncollie. This super group is made up of recognizable muscians from various bands throughout Western New York with a shared love of those old timey songs from way back when. Tyler Westcott - Guitar, Banjo, Vocals Tim Clarke -…

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Bobby Militello Quartet

Friday, May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$95.25 – $105.25

Bobby Militello has played with many artists for the last 5 decades, along with leading his own groups. He is curenetly an adjunct Instructor at the University at Buffalo 2016. From 1982 to 2012 he played alto & flute with the Dave Brubeck Quartet and recorded over 20 cds, played with almost every major orchestra in the U.S., Canada and Europe, appeared in many International jazz festivals, television and radio shows. A childhood dream come true, his tenure with Dave Brubeck has proven to be…

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Daniel Bennett Group

Saturday, May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$95.25 – $105.25

New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation. Timeout New York chronicled Daniel Bennett's pioneering spirit during COVID-19, highlighting Bennett's leadership during the global pandemic. Sammy Stein, international editor for the Jazz Journalists Association, called Bennett, "an outspoken voice of hope." Daniel Bennett performed over 100 outdoor concerts during the pandemic. The Boston Globe describes Bennett's music as "a mix of Jazz, Folk, and Minimalism." Daniel Bennett's 2021 album release,…

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The Jay / Sharptet plays the music of Chet Baker

Friday, May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$95.25

Join The Jay/Sharptet as we play a selection of music from the career of tragic trumpet player and singer Chet Baker. Music will be performed from Chet’s time with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet, young Chet's records with Pacific Jazz like “Chet Baker Sings'', his comeback on CTI with “She Was Too Good For Me” and more. Featuring: Jacob Jay - Trumpet/Flugelhorn Dalton Sharp - Saxophones Jake Malone-Brancato - Keys Steve Parisi - Bass Jake Payne - Drums

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Friday, June 2021

Michel Ferré – Reflections

Friday, June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$52 – $200

Michel Ferré - piano Guest violinist - Lázara Martínez of Havana Loops With a friendship now spanning over 40 years, from the beginning of their studies at the Havana music Conservatory Manuel Saumell, Michel Ferré & Lázara Martínez will collaborate in a concert not to be missed on June 4th at PAUSA art house. Michel Ferré's classical and jazz training as a pianist in Havana greatly influenced his musical formation and who he is today. Michel has collaborated with American singer,…

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Zach Brock & Bob Lanzetti of Snarky Puppy

Saturday, June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$42.62 – $105.25

Critically acclaimed as the "pre-eminent improvising violinist of his generation,"  Zach Brock is an American jazz violinist and GRAMMY Award-winning member of Snarky Puppy. He has toured with Stanley Clarke and Phil Markowitz, released seven solo albums, and was named "Rising Star Violinist" of 2013 by Downbeat Magazine. A passionate educator, Zach has coached hundreds of musicians from workshops to conservatories worldwide. Zach remains a perennial coffee fanatic and skateboard enthusiast, and currently lives with his wife and daughters in the NYC area. Bob Lanzetti is a Brooklyn, NY based…

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