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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.


Entering its fourth season, Lockport’s Kenan Center is pleased to announce “Jazz at the Taylor” as a six 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.

Jazz at the Taylor is offering a discounted series package in time for holiday gift giving and through February 1 only.  For $110, patrons will receive admission to all six concerts and Kenan Center members may purchase the series for just $80. Individual concert tickets are also available for $20 each for the general public and $15 for Kenan Center members.  For students 18 and under or with a valid college I.D., individual tickets are $10.

All performances begin at 7:30 PM in the Taylor Theater located on the Kenan Center campus at 433 Locust Street in Lockport, and include two sets of music.


2020 Concert Schedule

The Katy Miner Sextet
The Ella Fitzgerald Songbook
Saturday, September 26 at 7:30PM – Tickets and more information here!

Mary Ramsey Quartet
10,000 Maniacs Violinist/Vocalist Plays Jazz
Saturday, November 7 at 7:30PM – Tickets and more information here!

Ed Croft Trio
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Saturday, December 5 at 7:30PM – Tickets and more information here!


Individual tickets |$15 member |$20 for the general public

Students and/or 18 and under | $10 with valid student I.D.

All concerts feature two full sets of music with refreshments available. Tickets may be purchased online at Ticketleap below, in person at the Kenan Center Business Office, or charged by phone at 716-433-2617. Ample free parking is available onsite. The Taylor Theater is located on the campus of the Kenan Center at 433 Locust Street in Lockport, NY. Because seating is limited, advance tickets are recommended.

Press Release

Click here to read the full Jazz at the Taylor 2020 press release!


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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.