The full spectrum of Buffalo Jazz will be represented during the second annual Nietzsche's Jazz Festival, which runs from May 10 through May 14. Organized by saxophonist Ellen Pieroni, the festival will offer traditional jazz, straight-ahead sounds, edgy fusion, elegant gypsy jazz, gospel-tinged sounds, be-bop and plenty of that rich hybrid where R&B, funk and soul meet the substantive harmonic content of jazz.
As befitting a festival that did so well during its maiden voyage, the second go-round has expanded its scope a bit, and will feature touring bands from Rochester (Lost Wax) and Akron, Ohio (Acid Cats), in addition to a truly broad array of our city's own talent.
Here's a breakdown of what to expect.
6 p.m. May 10: Tyler Wescott & Dr. Jazz, Jon Lehning Quartet featuring Dave Schiavone, Mark Filsinger Quintet featuring Elliot Scozzaro, The Freehand Band and Donny Frauenhofer Trio. $5.
8 p.m. May 11: Susan Peters, Saranaide, Carina & the Six-String Preacher, Anthony Re & the Flat Five and Einat Agmon. $5.
10 p.m. May 12: Lost Wax, Acid Cats, Fredtown Stompers and The Truth. $10
8 p.m. May 13: Cinamon Jones; Lindsay Holland; John Troy Organ Group; Elliott Scozzaro Quintet; Alex McCarthur Quintet. $10
2 p.m. May 14: John Bacon Ensemble Plays Monk, What Would Mingus Do?, Jared Tinkham trio and Mark Filsinger Eleventet. $10