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Address: 145 Broadway St, Buffalo, NY 14203-1629
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+1 716-855-9383
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Wed - Sat 11:00 - 16:00

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what an eye-opener

great place for short time needed; eye-opener re: bflo's place in the rise of jazz and especially the black musicians who were local and toured throughout the country; as well as... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

great place for short time needed; eye-opener re: bflo's place in the rise of jazz and especially the black musicians who were local and toured throughout the country; as well as those jazz luminaries who came through bflo; great do-it-yourself mixing boards to interact w/ as well as brief stories on dozens of musicians. fantastic explanations and background info provided... More 

Thank sbbinder49
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

The museum, at 145 Broadway, is small but packed with lots of information, pictures and interactive exhibits. The staff at the Museum are enthusiastic, welcoming and informative. Open Wednesday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and discounted tickets for children, senior citizens, teachers and military. Allow at least an hour. The club offers live... More 

2 Thank Dudley K
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

This building is full of stories from legendary musicians and entertainers. The Colored Musicians club is a gem bursting with history. You name the artist, chance are they played here. Rumor even has it that Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin stopped in looking for Sammy Davis Jr. Duke, Ella, Dizzy, Count Basie, you name it, they were here. The club... More 

Thank Christopher G
Salisbury, North Carolina
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

As part of a tour of African American historical sited, this was probably the most interesting place we visited. Somewhat small, the downstairs museum provide a good overview of the music history of Buffalo's colored musicians and their union. The director/guide provided extensive detail about information about the history of African American musicians in Buffalo, as well as showing us... More 

Thank wewhynot
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 516 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

this is not to say that things were better then, but this does recall an easier, more pleasant time and the name says it all except there are an awful lot of whites groovin' here, too... great museum and check out the playing times, there's almost always somebody jammin', it seems

Buffalo, New York
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

This is an amazing historical gem in my own backyard. I took a group of teenage girls to visit the Museum, it has amazing artifacts and hands on educational pieces in regards to Buffalo's music history. The landmark has been beautifully restored and definitely a must see. Very minimal fee and discounts for groups.

1 Thank 14216
Hamburg, New York
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2014

Great museum featuring noted musicians from the area and the history of jazz. Many interactive displays. I was there at a private event so there were no performances, however they do feature jazz on certain evenings.

1 Thank Mathilda73
London, ON
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307 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Our visit began by arriving at 8:00 for the 8:00 jam session of the Carol McLaughlin band. We got to the building and everything was dark. The doors were locked and we almost left. But the first floor is the museum and it was closed. Then we saw a door on the left edge of the building. It too was... More 

3 Thank Chileice
Sudbury, Canada
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260 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2013

We read about The Colored Musicians Club in "Buffalo on Foot", a self-guided walking tour of Buffalo, and decided to pay it a visit. We weren't there when any live music was going on, but there is a museum with lots of interesting information about the history of the country's first colored musicians' unions formed back in 1918 and of... More 

2 Thank nickelcitygirl
Buffalo, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2013

You will not be disappointed by the Jam Sessions on Sun and Monday nights. The mix of people, young and not so young, urban and suburban enjoyed each other and the fantastic skilled musicians. Freindly atmosphere......George Scott, President of Colored Musicians Club has brought an Historic Buffalo Gem back to life. People are coming in from near and far to... More 

3 Thank Katie H

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