Tulsa Jazz.Com’s National Artist Spotlight: Terri Lyne Carrington

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GRAMMY® award-winning drummer, composer and bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington was born in 1965 in Medford, Massachusetts. After an extensive touring career of over 20 years with luminaries like Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Al Jarreau, Stan Getz, David Sanborn, Joe Sample, Cassandra Wilson, Clark Terry, Dianne Reeves and more, she returned to her hometown where she was appointed professor at her alma mater, Berklee College of Music. Terri Lyne also received an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music in 2003.

After studying under full scholarship at Berklee, with the encouragement of her mentor, Jack DeJohnette, Carrington moved to New York in 1983. For 5 years she was a much in-demand musician, working with James Moody, Lester Bowie, Pharoah Sanders, and others. In the late ‘80s she relocated to Los Angeles, where she gained recognition on late night TV as the house drummer for the Arsenio Hall Show, then again in the late ‘90s as the drummer on the Quincy Jones late night TV show, VIBE, hosted by Sinbad.

In 1989, Carrington released a GRAMMY®-nominated debut CD on Verve entitled Real Life Story, which featured Carlos Santana, Grover Washington Jr., Wayne Shorter, Patrice Rushen, Gerald Albright, John Scofield, Greg Osby, and Hiram Bullock. Other solo CDs include 2002’s Jazz is a Spirit, which features Herbie Hancock, Gary Thomas, Wallace Roney, Terence Blanchard, Kevin Eubanks, and Bob Hurst, and 2004’s Structure, a cooperative group which features Adam Rogers, Jimmy Haslip and Greg Osby. Both CDs were released on the Europe-based ACT Music label and enjoyed considerable media attention and critical acclaim in the European and Japanese markets.pick-em-terri-lyne-carringtons-money-jungle-provocative-in-blue-for-best-instrumental-jazz-album-grammy

Carrington’s production and songwriting collaborations with artists such as Gino Vannelli, Peabo Bryson, Dianne Reeves, Siedah Garrett, Marilyn Scott have produced notable works as well, including her production of the Dianne Reeves GRAMMY®-nominated CD, That Day, as well as Dianne Reeves GRAMMY® Award-winning CD, Beautiful Life, in 2014.

Carrington has performed on many recordings throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s thru today. Notable examples of her work include Herbie Hancock’s GRAMMY® Award-winning CD Gershwin’s World, where she played alongside Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder. She has toured in many of Hancock’s musical configurations (from electric to acoustic) and is featured on his Future2Future DVD.

After a hiatus from the U.S. recording scene as a solo recording artist, Carrington returned in 2008 with More To Say… (Real Life Story: NextGen). Joining her was an impressive all-star cast of jazz and contemporary jazz instrumentalists, including George Duke, Everette Harp, Kirk Whalum, Jimmy Haslip, Greg Phillinganes, Gregoire Maret, Christian McBride, Danilo Perez, Patrice Rushen, Robert Irving III (who also serves as co-producer), Chuck Loeb, Dwight Sills, and legendary vocalists Les McCann and Nancy Wilson.

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Carrington released The Mosaic Project in 2011, her fifth recording overall and first on Concord Jazz. The critically acclaimed CD, which won a GRAMMY® Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album, gathered a myriad of voices and crystallized them into a multi-faceted whole that far outweighed the sum of its parts. She produced the 14-song set which included some of the most prominent female jazz artists of the last few decades: Esperanza Spalding, Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sheila E., Nona Hendryx, Cassandra Wilson, Geri Allen and several others. Carrington said the emergence of so many great female jazz instrumentalists over the last couple of decades is what made an album like The Mosaic Project possible.

In 2013, Carrington released Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue, her much anticipated homage to Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the release of their iconic 1963 Money Jungle album. The recording featured Gerald Clayton and Christian McBride, with guests Clark Terry, Lizz Wright, Herbie Hancock and others. Carrington made history when she became the first woman to win a GRAMMY® Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album.81oinPR-VUL._SL1500_

On August 7, 2015, Carrington released The Mosaic Project: LOVE and SOUL. Like its predecessor, the album presents Carrington leading a rotating cast of superb female instrumentalists and vocalists that includes Oleta Adams, Natalie Cole, Paula Cole, Lalah Hathaway, Chaka Khan, Chanté Moore, Valerie Simpson, Nancy Wilson, Jaguar Wright and Lizz Wright, as well as saxophonist Tia Fuller, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen; bassists Meshell Ndegoecello and Linda Oh; and keyboardists Geri Allen, Patrice Rushen and Rachel Z.

