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Jazz Patrol

Canadian saxophonist Kirk MacDonald will be at the History Museum on November 10.


John Bacon, Jr., mastermind of last year’s stellar multi-site Jazz Impressions: 1968 series of concerts and related events, is back with an equally promising followup, the self-explanatory Jazz Impressions: Music in Film. There are two related performances by the Buffalo Jazz Collective Septet this month: on November 15, they’ll be playing the Ciminelli Recital Hall at Buff State, and on November 23, look for them at the West Falls Center for the Arts. Follow Buffalo Jazz Collective on Facebook for more information and for listings of other great shows.


A very different thematic approach to what is sometimes called “America’s classical music” can be found at the Kenan Center’s Taylor Theater in Lockport on November 9 during a program called Inflections and Innuendoes. The subject explored here will be improvisation and its impact on both European classical music and jazz, as cellist Jonathan Golove, violist Leanne Darling, vibraphonist Alec Dube, and sax player Kelly Bucheger perform two sets of chamber jazz.


The always-busy Jazz Collective also brings Canadian saxophonist Kirk MacDonald to the Buffalo History Museum on November 10 as part of its long-running Jazz on Second Sundays series. If MacDonald’s name sounds familiar, it may well be thanks to his appearances on more than fifty albums, including several as a soloist and with the various groups he has fronted over the years, including a quartet and two orchestras. He’ll be joined in Buffalo by a septet of BJC regulars, including Bobby Militello, Mark Filsinger, and John Bacon.


If all this isn’t enough to keep you busy, every Thursday evening this month you can catch the Savoy Trio featuring Tim Clarke at Amherst’s new restaurant and bar, the aptly named Jazzboline (see a review HERE).


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