Saturday, September 30, 2006


FREE JAZZ FRONTIERSMEN HAN BENNINK AND PETER BRÖTZMANN TOUR comes to Buffalo . Oct. 4 Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center Buffalo, NY

"The pairing of Peter Brötzmann and Han BenninkŠ pretty much guarantees successŠ Full of audacity and charm, these masters show thatŠ their art now has a refined sense of purpose, while maintaining the vigor, unpredictability, and fun after all these years." - Jay Collins, One Final Note

"It is quite astonishing they are still able to express themselves in such a relentless form. It seems that age isn't interfering one bit!" - Alexander Vogel, All About Jazz

The collaboration between Han Bennink and Peter Brötzmann began in 1968 through the Peter Brötzmann Octet, which yielded the LPs "Fuck de Boere" and "Machine Gun." Following the trio with pianist Fred van Hove, the two began a series of duo recordings, including "Ein Halber Hund Kann Nicht Pinkeln," "Schwartzwaldfahrt" which was recently re-released on CD, "3 Points And A Mountain" featuring pianist Misha Mengelberg, and the 1980 "Atsugi Concert." In 2004, they joined for a series of performances, culminating with their fifth duo LP "Still Quite Popular After All Those Years." But their collaborations have not been exclusively musical; in 2005 they joined to create a visual art exhibit: two buildings joined by a glass corridor in Brötzmann's hometown of Remscheid, Germany.

Percussionist Han Bennink is one of the central figures of modern jazz in Europe. Combining drama and wit with iconoclastic virtuosity and rhythmic imagination, Bennink's performances are a feast for the eyes as well as the ears. Over the years, he has collaborated with everyone from Eric Dolphy and Johnny Griffin to Myra Melford, Dave Douglas and Eugene Chadbourne. "Han Bennink explodes every drummer cliché, rambunctiously devouring free-jazz bombast and subtle trad swing." - Ken Micallef, Modern Drummer.

Peter Brötzmann has been one of Europe's most important free jazz musicians for some forty years. During this time he has crossed paths with Cecil Taylor, Ken Vandermark, Don Cherry, William Parker, Willem Breuker, Peter Kowald, Toshinori Kondo, and the rock group Last Exit. He is adept at the saxophone and clarinet, as well as the seldom-heard tárogató. "Brötzmann has always been iconoclastic in the best sense of the term, even though his roots lay in the big-toned tenor saxes of the likes of Hawkins and Webster." - Nic Jones, All About Jazz.

“Atmosphere Changers” Downtown Buffalo Nov. 24th

Buffalo, N.Y. (September 28, 2006) — Gospel recording artist Nathan Salter and will present “Atmosphere Changers,” a day of Christian prayer and worship in downtown Buffalo, on Friday, November 24, 2006.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is meant to bring together people from different backgrounds in order to ask God to change the atmosphere in the Buffalo area from depressed and cynical to joyful and optimistic.

“Atmosphere Changers,” which starts at 1pm, will include music from Canadian recording artist Dan Macaulay. Salter will debut his live, multi-cultural, multi-instrument CD/DVD, “Breakthrough In His Presence,” recorded earlier this year in downtown Buffalo, at 7pm sharp.

“Everywhere I go, I hear negativity around here,” says Mark Weber, of, a Buffalo-area publicity firm. “Our collective spirit has been broken, and I believe a day of coming together in prayer and worship can and will help inspire people to be more positive about the area where we live as we ask God’s help in changing the atmosphere around here.”

“Atmosphere Changers” will take place at Greater Refuge Temple, located at 943 Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo.For more information, call Salter’s Christian Music at 716-882-1876 or visit

Monday, September 25, 2006

Toronto Music Expo September 30 and October 1

Toronto Music Expo will take place at The International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd., Mississauga on September 30 and October 1.

Visit exhibits of musical instruments, print music, home electronics, music education, music associations, satellite radio, recording studios, pro audio gear, DJ equipment, music services and much more.

