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Ladies First Jazz

The Big Band...

Mark the date!

 

August 4, 2022 7-8:30pm
The Buffalo Dolls and Ladies First Jazz in a

Star Spangled Spectacular

for the Town of Amherst's

Arts and Culture in Public Places

"Music on the Move" Series
Cost: Free
Amherst Veterans Canal Park 
146 Brenon Rd.
Amherst, NY


Event is rain or shine. Family friendly. Bring a lawn chair.  In case of rain, indoor location TBA

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LADIES FIRST QUARTET
WILLIAMSVILLE DEPOT

S. Long St

SATURDAY 
AUGUST 13

2-4pm

FREE

WILLIAMSVILLE DEPOT FUNDRAISER

Bring a chair

 

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YOUNGSTOWN GAZEBO CONCERT SERIES

FRIDAY

AUGUST 26

6:30 - 8:00

10 Piece band with vocalist Donna Delano-Kerr

 

 

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THE GLENN MILLER SHOW

Stardust & Moonlight

The Buffalo Dolls with Greg Hennesey

and

THE LADIES FIRST JAZZ BIG BAND

FRIDAY

October  7, 2022

Niagara Regional Theatre

550 Ellicott Creek Road

Tonawanda, NY 14150

TICKETS:716-260-2319

info@niagaratheatre.com

 

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LADIES FIRST COMBO WITH DONNA KERR
SUNDAY OCTOBER 30

THE SPORTSMANS TAVERN

BREAST CANCER FUNDRAISER

Ida Goeckel

Annual benefit featuring live performances by female musicians

. All proceeds benefit Women's Resource Center at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

 

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December 3, 2022 7-10pm
Holiday Show 
The Buffalo Dolls & 
Ladies First Jazz 

featuring special guest vocalists:

Greg Hennessey & Dan DeLano
 

West Falls Center for the Arts
1863 Davis Rd.
West Falls, NY 14170


Cost: Contact West Falls Center for the Arts

for Ticket Prices

 

 

 

 

PLEASE CHECK FACEBOOK:

  Buffalo Dolls and Ladies First 

 

PAST PERFORMANCES

MEMORY CAFE

 sponsored by West Falls Center for the Arts for patients with Dementia and Alzheimer’s and their caregivers will take place on the following dates:

 

Buffalo Dolls

&

10 Piece Ladies First

Tuesday July 5  2:00 - 3:00 Amherst Senior Center

Wednesday July 6 noon - 1:00  Westfalls Music Center

Wednesday July 13 The Dale Association Lockport

 
Please call or email to make a reservation at the following:
(716) 570-6520 or westfallsartcenter@gmail.com

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Thursday

July 28

Noon - 1:00

FREE

LADIES FIRST JAZZ Big Band

with vocalist Donna Delano-Kerr

Bring a lawn chair

Rain or Shine

 

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Sunday July 10

Spring Lake Winery

Day of Jazz

2:30 - 4:30

10 Piece Big Band with Vocalist Donna Delano Kerr

TIckets $25 - $25

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jazz-in-the-vineyard-tickets-311902628157

 

OPENING WEEKEND OF SPAMALOT AND GLENN MILLER TRIBUTE POSTPONED
During this pandemic, NRTG has always kept the safety of our patrons, staff, and performers as our top priority.  In the days leading up to opening night for Spamalot, we have had some Covid cases among the cast that would, if we were to open as originally planned, require their return in a timeframe that is at the edge of acceptable. As such, we are announcing that we are postponing the opening of "Spamalot" for one week. If you purchased tickets for a performance that was scheduled April 22-24, we will be contacting you to arrange for you to attend another performance. If your tickets are scheduled for the weekends of April 29 and May 6, your tickets will remain the same. 
This will also cause us to reschedule the May 13 Glenn Miller tribute concert. If you have tickets for this event, we will send you new tickets as soon as the event is rescheduled.
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NIagara Regional Theater

Friday 

May 13, 2022

7:30pm

$

Genn Miller Tribute

Buffalo Dolls

Greg Hennessey

Ladies First Jazz Big Band

https://niagaratheatre.com/https://niagaratheatre.com/

260-2319

 

Sunday July 10

Spring Lake Winery

Day of Jazz

2:30 - 4:30

10 Piece Big Band with Vocalist Donna Delano Kerr

TIckets $25 - $25

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jazz-in-the-vineyard-tickets-311902628157

 

 

 

YOUNGSTOWN GAZEBO

FRIDAY

AUGUST 26

6:30 - 8:00

10 Piece Big Band

 

 

 

 

