Hotel Henry’s inaugural Jazz Concert Series produced by JazzBuffalo, the non-profit organization dedicated to building jazz awareness and appreciation in the region, will feature five diverse styles of jazz music. Presenting both local and regional award-winning jazz artists in the styles of jazz standards, traditional hot jazz, jazz groove, uniquely arranged jazz, and gypsy jazz. The jazz concert series will also provide audiences with the opportunity to experience live jazz in Buffalo’s innovative urban resort conference center hotel.
Through the late summer and fall of 2017, the jazz concert series will be held on select Wednesday evenings from 7 pm to 9 pm.
Admission to each series jazz concert will be $10 and Hotel Henry will provide a menu of drinks and light foods during the event.
THE JOE POLICASTRO TRIO, NOVEMBER 29 – 7 PM TO 9 PM The Joe Policastro Trio will visit Buffalo’s landmark urban resort from the windy city of Chicago while on tour. The trio is led by bassist Joe Policastro (sideman for Phil Woods, Diane Schuur, and Jeff Hamilton) featuring guitarist Dave Miller and drummer Mikel Avery. While firmly rooted in jazz, the band’s open-minded, inclusive nature also brings rock, soul, funk, and Brazilian jazz to the surface while keeping the aesthetic of an acoustic jazz trio intact. Their third album, Screen Sounds (JeruJazz Records, August 11, 2017), is an assemblage of movie/TV music re-imagined by the trio. Previous uniquely arranged album concepts included Pops!, a collection of arranged pop hits, and West Side Story, an intricately produced album of jazz arrangements scored to this iconic Broadway musical. The band takes aim at uniquely arranging familiar tunes into artistic jazz arrangements and hits the mark to the rave review of critics.
JazzBuffalo is the d.b.a. and brand name for the Greater Buffalo Jazz Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to building jazz awareness and appreciation in the WNY area. The mission of JazzBuffalo is to promote jazz and build audience appreciation for jazz through jazz news, social media, performances, concerts, festivals, jazz series, hosting internationally recognized jazz musicians, and jazz education.