In Oklahoma: The Live Jazz Lovers Gig List for week of 10/25/2012

The Live Jazz Lovers Gig List

For Week of 10/25/2012

By

Jim & Jeanine

 Brought to you Courtesy of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 

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October 25

THURSDAY

The Begonias – Main Street Tavern,  200 S Main, Broken Arrow, Thursday night, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

 

 
October 26

FRIDAY

Myron Oliver’s Friday Night Free Thank You Concert: Following the huge success of his highly anticipated performance on July 22nd, saxophonist Myron Oliver is back by popular demand to do it all over again bigger and better. With a jaw-dropping performance of soul, blues, and jazz, Myron is taking the Tulsa community by storm. This show will feature a Who’s Who All-Star lineup of Oklahoma’s greatest musicians and vocalists including such artists as Rockwell Ryan Ripperger from the band Stephen Speaks, Eric Himan, Booker Gillespie, Cynthia Simmons, Cody Clinton, and Hall of Famers Leon Rollerson and Rudy Scott, along with his awesome band FuZed to name a few. If you like classic-modern soul, flavorful jazz, RnB, and dancing, you’re gonna love this next show!-Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E. 1st St. Upper Level, Friday night, 8 p.m., . $2 covered parking across the street.   Enter from Main Street and drive to 3rd level. Don’t miss this free Thank You Concert.

 

October 28

SUNDAY

Vocalist Janet Rutland presents “What’ll I Do” – a celebration of the life and music of Irving Berlin.  Bring a young friend.  Special student prices. It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn about this brilliant composer’s contribution to our Great American Songbook as well as his fascinating life.  Entertaining and educational! It’s your last chance to catch this marvelous cast – Kathleen Kennedy, Kara Staiger, Barry Hensley, Terry Baxter and Scott McQuade-Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E. 1st St. Upper Level, Sunday afternoon, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., free covered parking

 

Susan Herndon – Bodean’s, Sunday night, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

 

Pam Van Dyke Crosby with Frank Brown and Bill Crosby – Smoke on Cherry Street, Sunday night, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

 

Shelby Eicher and Mark Bruner – Full Moon Cafe, Sunday night, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

October 27

SATURDAY RIEAN

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

October 31

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 to 10:00 p.m.

 

Mike Cameron – Cellar Dweller, 417 W 7th St, Wednesday night, 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.

October 30

TUESDAY

Jazz Depot Jam Session – Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, Upper Level.   Tuesday night, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Featured artist at 7 o’clock is guitarist Mark Cook. 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 p.m.

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.  

Saxophonist Eldredge Jackson headlines All That Jazz event in Bartlesville


All That Jazz, an annual gala event of the Westside Community Center in Bartlesville, OK, will celebrate its 10th anniversary at 6 p.m. Saturday, February 18, at the Hillcrest Country Club (click here for map). This year’s musical lineup will feature the Mo Hemian Jazz Syndicate during dinner and, for the main entertainment, Tulsa jazz saxophonist Eldredge Jackson.

Jackson, a New Orleans-born saxophonist, who was raised in Tulsa, OK, has delighted audiences with his blend of traditional and smooth jazz peppered with a dash of gospel. Jackson has performed with a cross-section of urban jazz and R&B musicians such as Wayman Tisdale, Najee, Howard Hewett, Jeffrey Osborne, Angela Winbush, Stanley Jordan, Shirley Murdock, Con-Funk-Shun, Tom Braxton, and fellow Tulsans Charlie Wilson and The GAP Band.

Tax-deductible donations and proceeds from All That Jazz benefit the Westside Community Center’s youth programs. The Center has been a United Way agency since 1951. Today, the center focuses on uniting, nurturing and empowering local youth through programs such as the After School ZonePeaceful WarriorsSummer Enrichment, and Work Ethics (WE) Pro$per.

Tickets are $100 and include a raffle ticket for the evening’s showcased prizes. For more information and to purchase tickets, call the Westside Community Center at (918) 336-6760 or email Executive Director Morris McCorvey at westsidecommunityctr@juno.com and include “All That Jazz” in the subject line.

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