Welcome to International Jazz Day 2017!

 

 Jazz events happening today in more than 195 countries and all 50 United States…

Jazz is alive and flourishing!

Watch the webcast of the 2017 International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert from Havana, Cuba right here on TulsaJazz.Com starting at 9 pm eastern!
SUNDAY, APRIL 30 | NEW YORK (21:00) | PARIS (03:00) | TOKYO (10:00)

 

 

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The Local Authors Corner Presented by TulsaJazz.Com

 

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We are thrilled about our collaboration with various local authors that created Local Authors Corner Presented by TulsaJazz.Com. This is a wonderful way for the Jazz and writing communities to work together to promote the vast array of talent here in the Tulsa area. Many of these authors are nationally and internationally known, their passion for their work seems to jump right off the pages at you as you read. While visiting Local Author Corner check out the author bio pages, click the links to their sites, purchase their books, and be sure to visit regularly to see which new authors have been added.

If reading is fundamental the Local Authors Corner is the fundamentally sound place to start shopping for all the book lovers in your life, what better way to tell someone you love them than giving the gift of reading. Additionally, you could throw in some wonderful recordings by  local jazz artists to complement your gift and shucks, you would be the…bees knees! Yeah, I said that 🙂

Click the  link below to  explore and experience The Local Authors Corner Presented by TulsaJazz.com,  you’ll  be glad you did.

Click Here: Local Authors Corner

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Welcome to International Jazz Day!

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 More than 700 events in more than 185 countries and all 50 United States…Jazz is alive and flourishing!

New Collection of 12,000 Photographs Chronicles the American Jazz Scene

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A donation from the family of photographer and historian Duncan Schiedt captures the music’s “essence”

Photographer Duncan Schiedt shot exclusively in black and white. He wanted to capture the gradients of feeling that jazz evokes, or what he saw as the music’s “essence.” Schiedt once said, “Jazz is a black and white music. Its range, from blinding brilliances to deepest shadings, seems to demand the drama that black and white can so easily provoke.

Schiedt’s family recently donated a body of the photographer’s work to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, some 26-to-30 cubic feet of material that includes more than 12,000 images, both Schiedt’s own images as well as historical photos that the photographer collected. The collection, says the museum’s John Edward Hasse is “one of the largest photo archives in jazz history.”

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/sneak-peek-new-collection-stunning-photos-chronicle-american-jazz-scene-180954831/#ZvAEXgqBMVMV8YSS.99

**Pictured above Duke Ellington with his arm around Billy Strayhorne  1940-1941

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23rd Annual Jazz Keyboard Concert at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

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With the exception of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala — which began in 1989 — you’d be hard-pressed to find another annual Tulsa jazz event that’s been around as long as the Keyboard Concert, which celebrates its 23rd incarnation this year.

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The brainchild of veteran pianist and bandleader Gayle Williamson, it began in 1992 as a small event at Saied’s Music, featuring six of Tulsa’s top pianists playing on digital pianos in front of a crowd of about three dozen jazz aficionados. The response was good enough for Williamson to schedule a second concert in ’93; by its third year — when the show was staged in Emerson Hall at All Souls Unitarian Church — the standing-room audience numbered around 250. Moving to the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, then located in the Greenwood Cultural Center, the Keyboard Concert became one of the Jazz Hall’s most anticipated annual events.

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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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Cynthia Simmons, Dean Demerritt, and Frank Brown Performing at Juniper Restaurant.

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Located at 3rd & Elgin in downtown Tulsa, Juniper 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 Italian, French, Spanish and American influences. The bar at Juniper focuses on innovation in mixology, utilizing infused vodkas, gins and flavored bitters.

The Jazz will be just as delicious as Cynthia, Dean, and Frank serve up your favorite ballads, 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 🙂

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Show Day/Time: Monday April 6th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: Juniper Restaurant 3rd and Elgin Tulsa , Oklahoma

Phone: 918-794-1090

Website: junipertulsa.com

Music Legend Spotlight: Roy Milton

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Roy Milton (July 31, 1907 – September 18, 1983) was an American singer, drummer and bandleader.

As in-the-pocket drummer of his own jump blues combo, the Solid Senders, Roy Milton was in a perfect position to drive his outfit just as hard or soft as he so desired. With his stellar sense of swing, Milton did just that; his steady backbeat on his 1946 single for Art Rupe’s fledgling Juke Box imprint, “R.M. Blues,” helped steer it to the uppermost reaches of the R&B charts (his assured vocal didn’t hurt either).

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Milton spent his early years on an Indian reservation in Oklahoma (his maternal grandmother was a Native American) before moving to Tulsa. He sang with Ernie Fields’s territory band during the late ’20s and began doubling on drums when the band’s regular trapsman got arrested one fateful evening. In the mood to leave Fields in 1933, Milton wandered west to Los Angeles and formed the Solid Senders. 1945 was a big year for him — along with signing with Juke Box (soon to be renamed Specialty), the band filmed three soundies with singer June Richmond.

Additional information on Roy Milton:
Roy Milton – The Real Solid Sender
Roy Milton: Wikipedia Bio