Buddy Montgomery was a legendary "straight ahead jazz "pianist and vibraphonist. In addition to being one of the great pioneers of the jazz genre in his own right, Buddy was also the youngest sibling in an incredibly talented jazz family. He was the youngest brother of the late great jazz guitarist, Wes Montgomery and exceptionally talented bassist, Monk Montgomery, otherwise known as the "Montgomery Brothers".
The Buddy Montgomery Jazz Legacy Alliance is pleased to promote jazz as a musical art form and acknowledge the pioneers whose creative expression formed this unique style of music. Additionally, to help inspire young music students to continue developing their talent and individual creativity.
Buddy Montgomery’s contribution to jazz music spanned over four decades presenting captivating concerts to thousands of fans. His recordings reflected unique and versatile musical arrangements that paralleled the essence of his extraordinary persona.
In 2016 we created The Jazz Legacy Project and will be presenting the First Annual Buddy Montgomery Jazz Legacy Awards Event. We invite jazz fans, organizations and students to join us as we honor a jazz legend and enjoy an evening of great music performed by talented local and national jazz musicians.