“Blues, Brews & BBQ” at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

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Three art forms to which Oklahoma has made significant contributions—jazz, blues and barbecue—will come together on Friday, July 25th, when the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame hosts “Blues, Brews & BBQ” at the Jazz Depot, 111 East First Street.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m., with the concert—including feature performances by blues greats Junior Markham and Little Joe McLerran—starting at 6:30. It’s sure to be the “bluesiest” celebration in Tulsa.

Barbecue will be served during the course of the evening, with diners able to enjoy blues, brews and barbecue.

To make your reservation, please call Bettie Downing at (918) 281-8609 or purchase your ticketsonline or at the door. General Admission tickets are only $10.00.

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural and educational organization, with a mission to inspire creativity and improve the quality of life for all Oklahomans through the preservation, education, and performance of jazz, our uniquely American art form.

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The Live Jazz List For the Week of 7/16/2014

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The Live Jazz List

For the Week of 7/16/2014

By

Jim & Jeanine

 

Brought to you Courtesy of the

Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

 

July 16

WEDNESDAY

 

Olivia Duhon and the Frank Brown Duo - Main Street Tavern, Broken Arrow, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

 

Amanda Preslar with Shelby Eicher and Mark Bruner - Full Moon on Cherry Street, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

 

7 Blue - Hey Mambo, 114 N Boston, 7:30 to 10:00 p.m.

 

Mike Cameron CollectiveFeaturing Scott McQuade on keys, Dean DeMerritt on bass, Jared Johnson on drums and Mike Cameron on sax - Cellar Dweller, 417 W. 7th, 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.

 

July 17

THURSDAY

 

JazzwichBrown Bag or Food Truck Lunch and Jazz with Tim Shadley, Jordan Hehl and Nicholas Foster - Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 East First Street, Upper Level, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., FREE!

 

Rebecca Ungerman – Atlas Sings, Atlas Grill, 415 S Boston, 11:30 a.m.

 

Third Thursday Jazz Night – Zarrow Center, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  No charge for admission.

 

Angie Cockrell and Mike Leland - Bluestone Steakhouse and Seafood Restaurant, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

 

Hefner Grill Trio with Nathan Eicher – Hefner Grill, Oklahoma City,6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Jordan Hehl Duo: featuring Jordan Hehl on bass - The Vault, 620 SCincinnati, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

 

Duo Sonics –Tallgrass Prairie Table, 313 E. 2nd, 8:00 to 11:00 p.m.

 

July 18

FRIDAY

 

JazzwichBrown Bag or Food Truck Lunch and Jazz with Tim Shadley, Jordan Hehl and Nicholas Foster - Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 East First Street, Upper Level, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., No Cover!

 

Hefner Grill Trio with Nathan Eicher – Hefner Grill, Oklahoma City,6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Diffident Rebel Benefit Concert: The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame welcomes Paul Rossler and Diffident Rebel in a benefit concert featuring their very own original Okie-grown Americana music. The band will debut a number of new songs as well as a few new, stripped-down versions of songs from their debut album, Red Dirt Reggae. Special guest singer-songwriter Grant Ragsdale will open.  Band proceeds from ticket and merchandise sales will go to the Ami Whitlow-Brown Fund. Ami Whitlow-Brown is a wife, mother of three, and Jenks special education teacher who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia on June 19, 2014. She is currently at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston,Texas receiving treatment. For more details on the Fund, please visitPraying for Ami Whitlow-Brown on Facebook and its companiondonation site. Show starts at 7:00, with local food trucks on site before the show. Tickets are $10 at the door or in advance atwww.eventbrite.com.

