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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