Kelly Bucheger

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Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation Saxophonist
Location Buffalo, New York, United States
Introduction Bridging genres from hard bop to free, award-winning saxophonist and composer Kelly Bucheger has performed in the U.S. and Europe with luminaries across the jazz spectrum, from James Carter and John Zorn to Don Menza, Bill Watrous, Bobby Shew, and Louie Bellson. His writings on jazz have reached a worldwide audience; his article James Carter Ruined My Life was translated and published in French and Dutch, and featured on Dee Dee Bridgewater’s NPR program JazzSet. Kelly’s blog Harder Bop was cited on NPR’s A Blog Supreme. As a composer, he’s been honored by the West Bank School of Music (Minneapolis) Jazz Composers Competition, and the Julius Hemphill Composition Awards, sponsored by the Jazz Composers Alliance in Boston. Kelly has at the Warsaw Jazz Jamboree, the Gehrden Jazztäge, and most recently at the Altitude Jazz Festival in Briançon, France. The Buffalo News called House of Relics "present-day jazz of the highest order," and Buffalo Spree called it "the best local release of the year." Kelly's group "What Would Mingus Do?" was named "Best Local Music Act of 2013" by Buffalo Spree, and this year Artvoice included the group in its list of “10 Local Music Acts You Must Hear.”
Interests jazz, saxophone, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Dick Oatts, Kenny Garrett, Donny McCaslin, Rich Perry, Jerry Bergonzi, Michael Lewis, Maria Schneider, jazz performance, jazz composition, writing about jazz, jazz journalism, jazz history, France, Paris, Versailles, Lot, Quercy, Midi-Pyrénées, wine, French language, French literature, French history, French cuisine, cooking, Buffalo, New York City, Montréal, Toronto