PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING TICKETS:
Thank you for your interest in the “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!
PLEASE NOTE: ALL TICKETS, FOOD AND BEVERAGES MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED WITH THE LINKS BELOW!
- We have a limit of 125 tickets per show. Everyone must be socially distant on the lawn space. Please wear a mask when not seated or if you go into the Carnegie Art Center building.
- Please bring your own chairs or blankets to the shows.
- We are partnering with Webster’s Bistro to provide delicious food and beverages for each show. Please note the menu changes slightly each month.
- You will be able to order food & beverages when you purchase your tickets online.
- Food MUST be ordered to purchase alcohol.
- If you purchase tickets but you do not pre-purchase food/beverages with your tickets, we will follow up with you via email one week prior to the show to see if you want to order something.
- We will NOT have additional food or alcohol at the event. Everything must be pre-ordered.
- We will have bottled water on site for $1 each.
- 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.
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Thursday, May 13, 6-8PM
Buffalo Jazz Collective Sextet Plays Big Band Hits from the Swing Era
Mark Filsinger / trumpet
Elliot Scozzaro / alto saxophone
Brendan Lanighan / trombone
George Caldwell / piano
Paul LaDuca / bass
John Bacon / drums
This special group features Grammy-award winning pianist, George Caldwell, who has extensively performed, toured, and recorded with the Duke Ellington and Count Basie Orchestras. Also featured are Elliot Scozzaro and Brendan Lanighan who are fresh off tours of the United States and Japan with the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. Selections include original arrangements of favorites such as Take the A Train, Begin the Beguine, Stardust, and more!
Thursday, May 27, 6-8PM
Vocalist Alex McArthur
Bobby Militello on sax and flute
George Caldwell on piano
Sabu Adeyola on bass
John Bacon on drums
A celebrated group of Western New York Jazz musicians performing an evening of classic jazz and original compositions. Members have performed throughout WNY and beyond with Dave Brubeck, Count Basie, Ahmad Jamal and Roswell Rudd. They have been exciting audiences with compelling interpretations of jazz classics and new music. Join these masters of the art of jazz for a concert on our relaxing outdoor grounds.
Thursday, June 10, 2021, 6-8PM
Soulful sounds to satiate your auditory palate.
Thursday, June 24, 6-8PM
Brendan Lanighan Octet
Mark Filsinger – Trumpet
Elliot Scozzaro – Alto Sax
CJ Ziarniak – Tenor Sax
Brendan Lanighan – Trombone, Composer/Arranger
Colin Gordon – Bari Sax/Alto Sax
Nick Weiser – Piano
Emiliano Lasansky – Bass
Eric Metzgar – Drums
The Brendan Lanighan Octet is an electrifying ensemble that consists of some of WNY and NYC’s finest young talent in the jazz and creative music worlds. Since the group’s inception in 2018, trombonist and composer, Brendan Lanighan, a Williamsville native and recent graduate of the Juilliard School, has dedicated himself to creating a performance experience that takes listeners on journey that can be enjoyed by a wide range of music lovers.
Thursday, July 8, 6-8PM
Morgan Street Stompers
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. The group features Tium Clarke on trumpet, Danny McCue on Banjo and guitar, John Curry on bass and Brendan Lanighan on trombone.
Thursday, July 22, 6-8PM
Buffalo Jazz Composers Workshop
Sara Rogers – vocals
Nelson Rivera – saxophone
Ken Kuriscak – saxophone
Alec Dube – vibraphone
Jared Tinkham – guitar
Joe Goehle – bass
John Bacon – drums
Michael McNeil- piano
The Buffalo Jazz Composers Workshop performs all original modern Jazz compositions and has collaborated with writers, poets, actors, singers and other artist 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.
Thursday, Aug 12, 6-8PM
Tim Clarke Soul-tet
Tim Clarke: trumpet/flugelhorn
Nelson Rivera: saxophones/percussion
Ed Croft: bass
Greg Millar: guitar
Darryl Washington: drums
The Tim Clarke Soul-tet is a juggernaut of soul-jazz goodness, spreading the love from Buffalo, NY! Soul Jazz is jazz music that incorporates influences from blues, soul, gospel and rhythm and blues, creating a sound that deeply resonates with all audiences.
Thursday, Aug 26, 6-8PM
Sara Rogers- vocals, guitars, loops
Cortney Costanzo- vocals
Alex McArthur- vocals, keyboard
GirlCrush+ is an eclectic, acoustic ensemble performing original music as well as hit pop, rock, and soul music made famous by female writers and artists.
Thursday, Sept 9, 6-8PM
The Buffalo Jazz Collective presents Jazz Impressions: “Jazz at the Movies”
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
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 Jazz musicians’ 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.