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Queen City Jazz Festival is back for its 17th Year!

On Saturday, July 31, live “festival style” jazz returns to downtown in the form of the Queen City Jazz Festival. This jazz-dedicated festival drums up some of the best musical talents in the land, who come together to play at 145 Broadway – home to the historic Colored Musicians Club. 

The richness and diversity of Buffalo’s musical talent base are showcased during 7 performances at this year’s Queen City Jazz Festival.

There’s a lot more to this festival than groovy beats, there’s food and drink, history, socializing, and getting to know Buffalo’s jazz scene (past and present). Each year, these talented musicians play their hearts out, to keep the jazz culture upbeat and current, by laying down the beats in true blue Buffalo style.

Here’s the line-up for the 2021 festival:

  • 1pm George Scott Big Band
  • 2pm Jay Sharp-tet
  • 3pm Nelson Rivera & Somos La Gente
  • 4pm Curtis Lovell
  • 5pm Trinity featuring DP
  • 6pm Trigger and the Sermon
  • 7pm George Caldwell feat. Bobby Militello

The event will be held rain or shine. The festival is free, and donations are welcome to support the festival and the not-for-profit Colored Musicians Club. Food trucks and vendors will be on hand.

July 31st , 2021 from 1pm-8pm at the historic Colored Musicians Club at 145 Broadway at Michigan.

Festival sponsors are M&T Bank, Indigo Productions, Try-it Distributing Company, Buffalo Place, Cullen Foundation, Point 9mile Collaborative, Hallwalls C.A.C., and the City of Buffalo.

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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