Josh Paxton at the Buffalo Niagara Blues Festival

July 14

The Big Easy in Buffalo presents Josh Paxton performing a solo piano set as part of the Buffalo Niagara Blues Festival on July 14 at Silo City!

Josh will be playing from 1 – 1:40 pm. Other acts at the Fest include David Bromberg Quintet & Band, John Nemeth, Tom Hambridge, Keesha Pratt Band, and Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin Altar Boys.

A limited number of free tickets are available through the Arts Access program; call 716-362-8389 x514 for those.

The Big Easy in Buffalo – a program of Arts Services Initiative of WNY, Inc. – is sponsored by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Fund for the Arts, Erie County, and Adams Mark Hotel & Events Center.

More on Josh Paxton Piano:
At the age of five Joshua Paxton received a little yellow toy piano that he banged on for years, playing along with TV jingles and music on the radio by ear. At 11 his parents gave into his pleas for piano lessons and bought him his first piano. Josh moved from his native Ohio to New Orleans to study piano with Ellis Marsalis in the mid- 90s. By the time he earned his masters degree in Jazz Piano, he found that the city had gotten its teeth into him, so he stayed. Since then he has served at the pleasure of notable acts as Maria Muldaur, Leigh “Li’l Queenie Harris, Cookie Gabriel, Bruce Hornsby, The Afghan Whigs, Papa Mali, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, The Wild Tchoupitoulas Indian Tribe, Johnny Sketch and The Dirty Notes and The Pfister Sisters. His transcriptions of the music of James Booker (The James Booker Collection, Hal Leonard) and Professor Longhair have become standard reference tools for pianists the world over.