PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING TICKETS:

Thank you for your interest in the 2022 “Live on the Lawn” outdoor music series which will take place on the lawn space at the Carnegie Art Center!

We are doing our best to abide by the rules set by NYS and to ensure everyone is safe, having fun and supporting musicians!

TICKETS TO THE SHOWS CAN BE PRE-PURCHASED WITH THE LINKS BELOW AND TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR THE NIGHT OF THE EVENT IF THE SHOW IS NOT SOLD OUT. 

PLEASE NOTE: ALL FOOD & BEVERAGES MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED WITH THE LINKS BELOW! FOOD ORDERS CLOSE THE TUESDAY BEFORE EACH SHOW. 

  • Please bring your own chairs or blankets to the shows.
  • We are partnering with Webster’s Bistro to provide delicious food for each show. Please note the menu changes slightly each month.
  • You will be able to pre-order food & drinks when you purchase your tickets online.
  • FOOD ORDERS CLOSE THE TUESDAY BEFORE EACH SHOW.
  • Per the law set by New York State SLA, you must pre-order food if you would like to pre-order alcohol.
  • We will NOT have additional food at the event. Food must be pre-ordered.
  • We will have bottled water on site for $1 each.
  • The lawn and the Carnegie Art Center building are both ADA accessible.
  • There is access to bathrooms in the Carnegie Art Center.
  • Free parking is available on Goundry Street right in front of the building and in our large parking lot.
  • Rain dates will be scheduled and announced if needed.
  • Each show starts at 6PM. Most of the shows will have a break in the middle, then end at 8PM.
  • We are ensuring that every participating musician is paid for their time and efforts.

**Please follow the rules to ensure we have a great music series and support these amazing musicians!**

For questions contact Natalie at [email protected] or call 716-694-4400.

The Carnegie Art Center is open Wed & Thurs 6-8PM, Fri & Sat 12-4PM.

Carnegie Art Center 
240 Goundry Street
North Tonawanda, NY 14120 

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Morgan Street Stompers

Thursday, May 26, 6-8PM

$12 Member Rate
$15 Non Member Rate

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Band Members:

Tim Clarke – cornet
Brendan Lanighan-  trombone
Danny McCue – banjo and guitar
John Curry-  bass
John Bacon – drums
Featuring Peggy Farrel – vocals

About:
The Morgan Street Stompers is a one of Western New York’s premier Traditional Dixieland Jazz Bands. The Morgan Street Stompers have been playing throughout the Northeastern United States and Canada since 1972. Founded by Jack Bacon, the group continues under the leadership of his son John Bacon, Jr. 

 

Nelson Rivera and Somos la Gente
Thursday, June 9, 6-8PM

$12 Member 
$15 Non-Member

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Band Members:

Nelson Rivera – saxophone and percussion 
George Caldwell – piano 
Joe Goehle – bass 
Joey Gonzalez – congas/percussion

About

Somos la Gente performs a variety of musical genres across the Americas, focusing primarily on the indigenous and Afro-Caribbean musical traditions infused with Black American artforms. Somos was formed with an impetus of the preamble of the U.S. Constitution (“We the people…”). The band seeks to perform songs and stylings that represent the shared triumphs and struggles of the people, while encouraging the soul to celebrate and dance through music. The band performs a mix of original and reworked standard repertoire, and encourages audiences to dance and move along with the band!

Alex McArthur Quintet

Thursday, June 23, 6-8PM

$12 Member Rate
$15 Non Member Rate 

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Band Members: 
Bobby Militello – sax/flute
Harry Graser – keys
Joe Goehle – bass
John Bacon Jr. – drums

About: 

Alex is a dynamic vocalist, singer/songwriter, & actress based in Buffalo, NY.

Winner in the JazzBuffalo Poll for Female Jazz Vocalist of the Year in 2018 & 2021, she has led her own jazz & pop groups in Buffalo since 2016.

Alex’s love for storytelling via musical means led her to study musical theatre & music at the University at Buffalo, while studying vocal jazz & improvisation independently, all aiding the creation & control of her rich, soulful sound. Since then, she remains open to the ways in which she can continue to share her love of music & storytelling with musicians & audiences alike of any & all backgrounds. 

Alex & her group(s) of multiple genres can be regularly found at various venues, festivals, & events in the Western New York area. When not performing under her own name, she can be found as a featured guest for a variety of jazz, pop, blues, funk, & classical performances/groups in the area.

She is a vocalist & master of ceremonies for weddings & private/corporate events with The Silver Arrow Band, & keeps herself busy within the theatre & choral communities of Buffalo (Starring Buffalo, Musicalfare Theatre, Vocalis Chamber Choir).

Trigger & The Sermon Organ Jazz Quartet

Thursday, July 7, 6-8PM

$12 Member Rate
$15 Non Member Rate 

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Band Members:

Douglas Trigger Gaston – Organ
Greg Millar – Lead & Rythem Guitar
Tim Clarke – Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Benjamin Clyburn – Drums & Vocals

About:

“Trigger & The Sermon” is a Soulful Jazz Quartet: providing strong original compositions, along with some of your favorite covers.

