2nd Annual Chet Baker Jazz Festival Saturday October 1st Yale, Oklahoma

 

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The City of Yale honors one of their own, the late, great Chet Baker

Chesney Henry “Chet” Baker Jr. was born on December 23, 1929, in Yale, Oklahoma, and moved to the Los Angeles area with his family at age 10. The son of musically inclined parents, he sang in church choirs and tried his hand at trombone before turning to trumpet at age 13.

Baker dropped out of school at 16 to join the Army, and played in bands during his two stints in the armed forces. In between, he was turned on to the music of Miles Davis and became involved in the Los Angeles jazz scene.

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Baker’s musical career took off after he earned the chance to play with jazz great Charlie Parker in 1952. That year he joined saxophonist Gerry Mulligan’s piano-less quartet, and the pairing of Baker’s subdued tone and gentle phrasing with Mulligan’s ear for harmonies proved a dynamic combination. The quartet reeled off such favorites as “Walkin’ Shoes,” “Bernie’s Tune” and “My Funny Valentine,” which became one of Baker’s signature songs.

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The festival will consist of various artist from Tulsa and around the state, to a person, if asked, they will state how honored they are to be a part of such an historic event.

Bruce Guthrie Exec. Dir of the Chet Baker Foundation stated that “He hopes this will continue be one of many annual celebrations of Chet’s legacy here in his hometown of Yale, Oklahoma.”

The line up for this great event is as follows:

Hank Williams Tribute –  4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

 

Steve Wilkerson and Andrea Baker Duo – 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

 

Moore Jazz w/ guest vocalist Cynthia Simmons – 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Additional Information:

The Chet Baker Festival will run from 4-9 p.m. on Main and Boston in downtown Yale, about 45 minutes west of Tulsa. The festival is free and open to the public.

The festival is sponsored in part by the City of Yale, the Yale Chamber of Commerce, the Chet Baker Estate LLC and the Chet Baker Foundation.

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The Dean Demerritt Jazz Tribe Feat. Sarah Maud Live at Peppers Grill Friday September 30th, 2016

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Live Jazz and More This Friday Night at Pepper’s Grill!

Additional Show Information:

Dates/Times:  

Friday  September 30th, 2016  8 30 pm-10 30 pm

Location: 2809 E 91st St Tulsa, OK

Phone: (918) 296-0593

Pepper’s Website: http://wwwpeppersgrillinc.com

Dean’s Website: http://www.deandemerritt.com

Sarah’s ReverbNation Page: https://www.reverbnation.com/sarahmaud

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Angie Cockrell and Mike Leland Performing at Bluestone Steakhouse Wednesday and Thursday September 28th & 29th 2016!

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Join us for Jazz Night at Bluestone With Angie Cockrell and Mike Leland

Angie’s voice – a rich, soulful, smooth, heart-melting voice – is a rare one that conjures up comparisons to icons Linda Ronstadt, Ann Wilson, Sarah Vaughan, Patsy Cline, Karen Carpenter, Etta James, Eva Cassidy, and Whitney Houston.

Growing up with heavy influences of such a variety of artists like Barbara Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, Al Green, The Beatles, Bread, The Eagles, The Carpenters, Patsy Cline, James Taylor, Carole King, and the list goes on and on and on…… Her love affair with all styles of music has never ended.

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Joining Angie will be the incredible Mike Leland on keyboard, with this duo in house a good time is guaranteed to be had by all. Bring your friends and family and enjoy an evening of good music, good food, and good fun🙂

Reservations are suggested but not required.

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These shows are a Tulsa Jazz Music Group Production.

Date/Time:

Wednesday September 28th 2016  6 pm to 9 pm

Thursday September 29th, 2016  6 pm to 9 pm

Location: 10032 S Sheridan Rd, Tulsa, OK 74133

Phone: 918-296-9889

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

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

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Big Bands, Big Voices:The Concert! Presented By SpiritBank October 9th 2016

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Jazz groups from NSU and OSU share the Guthrie Green stage for the first time! 

This free show will feature two of Tulsa’s top vocalists Branjae Jackson and Cynthia Simmons performing with the Oklahoma State University Jazz Orchestra and the Northeastern State University Jazz Ensemble. There will also be several guest vocalists, who will also be sharing their talents making this a can’t miss event!

Several firsts for the schools and Guthrie Green will also happen during this event:

  • Neither school’s jazz program has ever been showcased at the Guthrie Green.
  • It is the first time the Guthrie Green has had two jazz big bands  performing during the same event.
  • Professional and amateur Jazz vocalists perform together with multiple big bands on the Guthrie Green stage!

