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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When Will Audiences Attend Live Jazz Concerts Again? Survey Says…

The immediate and abrupt halt to a thriving jazz scene filled with audiences in jazz clubs and jazz festivals has been pronounced. For countless jazz artists, jazz clubs, performing arts centers, and jazz festivals the COVID-19 pandemic has meant significant losses both in monetary and artistic value. People who make up jazz audiences are all […]

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The Heartbreaking Loss Of A Historic Lineup For The 2020 Northwest Jazz Festival

When the reality set in that it was going to be impossible for the Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY to happen this year, I knew it was going to make all of us sad. The ripple effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is being felt in many parts of the country in the worst manner […]

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The 2020 Northwest Jazz Festival Is Canceled With Plans To Resume In 2021

Lewiston, N.Y. – The Northwest Jazz Festival of Historic Lewiston, NY announced today that this year’s Northwest Jazz Festival has been canceled. The Board of Director Chairman George Osborne stated: “It is with much regret that we have been forced to make the decision to cancel the Festival in the best interests of the health […]

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Will You Attend Jazz Concerts In The Future? Take This Jazz Survey!

As we all know, the performing arts, in particular jazz, has been devastated by the COVID-19 public health crisis. The stay at home or shelter in place orders across the country – and the world – has meant that live concert venues of all types are shuttered. From the very small to the very large […]

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