Learn more about the band in this news article: 
https://jazzbuffalo.org/event/trigger-and-the-sermon-at-jazz-on-the-plaz-at-seneca-one/

Mark Filsinger Chamber Big Band

Thursday July 21, 6-8PM 

$15 Member Rate
$20 Non Member Rate

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Band Members:

Elliot Scozzaro – alto sax
Andy Weinzler – tenor sax
Harry Fackelman – bari sax
Charlie Carr – trumpet
Dennis Tribuzzi – trumpet
Mark Filsinger – trumpet, composer, arranger
John Hasselback, Jr. – trombone
Rick Fleming – trombone
Harry Graser – piano
Alec Safy – bass
John Bacon – drums   

About:

The Mark Filsinger Chamber Big Band is a jazz ensemble that includes 11 of the top jazz musicians from Western New York. The group performs Filsinger’s original compositions and arrangements of jazz and American Songbook standards. The music combines elements of the big band and small group jazz traditions with weaving bebop lines, intricate counterpoint, soaring shout choruses, and plenty of space for soloists. For this performance, the group will play selections from their debut album, Groovin’ High that was released on Buffalo Jazz Collective Records in April 2022.

John Hasselback III Quintet

Thursday, August 4, 6-8PM 

$12 Member Rate
$15 Non Member Rate 

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Band Members:

John Hasselback III – Trumpet
John Hasselback – Trombone
Lisa Hasselback – Piano
Lee Wolf – Bass
Ryan Barski – Drums

About:

Buffalo New York native John Hasselback III is quickly establishing himself as a lyrical trumpet soloist and composer in New York City’s vibrant jazz scene. Hasselback’s colorful sound is thoroughly informed by the lineage of jazz trumpet tradition, combining the sounds of yesterday with the sounds of tomorrow. “If one is known by the company he keeps, that’s a rather persuasive frame of reference. Hasselback wrote every number save one, the standard “Body and Soul,” showing from start to finish a keen ear for enticing bop-inspired melodies and rhythms. He plays as he writes, laying bare an affinity for such hard-blowing forebears as Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, Donald Byrd, Blue Mitchell, Roy Hargrove and other legends on whose shoulders he stands.” 4 stars – Jack Bowers, All about Jazz . “John Hasselback III comes from a familiar family name of jazz artists. No doubt, carrying an innate sensibility in the artistry of music and jazz. After a few pivotal years of pursuing the master craftsmanship of jazz trumpet, composing, and arranging, he has elevated from innateness to uniqueness.” – Tony Zambito, Jazz Buffalo

Star People

Thursday, August 18, 6-8PM

$12 Member Rate
$15 Non Member Rate 

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About & Band Members: 

The group Star People began as an ensemble dedicated to performing music from Miles Davis’ extensive catalog. They’re known for electrifying and exhilarating performances that feature tight arrangements and exploratory improvisations. The music, musicians and audience create a synergy that makes Star People performances an unparalleled musical experience.  The group’s current repertoire includes music from all of the musicians within Miles’ sphere including Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter and others. Repertoire for this performance will include well known selections from the Bebop years, Cool Jazz, Miles Davis’ best-selling Jazz records “Kind of Blue” and “In a Silent Way”, music from the beautiful and melodic late fusion album “Amandla” and newer repertoire including music of Woody Shaw, George Shearing and Cannonball Adderley.  

Star People is composed of some of the Western New York area’s finest jazz musicians including Bobby Militello (saxophone and flute) veteran of the Maynard Ferguson and Dave Brubeck bands and George Caldwell (piano)  Grammy winner with the Count Basie Orchestra. Tim Clarke the area’s most versatile trumpet player, Andy  Weinzler a powerhouse of the tenor saxophone, creative double bassist Joe Goehle and leader and multi-award winning drummer John Bacon complete the ensemble. Every time this group performs, they create a unique and  exhilarating one-time event. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy the best in Jazz that Western New York has to  offer.

Thursday, Sept 1, 6-8PM
The Buffalo Jazz Collective presents Jazz Impressions: “Jazz at the Movies”

$15 Member Rate
$17 Non Member Rate 

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Band Members:
Mark Filsinger / trumpet
Bobby Militello / alto saxophone, flute
Elliot Scozzaro / tenor saxophone, flute
John Hasselback / trombone
Nick Weiser / piano
Joe Goehle / bass
John Bacon / drums

About:
Jazz and the movies have had a long and loving relationship. Bessie Smith’s movie “St. Louis Blues” and the Duke Ellington “short” “Black and Tan Fantasy” are early examples of jazz tunes inspiring the narrative of moving images. Many films utilized jazz scores including film adaptations of musical theatre like “West Side Story”, the dark 1958 classic “I Want to Live” and the groundbreaking Brazilian themed romantic tragedy on the Orpheus myth “Black Orpheus”. In addition Jazzmusicians’ reinterpretations of movie music allow them to connect with audiences by performing well crafted songs that their audiences know and love. The ensemble has arranged music from “The Wizard of Oz”, “West Side Story”, “The King and I”, “Black Orpheus” and other classic movies.

Autumn Leaves: Elliot Scozzaro Sextet

Thursday, Sept 15, 6-8PM 

 $12 Member Rate
$15 Non Member Rate 

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Band Members:

Elliot Scozzaro / alto saxophone
Mark Filsinger / trumpet
Brendan Lanighan / trombone
Jared Tinkham / guitar
Paul LaDuca / bass
Jacobo Vega-Albela / drums

About:

Join us as we welcome Autumn in Buffalo by featuring Autumn-themed standards and compositions, including music by George Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael, Benny Carter, Horace Silver, and more! 

ElliotScozzaro.com

 

This program is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Services Inc.