All City Jazz Performance @ Allentown Art Festival 2017 | Theodore Roosevelt Inauguration Site, front lawn

All City Jazz Performance @ Allentown Art Festival 2017 | Theodore Roosevelt Inauguration Site, front lawn

The All City Ensemble continues!

The Buffalo Public School All City Jazz Ensemble is looking forward to continuing and expanding upon this program throughout the 2017-2018 school year:

Sunday, October 22, All City Jazz Ensemble, BPO Community Spotlight Performance. 2:30pm.
Mary Seaton Room | Kleinhan's Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY 14201

  • The All City Jazz Ensemble has been chosen as one of 25 local student and community groups to perform prior to the BPO concert throughout the year. October 22nd, the All City Jazz Ensemble will perform before the Russian Fantasy, CLASSICS.


Sunday, November 19, Flying Bison Guest Artist Series ft. Steve Davis and All City Jazz Ensemble. 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Flying Bison Brewing Company. 840 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY 14210.

  • Thanks to the generosity of the Ralph Wilson Field of Interest Fund grant, the All City Ensemble was able to invite top jazz performers and educators to workshop and perform with the group. Students will perform with trombonist Steve Davis during this combination concert and fundraiser.

Floyd Fried Memorial Scholarship

Congratulations to Ariana Jones on being selected to receive the first annual $1000 Floyd Fried Memorial Scholarship! Thank you very much to the Sportsmens Americana Music Foundation for their generous support -- Ariana will attend Buffalo State as a music education major in the fall and will use the scholarship to purchase a bass for her studies.


Floyd Fried All City Jazz Festival

In collaboration with the Buffalo Public Schools, The Buffalo Jazz Collective held the first annual Floyd Fried All-City Jazz Festival in February.

The festival culminated on February 4th with a concert including several high school jazz ensembles, the all-city jazz ensemble, and the award-winning, Mark Filsinger Eleventet.

In addition, students from the Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts Choir had the opportunity to perform on February 11th alongside Buffalo Jazz Collective Artistic Directors and special guest, Pete Malinverni. The performance included the Western New York premiere of Malinverni's, "The Creation".

In November, we held auditions for the All City Jazz Ensemble. We selected the top students from BAVPA, City Honors, Hutch Tech, Olmsead 156, and South Park High Schools. We selected students from each school to put together the All-City Jazz Ensemble and have been rehearsing every Friday in January -- it's a great band that you won't want to miss!


Thank you to everyone who made the Floyd Fried All City Jazz Festival Fundraiser a success!

Attendees enjoyed music from the Buffalo Youth Jazz Workshop, Brendan Lanighan Quartet, and Mark Filsinger Eleventet. The money raised was applied toward making participation in the festival free for students and schools.



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