April 30th is International Jazz Day - a day in which jazz is celebrated around the world with special concerts, festivals, and events. We are excited to announce that we will host an International Jazz Day Celebration in Buffalo at Flying Bison Brewing, featuring some of the area's top jazz artists!
Celebrate Sam Noto's 87th birthday with us! Noto will appear as a special guest with the Buffalo Jazztet in a performance of his compositions and favorite jazz standards.
Over the past two decades, Freddie Hendrix has become one of the most in demand trumpet players in jazz, and beyond. He has worked with a wide array of performers that range from the Count Basie Orchestra and The Christian McBride Big Band, to Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys. Mr. Hendrix will be a featured guest with a group comprised of Western New York's outstanding musicians.
Join Artistic Director, Mark Filsinger, and his quartet for Sunday Jazz at the Carnegie Art Center! Mark Filsinger has been a staple of the jazz community since returning to WNY in 2012. His groups, including the Mark Filsinger Eleventet, have been featured at various venues throughout the area including the Historic Lewiston and Queen City Jazz Festivals.
We are kicking off our spring Second Sunday's lineup with Niagara Falls native Pete Malinverni's WNY premiere of "The Creation". He will be joined by the Buffalo Jazztet and the Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (BAVPA) Choir under the direction of Ms. Karen Saxon.
Mr. Malinverni currently serves as Chair of Jazz Studies at SUNY Purchase and is one of the most in-demand jazz pianists in New York City.
In collaboration with the Buffalo Public Schools, The Buffalo Jazz Collective is proud to hold the first annual Floyd Fried All-City Jazz Festival on February 3 and 4. The two-day festival includes clinics and rehearsals with the area’s top jazz musicians.
The All City Jazz Festival will culminate with a concert on February 4th at 1:00PM that includes several Buffalo public high school jazz ensembles, an all-city jazz ensemble, and the award-winning, Mark Filsinger Eleventet.
Tickets are $5 at the door; proceeds go toward future programming for student jazz musicians.