 

Mike Cameron Collective: Featuring Stephanie Oliver on vocals, Frank Brown on guitar and Jim Bates on bass – Daily Grill, Hyatt Regency Hotel,7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

 

7 Blue – Hey Mambo, 114 N Boston, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

 

Dean DeMerritt Jazz Tribe: Featuring Sarah Maud on vocals, Scott McQuade on keys, Mike Cameron on sax, Michael Bremo on drums and Dean on bass – Pepper’s Grill 91st & Delaware, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

 

Reggae and Jazz Jam – Hibiscus Caribbean Grill, 3316 S Peoria, 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.  $5 cover includes entry and one beer.

 

July 19

SATURDAY

 

Hefner Grill Trio with Nathan Eicher – Hefner Grill, Oklahoma City,6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

 

Pete and Jennifer Marriott Blues Band – Pepper’s Grill 91st &Delaware, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

 

July 20

SUNDAY

 

Myron Oliver – Jazz Brunch at Infuzion Ultra Lounge and Bistro, 101st and Mingo, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

 

Mark Bruner – Sunday Brunch, Polo Grill, Utica Square, 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.

 

Youth Showcase -  Pepper’s Grill 91st & Delaware, 2:00 p.m.

 

Cindy Cain: Summertime Blues: The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Famewelcomes vocalist Cindy Cain to the Jazz Depot stage in her unforgettable show: Summertime Blues. Jazz Hall favorite Cindy Cain is joined in concert by bassist Dean DeMerritt, Scott McQuade on piano, Charles Tuperville on guitar, and drummer Wade Robertson. –Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E First, Upper Level.  Sunday,5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Purchase your tickets at the door or call Bettie Downing at (918) 281-8609.   Members and Seniors enjoy discounted ticket prices at $10.00 each.  General Admission tickets are only $15.00 or $20.00 for Reserved Table Seating. High school and middle school students admitted for only $5.00.  This event is a part of the Jazz Hall’s Summer Concert Series.  Free parking.

 

Mark Bruner and Tommy Crook – Full Moon Café on Cherry Street,6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Stephanie Oliver and the Frank Brown Duo – Bodean’s, 51st and Harvard, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

 

 

July 21

MONDAY

 

Rebecca Ungerman with Jordan Hehl – Musical Mondays at Whole Foods, 41st and Peoria, Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Sandy and Chuck Gardner – Musical Mondays, Cascia Hall PerformingArts Center, 2600 S. Utica, 7:00 p.m.

 

Cypher 120 with Written Quincey – Creative Room, 1317 E 6th, 8:00 p.m. to midnight.

 

Mike Cameron Collective: Scott McQuade on keys, George Toumayan on drums and Mike Cameron on sax – Hodge’s Bend, 815 E 3rd, 9:00 to 11:30 p.m.

 

 

 

July 22

TUESDAY

 

Jazz Depot Jazz Jam Session: Featuring Mike Leland – Oklahoma JazzHall of Fame, 111 E First, Upper Level, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.   Come play, come sing or come listen – FREE

 

Jazz Depot Blues Jam SessionFeaturing Jack Wolfe – Oklahoma JazzHall of Fame, 111 E First, Upper Level, 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.   Come play, come sing or come listen – FREE

 

Rebecca Ungerman – The Tulsa Sound Sampler at Whole Foods, 41st andPeoria, 6:00 p.m.

 

Mark Bruner – Ridge Grill, 9999 S. Mingo, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

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

 

Dean DeMerritt and the Frank Brown Jazz Duo – Centennial Lounge, VFW, 1109 E. 6th, 9:00 p.m. to midnight

 

 

Please support clubs and restaurants that hire jazz musicians!

 

Jim and Jeanine

 

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame is a 501© (3), non-profit, cultural and educational organization. It exists to provide a system in and for the State ofOklahoma to preserve, promote and illuminate the true art forms of jazz, blues and gospel music; also identify, document and honor the artists who have made a significant contribution locally, regionally, nationally and internationally to its development. Additionally, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall ofFame promotes learning, training, classes, performances and cultural events with and on behalf of disadvantaged youth of all races, creeds, religions and ethnic heritage and provides scholarships to graduating students. We celebrate the music of America.

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Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society Presents: The Sons of Brasil

 

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The season’s second concert features The Sons of Brasil at Bentonville’s 21C Hotel on Sunday, July 20 at 3:00 pm. “This matinee performance is another first for NAJS,” said Ginsburg. “After all, some people prefer to swing in broad daylight.” The Sons of Brasil are six Kansas Citians who’ve mastered the sensual rhythms and intricate instrumental harmonies of Latin jazz.  “Their music has savory style that has delighted audiences worldwide since 1991,” Ginsburg said. “If you like Bossa Nova, don’t miss this one.”

Blending Brazilian Jazz, Bossa Nova and Samba through both traditional and original compositions, this group plays Latin jazz with passion. Their style can flow sensuously smooth or swing hard to a Brazilian beat. This year, the Sons of Brasil turns 23, and there is hardly another Kansas City jazz ensemble that matches its longevity. A Midwestern band playing Brazilian music is very unique, but what is more unique, is the authenticity that these musicians bring to this music.

“I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore, Toto… this is Rio, Sugarloaf, Corcovado, Samba, wild percussion, great melodies with sophisticated harmonies, and subtle but driving pulse of Bossa Nova guitar—Oscar Castro Neves

 

“Led by trumpeter,bandleader,educator and clinician Stan Kessler, The Sons of Brasil is a core sextet drawn from the talent- rich musical community in the Kansas City area.The band includes Danny Embrey on guitar, Greg Whitfield on bass, Doug Auwater on drums, Gary Helmon percussion and Roger Wilder on piano. For While You Were Out, the band adds the talents of percussionist Luiz Orsano, who performs on “Salvador” and the title track”.  Edward Blanco, All About Jazz online mag

 

 

David Amram and Washington Rucker Perform at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 7/13/2014

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Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Famers David Amram and Washington Rucker Return to Jazz Depot Sunday for Oscar Pettiford Tribute

 

The internationally known composer, conductor, bandleader, and multi-instrumentalist David Amram - a Philadelphia native – remembers how he felt in 2011, when he received the Jay McShann Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.

“I looked up at the wall and saw all those pictures and I said, `My God, all these people I played with and knew – I thought they were from Kansas City or New Orleans.’” he says. “I never realized they were all Oklahomans. And I thought, `Man, that’s like the history of jazz right up there.’”

Sunday, Amram returns to the Jazz Depot, where he’ll be joining another famous name on that wall – the innovative Tulsa-born jazz-drummer Washington Rucker - to pay tribute to a third Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Famer, the double-bassist and bandleader Oscar PettifordPettiford, one of the pioneers of bebop, was from Okmulgee; he passed away in 1960.pettiford

“We’re going to play some pieces Oscar wrote, and also some of the classic tunes he loved and played so well,” says Amram. “And I’m going to tell people about his part in [jazz] history, in 1945 or 46, when he brought Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker downtown from Harlem to play on 52nd Street [in New York]. Oscar had the gig, and he said, `I want to feature these two geniuses.’ So the club owner said, `Well, okay, Oscar, if you want to do that.’

“Of course, all the musicians knew about them, but that was the first chance for the public to hear those guys together. It was a place called the Onyx Club, and it’s a part of jazz history I try to tell people about whenever I get the chance.”

Interestingly, Washington Rucker never met Pettiford – although, as he points out, “I worked lots of times with his brother, Harry Pettiford, who was a saxophone player here in Tulsa.

“Of course,” he adds, “I knew him through his reputation. I knew he was the inspiration for [fellow Tulsa jazz great] Cecil McBee to become a bassist, and I understood he was from Oklahoma.”

Amram, on the other hand, made the acquaintance of Oscar Pettiford in 1955, when both were working in the New York City jazz scene.

