Local 533 Orchestra to Pay Tribute to Music of Jazz  Great Benny Carter

Sabu Adeyola

In observance of International Jazz Appreciation Month, The Local 533 Centennial Orchestra, under the direction of renowned bassist Sabu Adeyola, presents its  Third Annual Spring Concert at 6:30  p.m.  Sunday April 28 at the Historic Colored Musicians Club at 145 Broadway Street. The concert will feature selections from Kansas City Suite, The Music of Benny Carter as recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra (1960).

The Local 533 Orchestra features some of Western New York’s finest cross-generational performers and educators. Tickets are $10 in advance and  $12 at the door. For more information call  716.835.6889 or 716.855.9383.

Benny Lester Carter

-Benny Lester Carter-Bennett Lester Carter was born in 1907, ten years before the first “Jazz” recording was made. Emerging from Harlem’s literary and musical renaissance of the 1920’s as a childhood musical prodigy, he had a career spanning seven decades in which he distinguished himself as an early pacesetter of the music. As a saxophonist, trumpeter, composer and arranger, he worked with most of the superstars of his day and led his own bands in the USA and abroad. One writer described him as follows: “His reputation as one of the original saxophone voices in Jazz is surpassed only by his unblemished reputation as a consummate Bandleader and gentleman.” Maestro Duke Ellington regarded his contributions to the Music as tremendous and extraordinary.” (This previously announced concert has been rescheduled from April 7, 2019)

Brue Coffee ( Rochester NY )

960 Genesee

Saturday April 13, 8 p.m. The Sessions Music Series Presenting Frank McComb also Featuring Wil Holten Tickets  $20 adv. or $25 at door info at 585 503- 6270

*Juan De Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars ( Rochester)

Saturday, April 20, 78:30 p.m. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs Street (at Kilbourn Hall) ROCHESTER. For tickets visit Eastman Theatre Box Office or see online:  or call 585-274-3000.

Burchfield Penney Arts Center

1300 Elmwood Ave

*Friday April 12 5:30 -7:30pm The Greg Millar Quintet will Re-Create the Classic Riverside Records album Bags Meets Wes that featured two of the greatest jazz artists in the history of music: Milt Jackson was affectionately known as “Bags”; and John L. Montgomery, known more popularly as “Wes”. ( Free Event)

Buffalo History Museum 

One Museum Ct.

Sunday April 14, 2:30- 4 p.m.Buffalo Jazz Collective (includes Bobby Militello, Mark Filsinger, John Hasselback, George Caldwell, Sabu Adeyola, and John Bacon) Members $5 General $12 716 873-9644

Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Society

*Saturday April 27 6:30 -8:30pm The Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Society will hold their annual membership reception 6:30 – 8:30 at Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church, 641 Masten Ave. Membership $ 50 or Patron $100 each come with specified perks . Annual dues help fund the 2019 Festival and The Love Supreme School of Music. go to for more details on how to support .

Colored Musicians Club 

145 Broadway 716 855-9383

*Sunday April 14 , 6 p.m. The Sunday Concert and Jam Session with the Alex  Monday April 15, 7 p.m.

*Every Monday The George Scott Big Band

*Thursday April 25, 8 p.m. The Carol McLauglin Big Band (every Thursday)

*Friday April 26, 8 p.m. Curtis Lovell

*Sunday April 28, 6 p.m. A Tribute to the Great Benny Carter as recorded by the Count Basie (Colored Musicians Club con’t) Local 533 Orchestra is directed by bassist Sabu Adeyola and features some of WNY Finest Cross Generational Performers and educators ) Tickets $10 adv. or $12 at the door . Info call 716 260-1486 or  716 855-9383

 Pausa Art Hous

19 Wadsworth St.

Door is cash only for all events.  716 697-9075

Reservations encouraged

*Friday April 19, 8 p.m. Curtis Lovell  $10 Cash Only

*Saturday April 20, 8.p.m. Gruvology (Includes Walter Kemp, Ravi Padmanahba,  Bernard Kunz, James Benders) $10 ( Students $8) Cash only

*Thursday April 25, 7:30 p.m. DeeAnn Dimeo pays tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and others. (accompanied by Calvin Parmer, Brandon Sherman-Josey, Anthony Payne Jr. and Jason Moynihan $10 ( Students $8) cash only

*Friday April 26 and Saturday April 27 International Jazz Pianist Yan Carlos Artime  Stage Seats $30 Bar Seats $25 *Contact Venue for Times

Central Park Grill

2519 Main Street 

Tuesday April 16  7- 9:30 p.m.Damone Jackson Outcome (with Jason Moynihan and Jack Kulp and George Puleo) Cover $5  (every tuesday)


248 Allen Street

Friday April 12, 9 p.m.- 2 a.m.5th Annual Herbie Handcock Night Celebrating  his 79 Birthday with The Truth Travelers $5 cover

The Terrace at Delaware Park 199 Lincoln Pkwy

716 886-0089

*Saturday April 13 Jazz & Cocktail Nights at The  7 -10 p.m.

*Sunday April 14 Jazz Brunch Sundays 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Mikes Lounge

1343 Jefferson Ave 716 883-1344

*Jazz Every Sunday Contact Venue for details

*Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series

May 1st

An Evening With Saxophonist Will Holton at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series Wednesday, May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Hotel Henry, Corner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle $15 – $18

Be sure to check out these websites for more Jazz in The City of Buffalo