On The Mosaic Project: LOVE and SOUL, Carrington juxtaposes her salute to female artists by paying homage to various male artists who have either influenced her professionally and/or informed her musicality, such as Nick Ashford, George Duke, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Luther Vandross and Bill Withers. “Whenever I do something that celebrates women, I never want it to feel like it’s something that excludes men,” she explains. “On this record, I consciously wanted to celebrate the various relationships women have with men either through original songs of mine or cover songs by male composers and song writers.” The male presence and perspective on The Mosaic Project: LOVE and SOUL is even more realized by Billy Dee Williams, who contributes insightful spoken-word interludes through the disc.

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The Center of the Universe Festival: Tulsa, Oklahoma July 25-26, 2014

This may not be all jazz but it’s all good! Please support this wonderful event and all these incredible artists…

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The Live Jazz List For the Week of 7/16/2014

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The Live Jazz List

For the Week of 7/16/2014

By

Jim & Jeanine

 

Brought to you Courtesy of the

Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

 

July 16

WEDNESDAY

 

Olivia Duhon and the Frank Brown Duo – Main Street Tavern, Broken Arrow, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

 

Amanda Preslar with Shelby Eicher and Mark Bruner – Full Moon on Cherry Street, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

 

7 Blue – Hey Mambo, 114 N Boston, 7:30 to 10:00 p.m.

 

Mike Cameron CollectiveFeaturing Scott McQuade on keys, Dean DeMerritt on bass, Jared Johnson on drums and Mike Cameron on sax – Cellar Dweller, 417 W. 7th, 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.

 

July 17

THURSDAY

 

JazzwichBrown Bag or Food Truck Lunch and Jazz with Tim Shadley, Jordan Hehl and Nicholas Foster – Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 East First Street, Upper Level, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., FREE!

 

Rebecca Ungerman – Atlas Sings, Atlas Grill, 415 S Boston, 11:30 a.m.

 

Third Thursday Jazz Night – Zarrow Center, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  No charge for admission.

 

Angie Cockrell and Mike Leland – Bluestone Steakhouse and Seafood Restaurant, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

 

Hefner Grill Trio with Nathan Eicher – Hefner Grill, Oklahoma City,6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Jordan Hehl Duo: featuring Jordan Hehl on bass – The Vault, 620 SCincinnati, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

 

Duo Sonics –Tallgrass Prairie Table, 313 E. 2nd, 8:00 to 11:00 p.m.

 

July 18

FRIDAY

 

JazzwichBrown Bag or Food Truck Lunch and Jazz with Tim Shadley, Jordan Hehl and Nicholas Foster – Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 East First Street, Upper Level, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., No Cover!

 

Hefner Grill Trio with Nathan Eicher – Hefner Grill, Oklahoma City,6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Diffident Rebel Benefit Concert: The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame welcomes Paul Rossler and Diffident Rebel in a benefit concert featuring their very own original Okie-grown Americana music. The band will debut a number of new songs as well as a few new, stripped-down versions of songs from their debut album, Red Dirt Reggae. Special guest singer-songwriter Grant Ragsdale will open.  Band proceeds from ticket and merchandise sales will go to the Ami Whitlow-Brown Fund. Ami Whitlow-Brown is a wife, mother of three, and Jenks special education teacher who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia on June 19, 2014. She is currently at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston,Texas receiving treatment. For more details on the Fund, please visitPraying for Ami Whitlow-Brown on Facebook and its companiondonation site. Show starts at 7:00, with local food trucks on site before the show. Tickets are $10 at the door or in advance atwww.eventbrite.com.

 

Mike Cameron Collective: Featuring Stephanie Oliver on vocals, Frank Brown on guitar and Jim Bates on bass – Daily Grill, Hyatt Regency Hotel,7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

 

7 Blue – Hey Mambo, 114 N Boston, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

 

Dean DeMerritt Jazz Tribe: Featuring Sarah Maud on vocals, Scott McQuade on keys, Mike Cameron on sax, Michael Bremo on drums and Dean on bass – Pepper’s Grill 91st & Delaware, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

 

Reggae and Jazz Jam – Hibiscus Caribbean Grill, 3316 S Peoria, 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.  $5 cover includes entry and one beer.

