recent performances
2016:

Sunday, November 20
6-7pm
Open jam session: 7-9pm

Michael McNeill, piano
Juini Booth, bass
John Bacon, drums

Historic Colored Musicians Club
145 Broadway (at Michigan)
Buffalo, NY 14203

$3 for non-members/free for members

Thursday, November 17
8pm

resAUnance

John Bacon, vibraphone & percussion
Jonathan Golove, 'cello
Esin Gündüz, voice
Michael McNeill, piano

Pausa Art House
19 Wadsworth St.
Buffalo, NY 14201

$7 general/$5 students

Saturday, September 10

Wooden Cities: Social Improvisation and Action

Wooden Cities presents a series of improvisation workshops with the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County (Philadelphia). Utilizing John Zorn's Cobra, the ensemble will demonstrate free improv practices as students explore various modes of improvisation. Students will also reflect on their role as an artist and music-maker in society and what it means to work together. 10:00am - Wind Symphony workshop 1:00pm - Ripieno workshop 3:00pm - Concertino workshop

Youth Orchestra of Buck's County
Levittown, PA

Saturday, July 2
6-10pm

Michael McNeill, piano
Sam Pankey, bass

Hotel Granduca
320 S Capital of Texas Hwy
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

No cover

Friday, July 1
6-10pm

Karen Tennison, voice
Michael McNeill, piano

Hotel Granduca
320 S Capital of Texas Hwy
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

No cover

Thursday, June 30
10-11:30pm

Jon Klekman Quartet

Jon Klekman, bass
Michael McNeill, piano
Art Carvajal, guitar
Matt Carr, drums

Stay Gold
1910 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

No cover

Saturday, June 25
6-10pm

Michael McNeill, piano
Richard Mikel, bass

Hotel Granduca
320 S Capital of Texas Hwy
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

No cover

Friday, June 24
9pm

Michael McNeill Trio with Woody Witt

Michael McNeill, piano
Richard Mikel, bass
Anthony Corsaro, drums
with
Woody Witt, tenor saxophone

Cezanne
4100 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, Texas
77006 USA

$10

Thursday, June 23
10pm-12am

Jon Klekman Trio

Jon Klekman, bass
Michael McNeill, piano
Matt Carr, drums

W XYZ Bar
Aloft Austin at the Domain
11601 Domain Drive
Austin, Texas, 78758

No cover

Saturday, June 18
9pm-12am

Milan Moorman Trio

Milan Moorman, trumpet
Michael McNeill, piano
Aaron Allen, bass

Lost Pines Resort
575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road
Lost Pines, TX, 78612

No cover

Thursday, June 16
9pm-12am

Lizzy Eidson

Lizzy Eidson, voice
Michael McNeill, piano
Tarik Hassan, bass

Brass House
115 San Jacinto
Austin, TX

No cover

Friday, June 10
6-10pm

Karen Tennison, voice
Michael McNeill, piano

Hotel Granduca
320 S Capital of Texas Hwy
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

No cover

Sunday, June 5
9pm

The Jazz Caché

Ben Levitt, bass
Matt Michaud, guitar
Jared Tinkham, guitar
Elliot Scozarro, alto saxophone
Michael McNeill, piano
David Phillips, drums

Nietszche's
248 Allen Street
Buffalo, NY 14201

No cover; tips appreciated

Wednesday, June 1
6:30-9:30pm

Michael McNeill Quartet

Michael McNeill, piano
Nelson Rivera, tenor and soprano saxophones
Wayne Moose, bass
David Phillips, drums

Mezza
929 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222

No cover

Sunday, May 29
6pm

Michael McNeill Quartet

Michael McNeill, piano
Kelly Bucheger, saxophones
Brian DeJesus, bass
David Phillips, drumset

Historic Colored Musicians Club of Buffalo
145 Broadway
Buffalo, NY 14203

Free for Club members
$3 for non-members

Thursday, May 26
8pm

resAUnance CD release and performances

John Bacon, vibraphone & percussion
Jonathan Golove, 'cello
Esin Gündüz, voice
Michael McNeill, piano

