Sounds of the City: The Pat Malinverni Trio
Lady Soul is not the only visiting musician this month with deep roots in WNY. Jazz pianist/composer Malinverni is a Niagara Falls native who has been based downstate for the last three decades, where he has racked up an impressive number of accolades and media appearances (including a high-profile sit-down with Marian McPartland on her NPR show Piano Jazz), while building up a sizable discography. Of particular note is Malinverni’s side job, starting in 1993, as accompanist at Brooklyn’s Devoe Street Baptist Church, providing the kind of in-depth exposure to and engagement with African-American gospel music that few white players can claim. Rounding out the bill in this, the final Art of Jazz concert of the season, will be a talk from the folks at Forgotten Buffalo (cover stars of our April issue) entitled “Notes from Distant Shores: The Immigrant Influx Into Western New York and How It Shaped Modern Music and the Fabric of Our Community.” As always with AoJ events, you’d be wise to reserve your tickets the second you read these words, if you have not already.
Forgotten Buffalo lecture at 7 p.m., concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (1285 Elmwood Ave., 882-8700, www.albrightknox.org)