2018 International Jazz Fest “Swing Style” Presented by Spirit Bank!

2018 International Jazz Fest “Swing Style” Presented by Spirit Bank!

Friday May 4th, 2018 6-9 pm

 “An Official International Jazz Day Event”

TulsaJazz.Com’s 2018 International Jazz Fest “Swing Style” Presented by Spirit Bank! Takes place Friday May 4th, 6-9 pm at the Guthrie Green. This incredible free concert is part of the Tulsa Arts District’s monthly 1st Friday Art Crawl which averages 2000-3000 attendees per event!

This is an official 2018 International Jazz Day event! In 2016 Tulsa Jazz.com had the honor of being the producer of Tulsa’s first official participation since the event’s inception in 2012. (See www.jazzday.com for additional details).

 

Featured Artists are:

International Band: “Was Nun?”: This fabulous Jazz Sextet from “Hochschule fuer Musik Theater und Medien Hannover” in Hannover, Germany is being presented by the Tulsa Global Alliance, the Tulsa Celle Sister City Partnership, and the Taylor Entertainment Group! We are thrilled to welcome this wonderful group to Tulsa and excited about them performing in this incredible event!
The TEG Swing Band under the direction of Dr. Clark Gibson: An All-Star Swing Band custom created just for this event! The group contains a mixture of highly talented local and non-area artists performing many of the top tunes from the Swing era!
Battle Royal: In the tradition of the famous Duke Ellington, Count Basie Band battle we will have our own version featuring the Union High School Jazz Band, one of the top ranked High School Jazz bands in the state and the award winning NSU Jazz Ensemble. This incredible performance will also feature Tulsa favorite Cynthia Simmons as guest Vocalist!

 

The night will include swing dance lessons and performances provided by many of Tulsa’s top Swing Dancers, and much more…

“International Jazz Day is the culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month, which draws public attention to jazz and its extraordinary heritage throughout the month of April.

In December 2012, the United Nations General Assembly formally welcomed the decision by the UNESCO General Conference to proclaim April 30 as International Jazz Day.

The United Nations and UNESCO now both recognize International Jazz Day on their official calendars.” (Taken from jazzday.com)

 

Links:

www.jazzday.com

http://americanhistory.si.edu/smithsonian-jazz/jazz-appreciation-month

 

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