Now that the jazz music is making significant inroads (again) in Buffalo, it’s time to celebrate the musicians that are contributing to the rebirth. Not that jazz was dead in Buffalo, or anything like that – we have The Colored Musicians Club (and few other supporters) to thank for keeping jazz alive while the city was on the decline.
Now that the city is rebounding, so are the sounds of jazz, as they echo through the air at festivals, concerts, and myriad other events/venues. Buffalo is also lucky to have JazzBuffalo around these days – an organization that supports all aspects of jazz culture, including performances, eduction, and marketing.
The area saw a significant increase in the diversity and variety of jazz in more venues.
Each year, JazzBuffalo posts a poll, where the community is encouraged to vote for top jazz musicians, groups, supporters, and performances in Greater Buffalo. Here are the details:
The 5th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll is officially open for public voting beginning Sunday, January 13, 2019. Votes will soon begin to pour in for 35 categories consisting of nominees representing jazz artists, groups, venues, and supporters. The winners of the 5th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll will be announced on February 13th at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series. The evening will include a performance concert by Wendell Rivera Latin Jazz Ensemble.
The poll will introduce new categories related to the variety of jazz now available. In addition to voting in diverse categories such as Trumpet, Drums, Big Band, and Venue, voters will be able to cast votes for Jazz, European/World, Jazz-Pop, and Jazz Trad/Dixieland.
In the category, John Hunt Jazz Artist of the Year, the poll will present the largest number of nominees since the inception of the poll.
Now is your time to vote! To participate in voting, you can go to this link for more details and vote: