Music Program

Thursday, July 2 at 6:00 p.m.

The Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Society presents

Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Society Reception

Hallwalls Gallery and first floor Lobby

Please join us Thursday evening at our reception to support the incredible legacy of jazz in Buffalo and to officially recognize our name change from the Masten Jazz Festival Preservation Society to the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Society.

It will be a time to refresh acquaintances with other music lovers while renewing your membership in the Society. Membership badges displaying our new name will be distributed. As always, your annual membership of $50 helps with our organization's contribution to the Masten Jazz Festival. Should you prefer to mail your check, send to:

Dawn Berry-Walker
136 Mercer Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14214
Checks should be made payable to: Masten Jazz Festival. (Please include PMLJS on the memo line.)

We hope to see you at the reception. Feel free to invite others to become members. Thank you for your support!

The 20th Annual Masten Jazz Festival, honoring James "Pappy" Martin, takes place on two consecutive Sundays, July 19 and 26, 3:00-8:00 p.m., on the lawn of the Buffalo Museum of Science. The line-up this year is awesome, including world-renowned musicians Bobby Watson, Curtis Lundy, Warren Wolf, Wayne Escoffery, and an extraordinary array of local musicians.


Wednesday, October 28 at 8:00 p.m.

Leimgruber/Demierre/Phillips Trio

FREE admission ($10-20 suggested donation)

photo credit: Ralph Kuehne

80 years Barre Phillips / 15 years Trio Leimgruber/Demierre/Phillips

Urs Leimgruber (saxophone)
Jacques Demierre (piano)
Barre Phillips (double bass)

Spontaneous, direct, together. Without any preparation, conferring or planning. Faced with the same challenge as on the very first day they met - sculpting sounds in an empty room. AlI these three musicians can contribute is their decades of experience in free improvisation and their own personal styles of musical expression - no more and no less. For the past fifteen years the American double bass player Barre Phillips and the two Swiss musicians Urs Leimgruber and Jacques Demierre have been coming together to play on an irregular basis and have already chalked up something in the region of two hundred concerts. All three have unlocked a whole new dimension of their instruments and it is this that gives them their unmistakable sound. Every time they get together, their music is simultaneously reinvented and carried forward. At that point their musical styles either become more densely interwoven or evaporate until verging on silence.

New CD: 1->3|=2:1 jazzwerkstatt cd 156 / 2015

Barre Phillips is simply the most fantastic bass player I've ever heard…He has a technique of a great classical musician and the feeling of Mingus. As much a composer as a performer, Barre works in the areas of film, ballet and theater. He has written music for numerous feature films - Robert Kramer, Jacques Rivette, William Friedkin, Marcel Camus… scores for ballet for Carolyn Carlson and the Paris Opera… At the same time he has continue his experiences in the jazz and contemporary improvised music scene ... continue reading >>

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Amid/In WNY 2015 - Part 3

Amid/In WNY 2015 is a conversationally-derived casual survey of the art of our region at this moment. It does not include everyone and, in the end, will not include everyone. It's not planned as some all-encompassing, omnibus survey. We have used the term "studio trolling" to describe our process and that's an apt description. Adrian Bertolone, Denton Crawford, Flatsitter, Pam Glick, Bethany Krull, Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge, Ian McCrohan, Allen Topolski. Curated by Kyle Butler, John Massier, Rebecca Wing