Pausa Art House
19 Wadsworth St.
Buffalo, NY 14201

$7 general/$5 students

Tuesday, May 24
8:30pm

resAUnance CD release and performances

John Bacon, vibraphone & percussion
Jonathan Golove, 'cello
Esin Gündüz, voice
Michael McNeill, piano

The Bop Shop
1460 Monroe Ave.
Rochester, NY 14618

ticket price TBA

Friday, May 13
11:30pm
Satuday, May 14
1am

Michael McNeill Trio

Michael McNeill, piano
Brian DeJesus, bass
Bill Conroy, drums

Multi-band bill with Adam Bronstein's Freehand Band, The Vendo Llamas, Tom Stahl and the Dangerfields, and MELA

Nietszche's
248 Allen Street
Buffalo, NY 14201

$5

Thursday, May 12
8pm
AND
Friday, May 13
8pm

The Buffalo Jazz Octet
Live recording session!
Two nights!

Kelly Bucheger, alto & tenor saxophones
Nelson Rivera, tenor & soprano saxophones
Steve Baczkowski, baritone saxophone
Tim Clarke, trumpet
Phil Sims, trombone
Michael McNeill, piano
Brian DeJesus, bass
John Bacon, drums
Brendan Fitzgerald, conductor

Pausa Art House
19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201

Facebook event page

$7 general
$5 students with ID

Thursday, May 5
8pm

Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet & Buffalo PlusTet

Taylor Ho Bynum, cornet & compositions
Jim Hobbs, alto saxophone
Bill Lowe, tuba
Mary Halvorson, guitar
Tomas Fujiwara, drums
Ken Filiano, bass

AND

Tim Clarke, trumpet
Steve Baczkowski, baritone saxophone
Dave Dewitt, trombone
Michael McNeill, piano
John Bacon, drums

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202

$18 general admission, $15 students/seniors, $12 members

Wednesday, April 27
9-11pm

Jon Klekman Quartet

Jon Klekman, bass
Derrick Becker, trumpet
Michael McNeill, piano
Eoghan McCloskey, drums

Patika
2159 S. Lamar
Austin, TX 78704

No cover

Tuesday, April 26
7-11pm

Dana Marcine Quartet

Dana Marcine, voice
Michael McNeill, piano
Tarik Hassan, bass
Anthony Corsaro, drums

Brass House
115 San Jacinto
Austin, TX

No cover

Monday, April 25
7-11pm

Michael McNeill Trio

Michael McNeill, piano
Richard Mikel, bass
Anthony Corsaro, drums

Brass House
115 San Jacinto
Austin, TX

No cover

Tuesday, April 19
5-9pm

Michael McNeill, piano

Hotel Granduca
320 S Capital of Texas Hwy
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

No cover

Sunday, April 17
7-9pm

Supper, Sip, and Swoon

Michael McNeill, piano
Nick Clark, bass
Eoghan McCloskey, drums

East Side Showroom
1100 E. 6th St.
Austin, TX 78702

No cover

Tuesday, April 12
5-9pm

Michael McNeill, piano

Hotel Granduca
320 S Capital of Texas Hwy
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

No cover

Saturday, April 9
6-10pm

Jon Lundbom Trio

Jon Lundbom, guitar
Michael McNeill, piano
Richard Mikel, bass

Hotel Granduca
320 S Capital of Texas Hwy
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

No cover

Friday, April 8
6-10pm

Karen Tennison Trio

Karen Tennison, voice
Michael McNeill, piano
Richard Mikel, bass

Hotel Granduca
320 S Capital of Texas Hwy
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

No cover

Tuesday, April 5
5-9pm

Michael McNeill, piano

Hotel Granduca
320 S Capital of Texas Hwy
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

No cover

Friday, April 1
6-10pm

Karen Tennison Trio

Karen Tennison, voice
Michael McNeill, piano
Sam Pankey, bass

Hotel Granduca
320 S Capital of Texas Hwy
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

No cover

Tuesday, March 29
7-11pm

Dana Marcine Trio

Dana Marcine, voice
Michael McNeill, piano
Richard Mikel, bass

Brass House
115 San Jacinto
Austin, TX

No cover

Sunday, March 27
5-9pm

Michael McNeill, piano

Hotel Granduca
320 S Capital of Texas Hwy
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

