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Buffalo History Museum to host Colored Musicians Club's 'Sunday Night Jam Sessions'


Fri, Aug 26th 2022 02:25 pm

This Sunday, The Buffalo History Museum will host the return one of the city’s most storied musical traditions: the Colored Musicians Club’s “Sunday Night Jam Sessions.” The event begins at 6 p.m. at One Museum Court, Buffalo.

Organizers said, “Until the pandemic, the jam sessions took place at the club nearly every Sunday since its opening in 1935 – and brought together some of the city’s most talented jazz musicians. Legends like Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Dizzy Gillespie often stopped by and hung out at the club while they were in town performing.

“The pandemic put an end to that Sunday night tradition, and an expansion underway at the club made the sessions’ return to Broadway and Michigan not feasible in 2022. So, one historic venue in Buffalo teamed up with another to bring the jam sessions back until the club comes back online after the expansion.

“The jam session, which will feature Becky Davis and the Jazzbirds and honor late CMC saxophonist Charles Reidy, will take place inside the museum’s auditorium.

More dates will follow. Admission is $25 and benefits the club.

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