Jazz at the Taylor: Buffalo Improv Collective presents Tears for Beers

By Kenan Center (other events)

Saturday, November 9 2019 7:30 PM 10:00 PM

On Saturday, November 9, 2019, the series is pleased to present a group of diverse and accomplished musicians in a program called “Tears for Beers,” featuring Jazz at the Taylor favorite, Kelly Bucheger on saxophones, and making their Taylor debut, Leanne Darling on viola, Jonathan Golove on electric cello and multi-instrumentalist Ravi Padmanabha on percussion. The concert begins at 7:30 PM with two full sets of both written and improvisational music with loops and effects in the intimate setting of the Kenan Center’s Taylor Theater.

Award-winning saxophonist and composer Kelly Bucheger has performed in the U.S. and Europe with luminaries such as James Carter and John Zorn to Don Menza and Louie Bellson. He has received honors from the West Bank School of Music (Minneapolis) Jazz Composers Competition and the Julius Hemphill Composition Awards in Boston. Bucheger has performed at the Warsaw Jazz Jamboree, the Gehrden Jazztäge, and the Altitude Jazz Festival in Briançon, France. Among local accolades, his “House of Relics” recording was named Buffalo Spree’s “best local release of the year,” and his group, “What Would Mingus Do?” was named “Best Local Music Act.”

Cellist/composer Jonathan Golove is a member of the critically acclaimed Baird Trio and serves as Associate Professor in the University at Buffalo’s Department of Music. Golove’s career is marked by its versatility, sense of adventure, and commitment to the performance of both new and traditional works, as well as of improvised music. He has been a featured soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Slee Sinfonietta, and as a guest artist with the Cassatt Quartet and the Cleveland Octet. He is a native of Los Angeles.

Leanne Darling holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music. She draws from her classical technique, her skills in many musical genres and her passion for improvisation to break the boundaries for an often-underused instrument. Her unique solo viola compositions use the entire scope of her instrument, mixing more traditional sounds with electric sound effects.

Ravi Padmanabha has spent many years studying music and playing a wide variety of genres including jazz, world, Indian, Kirtan and experimental. He has studied with master musicians from India and is featured on numerous recordings. Padmanabha has led various musical projects and performed with many jazz musicians including Buffalo-born bassist Juni Booth.

“This special evening of music promises beauty and surprises,” said Jazz at the Taylor producer, Kathleen Rooney. “It’s in keeping with our mission of providing a wide range of musical styles within the nearly boundless and constantly evolving category of jazz.”

Individual tickets for the show are $15 for Kenan Center members and $20 for the general public, and may be purchased online at Ticketleap, in person at the Kenan Center Business Office, or charged by phone. Ample free parking is available onsite. The Taylor Theater is located adjacent to the Kenan house at 433 Locust Street in Lockport, NY. For further information, visit or call 716-433-2617. Because seating is limited, advance tickets are recommended.

Individual tickets |$15 member |$20 for the general public

Students and/or 18 and under | $10 with valid student I.D.

All concerts feature two full sets of music with refreshments available. Tickets may be purchased online at Ticketleap below, in person at the Kenan Center Business Office, or charged by phone at 716-433-2617. Ample free parking is available onsite. The Taylor Theater is located on the campus of the Kenan Center at 433 Locust Street in Lockport, NY. Because seating is limited, advance tickets are recommended.

Mailing Address

433 Locust Street, Lockport NY 14094