Returning Northwest Jazz Festival Announces 2022 Lineup For Four Stages

The Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic, Lewiston, NY will mark its return after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Scheduled to take place on Friday, August 26, and Saturday, August 27, the festival will consist of five stages and 30 performances by close to 130 musicians. Recently, the festival announced its lineup for […]

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Northwest Jazz Festival Returns In 2022 With Exciting Lineup Of Jazz Headliners

Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY returns after a two-year hiatus celebrating 20 years. Lewiston, NY – After a two-year unexpected hiatus, the Northwest Jazz Festival in historic Lewiston, NY returns on August 26- 27, 2022.  The event will highlight local, international, and North American jazz artists including Sally Terrell, John di Martino, Stacey […]

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Northwest Jazz Festival Returns August 2022! Performer Applications Now Open!

After two consecutive years of cancelations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY is making plans for the summer of August 2022. The return of the largest free jazz festival in the region is scheduled for Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27. Not counting the two years lost […]

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An Inspiring Birthday Celebration Of John Coltrane Takes Place In Buffalo

Reverence for John Coltrane was on display this past weekend as the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective, in association with Burchfield Penny Arts Center celebrated the birthday of the jazz icon.  The event marked the return of the annual celebration as a live in-person event after a hiatus due to the pandemic.  A most welcomed […]

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Pappy Martin Legacy – Masten Jazz Festival Brings Rising Stars and Jazz Legends To Buffalo

The 26th Annual Pappy Martin Legacy – Masten Jazz Festival will bring a notable roster of rising stars and jazz legends. Several are an integral part of modern jazz history. And some are seeing their stars ascending at an accelerated rate. The festival will welcome jazz luminaries Nat Reeves, Eddie Henderson, Curtis Lundy, Russell Malone, […]

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Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival Announces Go Ahead And Lineup For 2021

At their recent annual Membership renewal event, the Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival announced plans to go ahead with its 2021 jazz festival.  The decision is based on the high vaccination rate, loosening of restriction, and the lowering of the COVID-19 positivity rate.  Dawn Berry-Walker, President of the Pappy Martin Jazz Collective, also announced […]

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The Northwest Jazz Festival Cancels 2021 And Eyes Return In 2022

The Board of Directors (Lewiston Jazz Festival, Inc.) of the Northwest Jazz Festival of Historic Lewiston, NY announced today that the popular festival held has been canceled for 2021. Planning is underway for the August 26-27, 2022 event. The decision was made with consideration regarding funding, logistics, contracts, operations, and NYS guidelines/restrictions in mind. The […]

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The Music Of 2020 Northwest Jazz Festival In Historic Lewiston, NY

At the cancellation of this year’s 2020 Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY, it was met with much heartbreak (see the JazzBuffalo article The Heartbreaking Loss Of A Historic Lineup For The 2020 Northwest Jazz Festival). The festival was set to have another momentous year of presenting historic jazz, international jazz artists, and some […]

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Commemorative Videos Help Celebrate The 25th Annual Pappy Martin Legacy – Masten Jazz Festival

On Sunday, July 26, 2020, a small celebration marking the 25th annual Pappy Martin Legacy – Masten Jazz Festival was held. The festival, founded by the late jazz musician “Pappy” Martin, had to cancel this year’s event due to the coronavirus pandemic. (JazzBuffalo previously published an article on the event at this link: Pappy Martin […]

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Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival To Celebrate 25th Year With Virtual Live Stream

For many, an annual summer rite has been to attend the two consecutive weekend Sundays of the Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival. Held annually every summer in July on the grounds of the Buffalo Science Museum, this year marks the 25th anniversary of the festival. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the festival will host […]

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