Advance your career or business by attending essential seminars on Technology, Business and Performance. See music business luminaries such as Alan Cross of Edge 102.1 and Jake Gold, music industry expert and Canadian Idol Judge. Register online at
Visit the Roland Rhythm Experience featuring 100 hands-on drum stations, drum master classes and the Roland Rhythm Experience Live, Saturday at 6:00 pm featuring Omar Hakim and Johhny Rabb.

On the TMX Mainstage, see live performances by Sass Jordan, Honeymoon Suite, Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, Brian Byrne, Chris Koster, Reggae Cowboys, Machete Avenue, DJ Jr-Flo, Bill King, Kelly Lee Evans, Angela Scapaturra and Faith Chorale. Following their performances you will be able to meet the performers at the TMX Fan Stage.

Support Music Education in Canada by bidding on a wealth of musical products and services at the CMEC Live Auction at TMX.

Join in or just watch the Drum Circle presented by Mountain Rhythm at 4:00 pm on Saturday.
For all the information and to buy discount tickets online, visit

Rob Falgiano October Show Dates

Earthtones - Fri. Sept. 29
1217 Bay Rd. Webster, NY(Rochester) - 585/671-3060 - all ages - FREE
Rob Falgiano (solo) - 9pm-11pm

Ten West Espresso - Fri. Oct. 6
23 North Main Street, Mansfield, PA - 570.662.2979 - all ages - $2
The ALL HANK Band (trio) - 7:30pm-10pm

Nietzsche's - Sat. Oct. 7
248 Allen St., Buffalo, NY - 21 and over -
Rob Falgiano (solo) - playing in between sets by The Corrections, Que Sera & Bob Fera - 9pm start

Nietzsche's - Sat. Oct. 7
248 Allen St., Buffalo, NY - 21 and over - free
The ALL HANK Band - at midnight, following The Corrections show.

The Roasted Bean - Sat. Oct. 14
24 Main St., Churchville, NY - (585) 293-3555 - all ages - FREE
Rob Falgiano (solo) - 7pm-10pm

Nietzsche's - Wed. Oct. 18
248 Allen St., Buffalo, NY - 18 and over with ID - FREE (TIPS ENCOURAGED!) -
Fantastic Four Song Circle #15, Hosted by Rob Falgiano, with Dee Adams, and Tom Stahl, and TBA - 8:00pm-11:30pm

Nietzsche's - Fri. Oct. 20 - FULL BAND GIG! - 10pm
248 Allen St., Buffalo, NY - 18 and over with ID - $6
Rob Falgiano full band performance, with Eric Starr (drums), Jonathan Hughes (bass), Ken Petersen (pedal steel), Tom Fenton (guitar), Dee Adams (vocals), Jim Bohm (trumpet), Ken Witman (sax). Opening acoustic set by Dee Adams and closing set by The All Hank Band - 10pm start

Monday, September 18, 2006



This year's Buffalo Music Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony and Show will be held on Thursday, October 19th at 8:00 PM at Club Paradise, 3950 McKinley Parkway, Bladell, NY 14219. Admission is $20 per person at the door. The Awards Ceremony will be preceded with a VIP cocktail party at 6:30 PM open only to Hall of Fame inductees, board members, selected sponsors and members of the press. Hall of Fame Board Member, Susan Banks will emcee the event sponsored by WKBW/Channel 7.

This year's inductees are: Lejaren Hiller, Nelson M. Starr, Jim Whitford, Take 6, Joseph Wincenc, Bruce Moser, John Hunt, David Lee Shire, The Soul Invaders, and Mike Meldrum.

The evening will feature live entertainment including John & Mary with The Valkyries, Nelson Starr, The Tails, Party Squad, Billy McEwen & The Soul Invaders and Mike Meldrum.

