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Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Friday, February 2019

Yan Carlos Artime – Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz Piano Concert

Friday, February 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$25

Yan Carlos Artime - producer of Paoli Mejías' 2005 Latin Grammy nominee album "Mi Tambor", pianist founder of "Otra Invasion" - a group led by ex-Irakere flutist Orlando "Maracas" Valle, musician and collaborator with Pedro Guzmán (Jíbaro Jazz), Danny Rivera, Glenn Monroig, Batacumbele, Ramón Vázquez, Cheo Feliciano among many others - will debut at PAUSA art house. Artime was born in Havana, Cuba in 1971. After completing 11 years of musical studies he graduated from the Havana Music Conservatory Amadeo Roldán. It was…

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Dissension: A Lyrical Love Story

Thursday, February 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$10

Dissension: A Lyrical Love story is a roadmap through the journey of love. Amina the Empress and Brandon Williamson are your guides on this quest through love, lust, temptation, and the road to self discovery in this playful, engaging, and soulful collaborative performance. It is the perfect blend of music, poetry, comedy, soul, and heart to bring people together this holiday season. Bring a loved one, a friend, or meet someone there. This show will give you plenty to talk…

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Sweet Dreams: A Patsy Cline Tribute

Friday, February 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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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. On February 8th, Curtis along with George Caldwell, Drew Azzinaro, and Sabu Adeyola…

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Carina and The Six String Preacher

Saturday, February 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$10

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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The Wazmopolitans

Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Bossa nova and samba from this trio of regulars to Pausa. Expect the unexpected from this ensemble. Dave Wasik drums, Jack Kulp bass, Kevin Doyle piano.

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Elliot Scozzaro Quartet

Saturday, February 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 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.  He earned a Bachelor of Music at Capital University, received a Master of Music in Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas, He always brings a high level of creative energy and careful organization to his performances. His return here is highly anticipated! 

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Daniel King Band

Saturday, February 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$15

Daniel King is a flamenco guitarist living in Rochester, NY and Rincon, Puerto Rico. His music combines traditional flamenco guitar technique with Caribbean island rhythms in a new sound that was inspired by years of living on the enchanting island. With a passion for Spanish guitar, he put aside all other musical interests and committed himself to nylon guitar as a way to capture the essence of the Caribbean. Daniel King Band formed in Rochester in 2016 when Daniel moved…

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Andrew Nixon Trio

Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$8

Andrew Nixon piano Ed Croft bass ​Joe Goretti drums

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Friday, March 2019

First Friday After Hours & PAUSA 6th Anniversary ~ The Waz Trio

Friday, March 1, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - Saturday, March 2, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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First Friday Gallery walk extends its hours at PAUSA as we also celebrate PAUSA's 6th Anniversary with The Waz Trio. The musical offerings for the evening consist of soul jazz veterans David Wasik, Ron Davis, Doug Morgano and featuring special guest Kevin Hall on saxophone. Urban grooves, acid jazz and upbeat vibes to get your swerve on to. After Hours ~ Happy Hour - $2 off all draft beers - $1off all wines NO RESERVATIONS NECESSARY Admission: $10 / $8…

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Mar Salá

Saturday, March 2, 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 know…

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Italian Opera Excerpts

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

Alessia Paolini - Italian soprano Alessia Paolini received a Master’s Degree in Voice Performance from Houghton College (N.Y) and a Master’s degree in Voice summa cum laude with honors at the Conservatory of Music of L’Aquila, her hometown. Alessia performed in the French Theatres of Arras, Grasse and Aix en Provence, with the dance and music spectacle “Qaddish”, in collaboration with the Nigerian dancer and choreographer Qudus Onikekku. In 2010 she earned a Bachelor in Piano Performance at the Conservatory of…

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VJX – Vincent James Explosion

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

A night of funky instrumental Jazz/Fusion. Featuring original compositions from guitarist Vincent James Mastrantonio. Jim Linsner-Drums Jerry Sampson-Bass Pat Georger-Keys

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​Robert Merlin Davis CD Release Concert

Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$8 – $10

"Let it be his interpretations of favorite jazz originals, inspired by his wide understanding of musical styles or his "in the moment" improvisations, rooted on his ample knowledge of world music, Merlin's musicianship transcends and exceeds your expectations of a well rounded musical experience. Expect true mastery, creativity and a magical connection to your musical senses".

