Jazz at ZIN URBAN LOUNGE!

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Jazz at Zin This Friday July 29th 9 pm!

Located in the heart of the Brady Arts District, ZIN URBAN LOUNGE offers an upbeat and contemporary atmosphere, making it the perfect place to kick back, have fun, enjoy a great Happy Hour, an evening out with friends…or that special someone.

Date/Time: July 29th, 2016  9 pm-12 am

Location:111 N. Main St. Tulsa, OK 74103

Phone: 918-500-3958

Website: www.zintulsa.com

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

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Angie Cockrell And Mike Leland Performing at Bluestone Steakhouse July 27th-28th 2016!

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Angie Cockrell And Mike Leland Live This Wednesday And Thursday Night At Bluestone!

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.

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Mike Leland

Every Wednesday and Thursday night from 6-9 pm see and hear Angie, and the incredible keyboardist Mike Leland, perform many your jazz favorites and a few surprises 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.

Is there a better way to spend an evening? We don’t think so…:-)

Reservations are suggested but not required.

Poster courtesy of Tulsa Jazz Music Group

Photo of Angie courtesy of Blue Arden Photography

 

These shows are a Tulsa Jazz Music Group Production.

Date/Time:

Wednesday July 27th, 2016  6 pm to 9 pm

Thursday July 28th, 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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Tulsa Jazz.Com’s Jazz Legend Spotlight: Walter ‘Foots’ Thomas

Walter “Foots” Thomas
February 10, 1907 – August 26, 1981

Reed specialist, arranger and sometimes bandleader Walter “Foots” Thomas retired from fulltime playing in 1948, then became a professional manager whose specialty could easily have been coaching players on the art of amassing discographies capable of encircling Atlantic City’s Trump Plaza. Thomas hailed from Muskogee, Oklahoma, a point of interest in connection with country and western star Merle Haggard’s famous lyric, “We don’t smoke marijuana in Muskogee.” Nonetheless, one of Muskogee native Thomas’ most famous sideman affiliations was with Cab Calloway of “Reefer Man” fame. This artist is the brother of Joe Thomas, also a noted classic jazz reed player who eventually took over the Jimmie Lunceford band. Older than his brother by a year, Walter Thomas began playing with local bands as a college student. He moved to New York City in 1927 and began working with the famed Jelly Roll Morton less than a year later.

Thomas joined the The Missourians in 1929 after short stints in bands led by Luis Russell and Joe Steele. The Missourians provided the contact with Calloway, who eventually took over that band. With and without Calloway, Thomas was involved with this outfit through 1943. Calloway sidemen were said to have received some of the best salaries in jazz, perhaps one reason for loyalty. Thomas finally began playing with Don Redman by 1944, then led his own band for a bit less than half a decade before moving into management. Firmly associated with swing styles, Thomas made one of his finest recordings near the end of his playing career when combined with the rootsy yet always forward-looking tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. Thomas gave saxophone lessons to the late Jackie McLean, a brilliant bebop and modern jazz alto saxophonist. ~ Eugene Chadbourne, Rovi

 

 

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Tulsa Jazz.Com’s National Artist Spotlight: Bassist Ron Carter

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The most recorded jazz bassist in history with 2,221 individual recording credits as of September 15th, 2015  verified by Guinness World Records! 

“Ron Carter is living proof that integrity and clarity
of artistic vision are alive and well in … jazz.”
John Snyder, Em Arcy

Walk or wander into the world of jazz. Ron Carter is there. His reputation in the
music world is peerless. He stylishly accompanies any player or group and, without
breaking stride, performs with stunning virtuosity as a soloist. His work is rich
in detail, pure in sound, and technically impressive. His long list of accolades as a
performer is unprecedented; he may be the most popular bassist there is.

A lean six feet four inches with a mixture of pride and courtliness, Ron displays an
elegant calm on stage as well as off. He has created music with consummate skill for
more than forty-fi ve years, apparently without rumpling his tasteful suits or raising
a serious sweat. In the early 1960s, he performed throughout the United States in
nightclubs and concert halls with Eric Dolphy, Jaki Byard, and Wes Montgomery, then
toured Europe with Cannonball Adderley. He was a member of Miles Davis’s now
classic quintet from 1963 to 1968, along with Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams, and
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Ron was among the few bassists who continued to play acoustic bass when many turned to electric bass.

“It was a conscious choice,” he says. “I felt a responsibility to
present a viable alternative to the popular electric sound.”
One of Ron’s chief traits is that he creates bass lines so harmonically and rhythmically
rich that soloists must go far to respond to his challenge. As he puts it: “A good bassist
determines the direction of any band.” Often Ron uses gonglike tones and glissandos
in his work. Once his exclusive trademark, these sounds have now become part of
every modern bassist’s vocabulary.

