Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective


The Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective was formed in Buffalo to recognize and continue the important music legacy of James “Pappy” Martin. Our mission is to create opportunities for diverse community engagement to educate, honor and celebrate the historical, cultural and artistic significance of jazz.

Throughout the year, we offer the Masten Jazz Festival, held on the grounds of the Buffalo Museum of Science, where hundreds of international, national and local musicians come to play at this annual event.

The Love Supreme School of Music provides instrumental music lessons and opportunities for student development and performances.

The Celestial Jazz series brings world-class musicians to various churches to celebrate the spiritual nature of jazz.

The John Coltrane Birthday celebration, held over three days at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

The Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Society – which supports all our initiatives.

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