The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame welcomes renowned singer and pianist Amy Cottingham back to the Jazz Depot Stage.
Amy Cottingham began playing the piano and violin at age three. She sings, composes, arranges, transcribes, teaches and performs classical and jazz. Her compositions of varying styles have been performed in Tulsa by the Signature Symphony and by local schools. With a Bachelors degree in Piano Performance, she has won numerous state and regional piano competitions. She has performed multiple solo concerts and traveled around the world performing with vocal and instrumental ensembles. She holds a Masters degree in Orchestral Conducting from Oklahoma State University.
Amy performs regularly with the Signature Symphony and the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. She has been invited to give solo recitals for the Brown Bag It series at the Performing Arts Center, the Music at the Mansion Series at the Historical Society, as well as recitals for church concert series and retirement communities. She has been invited to perform alongside other artists in Performance Plus and Tulsa Fest, under the direction of Dr. Barry Epperley. Amy has also been featured at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame numerous times as a solo performer with her own show and as a guest on the Annual Keyboard Concert. Amy plays jazz, rags, tangos, improvisations and classical music regularly for parties, weddings, receptions, and corporate events.
Amy has been teaching private piano lessons for seventeen years and manages a full-time music studio out of her home, with many students placing in piano competitions and going on to be music majors in college. She is an active member of the Tulsa Accredited Music Teachers Association, Oklahoma Music Teachers Association, Music Teachers National Association (with whom she is nationally certified) and the Hyechka Music Club, where she performs regularly. As an active accompanist, Amy’s experience ranges from musicals, school choirs and adult choirs to junior and senior recitals, auditions and professional recitals. She works regularly with British vocalist ChrisMiddlebrook, performing songs from popular as well as little-known musicals. She and other her musical partner, vocalist Annie Ellicott, are working on a CD of Annie’s original compositions, featuring a variety of instruments and musical styles. For over three years, Amy has been providing a stage for a variety of local musicians and artists, from professionals to young students and up-and-coming performers, featuring a wide range of musical styles, by putting together monthly house concerts that bring the musical community together in a unique, intimate, supportive atmosphere.
To enjoy the jazz, call Bettie Downing at (918) 281-8609 and purchase your tickets. 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 Summer 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 preservation, education, and performance of jazz, our uniquely American art form.