BUFFALO, NY - Mayor Byron Brown announced the main acts for the 2017 Colored Musicians Club Jazz Festival Friday.
The week-long event will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Colored Musicians Club in Buffalo.
“One hundred years ago, there was a group of artists, musicians and innovators of color in Buffalo who understood that, fundamentally, through music, we could open minds, enrich souls, warm hearts and inspire genius," Brown wrote in a statement.
"The CMC Jazz Festival Presented by M&T Bank honors the historic club’s 100 year anniversary with its largest roster of internationally acclaimed, as well as, regional performers for six full days of music and events for the entire family," the Mayor continued. "I encourage city residents and visitors to attend this week-long celebration in Buffalo.”
The main acts are below.
Scott Tixier at The Historic CMC Stage on July 25
“Andre Killian Duo” at Pausa Art House on July 26
“Walter Kemp 3oh!” at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center on July 27
“Otis Brown, III Trio” at Babeville’s 9th Ward on July 27
“A2Z” Zuri Elise Appleby and guitarist Arianna Powell at The Historic CMC Stage on July 28
“The Baylor Project” at Albright Knox on July 29