“Universe” Documents Landmark Compositions By Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, And Wallace Roney

In 1966 a landmark suite of orchestral jazz was written for Miles Davis and set to be recorded by The Miles Davis Quintet. That moment would never happen. The quintet broke up and the compositions were lost for 50 years…until they were finally recovered by Miles’ only protégé, Wallace Roney–the one man Miles would trust […]

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Legendary Jazz Trumpeter Wallace Roney Dies From COVID-19 Complications

The heralded jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney, who studied with Miles Davis and other legendary players, has reportedly died today from “complications of COVID-19.” “I am saddened to confirm that the iconic trumpeter and jazz legend Wallace Roney passed away due to complications of COVID-19 this morning just before noon,” publicist Lydia Liebman said in a […]

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Reflections and Favorites From Jazz Festival Week!!

A tremendous week of great jazz in Buffalo.  For one grand week, Buffalo was treated to a momentous time of jazz in multiple venues and featuring local, national, and international jazz artists.  A week that will be hard to forget. Hats off to both the M&T Bank Presents the CMC Jazz Festival and the Pappy […]

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Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival – Part 2 Promises More Great Jazz

On Sunday, July 23rd, the first of two Sundays of the Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival took place on the grounds of the Buffalo Science Museum.  The threat of rain and thunderstorms miraculously held off.  And, thank the heavens for that as we witnessed what can be called a miraculous and magnificent performance by […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz Festivals In The Heart Of Buffalo!!

Jazz Festival Week in the heart of Buffalo begins this coming weekend starting on Sunday.  Gear up for a week-long fill of jazz.  Highlights Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival, Sunday, July 23rd at 2 pm The first of two Sundays of jazz (July 23rd and 30th) begins with a lineup of Love Supreme Ensemble, […]

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