When he first formed his own group, the bass was not generally considered a lead
instrument. Ron found a solution in the piccolo bass, an instrument one-half the size
of a standard bass. He tuned the instrument so as to foster an unusual sound quality,
one that stands out in an ensemble. Backed by a quartet of piano, drums, percussion,
and an additional bass, Ron created one of the most distinctive and unusual jazz
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Photo courtesy of  Takehiko Tokiwa

COMPOSER/ARRANGER/AUTHOR
Ron Carter won a Grammy award in 1988 for the instrumental composition, Call
Sheet Blues, from the fi lm ‘Round Midnight. He scored and arranged music for a number
of other fi lms including The Passion of Beatrice, directed by Bertrand Tavernier; Haraka,
directed by Ola Balugun; and for the television movies Exit Ten, starring Peter Weller;
and A Gathering of Old Men, starring Richard Widmark and Louis Gossett Jr.

Ron is the author of Building Jazz Bass Lines, a series of books on playing jazz; a
Comprehensive Bass Method, for classical bass studies; Ron Carter, Bass Lines; and The Music
of Ron Carter, which contains 130 of his published and recorded compositions.
“…his music embodies all the qualities that
make jazz an enduring, vital art form.”
–Stereo Review

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JoAnne Jimenez
35 Clark St. Ste. A5
Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA
Tel: 718-522-5107 Fax: 718-522-3067
Email: bridgea@earthlink.net

 

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Angie Cockrell and Mike Leland Performing at Bluestone Steakhouse July 20th & 21st 2016!

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Angie Cockrell And Mike Leland Live This Wednesday And Thursday Night At Bluestone!

If you have not had the opportunity to hear this golden voiced lady in person, your life truly have a void in your life. Every week Angie performs many of your favorite Jazz standards and many other of her favorite tunes at Bluestone Steakhouse and Seafood for their Jazz Nights.

Accompanying her, is the incomparable keyboardist Mike Leland, together this duo takes the words “incredible evening” to a whole new level.13613291_1177365135627844_3565352924941236412_o

Bring your friends, relatives, co-workers, and neighbors, treat yourselves, to a fabulous evening of Jazz as you enjoy dinner in the wonderfully relaxing atmosphere of Bluestone.

Reservations are suggested but not required.

Poster courtesy of Tulsa Jazz Music Group

Photo of Angie courtesy of Blue Arden Photography

These shows are a Tulsa Jazz Music Group Production.

Date/Time:

Wednesday July 20th, 2016  6 pm to 9 pm

Thursday July 21st, 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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Pat Kelley, Dean Demerritt, and Frank Brown, Live at Juniper 3rd Street Bistro Monday July 18th 2016!

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Join Dean and Frank as they welcome special guest Guitarist Pat Kelley!

Located at 3rd & Elgin in downtown Tulsa, Juniper 3rd Street Bistro focuses on providing the freshest, local products prepared simply and beautifully. Using hand-selected items sourced from Green Country, Juniper’s menu evolves with the changing seasons, allowing Justin and his team to introduce new and exciting plates with French influences. The bar at Juniper focuses on innovation in mixology, utilizing infused vodkas, gins and flavored bitters. Experience Juniper with us for a gourmet lunch, handmade cocktails or a delicious dinner with friends and family.juniper logo

The Jazz will be just as delicious as Pat and  Tulsa Jazz Music Group members Dean and Frank, serve up your favorite standards and toe-tapping tunes all while Juniper’s incredible staff provides you with the excellent service they are known for.

Come experience Juniper with us this Monday night for handmade cocktails, a delicious dinner, and some wonderful music with friends and family, you’ll be glad you did:-)

Additional Show Information:

Dates/Times:  

Monday  July  18th, 2016  6 30 pm-8 30 pm

Location: Juniper Restaurant 3rd and Elgin Tulsa , Oklahoma

Phone: 918-794-1090

Juniper’s Website: junipertulsa.com

Juniper on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/junipertulsa

Dean Demerritt’s Website: www.deandemerritt.com

Frank Brown’s Website: www.frankbrowntrio.com

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

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Sarah Maud, Scott McQuade, and Dean Demerritt Performing at East Village Bohemian Pizzeria July 16th,2016!

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Sarah Maud, Scott McQuade, and Dean Demerritt Performing Live in the East Village!

Additional Show Information:

Dates/Times:  

Saturday  July  16th, 2016  9 00 pm-12 30 am

Location: East Village Bohemian Pizzeria 818 E 3rd St, Tulsa, OK 74120

Phone: (918) 895-6999

East Village Bohemian Pizzeria Website: www.eastvillagebohemian.com

East Village Bohemian Pizzeria on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eastvillagebohemian

Dean Demerritt’s Website: www.deandemerritt.com

Sarah Maud: https://www.reverbnation.com/sarahmaud

Scott McQuade: www.playitagainscott.com

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

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