A Day In The Life of A Tulsa Jazz Fan

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If you are a jazz fan in Tulsa, Oklahoma Sunday June 28th must have felt like Christmas.

To start your day you had the choice of going to the Polo Grill at 10 30 am, for and early brunch while listening to Mark Bruner or if you wanted to sleep a little later  head over to Hey Mambo, closer to noon, for a Gypsy Jazz brunch with Jordan Hehl and the crew.

After filling your tummy with all sorts of deliciousness, you then had the choice of swinging over to the Guthrie Green to hear Shelby Eicher and others perform or heading down to the Tulsa Spotlight Theatre and lend your support to their “Jazz on the River” fundraiser, a quality event for a quality group of people.

Jazz on the River

Now it’s 4 oo pm and you have some more choices to make. You could either walk off the late brunch by  strolling along Riverside Dr enjoying some absolutely beautiful weather or find a spot for a early dinner somewhere among all the choices in the Blue Dome District….decisions, decisions. :-)

At 5 00 pm the music resumes at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame with the Modern Oklahoma Jazz Orchestra featuring Greg Abate and his Quartet. As if that weren’t enough there was more jazz at 5 30 pm with the Mike Cameron Collective featuring Annie Ellicott at East Village Bohemian Pizzeria, so many options, so much fun, the music seemed to just kept going, and going, and going…

Some people just couldn’t get enough and went to both events, since the Oklahoma Jazz HOF’s concert ended at 7 00 pm and the show at East Village Bohemian Pizzeria ended at 8pm. Yes sir, Tulsa Jazz fans are something else aren’t we? ;-)

Wait, we’re still not finished…

Bodean Seafood Lounge rounded out the day by serving up some delicious jazz from 7 00 to 10 00 pm with the Jack Wolfe Quartet which included Dean Demerritt and Wade Robertson who earlier in the day performed at the Tulsa Spotlight Theater.

So there you have it, a day in the life of a Tulsa Jazz fan, does it get any better than this?…we don’t think so :-)

For more upcoming “Christmas like” days check out our Events Around Town  page so you won’t feel left out any more. Wait are those tears of joy on your face, we understand and you’re not alone, we feel the same way…you’re welcome :-)

Stay Jazzy


Jazz On The River: A Spotlight Theatre Fundraiser

Jazz on the River

This Sunday June 28th, 2015 at 2:00p.m. come and enjoy  performances by Tulsa Jazz legends Rick Fortner, Annie Ellicott, and the Dean Demerritt Jazz Tribe as they lend their talents  to help with this important fundraiser for the Tulsa Spotlight Theatre!

Sit back, relax, and experience the atmosphere of this iconic theatre located at 1381 Riverside Drive,  bask in it’s rich history while being “wowed” by these fabulous entertainers!  The Tulsa Spotlight Theatre is located between two coming attractions “The Gathering Place” and the “Route 66 Interpretive Center,” across from the Cyrus Avery Plaza on Route 66.

Tickets are $20.00 and can be reserved by calling (918)587-5030. Don’t wait, our house only seats 88 so get your tickets quickly!

For more information call or visit the website:

Day/Date: Sunday June 28th, 2015 2 pm-4 pm

Location:1381 Riverside Dr, Tulsa, OK 74127

Phone:(918) 587-5030



Angie Cockrell and MIke Leland Performing at Bluestone Steakhouse and Seafood


Angie is one of those vocalists that captures you with her heart and her voice. She has a special gentleness and genuineness that is very rare in society today, attending one of her performances is truly a treat.

Angie’s mission is to touch listeners with God’s gift of music. Her voice – a rich, heart-melting voice – is a rare one that conjures up comparisons to Linda Ronstadt, Ann Wilson, Sarah Vaughan, Patsy Cline, Karen Carpenter, Etta James, and Eva Cassidy. Growing up with influences like Barbara Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Patsy Cline, James Taylor, Carole King, and Eva Cassidy, Angie’s versatility spans jazz, contemporary Christian, Gospel, country, blues, and soft rock.TooHot_058

You have 2 opportunities each week to see and hear Angie, she and Mike Leland perform many your jazz favorites and a few surprises at Bluestone Steakhouse and Seafood every Wednesday and Thursday night from 6-9 pm. Bring your family and friends enjoy a wonderful dinner, soft sultry music, all in the intimate atmosphere that is Bluestone. Is there a better way to spend an evening? We don’t think so…:-)


These shows are a Tulsa Jazz Music Group Production.


Wednesday June 24th 2015  6 pm to 9 pm

Thursday June 25th 2015  6 pm to 9 pm

Location: 10032 S Sheridan Rd, Tulsa, OK 74133

Phone: 918-296-9889

Angie’s Website: http://www.angiecockrell.com/

Angie’s Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/angiecockrellmusic

Bluestone Steakhouse Website: http://www.bluestonesteakhouse.com/


Dean Demerritt Jazz Tribe Featuring Mike Leland Performing at Bodean’s

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Dean Demerritt

This Sunday June 21st, at Bodean Seafood Restaurant, come enjoy The Dean Demerritt Jazz Tribe featuring the incredible Mike Leland as they perform many of your favorites and maybe a few surprises.

The smooth, sultry sounds of this incredible group will tickle your ears with delight, while Bodean’s delicious offerings will titillate your pallet.

So come out, bring your friends, and enjoy an evening of good food and good music, it will be a grand time for all!

Additional information:

Date: Sunday June 21st, 2015

Time: 7 pm-10 pm

Location: 3376 E 51st St, Tulsa, OK 74135

Phone: (918) 743-3861


Sean Al-Jabouri and Clay Welch with the Dean Demerritt Jazz Tribe at The Bull and Bear Tavern

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Saturday June 20th 2015  9 30 pm (with jam session afterwards)

Location: 5800 S Lewis Ave #113, Tulsa, OK 74105

Phone(918) 895-7655

Bull and Bear on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bullandbeartavern



Juneteenth on the River with the Leon Rollerson Band at The Spotlight Theatre


Join us at Juneteenth on the River with the Leon Rollerson Band!

Jazz abounds in Tulsa during the month of June and not an event more appropriate than the celebration of Juneteenth. The Spotlight Theatre is proud to host this wonderful event and invites you to join us for an evening of great music and entertainment!

The Friday June 19th show begins at 5:30p.m., snacks and drinks are available for purchase, tickets are seven dollars for Tulsa Jazz Society Members, and ten dollars for non members.

This show is a part of the Tulsa Jazz Society’s TGIF Jazz concert series. These fantastic shows are held on the third Friday of the month, and features a variety of local Tulsa Jazz talent. See you on the river!

This series is sponsored by the Tulsa Jazz Society and TulsaJazz.Com.

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Leon Rollerson

For additional information:

Date/Time: Friday June 19th, 2015 530 pm-700 pm

Phone: (918)587-5030,

Website:  http:spotlighttheatre.org.

Tulsa Jazz Society Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Tulsa-Jazz-Society/