Local Talent Tops Line Up for Annual Pine Grill Jazz Reunion!

The African American Cultural Centers’ Pine Grill Jazz Reunion will take place the first two Sundays in August , Sunday, August 1st and Sunday, August 8th.  The Pine Grill Reunion is without a doubt one of our city’s most popular events and the Cultural Center is  thrilled to know that this 32-year-old tradition will continue in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park .

Charlie Reedy’s Quartet: Playing Both August 1 and August 8!

The Jazz Reunion will run from 4p.m.-9p.m.  on both Sundays with a Pre-Show that begins at 3:15p.m. This year’s  entertainment will  feature  extraordinarily talented local artists on both weekends  instead of just one. 

The lineup is as follows:

August 1st: 

•Charlie Reedy’s Jazz Quartet

•Kakilambe

•Old School B-Boys

•Charles L. Costner’s Percussion Brothers

•Sandra Clay

•Kimera Lattimore

August 8th:

•Charlie Reedy’s Jazz Quartet

•Kakilambe

•Sensation

•24 Karat Gold

•Darcel Blue

•Wendy Jones (Los Angeles, CA)

“We are excited to announce that the Pine Grill Jazz Reunion will feature a NEW component of art. Artists will join the performers onstage, both starting and completing an entire work of art before your eyes,” said says  Kahlil Newkirk, one of the hosts for this year’s Pine Grill Jazz Reunion, who also serves as the Artistic Director of the renowned Paul Robeson Theatre. These one-of-a-kind paintings will be donated to the African American Cultural Center where they will be on display following the festivities, before being sold at an in-house/virtual auction.

Keeping with tradition, the African American Cultural Center will also have T-shirts available in all sizes. Please visit the agency website www.AACCBuffalo.org to order your shirts online! Additionally vending opportunities for this event are still available. Please stop by or call for an application. If you would like to bring a personal tent, size 10’x12’ or smaller, please call to register for your   permit. There is no fee for tents this year, but we are accepting donations. If you are renting a park shelter please contact the agency at the number listed below.

Although COVID restrictions have loosened, participants are encouraged to follow safety protocols whenever possible. A sanitization station will be made available for participants free of charge, and a healthcare provider will be onsite for those interested in receiving vaccinations. 

For more information, and continued updates, visit: Website: www.AACCBuffalo.org and our Social Media pages @AACCBUFFALO :  Facebook/Instagram or call us at 716.884.2013