Jazz In Town: Remembering The Pappy Martin Legacy

Festivals become the theme over the next few weeks.  Starting with the 21st Annual Pappy Martin Legacy and Masten Jazz Festival, which brings some special guests from the jazz world. 


Etienne Charles, Sunday, July 24th at the Pappy Martin Legacy and Masten Jazz Festival

Etienne-3In what may be the coup of the summer jazz scene here in Buffalo, one of the preeminent rising stars in the jazz world, Etienne Charles, pays a visit to Buffalo, Charles, as a jazz trumpeter, has received worldwide acclaim for his blending of Caribbean rhythms into jazz.  Born in Trinidad, he has been breaking new grounds with a myriad of music that echoes his roots.  His break-out CD and project, Creole Soul has received critical acclaim throughout the world for its unique arrangements and interpretations of Afro-Caribbean music.  Charles is touring as a result of his San Jose Suite CD release this summer.  Most certainly one of the top jazz happenings this summer.  Here is Charles on the making of the CD Creole Soul:


21st Annual Pappy Martin Legacy and Masten Jazz Festival, Sunday, July 24th from 3 pm to 8 pm at the side lawn of the Buffalo Science Museum

Pappy martin jazz festHosted on two consecutive weekends, this first weekend will have the return of Bassist, Composer, and Arranger Curtis Lundy and his Quartet, Nickel City Jazz, the Jazz Example, and the Love Supreme Jazz Ensemble.  Special guest host and MC will be Eulis Cathey from SIRIUS Radio, one of the DJ’s for the Real Jazz Channel on SIRIUS Radio. Next weekend you can see the headliner Nasar Abadey and SUPERNOVA with Buffalo native Joe Ford.












Latin Clave and Hansel Herrara Latin Jazz Night at Pausa Art House, Friday, July 22nd at 8 pm

Latin claveBuffalo gets a visit from a contingent of Latin Jazz performers from the state of Virginia called Latin Clave.  The band consists of Percussion (congas) – Vladimir Espinosa, Piano – Josue Flores, Percussion(timbales) – Charly Ortiz, Bass – Jose Mendosa, and Percussion (bongo) – David Sandoval.  They will be joined by Cuban trumpet player Hansel Herrera.  Expect Salsa and Latin Jazz to fill the room.


Jazz In Town

On Friday, July 22nd at 8 pm at the Roycroft Inn see the Hot Club of Buffalo for another gypsy jazz swinging time.

MCT pizza plant july.001On Saturday, July 23rd at 7:30 pm, My Cousin Tone’ returns to the Pizza Plant (Transit and Sheridan) as they feature an 8-piece band and new arrangements.


Carina and six string preacherOn Saturday, July 23rd beginning at 8 pm at Pausa Art House, catch the dynamic band Carina and the Six String Preacher as they perform their unique brand of retro-jazz blended with indie rock grooves.

On Saturday, July 23rd at 8 pm at the Roycroft Inn see the return of the Phil Sims Jazz Quartet with special guest, vocalist Katy Miner. 

On Saturday, July 23rd at Hot Mama’s Canteen beginning at 1 pm you can see vocalist Susan Peters with Dr. Jazz for Beats and Brunch.

On Sunday, July 24th the Buffalo News Summer Jazz Series continues at 2 pm with the annual return of saxophonist Don Rice. 

Neitzche's monday happy hourThis summer, Nietzsche’s on Allen will host a Summer Happy Hour Series on Mondays from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  Click on the photo for the schedule of the dates and performers throughout the summer

See the Jazz Example at their weekly Friday spot at the Anchor Bar beginning at 8 pm led by Bilal Abdullah on sax and Doug “Trigger” Gaston on piano

See Kevin Doyle led Sol Y Sombra, Latin jazz, at the Anchor Bar on Saturday’s beginning at 8pm.

See pianist George Jones with bassist Bill Stiebel and drummer John Bacon, Jr. at Oliver’s every Saturday beginning at 8 pm.

A reminder that the Joe Baudo Big Band performs every Tuesday at the Sportsmen Tavern from 12 pm to 2 pm.  And, the Joe Baudo Organ-based group performs on Wednesday between 12 pm and 2 pm.

Don’t forget the Historic Colored Musicians Club has open rehearsals on Mondays with George Scott Big Band and on Thursdays with the Charles McLaughlin Big Band.  Sundays typically have a performance at 6 pm followed by jazz jam at 7 pm.


Cmc jazz fest poster styleOn July 29th and 30th, the CMC Jazz Festival takes place at the Colored Musicians Club location featuring headliner Brandan Lewis.














Keep Jazz Alive In WNY!!!

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