Buffalo has a new voice when it comes to the jazz scene. Buffalo Jazz Collective (BJC) was formed to ensure that this city’s jazz future is as solid as its past. The newly established not-for-profit organization is dedicated to preserving, celebrating, and advancing the rich jazz heritage of Western New York. That’s a relief, because the jazz roots are very strong in this city and there are stories to be told and musicians to be celebrated.
Second Sunday Concert Series celebrating the rich jazz heritage of Western New York.
As part of the organization’s initiative to celebrate our rich jazz heritage, the BJC will be promoting a concert series that will be hosted the Buffalo History Museum. The directive will see to it that some of this area’s great jazz musicians take the stage. Artistic directors staging the performances are George Caldwell, Pete Malinverni, Bobby Militello, Don Menza, and Sam Noto.
The Buffalo Jazz Collective is also dedicated to ensuring that today’s youth have access to the tools that they need to enter along jazz paths. All of the concerts will be open for Buffalo State Youth Jazz Workshop students to attend for free, thanks to a donation to the cause. As a special tribute to the jazz youth of today, on February 12, the Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (BAVPA) Choir, under the Direction of Ms. Karen Saxon, will perform “The Creation”. The performance will feature guest pianist and composer, Pete Malinverni – a Niagara Falls native and Director of Jazz Studies at SUNY Purchase.
Jazz lovers now have another place to call home, the second Sunday of each month.
The Buffalo Jazz Collective – Inaugural Concert Series
Buffalo History Museum | 1 Museum Ct., Buffalo, NY 14216
2:30PM with pre-concert talks at 2PM
On October 9, the inaugural concert will include performances by the organization’s artistic directors, who will pay tribute to the music of famed American Songbook composer, Harold Arlen—a native of Buffalo, NY.
October 9, November 13, December 11; and February 12, March 12, and April 9.