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Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

This Weekend – Jim & Jeannine’s Gig List in Tulsa

Jim & Jeannine’s Gig List – For Live Jazz Lovers

Brought to you courtesy of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

FRIDAY

Olivia Duhon with Frank Brown on guitar, Ron Adams on bass and Jimmy Karstein on drums – Ciao Primo Room, 3308 S. Peoria, Friday night, 9:00 to midnight.



SATURDAY


Angie Cockrell and Mark Bennett – Tropical Restaurant, 49th & Memorial, Saturday night, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Mike Cameron with Adam Ledbetter on keys, Jordan Hehl on bass and JJemar Poteat on drums – Ciao Primo Room, 3308 S. Peoria, Saturday night, 9:00 to midnight


SUNDAY


Multi-instrumentalist and composer Ryan Tedder has made his name in Tulsa as a stellar sideman, playing with bands throughout the city. Now he is headlining his own show at the Jazz Depot, Tedder will rock the stage with all styles of contemporary jazz, including original compositions. He will b e joined by Steven Schrag on piano, Calvin Knowles on bass and Nicholas Foster on drums as well as Sarah Maud and Stephanie Oliver on vocals, Miles Ralston on vocals and guitar and Tim Shadley on bone – Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E. 1st St. Upper Level, Sunday afternoon, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., free covered parking


Nathan Wright – Smoke on Cherry Street, Sunday night, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Cynthia Simmons – Ciao Primo Room, 3308 S. Peoria, Sunday night, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Cover $10

TUESDAY

Jazz Depot Jam Session- Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, Tuesday night, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Come play or come listen – FREE

Kings of Music, a 7 piece band that plays every Tuesday for ballroom dancing – Moose Lodge, 11106 E. 7th Street, Tuesday night, 7:30 to 9:45.


WEDNESDAY


Jazzwich – Lunch and Jazz with 7 Blue, Oklahoma Jazz Depot, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Annie Ellicott with Mark Bruner and Shelby Eicher – Full Moon Cafe, Wednesday night, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.


7 Blue – Hey Mambo, 114 N. Boston, Wednesday night, 7:30 p.m.


THURSDAY


Mike Cameron and Scott McQuade – Main Street Tavern, 200 S Main, Broken Arrow, Thursday night, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Composer Ryan Tedder performs on Sunday, July 29 at Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame’s Jazz Depot

At 5 p.m. Sunday, July 29, 2012, as part of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame’s Summer Series, multi-instrumentalist and composer Ryan Tedder delivers a mix of new original music and imaginative arrangements. The performance is at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame’s Jazz Depot, 111 E. First St., in Tulsa, OK.

Tedder, a Tulsan multi-instrumentalist/composer, has been performing professionally for 10 years.  Proficient in R&B, reggae, classical, Latin, rock, and jazz styles, he has played with local Tulsa bands Citizen Mundi and the Jetset Kings as well as having performed a wide array of studio work.  Prior to receiving his bachelor of arts degree in music, Ryan played bassoon, bass clarinet, and saxophones in several University of Tulsa theatre productions, most notably “Kiss Me, Kate” and “Carnival.”  In addition to his freelance career on woodwinds, Ryan also has been teaching guitar, piano, and music theory lessons for two years at Oklahoma Music Academy. 
To enjoy the jazz, order your tickets online or call Bettie Downing at (918) 281-8609. Ticket prices are $15 for general admission, $10 for members and seniors, or $20 for reserved table seating. For more information, go to http://okjazz.org.

Tavis Minner performs tonight at CD release party at Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

According to a recent news release, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame111 E. First Street (Upper Level) in Tulsa, OK, announces the following March performances: 
  • Tonight at 7 p.m., celebrate Tavis Minner’s latest album release, titled UNITY. Mr. Minner, who wrote, arranged, recorded, and produced the entire album, will be performing live, with copies of this great CD available for purchase.  
  • On Sunday, March 4, as part of the jazz hall’s Spring Series, vocalist and songwriter Cindy Cain performs at 5 p.m. the genre-hopping musical smorgasbord she calls “Don’t Fence Me In.”
  • “Tonight Show” superstar and Grammy-winning trumpeter Doc Severinsen will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6.
  • On Thursday, March 8, saxophonist Don Diego performs! An international performer, this crowd favorite will put on an energetic stage show with some blazing sax work. 
  • And at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 9, living legend Benny Golson comes to the Depot! Golson is the only living jazz artist to have written eight standards for jazz repertoire. His timeless tunes “Killer Joe,” “Whisper Not,” “Along Came Betty,” and “I Remember Clifford” have been recorded internationally and have become part of the Great American Songbook. During his career, Golson co-led theJazztet with Art Farmer, recorded the classic album Moanin’  with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, and performed with musicians like Lionel Hampton, John Coltrane, and Red Garland.  

