BUFFALO –On Friday, April 20, 2012 from 7PM to 10PM at Babeville, 341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY, the Shepherd House Restoration Committee will debut the highly anticipated “A Great Day in Buffalo” photograph featuring the area’s most notable jazz musicians.
The photo project was based on the landmark 1958 photograph “A Great Day in Harlem.” Buffalo jazz legend Elvin Shepherd was living and working in Harlem at the time of the photo but was unavailable on the day of the shoot. The photograph is Buffalo’s way of honoring him while helping to restore his former home into a living museum.
The photo premier and cocktail hour features a performance by Vinny DeRosa and the Vitamin B Band. Following the cocktail hour is dynamic evening of jazz with two bands, on two stages in a concert swap never before held at Babeville! Sponsored by GEICO Insurance Company, Great Day Jazz 2012 presents-- The SABU Quartet performing: Cannes Revisited, Sabu Adeyola’s 1981 performance at the Palais des Festivals. At the same time Gruvology takes the stage of the 9th Ward for an unforgettable blend of standards and original music from their most popular recordings.
A host of local musicians, performers, preservationists and educators are expected to attend. Limited Edition prints will be available at the event. Net proceeds to benefit the Wisteria School, Shepherd House Restoration Project.
Sponsored by GEICO Insurance, Nova Photo and CEPA Gallery, admission to this charitable event is: $15 for the photo premiere cocktail hour / $45 for the entire evening (photo premiere, cocktail hour and both main concerts)!
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Michael Quinniey • (716) 715-0384