This weekend marks the 19th Annual Masten District Jazz Festival held at M.L.K. Park across from the Buffalo Museum Of Science. The festival runs two consecutive weekends, this Sunday July 20th and next Sunday July 27th from 3pm until 8pm. Scheduled to appear are musicians from Buffalo, Toronto, and New York City. Closing performances includes the Carmen Intorre/Pat Bianchi Organ Trio this Sunday the 20th and acclaimed bassist Curtis Lundy, well known as the bassist for jazz vocalist Betty Carter and who appeared in works with John Hicks, Jonny Griffin, and Bobby Watson, will be the closing performance on July 27th. The festival is hosted by James “Pappy” Martin, whose own Pappy Martin Love Supreme band will make an appearance on the 27th.
Here is a nice clip featuring jazz vocalist Carmen Lundy and has Curtis Lundy performing on his album “Just Be Yourself” with Hank Jones on piano, Steve Nelson on vibes, Kenny Washington on drums, and Bobby Watson on alto saxophone.
Jazzy Sunday Afternoon
This Sunday, July 20th, there will be plenty of jazz happening simultaneously. The Albright-Knox Art Gallery Summer Jazz Series continues this Sunday with the duo of Patty Flaherty and Craig Kastelnik beginning at 2pm.
Previously noted here, Carmen Intorre and Pat Bianchi will be getting warmed up at Milkie’s on Elmwood Avenue for a Sunday Matinee performance.
trioPAYAZZO will be at The Phoenix Sunday beginning at 3:00pm
The Jazz Odyssey continues their free open rehearsals at the Central Park Grill beginning at 3pm.
Plenty of good jazz for a Sunday afternoon!
More Jazz In Town
What Would Mingus Do? Returns to PAUSA Art House Thursday, July 17 beginning at 8pm. Original music you do not want to miss with Kelly Buchager, Michael McNeil, John Bacon, Jr, Tim Clarke, and Greg Pointek.
Throwdown 2 happens Thursday July 17th at 9:00pm at Essex Street Pub with the trio of Juini Booth – contrabasss, Ravi Padmanabha – drums, Steve Baczkowski – saxophones. Free jazz throwdown it will be!
The Jon Lehning Trio will be at Milos Thursday July 17th at 5:30pm
The Phil Sims Jazz Quartet with special guest Paul Preston on clarinet and saxophone this Friday July 18th at Bacchus beginning at 8pm
The Jazz Example at the Anchor Bar Friday July 18th at 8pm
Joyce Carolyn with the Abdul-Rahman Qadir Trio this Friday July 18th at the 31 Club at 9:30pm
Big Band BBQ with the George Scott Big Band Saturday July 19th at the Church of the Advent in Kenmore beginning at 5pm
Sol Y Sombra at the Anchor Bar Saturday July 19th at 8pm
The Phil Sims Jazz Quartet at Embers Saturday July 19th at 8pm
Look for more good jazz with the Queen City Jazz Festival July 26th, July 24th Music on Main in Williamsville with My Cousin Tone’, July 26th Jazz Vibes Featuring Joanne Lorenzo at PAUSA Art House, and much more…
Keep Jazz Alive In WNY!!