July 15, 2013

Ellicottville Jazz Festival 2013 Weekend Schedule - A Splash of Jazz to Cool Off the Summer

What better way to enjoy the summer than to be sipping on a cold beverage, enjoying some great food and listening to some LIVE smooth Jazz! It all happens in the village of Ellicittville NY during the 2013 Jazz and Blues Festival July 26th through 28th. The annual event gathers many regional and national Jazz and Blues artist to play in the streets, pubs, cafes and gazebo throughout the village. Each year the performers provide soulful jazz in their own styles and leave the crowds wanting more. A splash of Jazz cools the seasoned Jazz enthusiast was well as those just finding the beat!

The Festival begins on Friday July 26th however, come out on Thursday July 25th and enjoy The Lake Effect is performing at the downtown Gazebo series concert 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm or Fred and Tuck are playing at The Gin Mill at 8:00 pm. The Gazebo series highlights local artist entertaining audiences in an outdoor music venue in downtown Ellicottville. The 2013 Jazz and Blues Festival artists include B.D. Lenz, the John Troy Jazz Trio, Mick Hays Band, Mark Mazur and the Little Big Band and more. Throughout the weekend there we be performances at the town gazebo, streetside, at the Ellicottville Brewing company, the Gin Mill, Baloon's Restaurant, the Silver Fox and other pubs and restaurants. All of the venues are withing walking distance of each other in the heart of downtown Ellicottville. Enjoy the smooth sound and soulful rhythms throughout the entire weekend as you stoll down the streets.

2013 Jazz and Blues Festival Weekend Performance Schedule*

Day / Time Performer Location

Thur., July 25, 2013

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm The Lake Effect (Men's A'Cappella) - Gazebo
8:00 pm Scott Kirby - The Gin Mill

Fri., July 26, 2013

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm Maria Aurigema Band - Balloon's Restaurant
9:00 pm Scott Kirby - The Gin Mill
9:30 pm to 1:00 am TDB - The Ellicottville Brewery

Sat., July 27, 2013

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm The Mark Mazur Little Big Band - Monroe St. Stage
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm John Troy Trio - Ellicottville Brewery
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Fredonia Student Modern Jazz Quartet - Ellicottville Brewery Beer Garden
7:00 pm to 11:00 pm BD Lenz - Balloon's Restaurant
7:00 pm LTM Trio - The Silver Fox
8:00 pm to 12:00 am TBD - Madigan's
9:00 pm Speedy Parker Blues Band - The Gin Mill
10:00 pm Mojo Hand - Ellicottville Brewery

Sun., July 28, 2013

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Mick Hayes Band - Monroe St. Stage
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm The John Troy Trio - the Ellicottville Brewery
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Fredonia Student Modern Jazz Quartet - Ellicottvill Brewery Beer Garden
3:00 pm TBD - Balloons Restaurant

*Additional performaces in other pubs / cafes and locations were not available for the article. Times and performances are subject to change. Thursday and Friday night and the Gin Mill entertainers may not be Jazz related music.

About the Performers

Each of the enterainers are well established in their field of Jazz and Blues. Many of the performers travel accross the region and even internationally. It is a true treat to enjoy the talent that will be on dispaly during the festival weekend. Some of the artists' Bios are listed below:

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John Troy Trio: John Troy has studiend the saxaphone since age 12 has developed into a premier Jazz saxaphone player. He has studied abroad, has studied with numerouse greats in the industry and won numerours awards in his career. He has released several compact discs and the trio will be performing through the state of New York this year. The John Troy trio has a hard "bop" sound and is a delight to see live! Website:

B.D. Lenz Quartet: B.E. Lenz had been hailed as one of the top 20 "up and coming" jazz musicians of New Jersey by the Newark Star-Ledger. He has played the guitar since the age of 14 and studied with many of the great jazz guitarists. He has released 7 compact discs of contemporary Jazz and has music featured in many major network television shows. His 2013 tour includes performances in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. He plays a funky jazz guitar! His latest CD tilted "Ready or Not" will be released in November 2013. His CDs and song single MP3 tracks are available for purchase on his webiste. Website:

Mark Mazur and the Little Big Band: The band is a 12 piece band with vocalists Leah Weyand and is comprised of some of Buffalo's best session and concert musicians. They play many of the traditional big band music as well as Top 40 and Jazz. Mark Mazur plays with the B boys in the Buffalo area and Mark and the Little Big Band have recorded CDs with many vocalists. They are a member of the Buffao Musician's Association. They have a full sound with great vocals and are a treat to see!

About Ellicottville

Ellicottville is hopping with great restaurants, eclectic shops, fantastic cafes and bistros as well as hand crafted wines at the Ellicottivlle Winery and hand crafted ales and beers at the Ellicottville Brewing Company. The Winery specials for its EVL Red, EVL White and EVL Blue wines, so stop by for a tasting of one of their fabulous wines. Stop by the Bruce Candle company for some hot custom candles or stop into one of the fabulous jewelry stores for come cool jewels. Shop and swing all day long at the festival. At the end of the day, you can enjoy some hot food and some cool jazz at one of the fabulous restaurants, pubs or cafes. The 2013 Ellicottville Jazz Festival weekend will fill your soul with soothing rhythms, your stomach with fantastic food and beverages and your trunk with fabulous gifts'; leaving cool memories from this hot little town.


If you are looking for lodging for the weekend, visit for a studio townhome that accomodates up to 4 people and is located less than 1 mile from downtown Ellicottville. Additional lodging can be found at and

TBD - To Be Determined. The performers were not available at the time of publication on July 15, 2013 and will be updated when the schedules are released.
*Perfomance times subject to change based on restaurant / pub scheduling. Times were based on schedules at the time of posting.

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