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Jazz at the Taylor

The critically acclaimed Jazz at the Taylor series is back for 2020, featuring 6 concerts in the beautiful Taylor Theater. Discounted season pass available for a limited time only.

Photography by Jeff Tracy


Lockport’s Kenan Center hosts the  “Jazz at the Taylor” concert series, presenting an eclectic mix of some of the finest musicians from Western New York and beyond.

Produced in collaboration with Kathleen Rooney, the critically acclaimed series has attracted accomplished musicians and audiences from across the region.

While our beautiful Taylor Theater may be closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are pleased to announce that Jazz at the Taylor will still go on!

This December, join The Ed Croft Trio for a festive holiday concert featuring the music from A Charlie Brown Christmas, composed by jazz great, Vince Guaraldi.  The original soundtrack, which sold over four million copies, is considered one of the most beloved holiday albums ever recorded.

For $10, you will receive a link to watch and enjoy this concert in the comfort of your own home and at your convenience.  The link for the concert will be released on Friday December 11thby 4PM, but remember, you will be able to watch it any time throughout the holiday season. Tickets can be purchased any time before, after or on the release date.  Your link will be sent via email. Purchase your ticket online at kenancenter.org.

The trio features the multi-award winning Ed Croft on upright bass, Jake Malone Brancato on piano and Candice Simone Thomas on drums.


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“Program is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; administered by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York.”

The Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation

James Maxwell, MD

John Hurley, DDS

Fisherman’s Friend



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Kenan Center is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.