Fundraiser will take place at the Brickyard Brewing Company - 4/15

A Taste of Jazz Fundraiser at the Brickyard Brewing Company – April 15th


LEWISTON, NY – Preparations are underway for the 2018 Northwest Jazz Festival that will take place on August 24th and 25th in the Village of Lewiston.  The Board of Directors and Jazz Festival Staff will hold a fundraiser, “A Taste of Jazz” at the Brickyard Brewing Company (432 Center Street, Lewiston) on Sunday, April 15th from 4pm – 8pm. The fundraiser will help offset some of the costs of producing the free two day outdoor music festival. 

Three bands will be featured at the fundraiser – The Hot Club of Buffalo, Alex McArthur/Jon Lehning Quartet and the Paul Hage Mirage Band.  Jazz Festival Music Coordinator Tony Zambito has put together a great showcase of musicians who have donated their talent and time for the fundraiser. “We are excited to present three outstanding groups at the annual fundraiser, which will be a preview for the 2018 Northwest Jazz Festival.  Paul Hage Mirage offers a truly unique experience in Mediterranean Jazz that has won them much acclaim regionally.  The Jon Lehning Trio features three of the area’s top rising stars, saxophonist Jon Lehning, the dynamic vocalist Alex McArthur, and the 2017 JazzBuffalo Rising Star of the year, pianist Harry Graser.  We are also happy to present Buffalo’s premier gypsy jazz band, The Hot Club of Buffalo, which excels in the tradition of Django Reinhardt.”  

The fundraiser will also feature food donated by local restaurants and jazz festival vendors as well as a 50/50, basket and silent auction. An announcement will be made during the fundraiser regarding the 2018 Headliner Bands and musician line up.  Tickets for the April 15th event are $20 presale or $25 at the door and can be purchased at the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, Village of Lewiston Municipal Office, and local Northwest Bank locations or by calling (716) 754-9500.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2018 Northwest Jazz Festival.  For more information visit