Curtis Lovell, courtesy of the artist.

Sounds for the Season: An Afternoon of Jazz featuring Curtis Lovell

Hall of Architecture

Join us for an afternoon of soothing sounds from jazz singer Curtis Lovell.


Curtis Lovell is an artist born and raised in Buffalo, New York, who writes and records music as if each musical piece is its own journal entry, and each performance is an opportunity to sing about what she knows. Influenced by the likes of Jill Scott, Nina Simone, Nat King Cole, and Patsy Cline, Lovell manages to form a new sound that signifies bravery, growth, and authenticity. Curtis Lovell began singing at the ripe age of 4 years old when her mother realized that her child had the gift of perfect pitch. In high school, she began to take her hobby seriously as she pulled from her life experiences, wins, and losses to find her signature sound and style.

Lovell's music was featured in This American Life's episode "Name. Age. Detail," which honors those whose lives were lost in the 2022 Tops grocery store shooting in Buffalo.

Sounds for the Season musical performances are free with museum admission. No registration is required.

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