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Spyro Gyra: 40 years, 5000 shows, and 30 albums later

When I was young, I was given a Spyro Gyra record (Catching the Sun) that I kept with me for years. It was one of my first forays into the local music scene, even though by the time I got the record the band had already made a name for themselves nationally.

We tend to think of hometown hero music groups and musicians such as GooGoo Dolls and Ani DiFranco, but don’t forget that Spyro Gyra also helped to put Buffalo on the map for our local music scene. To date, the “smooth jazz” band has played more than 5000 shows, is celebrating its 40-year anniversary, is touring its 30th album (The Rhinebeck Sessions), and is heading back to its hometown for a gig at The Performing Art Center at Rockwell Hall on the Buffalo State campus.

Smooth jazz legends Spyro Gyra celebrate 40 years

This concert is part of the Performing Arts Center’s 2013–2014 Great Performers Series, sponsored by M&T Bank.

Friday, December 13 at 8:00 PM.

Tickets are $40 for the lower tier, $35 for the upper tier, $32 for seniors, and $32 for Buffalo State faculty and staff. Students may purchase $15 tickets one hour prior to the show. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Rockwell Hall Box Office, 1300 Elmwood Ave., open Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m; by calling (716) 878-3005; or online.

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Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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