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Nietzsche's Sundays
Nietzsche's Sunday 3:30 to 5:30
Jazzbugs yeah.! Studibakerjammerski! Come join us. 06/16/24

☛ 3:30 pm ☛ 06/16

Nietzsche's Sunday 3:30 to 5:30
Jazzbugs yeah.! Dr. Jazz knew about this gig in 1931! Come join us. 06/30/24
☛ 06/30

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The 33 Speakeasy Grill, 3455 Genesee Street, West of Union Road in Cheektowaga sure know how to throw a party. It was a cellabration of their first anniversary, Wednesday, October 7th. Look forward to playing 33 again soom.

Sandy and Bob were great hosts at Forest Lawn Cemetery Concert at the gazebo Monday July 27th, 7:30pm to 8:30pm.
It was a beautiful night and a fabulous concert series.
Look forward to next year ...... R.I.P. ......

We had a blast at the Essex St. Pub Clam Bake Dr. Jazz & the Jazzbugs. Saturday June 6th, 5:00pm to 7:00pm 'ish
Thanks for coming by and saying hello to Mackie and having some fantastic food.

The 'bugs played June 20th at Hot Mama's Canteen on 12 Military Road in Blackrock for their first anniversary party. Hot Jazz, Hot Mommas, great food great staff.

An excited welcome back to Megan! She is resuming her Sunday night shift at Nietzsche's, which will be punctuated by the numbers she sings with the Jazzbugs.

We would like to thank Ben Levitt and the Jazz Cache for filling in at the last minute on May 3rd at Nietzsche's.

The Jazzbugs played at the 33 Speakeasy Grill at 3455 Genesee Street, West of Union Road in Cheektowaga on Friday, October 17th. Stay tuned for details on another upcoming Jazzbugs performance at this venue.

On September 13th we played a swing dance at the Polish Cadets Hall. The evening was well-attended with enthusiastic dancers. The Jazzbugs alternated sets with Fredtown Stompers and ended with a fun jam including both bands.

Saturday 20th saw the 'bugs perform at a surprise birthday party arranged by Bob Sowyrda for his wife Darcy. There were a number of musicians there, including:

James Newhouse -- blues, folk, Americana.
Keith Wooden - Jazz violinist and mandolin.
Bob Sowyrda - all-around musician who occasionally plays with the Jazzbugs.
William J Cooper - A terrific drummer who makes a fantastic hot sauce under the name Koop's Kitchen.
It was another evening with cooperative weather, good food and fun for all.

At the Lewiston Jazz Festival on August 23rd, The Jazzbugs played and had fun among the many performers.

Ben Levitt and Anthony, two enthusiastic bass players, Pete on trombone, Kathrine Koch, Noelle and others occasionally sit in with the Jazzbugs. We even had master Senegalese percussionist Alassane Sarr accompany on the bongoes for a multicultural musical exchange. Every so often we have an after-show jam session where Ben and Alassane will pitch in, and we hope more is forthcoming. It is always and inspirational and fun time and we would like to thank them for their time and energy in helping piece together these impromtpu night-time adventures.

The Jazzbugs played at the Buffalo Repertory Theater's Mardi Gras party, Saturday, March 1. It took place at the Ascension Episcopalian Church at North and Linwood. It was a great and fun event with lively performances of all kinds. Special thanks to Matthew for a great experience.

The 'Bugs performed a very well-attended going away party for Rob and Zoey of the Buffalo Swing Dance Club, held at the Polish Cadets Hall on Grant and Amherst on Saturday, January 4, 2014. Also playing were the Fredtown Stompers, who performed an excellent set. We alternated sets with the Stompers, and ended up jamming with them at the end of the evening.

Good luck with your move, Rob and Zoey -- we'll miss you!

Anyone wanting to learn more about swing dancing should check out the club on Tuesday nights or visit

Joy to the world! Ann Philippone has brought a new piano into Nietzsche's! Rejoice! Ann and Don have returned from a trip to Spain and she has resumed her Sunday show. Come in early enough to hear her set! Her unbridled enthusiasm bounces off the walls; everyone in between those walls benefits from the energy.

We're still mad for Megan! She will appear occasionally to sing her Sunday spell with the 'Bugs.

In case you missed it, Dr. Jazz recently accompanied Leon Redbone at the Tralf. The doctor added the diddy-wah, and a little more diddy to the performance. It was a great show and a great time. We hope to see these two old friends play again in the future.

Congratulations to Alex and Marta, whose wedding reception at the LaFayette Hotel hosted many well-wishers. The Jazzbugs very much enjoyed playing the event, and a good time was had by all.

The Jazzbugs also recently played a surprise party for Alan and Kathy Wieser's 25th anniversary. Their son Eric sat in on bass for much of the set; his performance was super melodic and energizing. Fantastic! We would like to thank Tara, Eric and Chris for throwing a blast of a party.

A big Jazzbugs thank you to Honorary Jazzbugs: Bill Basel, drums; Josh Assad, guitar, Kevin Doyle, Bob Sowyrda, and Joe Brancato, piano. They did a great job filling in while Willie was away.

We played a holiday celebration for Casey and David, which was enjoyed by all. Great partaayyy. It was good to meet up with some old friends and meet new ones. David's trip to Japan this April sounded like a real blast; he brought home some 1000-year-old eggs with some very provocative fortunes contained within. As of press time, it appears he has released and ancient curse that looms grimly on Buffalo's horizon, threatening certain destruction at any moment. Thanks for leaving us in a smoldering crater where our city used to be, David. (Godzilla)

In October we played the Pine Street Oktoberfest in downtown Niagara Falls. We had great time and the sound man did a great job. Immediately following the show it started raining buckets, soaking Dr. Jazz's Studebaker..

The Jazzbugs performed at the Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts on Saturday, August 24, 2013. The festival was especially well-organized, and we would like to thank Miss Dee for her efforts. There was a lot of great live music and we were happy to be included.

The Jazzbugs performed at Kenmore Days on July 30, 2013, to a large outdoor crowd. The crowd took to their feet and danced; among them were many energized Kenmore kids. Stay tuned for next summer's performance date.

The 'Bugs were excited to play the First Friday show at the Albright Knox on September 6, 2013. Their auditorium is one of Buffalo's best-kept secrets, managed by a top-flight staff. Thanks to Jessica and Tom for a great experience. Please do check out the performance space if you have a chance.

A shout-out to Joe Rubino, Val, Derek, Megan, John Lombardo, Ray Rock, Freddy K.,Stephany and everyone who makes Sundays at Nietzsches so fun!