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The Philippe Lemm Trio

Friday, March 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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JazzBuffalo Presents The Philippe Lemm Trio Dutch drummer Philippe Lemm brings his internationally renowned trio back to PAUSA for a repeat of last March's celebrated appearance. The trio’s electrifying chemistry and creative re-imagination of standards, progressive rock/pop, and diversely influenced music have thrilled audiences worldwide. WNY native Angelo Di Loreto on the piano is joined by Lemm and Jeff Koch on bass.  If you missed their appearance at the Northwest Jazz Festival two years ago or their sold-out performance at the…

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JazzBuffalo Presents Peter & Will Anderson Trio: A Tribute To Goodman, Berlin, and Gershwin

Friday, March 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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“Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone” New York Times   Identical twins Peter and Will Anderson are one of the most extraordinary musical acts performing captivating, classic jazz today.  Born and raised in Washington D.C., the Andersons moved to New York City to attend The Juilliard School have performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Village Vanguard Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Paquito D’Rivera, Wynton Marsalis, and can be heard on the 2014 Grammy-winning soundtrack of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire with Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks. They’ve headlined at The Blue…

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Donny Frauenhofer Acoustic|Electric Trio LIVE at Pausa 3/28

Thursday, March 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$8 – $10

The Donny Frauenhofer Trio is a musical chameleon that focuses on modern jazz funk, taking inspiration from the thick history of American music while looking forward. Join us for a night of acoustic and electric jazz trio music! Each set will feature original compositions as well as arrangements Set I: acoustic instruments Set II: solo piano/keyboards Set III: electric instruments Concert at 7:30 pm Admission: $10 / $8 students with ID Donny Frauenhofer - piano/keyboards/compositions/arrangements James Benders - upright bass/electric…

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JazzBuffalo Presents E.S.P. Modern Jazz Quartet

Friday, March 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$10 – $13

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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Trumpeter Derrick Gardner

Saturday, March 30, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$10 – $15

Jazz trumpeter, Derrick Gardner, inspired by the finest hard-blowing funky bop bands of the 1960‟s, is working to extend that great tradition as a composer, arranger, performer, leader, and educator. He began a top-flight career that has taken him around the world performing internationally with the Count Basie Orchestra, (1991-present), Frank Foster‟s Loud Minority Band, Harry Connick Jr.‟s Big Band, The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and Swiss tenor player Roman Schwaller‟s European Sextet. Over the last 18 years, Derrick has…

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Friday, April 2019

The Jazz Side Of Jony James

Friday, April 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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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 Basie, Charlie Parker, and others. James will also perform classics in the early post-war blues style of Muddy Waters and T Bone Walker, players who straddled the line between jazz and blues. Accompanying him will be Ed Croft on upright bass.

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French Conexión Goes all French

Saturday, April 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$10

The nasty weather denied us in January, but not this time. Chef Kendall Kay is preparing an awesome spread of hors d'oeuvres paired with some great wines, so come on out and enjoy delicious food, drinks, and music. French ConéXión are: Bernard Kunz - guitar Marc Cousins - bass Jeremy Spindler - accordion French ConéXion will play an all-French repertoire from originals to Satie, Django, Piaf, Rosenberg, Debarre, Galliano, Gainsbourg, Desplat, Tiersen and Trenet, Some of the tunes will be…

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JazzBuffalo Presents Sax Giant Jerry Weldon in a Special Jazz Appreciation Night Concert!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$15

A special Wednesday appearance on his way to Toronto, Jerry makes a stop at PAUSA.  And, JazzBuffalo couldn't be more excited to present this giant of a sax man once again!  And, celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month! Internationally renowned veteran sax man Jerry Weldon has been a player on the jazz scene for more than 35 years. With eight CD’s as a leader and more sideman sides than even he can count…or remember, this native New Yorker’s performance/recording résumé reflects his…

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Shulman Trio

Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Original music by Moshe Shulman (bandoneon/composer) alternated with Argentine traditional tango. Joined by Drew Azzinaro (guitar) and Megan Devitt (double bass)

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Curtis Lovell

Friday, April 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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If you were to take a hefty amount of artistic integrity, natural talent, creativity, consistency, family support and influence, and sheer determination, put all of it into a pot, and stir, you’d come out with a combination that embodies the art of Curtis Lovell.

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Grüvology

Saturday, April 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Grüvology, JazzBuffalo

Grüvology is an award-winning jazz quartet from Buffalo in Western New York. Grüvology was founded in 2006 by pianist Walter Kemp and guitarist Bernard Kunz. Grüvology has published 3 CDs, First Set (2008), Unbridled (2010) and Freeway (2015). All our music consists of original compositions. Our compositions are influenced by gospel, blues, folk, Latin and middle eastern music. Our music is available on iTunes. Clips are also on our youtube channel and on our facebook page.  Grüvology has been named…

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DeeAnn DiMeo Tompkins

Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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The 3x- Award-winning vocalist is back with her second CD,  ‘Stay Here’, a journey to Ella Fitzgerald to Beth Hart, and Norah Jones to Duke Ellington, sung by a stunning DeeAnn we’ve not yet heard. Start pouring the fine wine. Some things get better with age. DeeAnn gives of herself to such a degree that she elicits tears and gasps and goosebumps from audiences. In her lyrics, she writes of inner struggle, of redemption, a woman’s perspective; of social justice. DeeAnn…

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Yan Carlos Artime in Concert – Latin Jazz Piano

Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 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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$25 – $30

