The Buffalo Jazz Collective is a group of jazz musicians and advocates dedicated to preserving, celebrating, and advancing the rich jazz heritage of Western New York. Through performance, education, and media, we pay tribute to our city’s musical past and nurture its future by ensuring jazz remains at the core of our cultural landscape.
Recognized as a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation, the Buffalo Jazz Collective will serve as the premier jazz organization in Western New York. We aim to foster opportunities for jazz musicians from our area to gain local, national, and international acclaim through producing:
- concerts and events in Western New York that highlight the area's finest jazz musicians and special guest artists,
- performance opportunities in Western New York featuring top jazz musicians from around the world who are originally from our area.
- educational opportunities for jazz learners of all ages and experiences via the Floyd Fried Jazz Academy.
- recordings, publications, and related media celebrating our area's rich jazz heritage.
Our inaugural season will launch in October 2016 with a world-class concert series at the Buffalo History Museum. The series will be curated by our team of Artistic Directors: George Caldwell, Mark Filsinger, John Hasselback Jr, and Bobby Militello.