“I was playing [French horn] in the band of Charlie Mingus, and all the bass players were friendly with each other, so Oscar was there all the time and he liked what I was trying to do,” recalls Amram. “He said, `You know, I can’t play with a symphony orchestra, so I’m going to make my own. I’m going to have two French horns – you and Julius Watkins – and a harp player named Betty Glamann – she’s a classical player who can play jazz chord changes on the harp, which is almost impossible. And I’ve got my little cello. So I’m going to have a cello, a harp, two French horns, plus [trumpeter] Art Farmer, [trombonist] Jimmy Cleveland, all these great players.’

“He said, `I’m going make my own band, and we’re going to play.’ And we did. We made some wonderful records, played concerts together, and he was the person who introduced me to the native music of Oklahoma.”

In addition to Amram and Rucker, a half-dozen of the area’s best-known jazz bassists, including former Tulsan Dean DeMerritt, plan to take the stage and play some of their favorite Pettiford numbers with the two Hall of Famers. They include Bill Crosby, Nathan Eicher, Jordan Hehl and Ed Garcia.

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“Jazz enthusiasts will be rejoicing when they witness this tribute led by Washington Rucker and David Amram. These two remarkable Hall of Famers’ tribute to one of Jazz’s all time top bassists will be the highlight of our Summer concert series,” commented Jason McIntosh, Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame CEO and producer of the Pettiford tribute. “Speaking with those who were fortunate enough to work with Oscar Pettiford, you get a sense of the tremendous respect and appreciation everyone had for him and his capacity for the joy of living, playing and composing.”

 

           

 One of the compositions Sunday’s audiences may hear is a classical piece by Amram, which he wrote following Pettiford’s unexpected and early death.

“I wrote it for flute, cello, piano, and percussion, and it first got played in 1961,” he says. “It’s gotten played all over the world since then, with Oscar’s name on it, and then finally, about five weeks ago, it got played in the town where I was born, at the Curtis Institute of Music. I told all those kids in the audience about Oscar, and what he had meant to me, and how he was a bridge for jazz, and Native American music, and classical music - all sincere music.

“He was wide open,” concludes Amram. “He was an extraordinary person.”

A Tribute to Oscar Pettiford, starring David Amram and Washington Rucker, is set to begin at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, located in downtown Tulsa’s Jazz Depot, 111 E. First Street.

Tickets can be purchased at the Depot, from www.myticketoffice.com, or by calling Bettie Downing at 918-281-8609. General admission is $15, reserved table seating $20. Seniors and Jazz Hall members are admitted for $10, and high school and junior high students for $5.

The show is a part of the Jazz Hall’s 2014 Summer Concert Series.

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fameis a 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural and educational organization, with a mission to inspire creativity and improve the quality of life for all Oklahomans through the preservation, education, and performance of jazz, our uniquely American art form.

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The Live Jazz List For The Week of July 2, 2014

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The Live Jazz List

For the Week of 7/2/2014

By

Jim & Jeanine

 

Brought to you Courtesy of the

Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

 

July 2

WEDNESDAY

 

Pam Van Dyke Crosby and Scott McQuade - Main Street Tavern,Broken Arrow, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

 

Amanda Preslar with Shelby Eicher and Mark Bruner - Full Moon on Cherry Street, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

 

7 Blue - Hey Mambo, 114 N Boston, 7:30 to 10:00 p.m.

 

Mike Cameron CollectiveNick Mancini on vibes,  Scott McQuade on keys,  Jared Johnson on drums and Mike Cameron on sax - Cellar Dweller, 417 W. 7th, 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.

July 3

THURSDAY

 

JazzwichBrown Bag or Food Truck Lunch and Jazz with Tim Shadley, Jordan Hehl and Nicholas Foster - Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 East First Street, Upper Level, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., FREE!

