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Jazz at The Taylor: Finger Poppin': The Legacy of Horace Silver with the Buffalo Jazz Composers Workshop

Lockport, NY
Enjoy Jazz at The Taylor in the Kenan Center's 153-seat converted carriage house that provides an intimate, club-like atmosphere. All concerts feature two full sets of music with refreshments available.

Jazz at The Taylor: Born to Be Wild--The Buffalo Jazz Octet Plays the Music of '68

Lockport, NY
The Buffalo Jazz Octet will perform the music of 1968, with arrangements of tunes made famous by legendary rock icons such as the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles and Steppenwolf. The concert will take place at th... read more

Jazz at The Taylor: Alec Dube Quartet Plays Tribute to The Modern Jazz Quartet

Lockport, NY
Enjoy Jazz at The Taylor in the Kenan Center's 153-seat converted carriage house that provides an intimate, club-like atmosphere. All concerts feature two full sets of music with refreshments available.

Jazz at The Taylor: The Ed Croft Trio’s Comfort & Jazz Holiday Show

Lockport, NY
Enjoy Jazz at The Taylor in the Kenan Center's 153-seat converted carriage house that provides an intimate, club-like atmosphere. All concerts feature two full sets of music with refreshments available.
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Past Events

Jazz at The Taylor: Mark Filsinger Quintet Plays the Chet Baker Songbook

Jazz at The Taylor: Mark Filsinger Quintet Plays the Chet Baker Songbook

Lockport, NY
The Kenan Center presents the music of legendary trumpeter and vocalist Chet Baker performed by the Mark Filsinger Quintet at the Taylor Theater on Saturday, March 24, 2018, 7:30 PM. This is the second of six programs in the popular Jazz at The Taylor concert series. The Tayalor Theater is a 153-...
Saturday, March 24 2018 7:30 PM 9:30 PM

Jazz at the Taylor: Star People Plays Monk

Jazz at the Taylor: Star People Plays Monk

Lockport, NY
The music of legendary jazz composer Thelonious Monk will be performed by Star People at the Taylor Theater on Saturday, February 24, 2018. This is the first of six programs in the Jazz at the Taylor concert series, produced by Kathleen Rooney in collaboration with the Kenan Center. The show begi...
Saturday, February 24 2018 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

7th Annual Niagara Wine & Beer Tasting Fest

7th Annual Niagara Wine & Beer Tasting Fest

Lockport, NY
7th annual event benefits the Kenan Center, providing the community with cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities. Admission includes a souvenir tasting glass, tasting journal, and a $5 food voucher that can be used in our on-site food court. In addition to more than 30 wineries, br...
Saturday, January 27 2018 5:00 PM 9:00 PM

Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Lockport, NY
In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! Adapte...
Fri, Dec 8 2017 7:30 PM Sun, Dec 17 2017 4:30 PM

Tidings of Comfort & Jazz

Tidings of Comfort & Jazz

Lockport, NY
The final concert of the series, “Tidings of Comfort & Jazz,” will feature popular holiday classics arranged and performed by The Buffalo Jazztet.  Presented by the Kenan Center in collaboration with The Carriage House Players.
Saturday, December 2 2017 7:30 PM 9:30 PM

Tribute to Harold Arlen with The Buffalo Jazztet

Tribute to Harold Arlen with The Buffalo Jazztet

Lockport, NY
This is the third concert in the Kenan Center’s 50th Anniversary Jazz Series featuring some top names in jazz – both locally and nationally. The show begins at 7:30 PM in the Taylor Theater, a 153-seat converted carriage house on the Center’s campus, providing an intimate, club-like atmosphere. T...
Saturday, November 4 2017 7:30 PM 9:30 PM

Bobby Plays Brubeck & More

Bobby Plays Brubeck & More

Lockport, NY
One of Buffalo’s jazz treasures, Bobby Militello will pay homage to his longtime musical collaborator, Dave Brubeck. During his 30-year tenure in the Dave Brubeck Quartet, Militello recorded over 20 albums, performed with almost every major orchestra in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and appeared ...
Friday, June 23 2017 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

Love Letters

Love Letters

Lockport, NY
The Carriage House Players and Kenan Center present this popular play that centers on two characters, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III. Sitting side by side, they read the notes, letters and cards – in which over nearly 50 years, they discuss their hopes and ambitions, dreams and dis...
Fri, Apr 21 2017 7:30 PM Sun, Apr 23 2017 5:00 PM

Tribute to Dexter Gordon

Tribute to Dexter Gordon

Lockport, NY
Dexter Gordon & The Legacy of Hard Bop, our first concert in the Kenan Center 50th Anniversary Jazz Series, pays tribute to legendary sax great, Dexter Gordon, performed by Kelly Bucheger’s quintet, What Would Mingus Do? The concert takes place just days before what would have been Gordon’s 94th ...
Saturday, February 25 2017 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

6th Annual Niagara Wine & Beer Tasting Fest

6th Annual Niagara Wine & Beer Tasting Fest

Lockport, NY
6th annual event benefits the Kenan Center, providing the community with cultural, educationl, and recreational opportunities. Admission includes a souvenir tasting glass, tasting journal, and a $5 food voucher that can be used in our on-site food court. . In addition to more than 30 wineries, b...
Saturday, January 28 2017 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
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