Art of Jazz 2023–2024

In the upcoming season, the Art of Jazz series will showcase four exceptional "art of the project" concepts, promising unforgettable and unique experiences. With an incredible lineup featuring the likes of Gary Smulyan, Anaïs Reno, Rodney Whitaker, Diego Rivera, Dan Wilson, Glen Zaleski, Pete Malinverni, Bruce Barth, Terell Stafford, Tim Warfield, and many more, this series will leave you spellbound, creating lasting memories.

Don't miss out on securing your season subscription and be sure to mark your calendars for these four extraordinary concerts in the Art of Jazz series!


Season subscription: $150
AKG member season subscription: $130
General admission (single concert): $40
AKG member (single concert): $35

Purchase Tickets

Gary Smulyan, "Tadd's All, Folks" featuring Anaïs Reno

November 10, 2023, 7 pm

Experience a fresh and captivating approach to the timeless music of the legendary jazz composer Tadd Dameron with this extraordinary quintet! Dameron's compositions will be brought to life through mesmerizing vocal performances—an often-overlooked facet of his brilliant legacy. While Dameron himself was not widely recognized as a lyricist, this collection showcases a captivating mix of lyrics by Irving Reid, Bernie Hanighen, and Jack Reynolds that beautifully captures the essence of his modern musical language. 

Diego Rivera Quintet, "Bridges"

February 4, 2024, 2 pm

Embark on a musical journey that celebrates a rich tapestry of multicultural influences and the seamless blending of Mexican roots with the vibrant jazz world. Join the Buffalo AKG for a concert featuring the Diego Rivera Quintet, led by the internationally acclaimed saxophonist Diego Rivera. Rivera has quickly risen to become one of the most prominent jazz composers and saxophonists today.


Dan Wilson, "Things Eternal"

March 10, 2024, 2 pm 

Prepare to embark on a musical odyssey like no other as the guitarist/composer Dan Wilson, winner of the prestigious 2022 RISING STARS Jazz Award, takes the stage with his awe-inspiring project, "Things Eternal." Brace yourself as the tune "Sticology" sets the tone with a recorded voicemail from the legendary organist, personal mentor, and dear friend Joey DeFrancesco, serving as a poignant tribute and guiding light. 

Rodney Whitaker—"Oasis: The Music of Gregg Hill"

April 12, 2024, 7 pm 

Prepare to be captivated by the musical talents of multiple Grammy Award–nominated bassist Rodney Whitaker and his quintet of jazz superstars as they present the music of jazz composer Gregg Hill. This stellar ensemble features the renowned Terell Stafford on trumpet and flugelhorn, the exceptional Tim Warfield on tenor and soprano saxophones, the brilliant Bruce Barth on piano, and the dynamic Dana Hall on drums. Adding to the allure of this specially commissioned performance, the captivating vocalist Rockelle Fortin will grace the stage for select songs. 


 The Art of Jazz series is presented by HUNT Real Estate.

HUNT Real Estate