The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame recognizes groups and individuals who have had a significant impact on the WNY music scene and/or achieved success in the music industry on a national and often an international scale. Inductees are chosen from nominees which are rated in several different categories. In addition to honoring outstanding music professionals from the Western New York area and preserving our rich musical heritage, the BMHF is committed to presenting music to people of all ages and is proud to be sponsoring an Early Childhood Music Program in the Buffalo Public Schools. Through a grant administered by the Hall of Fame, workshops are presented by "Strings 'n' Things", a children's musical performance group to pre-kindergarten children at Buffalo City schools. For many children this will be their first exposure to live musical performance. A new creative arts program for high school students in the City of Buffalo will soon be added.

You can learn more about the inductees and about the mission of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame by visiting We welcome input from the community while we add content to the new site and encourage past inductees to get in touch with us so that we can be sure to have the most up-to-date and accurate information possible. The Board of Directors of The BMHF also seeks new members that are interested in helping us grow. Parties interested in sponsorship opportunities, supporting membership or board membership should contact Katie Hildreth at 716-903-3644.

The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame is a 501c3 non-profit corporation.

Saturday, September 16, 2006


BENEFIT FOR THE FAMILY OF MIKE WALSH at Lucarelli’s Banquet Center,
1830 Abbott Road, Lackawanna, on September 24 from 3:30 – 8:30 pm.
There will be live music, food, beer, pop, Chinese auction, raffles, 50/50 splits and a cash bar.
The Cost is $20.00 each for adults and $5.00 each for kids under 12.

On April 14, 2006, a wonderful husband/father/friend/son/brother passed away very unexpectedly. His name was Michael Walsh and he was only 41 years young. It was determined that Mike had Arteriosclerotic Hypertensive Heart Disease. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

All money that is donated and raised will be put into a college fund for Zachary’s education. Eve had been lucky enough to be a stay-at-home Mom for Zach. She is a wonderful mother and has taught him so much beyond the basics. Mike knew how important it was to Eve to be able to stay home with Zachary, and he was proud to be able to offer that to both her and his son. Eve will now need to find work to support herself and their son. This benefit will help alleviate her worries over his future education.

A golf outing is also in the works.

Please call (716)-400-9032, or (716)-207-1177 for tickets.
For more information, log onto http://WWW.MIKEWALSHBENEFIT.COM

Saturday, September 09, 2006



Buffalo, N.Y. (September 7, 2006) — “Harvest In The Park” makes its debut at Lewiston’s Academy Park on Saturday, September 23, from Noon to 7pm. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature several music groups, including One Foot In Heaven, Precious Seed, and Surrendered.

“Harvest In The Park is a family-friendly event featuring pop, rock, and worship music, including artists like Mike Failla, the worship director for Kingdom Bound Christian music festival,” says Randy Peddie, event organizer. “We’ll also have speakers from the Righteous Riders’ motorcycle club and Resurrection Life Fellowship’s Women’s Ministry talking about God’s love.”

Nile Jenkins, who hosts “Car Connection,” the car advice show on WDCX-FM 99.5 in Buffalo, will have a table at Harvest In The Park. While there are bleachers available for this event, bringing your own lawn chairs is recommended. Some refreshments and activities for the kids will be available.

“Harvest In The Park is meant to enhance the lives of all those who attend,” says Peddie. “It will be a joyful and encouraging event, and I hope to see a lot of people there.”

For more info, please call Randy Peddie at 716-998-0818.

Diamondback Swami's of Southern Rock

Come out and see the "Swami's of Southern" at the Dock at the Bay this Sunday. We're playin' on the patio at 6 right after the Bills win.

Either way, we're playin!

Tom, Randy, Geoff, Chris, Nick

Sept 10th - The Dock at the Bay. 3800 Hoover Road, Blasdell, NY.