 

July 19

SATURDAY

 

Hefner Grill Trio with Nathan Eicher – Hefner Grill, Oklahoma City,6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

 

Pete and Jennifer Marriott Blues Band – Pepper’s Grill 91st &Delaware, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

 

July 20

SUNDAY

 

Myron Oliver – Jazz Brunch at Infuzion Ultra Lounge and Bistro, 101st and Mingo, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

 

Mark Bruner – Sunday Brunch, Polo Grill, Utica Square, 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.

 

Youth Showcase –  Pepper’s Grill 91st & Delaware, 2:00 p.m.

 

Cindy Cain: Summertime Blues: The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Famewelcomes vocalist Cindy Cain to the Jazz Depot stage in her unforgettable show: Summertime Blues. Jazz Hall favorite Cindy Cain is joined in concert by bassist Dean DeMerritt, Scott McQuade on piano, Charles Tuperville on guitar, and drummer Wade Robertson. –Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E First, Upper Level.  Sunday,5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Purchase your tickets at the door or call Bettie Downing at (918) 281-8609.   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.  This event is a part of the Jazz Hall’s Summer Concert Series.  Free parking.

 

Mark Bruner and Tommy Crook – Full Moon Café on Cherry Street,6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Stephanie Oliver and the Frank Brown Duo – Bodean’s, 51st and Harvard, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

 

 

July 21

MONDAY

 

Rebecca Ungerman with Jordan Hehl – Musical Mondays at Whole Foods, 41st and Peoria, Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Sandy and Chuck Gardner – Musical Mondays, Cascia Hall PerformingArts Center, 2600 S. Utica, 7:00 p.m.

 

Cypher 120 with Written Quincey – Creative Room, 1317 E 6th, 8:00 p.m. to midnight.

 

Mike Cameron Collective: Scott McQuade on keys, George Toumayan on drums and Mike Cameron on sax – Hodge’s Bend, 815 E 3rd, 9:00 to 11:30 p.m.

 

 

 

July 22

TUESDAY

 

Jazz Depot Jazz Jam Session: Featuring Mike Leland – Oklahoma JazzHall of Fame, 111 E First, Upper Level, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.   Come play, come sing or come listen – FREE

 

Jazz Depot Blues Jam SessionFeaturing Jack Wolfe – Oklahoma JazzHall of Fame, 111 E First, Upper Level, 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.   Come play, come sing or come listen – FREE

 

Rebecca Ungerman – The Tulsa Sound Sampler at Whole Foods, 41st andPeoria, 6:00 p.m.

 

Mark Bruner – Ridge Grill, 9999 S. Mingo, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Kings of Musica 7 piece band that plays every Tuesday for ballroom dancing – Moose Lodge, 11106 E. 7th Street, 7:30 to 9:45 p.m.

 

Dean DeMerritt and the Frank Brown Jazz Duo – Centennial Lounge, VFW, 1109 E. 6th, 9:00 p.m. to midnight

 

 

Please support clubs and restaurants that hire jazz musicians!

 

Jim and Jeanine

 

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame is a 501© (3), non-profit, cultural and educational organization. It exists to provide a system in and for the State ofOklahoma to preserve, promote and illuminate the true art forms of jazz, blues and gospel music; also identify, document and honor the artists who have made a significant contribution locally, regionally, nationally and internationally to its development. Additionally, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall ofFame promotes learning, training, classes, performances and cultural events with and on behalf of disadvantaged youth of all races, creeds, religions and ethnic heritage and provides scholarships to graduating students. We celebrate the music of America.

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The Live Jazz List For The Week of July 2, 2014

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The Live Jazz List

For the Week of 7/2/2014

By

Jim & Jeanine

 

Brought to you Courtesy of the

Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

 

July 2

WEDNESDAY

 

Pam Van Dyke Crosby and Scott McQuade – Main Street Tavern,Broken Arrow, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

 

Amanda Preslar with Shelby Eicher and Mark Bruner – Full Moon on Cherry Street, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

 

7 Blue – Hey Mambo, 114 N Boston, 7:30 to 10:00 p.m.

 

Mike Cameron CollectiveNick Mancini on vibes,  Scott McQuade on keys,  Jared Johnson on drums and Mike Cameron on sax – Cellar Dweller, 417 W. 7th, 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.

July 3

THURSDAY

 

JazzwichBrown Bag or Food Truck Lunch and Jazz with Tim Shadley, Jordan Hehl and Nicholas Foster – Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 East First Street, Upper Level, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., FREE!