 

Angie Cockrell and Mike Leland - Bluestone Steakhouse and Seafood Restaurant, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

 

Jordan Hehl featuring Clay Welch and Zach Miller on guitar – The Vault,620 S Cincinnati, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

 

Hefner Grill Trio with Nathan Eicher – Hefner Grill, Oklahoma City,6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

 

Mike Cameron Collective featuring Rachel Bachman on vocals, Jordan Hehl on bass and Mike Cameron on sax –Tallgrass Prairie Table, 313 E. 2nd,8:00 to 11:00 p.m. 8

 

July 4

FRIDAY

 

Hefner Grill Trio with Nathan Eicher – Hefner Grill, Oklahoma City,6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

 

First Friday Concert featuring Tim Shadley, Jeff Shadley and Rebecca Ungerman - Center of the Universe, 5 N Boston, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.  FREE

 

7 Blue – Hey Mambo, 114 N Boston, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

 

Terry Cooper Blues Band – Pepper’s Grill 91st & Delaware, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

 

Reggae and Jazz Jam – Hibiscus Caribbean Grill, 3316 S Peoria, 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.  $5 cover includes entry and one beer.

 

July 5

SATURDAY

 

Mark Bruner and Shelby Eicher – Infuzion Ultra Lounge and Bistro, 101st and Mingo, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Hefner Grill Trio with Nathan Eicher – Hefner Grill, Oklahoma City,6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

 

Danny Timms Blues Band – Pepper’s Grill 91st & Delaware, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

 

July 6

SUNDAY

 

Myron Oliver – Jazz Brunch at Infuzion Ultra Lounge and Bistro, 101st and Mingo, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

 

Jazz Brunch presented by Tulsa Jazz, Bluestone Steakhouse and Seafood Restaurant, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

Mark Bruner – Sunday Brunch, Polo Grill, Utica Square, 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.

 

Prentice Vincent: The Colors of Me. In his first headlining performance at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, vocalist and pianist Prentice Vincent takes the Jazz Depot stage in a R&B and Gospel concert event. – Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E First, Upper Level.  Sunday, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Purchase your tickets at the door or call Bettie Downing at (918) 281-8609.   Members and Seniors enjoy discounted ticket prices at $10.00 each.  General Admission tickets are only $15.00 or $20.00 for Reserved Table Seating. High school and middle school students admitted for only $5.00.  This event is a part of the Jazz Hall’s Summer Concert Series.  Free parking.

 

Shelby Eicher and Mark Bruner – Full Moon Café on Cherry Street,6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Travis Fite Duo – Bodean’s, 51st and Harvard, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

 

July 7

MONDAY

 

Rebecca Ungerman with Jordan Hehl – Musical Mondays at Whole Foods, 41st and Peoria, Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Amy Cottingham’s 47th Monthly Musicale – Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E First, Upper Level.  Monday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Admission is free.  Food and donations are encouraged.

 

Cypher 120 with Written QuinceyMusic by Paul Humphrey, Ricky Skawinski and Jordan Hehl – Creative Room, 1317 E 6th, 8:00 p.m. to midnight.

 

Mike Cameron Collective: Jordan Hehl on bass, Jared Johnson on drums and Mike Cameron on sax – Hodge’s Bend, 815 E 3rd, 9:00 to 11:30 p.m.

 

 July 8

TUESDAY

 

Mark Bruner and Shelby Eicher – Ridge Grill, 9999 S. Mingo, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

 

Jazz Depot Jazz Jam Session – Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E First, Upper Level, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.   Come play, come sing or come listen – FREE

 

Jazz Depot Blues Jam Session – Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E First, Upper Level, 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.   Come play, come sing or come listen – FREE

 

Rebecca Ungerman – The Tulsa Sound Sampler at Whole Foods, 41st andPeoria, 6:00 p.m.

 

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

 

 

Please support clubs and restaurants that hire jazz musicians!

