The Buffalo Jazz Composers Workshop performs all original modern jazz compositions and has collaborated with writers, poets, actors, singers and other artists to create their own unique sound. With the pandemic quarantine the group has continued to meet remotely and has collaborated on a series of new compositions related to the challenges of this time. This will be the first public performance by the group in many months and is sure to express the unleashing of their collective creativity. The band includes: Sara Rogers vocals; Tim Clarke – trumpet; Nelson Rivera – saxophone; Ken Kuriscak saxophone; Alec Dube vibraphone; Jared Tinkham guitar; Joe Goehle bass; John Bacon drums.
Music in the Woods is a series of free, eclectic and intimate Sunday performances set outdoors in Artpark’s scenic Lower Park Emerald Grove area, which overlooks the Niagara River. Fully adapted or specifically designed, in some cases, for social distancing the concerts present a slate of major national and local talent in concerts ranging from jazz to baroque and new music.