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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Tia Fuller with the George Caldwell Quartet

******PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION AND MASKS REQUIRED****** $30 General Admission; $20 Burchfield Penney and Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Society Members, $10 students (with ID). Purchase tickets online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coltrane-tia-fuller-tickets-169129182939 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 – 7 PM, […]

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Coltrane Birthday Celebration Makes Welcomed Return For 2021

After a hiatus due to the pandemic, the John Coltrane Birthday Celebration returns to the Burchfield Penny Art Center September 24-25.  The celebration is presented by the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective in partnership with Burchfield Penny, as well as, through the generous support provided by the Cullen Foundation.  A welcome return of an in-person […]

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A Great Night in Manhattan: Jazz at the Plaza 1958

On Tuesday, August 12, 1958, the most inclusive single piece of jazz documentation occurred when Art Kane, on an assignment from Esquire magazine, produced a group photograph of 57 mostly well-known jazz artists who had gathered on the steps of a brownstone in Harlem. The picture and the story behind it became known as A […]

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James Brandon Lewis Voted Rising Star Winner In 2020 Downbeat Critic’s Poll

James Brandon Lewis, since leaving his hometown of Buffalo, has risen in the jazz world as an emerging saxophonist of note. Lewis is usually noted for his ability to reach into the past of influences by Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, and Ornette Coleman while crafting a unique improvisational sound that is modern and futuristic. In […]

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7 Jazz Music Documentaries To Watch While Quarantined

Now is as good a time as any to catch up on jazz music documentaries you may have heard about. Documentaries that offer a glimpse into the lives of jazz musicians as well as pop musicians who have touched the fringes of jazz. A window into compelling stories that fill the air with intrigue and […]

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Legendary Jazz Pianist McCoy Tyner Has Died At The Age of 81

McCoy Tyner, the legendary jazz pianist, and longtime member of John Coltrane’s quartet died on March 6, according to his nephew Colby, who announced the news on Twitter. He wrote, “Sad to announce the passing of my uncle McCoy Tyner. One of the best jazz pianists ever, a Philly legend.” He was 81. The family also released […]

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Jazz Legend Jimmy Heath Has Died At The Age Of 93

Jimmy Heath, the legendary jazz giant who performed with many of the historic names in jazz history, including greats such as John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis, has died. Heath’s grandson announced to NPR and other media outlets that Heath passed away from natural causes on Sunday morning at the age of […]

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