 

Jim and Jeanine

 

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame is a 501© (3), non-profit, cultural and educational organization. It exists to provide a system in and for the State of Oklahoma to preserve, promote and illuminate the true art forms of jazz, blues and gospel music; also identify, document and honor the artists who have made a significant contribution locally, regionally, nationally and internationally to its development. Additionally, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame promotes learning, training, classes, performances and cultural events with and on behalf of disadvantaged youth of all races, creeds, religions and ethnic heritage and provides scholarships to graduating students. We celebrate the music of America.

 

National Artist Spotlite: Ragan Whiteside

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Flutist, vocalist, and songwriter, Ragan Whiteside is taking the Contemporary Jazz world by storm. With her unique style and soulful vibe, this triple threat is bringing the flute back into mainstream focus. Ragan’s 3rd studio album, Quantum Drive, will be released Summer 2014.
Ragan began her musical journey at the very early age of 5. She played the piano, drums, and the violin, but found her true love in playing the flute. From there she went on to study classical music.

Ragan’s passion for music lead her to realize another new love: Songwriting and Arranging. After winning numerous competitions in both performance and music Cleveland_Institute_of_Music_official_logocomposition she decided to further her music studies and attended the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Harid Conservatory, where she earned a Bachelor of Music-Performance degree.

After graduating, Ragan returned to New York to begin her career as a professional musician and immersed her composition abilities within the genres of Jazz, Funk, and R&B. After winning the Capital Jazz New Artist Competition, she released her debut album, Class Axe in 2007. Since her debut album, this award winning artist has developed a heightened focus in the writing, producing, and editing process of her sophomore release, Evolve. Evolve showcases not only her melodious musicianship as a flutist, but her sultry vocals and soulful compositions. Under the direction of her highly acclaimed producers/arrangers, Dennis Johnson and Bob Baldwin, Ragan showcases her high energy and expansive musical abilities. Her versatility is heard throughout the CD on such sultry songs as Livin’ Lovin’ and Mean to Me which she co-wrote. In her up-tempo R&B duet, On the Dance Floor, she teams up with legendary vocalist Porter Carroll Jr. (original member of Atlantic Starr) and continues to craft her own unique style.

Taking her refreshing and vibrant flute sounds to newer heights, Ragan has collaborated with an array of veteran contemporary jazz artists, including Chieli Minucci, Marion Meadows, Bob Baldwin, the afore mentioned Carroll and Chembo Corniel (Latin Jazz Grammy nominee). The featured guests add brilliance and extraordinary vibes to Evolve’s organic listening experience. Her remake of the Ohio Players’ 1975 hit, Sweet Sticky Thing, merges old-school funk with the flutist’s signature brand of “boom bap.”ragan whiteside1

With this widely anticipated recording, this soulfully carefree artist surfaces clearly, rising to the top of her generation of musicians. Fusing traditions, styles, and unafraid of pushing the envelope, Ragan’s crafty arrangements and edgy music transcends genre boundaries and marks a new era of contemporary jazz, neo soul and funk.

Bob Baldwin describes Ragan by saying, “She not only has THE silkiest and sweetest flute tone in the business, but her tenacity and desire to be recognized in Urban, New-Soul AND smooth jazz genres makes her a musical force to be reckoned with!! Mark my words!”

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Jazz and Art: Two of our favorite things…

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Jazz Up! An Online Art Gallery

We love jazz and we love art, what if you put the two of them together? You would have our Jazz Up!: Online Art Gallery board on Pinterest!

What you will find there are quite a few of our favorite jazz art paintings posted in this fantastic online gallery for your enjoyment.

Music and art have always complemented each other and we have thoroughly  enjoyed putting together this collection for you, please stop by an peruse through these wonderful paintings and prints done by some incredible artists. We hope you enjoy viewing this collection as much as we have enjoyed putting it together.

While you’re there, check out our other boards as well such as: Tulsa’s Jazz, Jazz Clubs, Jazz History, and Women and Jazz: A Celebration in Art…and more!

Check back with us regularly to keep up with our latest posts about jazz history and jazz art and Tulsa’a jazz community, thanks again for your support.

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