Sept 30th - Kodiak Jack's in East Aurora

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Saturday, September 02, 2006

Melissa Kate upcoming performances

Friday September 8 Melissa Kate & Flick WilliamsBorders Books & Musicin Cheektowaga, NY across from Walden GalleriaCome out and support our new CDs, Blind Faith andDestiny! 7:00pm
Saturday September 9 Taylor Made JazzCLUB 101, Seneca Niagara Casino3:00-7:00
Saturday September 16 DCMK: Jazz DuoCasa Antica490 Center St., Lewiston7:30-10:30

I want to see you there! Bring friends and planto have a great time.
Love you,

Van Taylor

Ontario House Annual Jazz Reunion


(Buffalo, NY) For the last three years, Ida Goeckel, a local female musician and breast cancer survivor, has organized the annual Female Musicians Fighting Breast Cancer music benefit. The forth installation of this endeavor is once again set to raise funds for Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Breast Care Center.

The event will be held during Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Saturday, October 14, 2006 at Club Infinity (8166 Main St., Williamsville, N.Y.) Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. with four area bands, featuring female members, who will donate their talent and perform starting at 8:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m. This year’s entertainment will be provided by 4 rock bands with veteran female musicians: Dee Adams and the Housecats, Jeez Luweez, Spellcaster, and headliners, Anatara. Prizes generously donated by local and national merchants will be raffled off throughout the show.

Pre-sale tickets are available now for $7.00 at, Tops Markets outlets, and Club Infinity. Admission the day of the show is $10.00. It is sanctioned by the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation and Team Cure.

Lakeside Blues Band Upcoming Gigs/Lakeside Blues Duo Upcoming Gigs

Lakeside Blues Band Upcoming Gigs
September 9th the band will be playing a private party in Youngstown, NY from 2-4 PM at Fort Niagara.
September 16th-17th Lakeside Audio will be providing sound and lighting for the Niagara Celtic Heritage Society Festival in Olcott, NY.
September 23rd the band will once again be the featured performer at the American Heart Association Heart Walk at Dunn Tire Park in Buffalo. ==========================================
Lakeside Blues Duo Upcoming Gigs
September 2nd Tom and Stan will once again be back at the new hot spot on the lake, the Lighthouse Grill & Spirits (5885 Main Street Olcott Beach, NY 14126 716-778-5580) starting around 9 or 10-ish.Great food, great fun, great people.
September 9th we will be at a private party in Newfane from 7-10 PM.
September 22nd the Duo will be playing a private party for DeGraff Skilled Nursing Facility in North Tonawanda, NY from 7-8 PM.



Buffalo, N.Y. (August 30, 2006) — He made People Magazine’s most beautiful people list. His friends include President George W. Bush and Bono. And now, singer-songwriter Michael W. Smith is coming to the Buffalo area on Saturday, November 4, 2006, for “an acoustic evening of inspiration and worship” at The Chapel at CrossPoint, 500 CrossPoint Parkway, in Getzville (a suburb north of Buffalo).

Michael W. Smith is one of contemporary Christian music’s most prolific and awarded artists. Since his career began in 1983, Smith has sold over 13 million CDs and won three GRAMMYs. Known for such hits as “Place In This World,” “I Will Be Here For You,” and a re-make of the classic “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Smith is releasing his 19th studio album, “Stand,” this fall. "It's not uncommon for people from as far as five hours away from Buffalo to come to Christian concerts at The Chapel at CrossPoint," says Mark Weber, of, a regional Christian e-mail marketing company based in Buffalo.. "Smith's concert at The Chapel will start at 7pm, and a full house is expected, with people coming from all over Upstate New York and Southern Ontario to attend this concert."

Michael W. Smith is being brought to Buffalo by Kingdom Bound, sponsor of the annual Kingdom Bound Christian music festival, to be held next summer, August 5-8, 2007, at Six Flags Darien Lake amusement park and camping resort.

Tickets for Smith’s November concert are $20 general seating, $25 artist circle, or $30 at the door. For tickets or more information, call 716-633-1117 or 800-461-4485 or visit or


When: Sat Sept 2
Where: Club Infinity

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