Third Friday Jazz

at West Falls Center for the Arts

The Collective is excited to partner with West Falls Center for the Arts to bring you the brand new Third Friday Jazz series! Located in West Falls, NY (think between Orchard Park and East Aurora), the concerts will take place during the Third Friday of each month beginning in September.

7:00pm | Tickets: $15 at or at the door


Buffalo Jazz Collective Sextet                       featuring Bruce Johnstone

September 21st, 2018

We are excited to kick off our fall jazz series with legendary baritone saxophonist, Bruce Johnstone. Long time Director of Jazz Studies at SUNY Fredonia, Bruce is an alumnus of the Maynard Ferguson and Woody Herman Orchestras. He will join members of the Buffalo Jazz Collective Sextet for an exciting evening of jazz standards.


UB Faculty Jazz Quartet and Guests                Music of Herbie Hancock "Speak Like a Child" and McCoy Tyner "Expansions"

October 19th, 2018

This concert is part of a special series, Jazz Impressions: 1968, curated by composer and percussionist, John Bacon. Through this series, artists reflect on the social, political, historical, artistic, and musical aspects of one of the most tumultuous years in American History. For this concert, we will explore the music of 1968 through the lens of legendary jazz pianists, Herbie Hancock and McCoy Tyner. 


Bobby Militello Quartet

November 16th, 2018  

We are very fortunate to have world-class alto saxophonist, Bobby Militello living in his hometown of Buffalo, NY. In addition to performing, touring, and recording for 30+ years with Dave Brubeck, Militello has performed and recorded with Maynard Ferguson, the Tonight Show Band, and with top jazz and studio musicians in Los Angeles. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear this outstanding quartet as they close out our fall series!    



Buffalo Jazz Collective Sextet Holiday Celebration!

December 21st, 2018  

We can't wait to bring our merry and bright holiday celebration to West Falls Center for the Arts as part of our Third Friday Jazz series!  We close out the fall season with a return of the Buffalo Jazz Collective Sextet. Expect to hear favorite holiday classics including “The Christmas Song” sung by Bobby Militello!