No cover

Friday, March 25
6-8:30pm

Karen Tennison, voice
Justin Vazquez, alto saxophone
Michael McNeill, piano

The Elephant Room
315 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701

No cover

Wednesday, March 23
9-11pm

Jon Klekman Trio

Jon Klekman, bass
Michael McNeill, piano
Eoghan McCloskey, drums

Patika
2159 S. Lamar
Austin, TX 78704

No cover

Sunday, March 20
7-9pm

Jon Klekman Quartet at Supper, Sip, and Swoon

Jon Klekman, bass
Derrick Becker, trumpet
Michael McNeill, piano
Eoghan McCloskey, drums

East Side Showroom
1100 E. 6th St.
Austin, TX 78702

No cover

Saturday, March 19
6-10pm

Michael McNeill, piano
Richard Mikel, bass
Aaron Easley, drums

Hotel Granduca
320 S Capital of Texas Hwy
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

No cover

Sunday, March 13
5-9pm

Michael McNeill, piano

Hotel Granduca
320 S Capital of Texas Hwy
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

No cover

Saturday, March 12
2-4pm

Jeffrey Olson Trio at SXSW

Jeffrey Olson, drums
Michael McNeill, piano
Sam Pankey, bass

Brazos Hall
204 E. 4th Street
Austin, TX 78701

SXSW badges-only event

Friday, March 11
6-10pm

Karen Tennison, voice
Michael McNeill, piano
Tarik Hassan, bass

Hotel Granduca
320 S Capital of Texas Hwy
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

No cover

Saturday, March 5
7-9pm

Karen Tennison Quintet

Karen Tennison, voice
Russell Haight, tenor saxophone
Andrew Friedrich, guitar
Michael McNeill, piano
Aaron Easley, drums

The Highball
1120 S. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78704

ticket/cover charge

Wednesday, March 2
5-9pm

Michael McNeill, piano
bassist TBA

Hotel Granduca
320 S Capital of Texas Hwy
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

No cover

Tuesday, March 1
5-9pm

Michael McNeill, piano

Hotel Granduca
320 S Capital of Texas Hwy
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

No cover

Sunday, February 28
5-9pm

Michael McNeill, piano

Hotel Granduca
320 S Capital of Texas Hwy
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

No cover

Friday, February 26
6pm-8:30pm

Lizzy Eidson

Lizzy Eidson, voice
Michael McNeill, piano
Tarik Hassan, bass

Brass House
115 San Jacinto
Austin, TX

No cover

Wednesday, February 24
8pm-12am

The Brass House Jam Session

Aaron Easley, drums
Richard Mikel, bass
Michael McNeill, piano (tentative)

One hour of piano trio music, then an open jam session.

Brass House
115 San Jacinto
Austin, TX

No cover

Tuesday, February 23
7-11pm

Dana Marcine Trio

Dana Marcine, voice
Michael McNeill, piano
Richard Mikel, bass

Brass House
115 San Jacinto
Austin, TX

No cover

Sunday, February 21
7-9pm

Jon Klekman Quartet at Supper, Sip, and Swoon

Jon Klekman, bass
Justin Vasquez, alto saxophone
Michael McNeill, piano
Eoghan McCloskey, drums

East Side Showroom
1100 E. 6th St.
Austin, TX 78702

No cover

Saturday, February 20
8pm-12am

Milan Moorman Trio

Milan Moorman, trumpet
Michael McNeill, piano
Aaron Allen, bass

Lost Pines Resort
575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road
Lost Pines, TX, 78612

No cover

Friday, February 19
5-9pm

Karen Tennison, voice
Andrew Friedrich, guitar
Michael McNeill, piano

Hotel Granduca
320 S Capital of Texas Hwy
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

No cover

Wednesday, February 17
8-10:30pm

Jon Klekman Quartet

Jon Klekman, bass
Justin Vasquez, saxophones
Michael McNeill, piano
Eoghan McCloskey, drums

