Planet Kniffen

Fri. Jul 22, 2022 at 7:00pm EDT
21 and Over
57 days away
$5.00 - $15.00
21 and Over
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57 days away
$5.00 - $15.00
21 and Over
Event Description
Planet Kniffen


DOORS @ 6PM / SHOW @ 7PM
MUSIC ROOM: $15 per person reserved seating
BAR ROOM: $10 per person general admission

PATIO TABLE: $5 per person general admission

 

Dreamland debuted at #5 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album chart and #13 on the Billboard Jazz Album chart in May 2018

 

An eclectic, forward-thinking jazz ensemble, Planet Kniffen showcases the writing of drummer and bandleader Darryl Kniffen. The band released their debut effort Dreamland in April 2018, an album that showcased their cross-pollinated blend of post-bop and electric fusion. In 2017, Kniffen formed his Planet Kniffen sextet as an outlet for his expansive compositional style, weaving in bits of jazz, rock, soul, and more. Joining him were several longtime associates, including trumpeter Dylan Canterbury, saxophonist Matthew Steckler, guitarist Shaun McCarthy, pianist Franz Robert, and bassist Jason Schwartz. After playing a slate of live shows, including appearances at the Easthampton Jazz Festival, Vermont Jazz Center, and Readsboro Arts Festival, they released their debut album Dreamland. Heavy grooves, soaring melodies, and dreamy soundscapes make a Planet Kniffen concert a wonderfully rich musical experience. In the music of Dreamland, the listener is invited to embark on a musical journey through mystery, passion, tranquility, and hope. Darryl Kniffen describes the debut effort as “an opportunity to enter a musical world. A world of beauty, complexity, and mystery.” Planet Kniffen has created a new sound that is distinct and exciting. The opening track “Abyss” has a raw, powerful energy and groove that just won’t quit. The second track “Peace Journey” dances through exciting, celebratory peaks and reflective, peaceful valleys. The singular ballad “Midnight Drive” is dreamy, hypnotic and spiritual in nature. The high-energy “Tick Tock” captures the fast-paced, frenetic energy of life through clock-like ostinatos and wild flights of improvisation. ​Jazziz Magazine writes ​"With one notable exception - a jazz interpretation of AC/DC's "Back in Black" - all compositions were penned by the drummer, who displays a range of inspirations and emotions across an evocative nine-song set. The cohesion of the musicians is apparent, and they seem locked in with one another musically and conceptually." Vermont Jazz Center’s Eugene Uman writes “when taken as a whole, Kniffen's music achieves a naturally balanced panorama that carefully juxtaposes, danceable grooves with dreamy landscapes, intense bebop-influenced instrumental outbursts with mind-calming pads. Kniffen's music is a manifestation of joy and deep reflection and it deserves to be heard. ”Thanks for supporting PAUSA art house, our musicians and live music in Buffalo. "Life is better with friends"

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Reserve Tickets
TABLE 1 - MUSIC ROOM / SEATS 4 GUESTS / 1 TICKET = 1 SEAT $15.00
TABLE 2 - MUSIC ROOM / SEATS 4 GUESTS / 1 TICKET = 1 SEAT $15.00
TABLE 3 - MUSIC ROOM / SEATS 4 GUESTS / 1 TICKET = 1 SEAT $15.00
TABLE 4 - MUSIC ROOM / SEATS 2 GUESTS $15.00
TABLE 5 - MUSIC ROOM / SEATS 4 GUESTS / 1 TICKET = 1 SEAT $15.00
TABLE 6 - MUSIC ROOM / SEATS 2 GUESTS $15.00
TABLE 7 - MUSIC ROOM / SEATS 2 GUESTS $15.00
TABLE 8 - MUSIC ROOM / SEATS 2 GUESTS $15.00
TABLE 9 - MUSIC ROOM / SEATS 2 GUESTS $15.00
TABLE 10 - MUSIC ROOM / SEATS 2 GUESTS $15.00
TABLE 11 - MUSIC ROOM / SEATS 2 GUESTS $15.00
TABLE 12 - MUSIC ROOM / SEATS 2 GUESTS $15.00
SIDE BAR 13 SINGLE BAR STOOLS - MUSIC ROOM $15.00
SIDE BAR 14 SINGLE BAR STOOLS - MUSIC ROOM $15.00
SIDE BAR 15 SINGLE BAR STOOLS - MUSIC ROOM $15.00
SIDE BAR 16 SINGLE BAR STOOLS - MUSIC ROOM $15.00
SIDE BAR 17 SINGLE BAR STOOLS - MUSIC ROOM $15.00
SIDE BAR 18 SINGLE BAR STOOLS - MUSIC ROOM $15.00
SIDE BAR 19 SINGLE BAR STOOLS - MUSIC ROOM $15.00
BAR ROOM / TV VIEW / NO DIRECT VIEW OF MUSICIANS/ 1 TICKET = 1 SEAT $10.00
PATIO TABLE for 4 GUESTS / surround sound - no view of the musicians + More Details $5.00
PATIO TABLE for 4 GUESTS / surround sound - no view of the musicians + More Details $5.00
PATIO TABLE for 4 GUESTS / surround sound - no view of the musicians + More Details $5.00
PATIO TABLE for 4 GUESTS / surround sound - no view of the musicians + More Details $5.00
Venue Details
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PAUSA art house 19 Wadsworth St
Buffalo, NY 14201
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