Thank you, Buffalo, for your overwhelming support in our first year!
It’s been a great season and we’ve worked hard to fulfill our mission to preserve, celebrate, and advance jazz in Western New York. For complete details on all you've helped us accomplish, please subscribe to our mailing list.
"Buffalo has a new voice when it comes to the jazz scene. Buffalo Jazz Collective... was formed to ensure that this city's jazz future is as solid as its past."
— Buffalo rising
— Rohn Emke, Buffalo SPREE | Second Sunday's at the Buffalo History Museum
With Second Sunday's at the Buffalo History Museum, and shows at the renowned Nietzsche's on Allen, MusicalFare Theatre, Flying Bison Brewing Company, Carnegie Art Center and more, the Buffalo Jazz Collective has solidified itself as a major force on the Western New York jazz scene. Looking ahead to the 2017 - 2018 season, we have many exciting upcoming concerts, events, programs, and more in the works. Stay tuned for our 2017 - 2018 season announcement!
Our First Season
Our first season has been a whirlwind of activity! We have been working hard to live up to our mission of preserving, celebrating and advancing jazz in Western New York through our many performances, educational opportunities for Buffalo Public School students, and media collaborations.
Since October 2016, we have held 18 major performances at 7 area venues. For these, we hired 29 of the top local jazz musicians and 9 special guest performers from NYC, Toronto, and Rochester; most with ties to Western New York!
Thanks to the combined efforts of the BJC and Buffalo Public Schools Music Department, we launched the All City Jazz Ensemble. It is a high school jazz band comprised of top instrumentalists from BAVPA, City Honors, Hutch Tech, Olmsted, and South Park.
In Collaboration with Crosswater Digital Media, we participated in a virtual reality, 360 spatial audio recording session in Buffalo State's Ciminelli Recital Hall. CHeck out the Crosswater Digital Media Facebook page to view those amazing recordings!
Most of what we were able to accomplish this past year was made possible with the help of our generous supporters. We received over 40 donations totaling more than $12,000! We thank each of you very much, and would also like to thank Artist Services Initiative of WNY for awarding us a Give for Greatness Grant (our first of hopefully many successful grant attempts!).
As we look to expand our offerings in the future, we would very much appreciate you considering making a tax-deductible donation in 2017. Please visit our donor page to view suggested amounts and different categories.