Craftsman
2000 Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78702

No cover

Wednesday, February 10
5-9pm

Daniel Durham, bass
Michael McNeill, piano

Hotel Granduca
320 S Capital of Texas Hwy
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

No cover

Tuesday, February 9
5-9pm

Michael McNeill, piano

Hotel Granduca
320 S Capital of Texas Hwy
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

No cover

Saturday, February 6
6-8:30pm

Tarik Hassan, bass
Zac Evans, saxophone
Michael McNeill, piano

Brass House
115 San Jacinto
Austin, TX

No cover

Wednesday, February 3
8-10:30pm

Jon Klekman Quartet

Jon Klekman, bass
Justin Vasquez, alto saxophone
Michael McNeill, piano
Eoghan McCloskey, drums

Craftsman
2000 Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78702

No cover

Tuesday, February 2
5-9pm

Michael McNeill, piano

Hotel Granduca
320 S Capital of Texas Hwy
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

No cover

Friday, January 22
6-9pm

Dana Marcine

Dana Marcine, voice
Michael McNeill, piano

Gumbo's Bee Cave
12823 Shops Pkwy
Bee Cave, TX 78738

No cover

Thursday, January 21
8-10:30pm

Jon Klekman Quartet

Jon Klekman, bass
Derek Rodrigues, alto saxophone
Michael McNeill, piano
Matt Carr, drums

Craftsman
2000 Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78702

No cover

Thursday, January 14
7pm

Community Music School Presents:
All For Music/Music For All Gala Concert

Montante Cultural Center
2001 Main St.
Buffalo, NY, 14208

$100 includes VIP seating & reception
$40 general admission | $20 students

Saturday, January 9
6-8:30pm

Tarik Hassan, bass
Zack Varner, saxophone
Michael McNeill, piano

Brass House
115 San Jacinto
Austin, TX

No cover

Thursday, January 7
8-10:30pm

Jon Klekman Quartet

Jon Klekman, bass
Derek Rodrigues, alto saxophone
Michael McNeill, piano
Eoghan McCloskey, drums

Craftsman
2000 Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78702

No cover

Tuesday, January 5
5-9pm

Michael McNeill, piano

Hotel Granduca
320 S Capital of Texas Hwy
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

No cover

2015:

Thursday, December 31
7-10pm

Dana Marcine

Dana Marcine, voice
Michael McNeill, piano

Gumbo's Bee Cave
12823 Shops Pkwy
Bee Cave, TX 78738

No cover

Wednesday, December 30
9-11pm

Jon Klekman Quartet

Jon Klekman, bass
Derek Rodrigues, alto saxophone
Michael McNeill, piano
Eoghan McCloskey, drums

Patika
2159 S. Lamar
Austin, TX 78704

No cover

Tuesday, December 29
7-11pm

Daniel Dufour, drums
Michael McNeill, piano
Richard Mikel, bass

Brass House
115 San Jacinto
Austin, TX

No cover

Sunday, December 20
11am-1pm

Austin Jazz Workshop

Michael Melinger, saxophones
Michael McNeill, piano
Aaron Allen, bass
Norm Bergeron, drums

High school/middle school students invited to sit in.

Threadgill’s Old No. 1
6416 North Lamar Austin, TX 78752

no cover

Saturday, December 19
6:30-7:30pm, 8-9pm

Michael McNeill, piano

Solo piano renditions of jazz standards, Christmas/Holiday tunes, and original compositions. A guest vocalist may also make an appearance...

Flour and Vine
300 S Lamar Blvd, Ste A
Austin , TX 78704

No cover

Thursday, December 18
7-10pm

Sarah Aranella

Sarah Aranella, voice
Derrick Becker, trumpet
Michael McNeill, piano
Sam Pankey, bass
Brennan Howell, drums

Roosevelt Room
307 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78701

Friday, December 11
6:30-7:30pm, 8-9pm

Michael McNeill, piano

Solo piano renditions of jazz standards, Christmas/Holiday tunes, and original compositions.

