All The Information You Need For Jazz Festival Week in Buffalo!

With two festival happening at the same week in Buffalo, during the magical week of July 22nd to July 29th, it can be a bit daunting to keep track.  Here is a recap of all the information on JazzBuffalo that will get you caught up and in the know:


A JazzBuffalo Guide To Two Jazz Festivals And A Great Week Of Jazz!


For the second consecutive year, the Greater Buffalo Community will have the opportunity to enjoy jazz every day for a full week.  Thanks to the tremendous efforts of the Pappy Martin Legacy-Masten Jazz Festival and the CMC Jazz Festival, jazz fans will be treated to performances from local and international jazz artists.  The performances will […]

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A Conversation With Walter Kemp, III: A Week-Long CMC Jazz Festival Returns

Walter Kemp, III, JazzBuffalo

Last year, the Historic Colored Musicians Club celebrated its 100th Anniversary.  Using the momentous occasion to produce their first week-long jazz festival.  Expanding from the weekend festival traditionally held at the club’s location on the historic corner of Michigan and Broadway. One of the driving forces behind the CMC Jazz Festival is musician extraordinaire Walter […]

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A Conversation With Dawn-Berry Walker: Carrying On The Legacy Of James “Pappy” Martin

Jame "Pappy" Martin

James “Pappy” Martin was a legendary and much-revered jazz musician, bandleader, and community organizer who left an admired body of work when he passed in March of 2015 at the age of 82.  During his musical career, “Pappy” Martin played with such greats as Aretha Franklin, Ruth Brown, Johnny Griffin, Billy Taylor, and Betty Carter.  […]

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2018 CMC Jazz Festival Headliner Performances Revealed

The 2018 CMC Jazz Festival revealed their announced headliners for the week-long festival to take place July 23rd to July 28th.  Last year, the CMC Jazz Festival, organized by the Historic Colored Musicians Club, held its first week-long festival ever.  The festival returns with another week-long slate of performances. Announced to date with descriptions are: […]

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Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival Announces 2018 Line-Up

JazzBuffalo, Pappy Martin Legacy-Masten Jazz Festival

At the recent annual membership renewal event for existing members and new members, Dawn-Berry Walker, President of the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective, announced the 2018 line-up for the July jazz festival. The Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival will be on Sunday, July 22nd and Sunday, July 29th this year.  The festival will feature […]

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Event Listings

23rd Annual Pappy Martin Legacy – Masten Jazz Festival – July 22

Sunday, July 22 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Buffalo Museum of Science1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14211 United States 
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The first of two consecutive Sundays at the side lawn of the Buffalo Museum of Science, beginning at 2 pm, will feature: Love Supreme Drea d’Nur George Cadwell and Bobby Lavell Jazz Cats from the Bahamas Theo Croker Quintet Trumpeter, composer, and arranger Theo Croker is an adventurous musician whose adept skills find him at home playing standards, swinging post-bop, or more groove-oriented electric jazz. A native of Leesburg, Florida, Croker is the grandson of the late great jazz trumpeter Doc Cheatham. He began playing…

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CMC Jazz Festival 2018

Monday, July 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Historic Colored Musicians Club145 Broadway
Buffalo,NY14203 United States
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CMC Jazz Festival 2018 This year’s week-long festival kicks off with the Monday, July 23rd “Slow Roll” featuring the Katy Miner Qunitet at 7 pm at the Historic Colored Musicians Club.  Headliners for 2018 are as follows: Joel Ross and Good Vibes: Historic Colored Musicians Club Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 7:30 pm  Chicago native Joel Ross has performed with historic and seasoned artists – Herbie Hancock, Louis Hayes, Christian McBride, and Stefon Harris – as well as with cutting-edge contemporaries…

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23rd Annual Pappy Martin Legacy – Masten Jazz Festival July 29

Sunday, July 29 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Buffalo Museum of Science1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo,NY14211 United States
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The second of two consecutive Sundays at the side lawn of the Buffalo Museum of Science kicks off at 2 pm and will feature: Carol Milhouse: Gospel Meets Jazz Bilal Nugravee Brian Freeman Quintet Curtis Lunday with Warren Wolf, Donald Harrison, and Ralph Peterson Curtis Lundy is arguably one of the most prolific — in-demand bassists on the modern jazz scene — he is a disciple of the mainstream — straight-ahead — hard bop school. Highly regarded for his robust, lyrical, ‘lead from the…

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A New Day In Jazz In Buffalo!

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