Zoom Coltrane Celebration 2022 Day 2

Coltrane Celebration 2022 Day 2


Curtis Lundy & UMOJA ft. Cassie Watson Francillon

with George Caldwell (Piano), Wayne Escoffery (Sax) & Victor Jones (Drums)

Opening Performance : Love Supreme School of Music

7pm Concert     


Curtis Lundy is an American double bass player, composer, producer, choir director and arranger. Lundy is best known for his work as part of jazz vocalist Betty Carter's band, through whose ranks several eventually renowned musicians passed.

Lundy has also played on other jazz artists' recordings, including albums by John Hicks, Bobby Watson, the Steve Nelson Quintet and Johnny Griffin. In the late 1980s, he briefly stepped out of the background and issued Just Be Yourself (1988). A decade later, with Justin Time Records, he released Against All Odds (1999) and Purpose (2002). Both albums feature pianists John Hicks and Anthony Wonsey. Lundy's arrangement of "Walk With Me", recorded by the ARC Gospel Choir, was sampled by rapper Kanye West and became the Grammy Award-winning hit Jesus Walks.


Cassie Watson Francillon explores folk, jazz, classical, modern &
experimental music on the harp, having studied directly under harpists Gabriella Pinto, Brandee Younger, Mia Theodoratus and Patrice Fisher. She composes, teaches, and has served on the board of the New Orleans Chapter of the American Harp Society. She was the Assistant Producer of the annual New Orleans Jazz and Pop Harp Weekend for 2018-2019 and is a producer of the Sirens in the Twilight Music Series series. She was the principal harpist in 2019 new age opera: The Coronation, debuted at the New Orleans Airlift Music Box Village. Her solo album Luna Nuda was released in 2019.

Earlier in the day, 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 Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective and Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State celebrate the birthday of one of the greatest saxophone players of all time at its annual collaborative John Coltrane festival from September 23 - 24 2022.


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General - $30
Burchfield Penney Art Center & Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective Members - $20
Students - $10 w/ID (Contact Burchfield Penney for Student Tickets at 716-878-6011)


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Coltrane Celebration 2022 Day 2