Tickets are now on sale for the ninth season of the Art of Jazz series presented by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo. The 2007-2008 series has a stellar lineup of international artists, many of which you may have seen at a Rochester International Jazz Festival near you. Here's the line up:
- Saturday, October 13: The Carl Allen–Rodney Whitaker Project—pre-Concert Conversation or Performance, 7 pm; Concert, 8 P.M. (Tickets $12 for students 18 and under).
- Saturday, November 10, 2007: The Tord Gustavsen Trio—pre-Concert Conversation, 7 pm. on The Sound and the Story of ECM with Series Producer Bruce Eaton; Concert, 8 pm.
- Sunday, January 27, 2008: The Lionel Loueke Trio—pre-Concert Film, 2 pm, African Guitar: Solo Fingerstyle Guitar Music from Uganda, Congo/Zaire, Central African Republic, Malawi, Namibia, and Zambia; Concert, 3 pm.
- Saturday, February 9, 2008: James "Blood" Ulmer solo performance—pre-Concert Conversation, 7 pm, The Geography of The Blues with Jim Santella; Concert, 8 pm.
- Sunday, March 16, 2008: The Vijay Iyer Quartet—Concert, 3 pm
- Saturday, April 26, 2008: The Russell Malone Quartet—pre-Concert Conversation, 7 pm, The Life and Legacy of Charlie Christian, The Father of Modern Jazz Guitar with Series Producer Bruce Eaton; Concert, 8 pm and on Sunday, April 27, 2008, pre-Concert Conversation, 2 pm, The Life and Legacy of Charlie Christian, The Father of Modern Jazz Guitar with Series Producer Bruce Eaton; Concert, 3 pm ($12 tickets for students 18 and under).
I really have to try to get over to Buffalo to see one or more of these this season. Good chance to see some great art as well (I believe the concerts are right in the gallery). Check here for additional or revised information as these dates get closer.