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MT. ST. MARY'S school

Delaware Aveniue

Sunday March 27th

7:00pm

$

Fundraiser 

Ladies First Jazz BIg Band

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Check back for updates

 

 

 

 

THE TRALF

March 6, 2022

1:00 - 3:00

Women's History Month Celebtration

Partial Proceeds to Zonta Buffalo

20th Anniversary of Ladies First Jazz Big Band

Ladies First Jazz Band 

Vocalist Donna Kerr

Spoken Word Verniece Turner

$20 presale    $25 day of show

 

 

 

 

PAST SHOWS

Buffalo Dolls & Ladies First Jazz 10 piece

Christmas Show 

Sunday December 19

Westfalls Center for the Arts

2:00pm

https://www.westfallsartcenter.org/latest-events/

1863 Davis Rd Westfalls NY 716-570-6520

$

Reserve your seats today! 

 

 

 


YEAH! OUR FIRST PUBLIC GIG SINCE MARCH 2020

WEST FALLS ARTS CENTER
Saturday August 21

7:00pm  $20

https://www.westfallsartcenter.org/latest-events/

THE BUFFALO DOLLS

&

 The Ladies First Jazz 10 Piece Big Band

 

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LADIES FIRST JAZZ QUARTET

Saturday July 24

2-4pm

Williamsville Train Depot

86 Long St. Williamsville, NY

FUNDRAISER

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Ladies First Jazz Drummer Peggy Scalzo in the spotlight:

I'm honored to have been selected as the current SEN (Sabian Education Network) "Featured Teacher"! Unfortunately you have to be a member of SEN and log in to actually see the post (which really means only drum teachers see it!), but here's some pictures of what it looks like. Thank you Sabian (& Joe Bergamini)!

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                 It is with much sadness that we share the news of the loss of                       Trumpeter Carol Svensen on October 11, 2020,  who was a long time member of Ladies First Jazz.  She will be greatly missed.

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We are deeply saddened by the loss of our band member, trumpeter,

Kristina Gailie Bordeleau. 

She lost her courageous battle with cancer

on Wednesday December 4th. 2019 

 

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LADIES FIRST JAZZ BIG BAND AWARDED: Best jazz Big Band, Best Jazz Large Ensemble Most Memorable Jazz Performance (with the Buffalo Dolls), from the 2019 5th Annual JazzBuffaloPoll.  Thank you Buffalo we are honored!  

 

The Ladies First Big Band and Ladies First Combo, created by award-winning bassist Jennifer May, are all-female jazz groups based in the Western NY area. Both the Big Band and the Combo have been awarded the titles of "Buffalo's Best Big Band" and "Buffalo's Best Small Jazz Group", respectively, by the Buffalo Music Awards (sponsored by Nightlife Magazine). Additionally, both groups have been nominated for Artvoice's Best of Buffalo Awards numerous times as well as the  JazzBuffalo Awards.

 

The Big Band and Combo have been seen performing everywhere from Jamestown Community College to The Riviera Theater, The M&T Noontime Concert Series, The Tralf Music Hall, The Chautauqua Amphitheater and many more locations.

The Ladies First Big Band is a 16-pc. all-female group formed by bassist Jennifer May. The band had its roots in a six piece ensemble started in 1994.

 

In the fall  of 2002, Jennifer expanded this 6-pc group into a full-sized Big Band for a show she was producing in celebration of Women's History Month. The show, "An All-Female Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald," was performed in 2003 at Allen Hall on the University of Buffalo South Campus and was very well-received. The Band has been performing together ever since.

 

Since that first appearance, the Ladies First Big Band has celebrated Women's History Month every year with a new production of "Women of Jazz by Women of Jazz"; a tribute to female jazz performers. The band has performed everywhere from Jamestown to Rochester, and concert venues ranging from the Tralf Music Hall and Riviera Theatre, to the M&T Noontime Summer Concert Series, Canal Fest, and Taste of Buffalo.

 

The musicians in the Ladies First Big Band are based in the Western New York area, and many of them perform in other local bands. The group rehearses every Sunday at the Newman Center near the UB North Campus.  Their debut CD, Ladies First Live at the Tralf was released in 2009.

The Combo...

The Ladies First Combo consists of a subset of performers from the Big Band. The flexible sizing of the group, as small as a trio or as large as a 6-peice, allows the Combo to perform at events not suited for the Big Band.

 

 

The Combo has performed at venues such as Canalside, M&T Plaza;  Queen CIty Jazz Festival, Elmwood Ave Festival of the Arts, Montante Center;  Taste of Buffalo, etc.They have been the recipients of the Buffalo Music Award for "Best Jazz Combo" three times. 

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