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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Curtis Lundy & UMOJA, Featuring Emilio Modeste, Wallace Roney, Jr., T.C. The 3RD, Terreon Gully and George Caldwell

******PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION AND MASKS REQUIRED****** $30 General Admission; $20 Burchfield Penney and Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective Members, $10 students (with ID) Purchase Tickets Online Here, 8 PM PERFORMANCE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coltrane-curtis-lundy-sextet-evening-show-tickets-169132274185 Note that member-priced tickets must be purchased by phone at 716-878-6011 during museum hours of operation, Thursday 10 – 4, Friday 10 AM […]

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Curtis Lundy & UMOJA, Featuring Emilio Modeste, Wallace Roney, Jr., T.C. The 3RD, Terreon Gully and George Caldwell

******PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION AND MASKS REQUIRED****** $30 General Admission; $20 Burchfield Penney and Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective Members, $10 students (with ID) 4 PM PERFORMANCE – Purchase Tickets Online Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coltrane-curtis-lundy-sextet-matinee-tickets-169131941189 Note that member-priced tickets must be purchased by phone at 716-878-6011 during museum hours of operation, Thursday 10 – 4, Friday 10 […]

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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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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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Drea d’Nur Delivers A Praiseworthy Mosaic Of Musical Experiences

Drea d’Nur, the multi-talented soulstress from Buffalo, sees herself as more than just a concert performer.  Often exclaiming “I am not an entertainer; I am a master healer through music and sound.”  At the 710 Shea’s Theatre last night, d’Nur lived up to her proclamation as she unveiled new music and sound in her most […]

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Drea d’Nur To Perform CD Release Concert With Special Guests Curtis Lundy And Giveton Gelin February 7th

Drea d’Nur is a myriad of many things. A mother, a healer, a community organizer, a vocalist, a musician, a composer, and a mentor. To name just a few. Consistent in all is a voice of truth and love. Most especially, this voice is pursuant in her concert performances. In perhaps one of her most […]

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Curtis Lundy and Wayne Escoffery Create A Euphoric Coltrane Celebration

(Photo Credits: Jack Zuff) Due to a computer glitch that meant several lights needed to stay on in the Burchfield Penney Art Center auditorium, it meant the lighting was brighter than usual for the Coltrane Celebration concert on Saturday, September 21. The concert and weekend celebration is presented by the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective […]

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Annual John Coltrane Birthday Celebration To Be Held September 19-21

This year, the annual John Coltrane Birthday Celebration will take place for three days in September. The annual event has evolved from a one-day event to a three-day event. Keeping alive a wish by the late Pappy Martin to honor the jazz legend’s birthdate each year. The Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective continues this annual […]

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