The Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective and Burchfield Penney Art Center celebrate the birthday of one of the greatest saxophone players of all time at the annual John Coltrane jazz festival from September 23 – 24, 2022. Happy Birthday, John Coltrane!
On Friday, September 23, the celebration will kick off with an opening reception at 7:00 p.m., with live music from the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective’s Love Supreme School of Music. The evening will rise to a crescendo at 8 pm in the auditorium with a performance by the highly-acclaimed George Caldwell Quartet, featuring Alex McArthur, a shining star of the Buffalo music scene.
(Burchfield Penney and Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Society members are invited to commence the reception festivities with early entry at 6:30pm.)
Saturday, September 24, 2022, COLTRANE continues at 2:00 p.m. with a Q&A, followed by a screening of Le Chat dans le Sac (The Cat in the Bag) at 3:00 p.m. Directed by filmmaker Gilles Groulx, The Cat in the Bag (French with English subtitles), is a black-and-white film about two young lovers in Montreal, featuring a soundtrack by John Coltrane.
The Love Supreme School of Music will perform 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. The festival will culminate at 8:00 p.m. in the auditorium with live music by headliners Curtis Lundy & UMOJA featuring Cassie Watson Francillon (harp), with George Caldwell (Piano), Wayne Escoffery (Sax), Giveton Gelin (Trumpet), and Victor Jones (Drums).
This year’s COLTRANE commemorative poster was illustrated by the dynamic Buffalo-based artist, Monet Alyssa. Signed limited edition prints will be available for purchase in the Museum Store during the festival. Previous posters were created by artists Phillip Burke, Stacey Robinson, Edreys Wajed, and Julia Bottoms.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 2, 2022 online or in person at the Art Center.
Tickets SOLD OUT:
(Sold Out) Day 1 - September 23rd
(Sold Out) Day 2 - September 24th
(Sold Out) 2 Day Pass - September 23rd & September 24th
General Admission - $30.00
BPAC Members - $20.00
Pappy Martin Jazz Society Members - $20.00
Student (in-person with ID) - $10.00
2 Day Passes (Limited)
General Admission - $55
BPAC & Pappy Martin Members - $35
2 Day Passes with Commemorative Poster (Limited)
General Admission - $80
BPAC & Pappy Martin Members - $60