Musically the show will include Jazz standards, original compositions, and much more!

Prepare yourself for a night of Big Bands, Big Voices, and Big Fun!

This concert is a Tulsa Jazz.com and Tulsa Jazz Music Group Production.

Date/Time: Sunday October 9th, 2016 2: 30 pm to 6: 30 pm

Location: Guthrie Green 111 E Mathew B. Brady St, Tulsa, OK 74103

Phone: (918) 574-2421 Guthrie Green

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Angie Cockrell and Mike Leland Performing at Bluestone Steakhouse Wednesday and Thursday September 21st & 22nd 2016!

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Live Jazz At Bluestone Steakhouse With Angie Cockrell And Mike Leland!

Every Wednesday and Thursday night from 6-9 pm see and hear Angie, and Mike Leland perform many your jazz favorites at Bluestone Steakhouse and Seafood.

Bring your family and friends enjoy a wonderful dinner, soft sultry music, all in the intimate atmosphere that is Bluestone.

Reservations are suggested but not required.

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These shows are a Tulsa Jazz Music Group Production.

Date/Time:

Wednesday September 21st 2016  6 pm to 9 pm

Thursday September 22nd, 2016  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/

Tulsa Jazz Music Group Website: http://www.tulsajazzmusicgroup.com

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The 15th Annual Taste of Collinsville Is All JAZZed Up!

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The 15th Annual Taste Of Collinsville Kicks Off This Thursday!

The Taste of Collinsville features twenty plus of the area’s outstanding restaurants and pairs them with some of Collinsville’s finest merchants! This allows event goers the chance to sample some of the cuisine that these wonderful restaurants have to offer as well as experience some of Collinsville’s businesses that they might not be as familiar with.

Tulsa Jazz.com is once again providing some of the Region’s best musicians! The performers will be scattered throughout the Main Street District of downtown, adding a jazz ambiance to an already festive atmosphere.

This is the 3rd year Tulsa Jazz has partnered with Collinsville Downtown Inc and The Taste of Collinsville. John Taylor, President of Tulsa Jazz says “We are truly honored to once again be a part of this wonderful event and look forward to providing more great music this year.”

Here is a listing of the performers, their locations, and instruments played for The Taste of Collinsville:

The Cynthia Simmons Quartet (12th St CDI Office area)
Cynthia Simmons- Vocals
Jordan Hehl- Bass
John Delavadova- Drums
Scott McQuade- Keyboard

Darell Christopher Duo (11th St Baymont Insurance)
Darell Christopher- Vocals
Aaron Hendersom- keyboard

Clark Gibson Duo (11th St Scoops and Grinds)
Clark Gibson- Saxophone
Bobby Brewer- Guitar

Drew Thomas Trio (10th St Blue Building)
Drew Thomas Saxophone
Ryan Ganaban- Drums
Bishop Marsh- Trumpet

Josef Glaude- Guitar (10th St Beauty Salon)

Mike Cameron- Saxophone (9th St Shanghai Express)

 

Lets not forget the scavenger hunt!

Just like last year, there will be an instrument scavenger hunt within some of the local businesses. Once patrons find all the instruments they can enter their ticket into the drawings, held at the end of the evening. Both merchants and restaurants have donated various types of gifts , which means the winners get to take home some truly wonderful items!

Additional Information:

Tickets: 

Individual $12

Seniors (65+) $9

Couples $20

Family of four (2 adults & 2 kids under 12) $25

Location: 1126 W Main St Collinsville, OK

Contact/Phone:  Kim Miller, Program Director 918-371-5530

Website:   www.collinsvilledowntowninc.com

Tulsa Jazz Music Group Website: http://www.tulsajazzmusicgroup.com

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Angie Cockrell and Mike Leland Performing at Bluestone Steakhouse Wednesday and Thursday September 14 & 15th!

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Live Jazz with Angie Cockrell and Mike Leland at Bluestone Steakhouse!

This week join fabulous Jazz singer Angie Cockrell and the incredible pianist  Mike Leland as they perform some of your favorite Jazz Standards and more this Wednesday and Thursday evening from 6 pm to 9 pm at Bluestone Steakhouse.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the wonderful delicacies of Bluestone’s menu and pair it with a bottle of wine from their wonderful selection or other libation of your choice.

Reservations are encouraged but not required.

These shows are a Tulsa Jazz Music Group Production.

Date/Time:

Wednesday September 14th 2016  6 pm to 9 pm

Thursday September 15th, 2016  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/

Tulsa Jazz Music Group Website: http://www.tulsajazzmusicgroup.com

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