The Dean Demerritt Jazz Tribe Performing in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center’s “Brown Bag It” Series

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An absolute musician, Dean Demerritt’s roots are in jazz, blues, classical, rock, and country and western.  Growing up as the son of a jazz pianist in Tulsa, he learned the roots of jazz from performing in his father’s band in high school. Dean’s teen years were spent learning jazz standards from an older generation of venerated artists.  Dean went on to study classical and jazz bass at the University of Tulsa, graduating with a degree in music.

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While in college, he performed with various local jazz groups and shared the stage with jazz heavyweights including Stanley Clarke, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, Billy Cobham, Max Roach, Stan Kenton, and also performed with the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra and the Springfield Symphony.  After graduating, Dean went “on the road” with the renowned western swing band “Asleep at the Wheel”.  During this 4-year gig, the band recorded several albums when not on major concert tours with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and George Strait among others.  Along with winning a Grammy for “Best Country Instrumental Performance”, there were numerous TV and movie appearances including Austin City Limits, The Mike Douglas Show, and the movie “Roadie”.

 

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Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sean Al-Jibouri has been a dedicated student and teacher of music for over ten years.  He began playing guitar at the age of fourteen, learning rock and blues.  His studies continued on where he soon learned stylings of jazz and classical guitar. Sean has played in many venues throughout the Tulsa scene as a sideman and front man to various musical projects.  His abilities, whether it be his quick learning or his passionate teaching, have made him a sought after musician around Oklahoma.  His credentials prove him to be capable of performing as a soloist or alongside fellow artists.  His music constantly evolves and his talents showcase him as not only an excellent player, but a gifted composer as well.

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Scott McQuade

 

Scott McQuade has had the opportunity to perform alongside such world-renowned jazz artists as Louis Bellson, Randy Brecker, Cleveland Eaton, Curtis Fuller, Slide Hamption, Wycliffe Gordon, Victor Goines, Delfeayo Marsalis, Jason Marsalis, Kevin Mahogany, Lenny Pickett, and Clark Terry.

He has  also performed with faculty and students from Florida State University,Florida A & M University, Northeastern State University, University of Central Oklahoma, University of Florida, University of North Florida and University of Tulsa.

The concert is free and the dress is casual, so grab your friends and join us for a wonderful mid-day jazz adventure with the Dean Demerritt Jazz Tribe!

This is a TulsaJazz.Com Production.

 

Date/Time:

Wednesday April 1st, 2015, 12:10 pm-1:00 pm

Location:

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Kathleen Westby Pavilion

110 East 2nd Street

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103-3212

Phone:

918.596.7122

Fax:

918.596.7144

Website:

http://www.tulsapac.com

 

 

 

The Begonias Performing at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame Sunday March 29th

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The Modern Oklahoma Jazz Orchestra Performs at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

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The Oklahoma Jazz HOF  Presents The Clark Terry Tribute Concert Sunday March 22nd from 5-7 pm!

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame welcomes the Modern Oklahoma Jazz Orchestra to the Jazz Depot stage in a tribute to the late jazz legend Clark Terry.

The Modern Oklahoma Jazz Orchestra—alongside various regional artists—pays tribute to Clark Terry’s career in jazz that spanned more than seventy years. Terry was recognized as a world-class trumpeter, flugelhornist, educator, composer, writer, trumpet/flugelhorn designer, teacher, and NEA Jazz Master. He performed for eight United States’ Presidents, and was a Jazz Ambassador for State Department tours in the Middle East and Africa. More than fifty jazz festivals have featured him at sea and on land in all seven continents, many of which were named in his honor.

To enjoy the jazz, call at (918) 928-JAZZ or visit www.JazzHallTickets.com. 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.

The event is a part of the Jazz Hall’s 2015 Spring Concert Series.

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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TulsaJazz.Com Presents Angie Cockrell and Mike Leland at Bluestone Steakhouse

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Angie Cockrell is one of the most versatile singers in the Tulsa area. Country, Folk, Blues, Christian, Jazz, you name it, not only can she sing it all, but she sings it well!

This is evident by her “Absolute Best of Tulsa” award from Urban Tulsa Weekly, in the Christian music category in 2013. Thursday night, this award winning singer brings her smooth, silky, voice to Bluestone Steakhouse for an incredible night of jazz. Accompanied by the renown and incredibly talented keyboardist Mike Leland this duo will treat your ears to some jazz deliciousness as they serve up many up your favorites and some tantalizing new tunes.

Come have dinner and enjoy an evening of wonderful music, Angie and Mike’s performance starts at 6 pm, reservations are recommended but not required.

This show is a Tulsa Jazz.Com Production.

Date/Time:  Thursday March 19th, 2015 6 pm-9 pm

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

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

Location: 10032 S Sheridan Rd, Tulsa, OK 74133

Phone: 918-296-9889

The 2015 Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Concert

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The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF) will host a special celebratory concert to recognize the 2015 OMHOF inductees on March 14 at 8:00 p.m. at the Freeland Center for the Performing Arts in Bristow. The induction ceremony and concert will feature performances by many of the honored artists.

This year’s inductees for their contribution to music include singer/songwriter and recipient of the 2009 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Tom Paxton, bluegrass fiddler and Hee Haw star Jana Jae, influential Red Dirt pioneer Tom Skinner, the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma, and the first nationally recognized cowboy band to appear on The Billboard Music Charts, Otto Gray & his Oklahoma Cowboys (posthumous). The Governor’s Award will be posthumously presented to music videographer Sherman Halsey whose credits include Tim McGraw’s “Indian Outlaw,” Brooks and Dunn’s “Hard Workin’ Man” and Taylor Swift’s “Fearless.”

V.I.P. Tickets to the ceremony will include admission to the special pre-show reception which will be held at Bolin Ford at5:30 p.m. Doors will open for general ticket holders at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are currently available for purchase throughwww.protixonline.com.

 

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TulsaJazz.Com Presents Angie Cockrell and Mike Leland at Bluestone Steakhouse

 

 

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The one thing most people take away from one of  Angie Cockrell’s concerts is the lasting impression that her voice had on them and how much they enjoyed listening to her.

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, as always, will be the incredible Mike Leland on keyboard, with this duo in house a good time is guaranteed to be had by all. So bring your friends and family and enjoy an evening of good music, good food, and good fun :-)

 

This show is a Tulsa Jazz.Com Production.

Dates/Times:  

Wednesday March 11th, 2015 6 pm- 9 pm

Thursday March 12th, 2015 6 pm- 9 pm

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

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

Location: 10032 S Sheridan Rd, Tulsa, OK 74133

Phone: 918-296-9889

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