The plaz is alive, with sounds of jazz. Jazz On the Plaz! has arrived at the West Plaza of Seneca One Tower in Buffalo between Pearl Street and Main Street. A partnership between Seneca One and JazzBuffalo, the weekly series will play outdoors from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Fridays through September 24, The surrounding trees offer plenty of shade, and snacks and beverages are available thanks to food trucks.
While the series kicked off in late August with Terry Buchwald’s Elvis tribute and Tech Night, the fun continues throughout September. The remaining lineup is as follows:
- September 3: Summer Wind: The Music of Frank Sinatra
- September 10: Patti Parks Band
- September 17: Saranaide
- September 24: Hot Club of Buffalo
All Jazz On the Plaz! shows are free, but JazzBuffalo is accepting free-will donations for the Keep Jazz Alive Fund, which supports the musicians as well as sound and equipment. Each event has a bucket for cash donations, and attendees can also donate via Venmo at @jazzbuffalo716 and PayPal at @jazzbuffalo.
In addition to Seneca One Tower and JazzBuffalo, other sponsors include Douglas Development Corporation, Buffalo Construction Consultants and the Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY.
For information on parking and transportation, see Seneca One’s website.