Olivia Duhon performs Sunday at Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

Olivia Duhon

According to a recent news release, Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame’s 2012 Winter Concert Series is in full swing. On Sunday, Jan. 29,  vocalist Olivia Duhon will give another performance at the Jazz Depot, 111 E. First St. (Upper Level) in Tulsa, OK. Showtime begins at 5 p.m. Click here to order tickets online for Olivia’s show. 
  • On Jan. 31, attendees are encouraged to stop in for some jazz and fellowship at Depot Jams. Every Tuesday night from 5:30 to 7:30, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame presents soulful jazz by talented local musicians. 
  • On Wednesday, Feb. 1, check out live music by 7Blue and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame’s weekly Jazzwich Wednesday.
  • On Friday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m., Pam Van Crosby and her crew from Sweet and Hot productions will swing dance the night away. 
 General admission tickets are $15, and reserved table seating tickets are available for $20. Seniors, Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame members and college students can see the show for $10, and high school and junior high students attend for only $5 each. For more information and/or to buy tickets, call Bettie Downing at (918) 281-8609 or buy them here at the Jazz Depot.  


Scott McQuade, others hightlight Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame’s 2012 Winter-Spring concert series

Scott McQuade

According to a recent news release, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame presents the first installment in our 2012 Winter-Spring concert series at the Jazz Depot, 111 E. First St. (Upper Level) in Tulsa, OK. On Sunday, Jan.14 at 5:00 p.m., the Scott McQuade Trio takes the stage at the Jazz Depot alongside vocalists Tavis Minner and Thea Hill. As a fixture on the Oklahoma jazz scene, pianist Scott McQuade is known for his stellar piano stylings. But that’s not all that’s going on at the Depot …

  • For jazz enthusiasts in need of a musical fix earlier in the week, there is the option of  Depot Jams on Tuesday, Jan. 10. Every Tuesday night from 5:30 to 7:30, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame presents soulful jazz by our talented local musicians.
  • On Wednesday, Jan. 11, fans can enjoy live music and lunch at the weekly Jazzwich Wednesday. From 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., feel free to grab a tasty “jazzwich” as 7Blue performs.
On Sunday, Jan. 22 at 5 p.m., the Depot welcomes saxophonist Denny Morouse and his band accompanied by the amazing vocalist Annie Ellicott. Then on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 5 p.m., vocalist Olivia Duhon – called “Tulsa’s next shining star” by Urban Tulsa – is set to give another stand out performance at the Depot.

General admission tickets are $15, and reserved table seating tickets are available for $20. Seniors, Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame members and college students can see the shows for $10, and high school and junior high students attend for only $5 each.

For more information and/or to obtain tickets to any of the events, call Bettie Downing at (918) 281-8609.

Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame offers three great concerts this weekend

Via recent news release: As November turns into December, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E. First Street (Upper Level) in Tulsa, OK, is keeping attendees warm
Jazz Depoton wintery nights with hot concerts and performances. For three nights in a row, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame brings you the best excuse to brave the cold and join us downtown at the historic Jazz Depot.
  • First, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, Nilson Matta’s Brazilian Voyage affirms the capacity of jazz to become a global form of musical expression. 
  • Then, Cynthia Simmons and the Scott McQuade Trio reunite at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at 5:00 p.m. in another timeless performance for our Sunday Night Concert Series. This powerhouse vocalist, coupled with Mr. McQuade’s stellar piano stylings, are sure to make for an evening of smooth, classic jazz. 
  • Never a man to be outdone, Kinky Friedman commands the stage at the Jazz Depot to benefit the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame’s educational programming. At 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, Mr. Friedman’s trademark satirical snap takes on Tulsa.
Attendees may order tickets online or purchase them from Bettie Downing at (918) 281-8609.

Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame honors new members on Wednesday

Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame’s Jazz Depot, Tulsa

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame (at the historic Jazz Depot, 111 E. First St. in Tulsa, OK) will honor several outstanding musicians at the 2011 Induction Gala and Ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 16.  (Also Oklahoma Statehood Day!)

The Inductees for 2011 are…. 
  • Conductor, musician, composer and writer David Amram will be awarded the Jay McShann Lifetime Achievement Award and will give a performance.
  • Lou Kerr will be awarded the Spirit of Community Excellence Award for her continuing commitment towards improving Oklahoma and her support of educational and leadership programs.
  • Dorothy “Miss Blues” Ellis of Oklahoma City and Theodore “Rudy” Scott of Tulsa will be inducted in the Blues category;
  • Suzanne Tate, recently retired Director of the Oklahoma Arts Council will be awarded the Spirit of Community Excellence Award for her two decades of tireless work for the arts and her service to the state of Oklahoma. 
  • Donald “Don” CherryJames “Jim” Pepper, and Charles E. “Pee Wee” Russell will be posthumously inducted in the Jazz category;
  • Dr. Terry Segress of Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Dr. Ron Predl of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, and Dr. Kent Kidwell of the University of Central Oklahoma will receive Zelia Breaux Distinguished Jazz Educator Award;  
  • Sharel Cassity, a Juilliard trained, multi-instrumentalist will receive the Legacy Tribute Award.   

  

The reception will begin at 6 p.m. Dinner is at 6:45 p.m., and the Induction Ceremony begins at 7:45 p.m. Tickets are available online at http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=2762&pid=7146600 or call (918) 281-8609. 

Steve Goforth and Covenant Brass performs Sunday at Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

Steve Goforth

Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame presents Steve Goforth and Covenant Brass at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 31, 2011 at the Jazz Depot, 111 E First St. (Upper Level), Tulsa, OK. 
Trumpet and flugelhorn player Steve Goforth leads a brass quartet that not only plays jazz, but also performs classical and popular tunes. Goforth has played trumpet with the Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra since 2001 and has been a professor of jazz studies at Oklahoma Baptist University and Oklahoma City University. 
General admission is $15; $10 for seniors and students and free for kids under 12. Reservations at the front tables are also available for $20. For tickets and more information, call (918) 281-8609. Click here to order tickets online: http://www.myticketoffice.com/events.asp?id=11&searchtext=1892&expand=yes 

Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame presents “A Salute to Curly Lewis: Texas Western Swing Reunion” on July 21

Curly Lewis

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E. First St. (Upper Level) in Tulsa, OK, will play a tribute at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2011, to Curly Lewis, the only sideman immortalized on the Cain’s Ballroom Walk of Fame.
Lewis lent his fiddle and vocal talent to many of the greatest western-swing bands in history, including Hank Thompson, Leon McAuliffe, Bob Wills, and Tulsa’s own Johnnie Lee Wills.
In 1936, Lewis beat all the competition — both kids and adults — in a fiddling contest sponsored by Bob at Tulsa’s Avery Coliseum. He was only 11 then, but his career path had been set. After playing local radio shows (and bars for tips) during his teen years, Lewis joined Johnnie Lee Wills and His Boys, who’d taken over Bob Wills’ daily broadcasts at the Cain’s.
The tribute concert, led by trombonist Steve Ham, will feature songs made famous by the bands Lewis graced, along with a few surprises.  Many of the musicians in this first-class tribute group, assembled byHam, have known and played with Lewis for many years.
Tickets are $15 and can be obtained by calling (918) 281-8609 or go online to http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=2762&pid=7071478.

Olivia Duhon presents Fathers’ Day concert on June 19 at Jazz Depot in Tulsa

Olivia Duhon

One of Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame’s favorite vocalists, Olivia Duhon sings at the Jazz Depot, 111 E. First St. in Tulsa, OK, at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 19, 2011, for a special Fathers’ Day concert.  
One of Urban Tulsa’s “Hot 100” artists, a “Best of Tulsa” nominee, and the Jazz Hall’s Legacy Tribute recipient in 2009, Duhon performs throughout Oklahoma.  Accompanied by the Frank Brown Trio, Duhon delivers the standards that Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday made famous with a “mesmerizing” voice.  General admission is $15, and reserved table seating is $20. Attendees may order tickets online at http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=2762&pid=7047841
For more information, call (918) 281-8609.