Flour and Vine
300 S Lamar Blvd, Ste A
Austin , TX 78704

No cover

Thursday, December 10
8-11pm

Jon Klekman Quartet

Jon Klekman, bass
Derek Rodrigues, alto saxophone
Michael McNeill, piano
Eoghan McCloskey, drums

Craftsman
2000 Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78702

No cover

Friday, December 4
6-9pm

Dana Marcine

Dana Marcine, voice
Michael McNeill, piano

Gumbo's Bee Cave
12823 Shops Pkwy
Bee Cave, TX 78738

No cover

Thursday, December 3
7-11pm

Derrick Becker Group

Derrick Becker, trumpet
Michael McNeill, piano
Aaron Lack, drums

Brass House
115 San Jacinto
Austin, TX

No cover

Sunday, November 22
8pm

This With That

Christopher Jentsch and John Bacon, Jr., composers

New aleatoric music for double quartet, funded by a New York State Council on the Arts Grant

Quartet I:
Marlene Wittnauer, Flute
Miranda Scoma, Violin
Jonathan Golove, Cello
Michael McNeill, Piano

Quartet II:
Russ Carere, Clarinet
Jon Nelson, Trumpet, Sousaphone
Dave DeWitt, Trombone, Tuba
Tom Kolor, Marimba

John Bacon & Brendan Fitzgerald, conductors

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202

$10 general/$8 students

Friday, November 20
8pm

John Bacon/Chris Jentsch(*) Project

Mike Kaupa, trumpet
Michael McNeill, piano
Jeff Campbell, bass
John Bacon, drums
(*guitarist Chris Jentsch was unable to perform due to illness; pianist Michael McNeill performed instead)

Pausa Art House
19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201

$7 general
$5 students with ID

Thursday, November 19
11am

John Bacon/Michael McNeill Duo

John Bacon, drums
Michael McNeill, piano

Villa Maria College
240 Pine Ridge Road
Buffalo, NY 14225

Free

Sunday, November 15
7pm

Michael McNeill, piano

Solo piano renditions of music from
Flight and Passageways,
plus new compositions and select standards.

Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts
Congress at McLallen St
Trumansburg, NY 14886

$10

Thursday, November 12
8pm

The Buffalo Jazz Octet
featuring special guest Joe Ford

Joe Ford, alto & soprano saxophones
Kelly Bucheger, alto & tenor saxophones
Nelson Rivera, tenor & soprano saxophones
Steve Baczkowski, baritone saxophone
Tim Clarke, trumpet
Phil Sims, trombone
Michael McNeill, piano
Dave Arenius, bass
John Bacon, drums
Brendan Fitzgerald, conductor

Pausa Art House
19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201

Facebook event page

$7 general
$5 students with ID

Saturday, November 7
6:30-7:30pm, 8-9pm

Michael McNeill, piano

First set: jazz standards
Second set: new & original compositions

Flour and Vine
300 S Lamar Blvd, Ste A
Austin , TX 78704

No cover

Friday, November 6
6-9pm

Dana Marcine

Dana Marcine, voice
Michael McNeill, piano

Gumbo's Bee Cave
12823 Shops Pkwy
Bee Cave, TX 78738

No cover

Wednesday, November 4
8pm-12am

Brass House Jam Session

Aaron Easley, drums
Michael McNeill, piano
Michael Stevens, bass
...and you!

Brass House
115 San Jacinto
Austin, TX

No cover

Friday, October 23
6:30-7:30pm, 8-9pm

Derrick Becker, trumpet
Michael McNeill, piano

Flour and Vine
300 S Lamar Blvd, Ste A
Austin , TX 78704

No cover

Saturday, October 17
6:30-7:30pm, 8-9pm

Michael McNeill, piano

First set: jazz standards
Second set: new & original compositions

Flour and Vine
300 S Lamar Blvd, Ste A
Austin , TX 78704

No cover

Friday, October 16
6-9pm

Dana Marcine

Dana Marcine, voice
Michael McNeill, piano

Gumbo's Bee Cave
12823 Shops Pkwy
Bee Cave, TX 78738

No cover

Thursday, October 15
7-11pm

Tarik Hassan, bass
Michael McNeill, piano
Matt Carr, drums

Brass House
115 San Jacinto
Austin, TX

No cover

even earlier performances...