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David Kane and Them Jazzbeards play Sportsmen’s Tavern

Bandleader and composer David Kane’s musical highlights are as interesting as they are diverse. Videos on MTV (when they still showed videos); opening slots for Los Lobos and the Goo Goo Dolls; soundtrack work on Nickel City-set films “Shadow Creatures” and “Buffalo Bushido”; and his own personal fan club in Germany.

Also on the list: freewheeling work on six albums with his Them Jazzbeards, who’ll join Kane inside Sportsmen’s Tavern (326 Amherst St.) at 9:30 p.m. Saturday for a night of weaving, sax-backed instrumental compositions. Led by Kane on piano, the seven-piece colored the early ’90s with such jazz-infused albums as “Pardon My French” and “Dirty White Loafers,” and has continued to deliver their diversified originals on both local and international stages. This weekend, those originals come to Amherst Street, intent on reverberating through both levels of one of Buffalo’s coziest live venues.

Show costs $5 at the door. Get there early for a seat upstairs. Visit

– Michael Farrell

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