Music Program

Saturday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.

JazzBuffalo Presents

Scott Tixier with the Walter Kemp 3oh!

JazzBuffalo, in association with Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, is pleased to present jazz violinist extraordinaire Scott Tixier and the Walter Kemp 3oh! in concert as a dynamic jazz quartet of violin, piano, bass, and drums. This quartet promises an unforgettable evening.

Sunnyside recording artist Scott Tixier is one of his generation's extraordinary talents, having made a name for himself as a violinist-composer of wide-ranging ambition, individuality and drive — "the future of jazz violin" in the words of Downbeat Magazine, and "A remarkable improviser and a cunning jazz composer" in those of NPR. The New York City-based Tixier was born in Montreuil, France and has performed with some of the leading lights and legends in music. Tixier studied classical violin at the conservatory in Paris. Following that, he studied improvisation as a self-educated jazz musician. He has been living in New York for over a decade where he performed and recorded with a wide range of artists, including, Stevie Wonder, Roger Waters, Kenny Barron, John Legend, Ed Sheeran, Charnett Moffett, Cassandra Wilson, Chris Potter, Christina Aguilera, Common, Anthony Braxton, Joss Stone, Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole, Ariana Grande, Wayne Brady, Gerald Cleaver, Tigran Hamasyan and many others.

The "Rising Star" violinist (Downbeat Magazine) will be joined by Blujazz artist Walter Kemp 3, and the "Walter Kemp 3oh!." Walter's father, a Carnegie Hall composer, sparked Walter's early interest in the piano. This internationally recognized ensemble, including expressively open piano, mind-blowing percussion, rhythmic vocals and "punchy bass" dominates in an array of venues. The 3oh!'s debut release, Dark Continent, brings Kemp's innate abilities to the forefront ... continue reading >>


Friday, January 12, 2018 — Friday, March 2, 2018

Tony Conrad @ Hallwalls

Opening reception - Friday, January 12, 2018, 8:00 pm
continuing through March 2, 2018

Culled from 44 years of Hallwalls' still and video archives, this exhibition will serve as a prelude to an upcoming project (at the Albright Knox Art Gallery and University at Buffalo Art Galleries) by showcasing a selection of performances and still imagery documenting Conrad's decades-long association with Hallwalls. Performances will be looped and presented in the gallery alongside a photo montage of Conrad at Hallwalls. This exhibition is rare and unusual for Hallwalls, which more typically exhibits news work made directly for the gallery. But Conrad's history with Hallwalls stretches back to its earliest years and continued through successive decades. The digitization and recategorization of Hallwalls' archives—all of our archives, not merely those that include Conrad—has been a decade-long project that still continues and it is with great honor, reverence, and remembrance that Tony Conrad is the first subject of an exhibition derived entirely from those archives. Open in both spirit and presentation, Tony Conrad @ Hallwalls strives to be an evocative point of entry into a wider survey premiering in March at the Albright Knox Art Gallery and University at Buffalo Art Galleries.

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Tues.—Fri. 11-6
Sat. 11-2
Sun. & Mon. closed

Fri. 11/24 12-4
Sat. 11/25 11-2

from Nov. 10, 2017
through Dec. 22, 2017

Laylah Ali
Paintings and Drawings

Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.