The Collective presents the Jazz at Temple Beth Zion: Jewish American Songbook Series. Each concert will celebrate the life and music of influential Jewish American composers and performers, Richard Rogers, George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, and Stan Getz.

Tickets: $10/door

Call Temple Beth Zion to RSVP: (716) 836-6565


Harold Arlen | September 7th | 7PM

The Buffalo Jazz Collective Presents the Music of Harold Arlen

Join us at Temple Beth Zion for the debut of the Jewish American Songbook Series. For this concert, we celebrate the music of Harold Arlen, one of the most important composers of American popular music. Arlen was born in Buffalo NY  in 1905, the son of a Jewish cantor. He went on to write over 400 songs for film and theater, including the entire score for the classic film, The Wizard of Oz.


Stan Getz | November 16th | 7PM

The Buffalo Jazz Collective presents the music of Stan Getz.

The November concert  will feature the music of saxophone legend Stan Getz. Getz first came into prominence in the 1940’s as a featured soloist with Woody Herman’s big band. He is well known for popularizing the bossa nova in america with songs such as the 1964 hit “The Girl from Ipanema”.


George Gershwin | March 15th | 7PM

The Buffalo Jazz Collective presents the music of George Gershwin, featuring Rebecca Filsinger.

Our March installment will feature vocalist Rebecca Filsinger and the music of composer George Gershwin. Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are widely known. Among his best-known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue (1924), An American in Paris (1928), and the opera Porgy and Bess (1935).


Richard Rodgers | May 17th | 7PM

The  May 17th concert includes the BJC Repertory Ensemble, featuring vocalist Lindsey Holland and the music of composer Richard Rodgers. Rodgers, born into a German Jewish family, was an American composer of music of more than 900 songs. He is best known for his songwriting partnerships with lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II.