Bright Moments At The Pappy Martin Legacy-Masten Jazz Festival

On a day when jazz was in abundance throughout the far reaches of Western New York, it was befitting that extraordinary international jazz artists could be found in the heart of Buffalo.  The first Sunday of the 23rd Annual Pappy Martin Legacy – Masten Jazz Festival took place on Sunday, July 22.  The festival held […]

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A JazzBuffalo Guide To Two Jazz Festivals And A Great Week Of Jazz!

JazzBuffalo

For the second consecutive year, the Greater Buffalo Community will have the opportunity to enjoy jazz every day for a full week.  Thanks to the tremendous efforts of the Pappy Martin Legacy-Masten Jazz Festival and the CMC Jazz Festival, jazz fans will be treated to performances from local and international jazz artists.  The performances will […]

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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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