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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Jazz In Town: Festival Week In Full Swing

For the second year in a row, we have a week of jazz underway!  Bringing international jazz artists to the heart of Buffalo.  If you missed all the JazzBuffalo articles on the festivals, be sure to check them out below! Featured Events CMC Jazz Festival 2018 Thursday, July 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm |Recurring Event (See […]

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Jazz In Town: A Festival Time Ahead But Before Then…

We are nearing that time of year where we engage in a week of fabulous jazz in Greater Buffalo.  Leading up to the Pappy Martin Legacy-Masten Jazz Festival and the CMC Jazz Festival is more great jazz in town!  JazBuffalo will have a separate article for these festivals.  Read on! Featured Event JazzBuffalo Road Concert […]

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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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