Yan Carlos Artime - producer of Paoli Mejías' 2005 Latin Grammy nominee album "Mi Tambor", pianist founder of "Otra Invasion" - a group led by ex-Irakere flutist Orlando "Maracas"Valle, musician and collaborator with Pedro Guzmán (Jíbaro Jazz), Danny Rivera, Glenn Monroig, Batacumbele, Paoli Mejías, Ramón Vázquez, Cheo Feliciano among many others - will return to PAUSA art house. Artime was born in Havana, Cuba in 1971. After completing 11 years of musical studies he graduated from the Havana Music Conservatory Amadeo Roldán. He…

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Yan Carlos Artime in Concert – Latin Jazz Piano

Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$25 – $30

Yan Carlos Artime - producer of Paoli Mejías' 2005 Latin Grammy nominee album "Mi Tambor", pianist founder of "Otra Invasion" - a group led by ex-Irakere flutist Orlando "Maracas"Valle, musician and collaborator with Pedro Guzmán (Jíbaro Jazz), Danny Rivera, Glenn Monroig, Batacumbele, Paoli Mejías, Ramón Vázquez, Cheo Feliciano among many others - will return to PAUSA art house. Artime was born in Havana, Cuba in 1971. After completing 11 years of musical studies he graduated from the Havana Music Conservatory Amadeo Roldán. He…

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Thursday, May 2019

Shawn Maxwell

Thursday, May 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$15

Released in 2017 "New Tomorrow" received a ★★★★review in Downbeat Magazine ​ Released in  2014 "Shawn Maxwell’s Alliance". Howard Reich wrote, “Maxwell's scores proved as unusual as his taste for instrumental color, the pieces shifting from jazz-swing rhythm one moment to classical downbeats the next, from bebop phraseology to long and incantatory phrases to perky, funk-tinged melody making… Nobody writes like this.” Released in 2011 “Urban Vigilante” on the Chicago Sessions record label. Heralded at 3 stars by Downbeat Magazine Released in 2010 "Maxwell’s House" for the Chicago Sessions Jazz Label. Neil Tesser…

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Tony Zambito’s Midnight Jazz Ensemble

Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Tony Zambito of JazzBuffalo and percussionist brings together an outstanding acoustic jazz ensemble featuring saxophone/flute extraordinaire Dave Schiavone, the JazzBuffalo Poll 2018 winner for tenor saxophone and 2017 John Hunt Jazz Artist of the Year.   Joining Dave Schiavone are JazzBuffalo Poll 2019 winners Lisa Hasselback on piano and George Kane on guitar.  Rounding out the ensemble is bassist Bud Fadale, a consistent JazzBuffalo Poll nominee and considered one of the area’s best bassists for the past few decades and the…

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Candice Simone’s Quartet

Thursday, May 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Modern Jazz with a funk neo-soul flair performing tunes off of Esperanza Spaulding’s “Esperanza” as well some Nate Smith and Soulive tunes. Jazz standards as well as some Amy Winehouse tunes Brandon Choi-Trumpet Alex McArthur- Vocals Harry Graiser-Keyboard Colin Brydalski-Bass Candice Simone - drums

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The Craig Warner Quintet

Friday, May 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Join one of Buffalo’s most versatile, dynamic singers for an evening of romantic Torch Songs, cool Jazz Standards, Classic Soul, and beyond! Backed by an impressive lineup of local Jazz scene stalwarts - Nelson Starr on keys & vocals, Stu Weissman on guitar, Paul Yates on bass, and Stephen Lattimore on drums – come along as the band escorts you on a trip across Jobim, Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, original material, and so much more!

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French ConéXion Goes All French – CD Release

Thursday, May 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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Nothing can or will go wrong with a superb selection of French wines, French hors d'oeuvres lovingly prepared by Kendall Kay, French musette manouche jazz by French ConéXion and their freshly released cd. Hope to see you at Pausa on the 30th!!! Here's a preview of the cd:

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JazzBuffalo Presents Singer’s Revue Night! Featuring Zach Carr, Carolyn Lansom, and Mary McMahon

Friday, May 31, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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JazzBuffalo, members of My Cousin Tone', and guests present a musical revue night featuring three of the area's outstanding pool of vocalists - Zach Carr, Carolyn Lansom, and Mary McMahon. Enjoy a night of hearing three vocalists perform a variety of jazz and cabaret styled vocals. From jazz standards to jazz vocalese, a night to remember. Backing up the singers will be Jim Matteliano on piano, Bud Fadale on bass, Pete Dauphin on trombone, Jeff Rappold on trumpet, Dalton Sharp…

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Saturday, June 2019

Paul Hage Mirage

Saturday, June 1, 2019 @ 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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Mary Ramsey

Thursday, June 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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$7

Critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, violin/violist Mary Ramsey returns to PAUSA art house for a very special performance that will explore jazz standards, gypsy jazz, the classical music repertoire as well as Ms Ramsey's original compositions. She'll be accompanied by guitarists Stu Weissman and Marc Rosen with Ed Croft on bass.

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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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$8

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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$10

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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$10
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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$10

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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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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Bobby Militello Quartet

Thursday, November 14, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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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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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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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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 @ 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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