Art of Jazz 2018–2019

Now entering its 19th season as the most successful music series of its kind in Western New York history, the Art of Jazz has established the Albright-Knox Auditorium as one of the premier venues to experience live jazz in North America. Join us for a landmark season presenting some of the most renowned musicians in the world—from legendary artists to the next generation of jazz stars. 

The Sullivan Fortner Trio

Sat, Nov 17, 2018 ● 8 pm

The latest in a line of New Orleans piano phenoms, pianist Sullivan Fortner has been hailed as “a wondrous player, light of touch and vested with fleet, dazzling power.”

Joe Lovano Trio Tapestry

Sun, Jan 27, 2019 ● 3 pm

Grammy Award–winning saxophonist Joe Lovano needs no introduction: he is “the tenor titan for our times.”

Carla Bley "Trios"

Sun, Mar 17, 2019 ● 3 pm

Don’t miss this rare North American concert by Carla Bley, one of the landmark artists in modern jazz history!

The Edmar Castaneda Trio

Sat, Apr 27, 2019 ● 8 pm

Edmar Castaneda is an unparalleled virtuoso on the harp, recognized around the world for his stunning blend of jazz and the folk music of South America.


Individual concert tickets are $29 general admission and $24 for Members. Season tickets for all four concerts are available at a discounted rate of $105 general admission and $85 for Members through the first concert on November 17, 2018. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 716.270.8292, or in person at the Albright-Knox Admissions Desk. Concerts often sell out in advance of each performance, so please purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment.

AK Café serves lunch on Sundays from noon to 3 pm and will serve dinner before the concerts on Saturday, November 17, and Saturday, April 27. Reservations are essential; please call 716.270.8223 or reserve online using OpenTable.

Program Sponsors

Art of Jazz is produced by Bruce Eaton in association with Tony Zambito and organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. It is supported by Hunt Real Estate.