After thoughtful consideration, Dawn Martin and the board of the 25th Annual Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival has decided to prioritize the safety of presenting artists, attendees, and vendors by postponing its public outdoor festival until 2021 due to CoVID-19.
However, it is with great excitement that they announce an exciting “Virtual” 25th Annual Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival on Sunday, July 26 from 3pm EST to 6:30pm EST! Tune in to the Live stream on the festival’s Face Book Page or on the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective YouTube Channel! go to www.pmljazz.com for the links to both options to view the festival .
In addition to performances by the Love Supreme School of Musi Faculty Band, featured performers include:
•Renowned saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator, Bobby Watson
•Prolific double bass player, composer, producer ad arranger Curtis Lundy
• Vibrant up and coming bassist Endea Owens
• Jazz piano legend, renowned performer, composer, band leader and teacher George Caldwell Jazz
Festival organizers offer special thanks to their sponsors:
Masten District Councilmember Ulysees O. Wingo, Sr., Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Society, Burchfield Penney Art Center, University District Councilmember Rasheed N.C. Wyatt, Ellicott District Councilmember Darius G. Pridgen, Erie County Legislator Howard Johnson, Erie County Legislator April Baskin, Mayor Byron W. Brown, M&T Bank, Art Services Inititative WNY, NYS Assemblywoman Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes, NYS Senator Tim Kennedy, Roslyn Owens, Yvonne Cummings, John Elmore, Gil and Yvonne Hargrave, JazzBuffalo, Liberty Partnerships At Buffalo State College, National Fuel Gas, NYSUT-SUBs United/Buffalo
*Support Your Local Music Education Efforts. Go to PMLJAZZ.COM and learn more about the Pappy Martin Legacy , their festivals, the Love Supreme School of Music and how you can enroll. Also consider becoming a member and support this wonderful legacy of Jazz kept alive in the Buffalo by this longstanding institution of music and music history.