 

Angie Cockrell and Mike Leland – Bluestone Steakhouse and Seafood Restaurant, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

 

Jordan Hehl featuring Clay Welch and Zach Miller on guitar – The Vault,620 S Cincinnati, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

 

Hefner Grill Trio with Nathan Eicher – Hefner Grill, Oklahoma City,6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

 

Mike Cameron Collective featuring Rachel Bachman on vocals, Jordan Hehl on bass and Mike Cameron on sax –Tallgrass Prairie Table, 313 E. 2nd,8:00 to 11:00 p.m. 8

 

July 4

FRIDAY

 

Hefner Grill Trio with Nathan Eicher – Hefner Grill, Oklahoma City,6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

 

First Friday Concert featuring Tim Shadley, Jeff Shadley and Rebecca Ungerman – Center of the Universe, 5 N Boston, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.  FREE

 

7 Blue – Hey Mambo, 114 N Boston, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

 

Terry Cooper Blues Band – Pepper’s Grill 91st & Delaware, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

 

Reggae and Jazz Jam – Hibiscus Caribbean Grill, 3316 S Peoria, 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.  $5 cover includes entry and one beer.

 

July 5

SATURDAY

 

Mark Bruner and Shelby Eicher – Infuzion Ultra Lounge and Bistro, 101st and Mingo, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Hefner Grill Trio with Nathan Eicher – Hefner Grill, Oklahoma City,6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

 

Danny Timms Blues Band – Pepper’s Grill 91st & Delaware, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

 

July 6

SUNDAY

 

Myron Oliver – Jazz Brunch at Infuzion Ultra Lounge and Bistro, 101st and Mingo, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

 

Jazz Brunch presented by Tulsa Jazz, Bluestone Steakhouse and Seafood Restaurant, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

Mark Bruner – Sunday Brunch, Polo Grill, Utica Square, 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.

 

Prentice Vincent: The Colors of Me. In his first headlining performance at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, vocalist and pianist Prentice Vincent takes the Jazz Depot stage in a R&B and Gospel concert event. – Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E First, Upper Level.  Sunday, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Purchase your tickets at the door or call Bettie Downing at (918) 281-8609.   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.  This event is a part of the Jazz Hall’s Summer Concert Series.  Free parking.

 

Shelby Eicher and Mark Bruner – Full Moon Café on Cherry Street,6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Travis Fite Duo – Bodean’s, 51st and Harvard, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

 

July 7

MONDAY

 

Rebecca Ungerman with Jordan Hehl – Musical Mondays at Whole Foods, 41st and Peoria, Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Amy Cottingham’s 47th Monthly Musicale – Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E First, Upper Level.  Monday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Admission is free.  Food and donations are encouraged.

 

Cypher 120 with Written QuinceyMusic by Paul Humphrey, Ricky Skawinski and Jordan Hehl – Creative Room, 1317 E 6th, 8:00 p.m. to midnight.

 

Mike Cameron Collective: Jordan Hehl on bass, Jared Johnson on drums and Mike Cameron on sax – Hodge’s Bend, 815 E 3rd, 9:00 to 11:30 p.m.

 

 July 8

TUESDAY

 

Mark Bruner and Shelby Eicher – Ridge Grill, 9999 S. Mingo, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

 

Jazz Depot Jazz Jam Session – Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E First, Upper Level, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.   Come play, come sing or come listen – FREE

 

Jazz Depot Blues Jam Session – Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E First, Upper Level, 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.   Come play, come sing or come listen – FREE

 

Rebecca Ungerman – The Tulsa Sound Sampler at Whole Foods, 41st andPeoria, 6:00 p.m.

 

Kings of Musica 7 piece band that plays every Tuesday for ballroom dancing – Moose Lodge, 11106 E. 7th Street, 7:30 to 9:45 p.m.

 

 

Please support clubs and restaurants that hire jazz musicians!

 

Jim and Jeanine

 

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame is a 501© (3), non-profit, cultural and educational organization. It exists to provide a system in and for the State of Oklahoma to preserve, promote and illuminate the true art forms of jazz, blues and gospel music; also identify, document and honor the artists who have made a significant contribution locally, regionally, nationally and internationally to its development. Additionally, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame promotes learning, training, classes, performances and cultural events with and on behalf of disadvantaged youth of all races, creeds, religions and ethnic heritage and provides scholarships to graduating students. We celebrate the music of America.

 

The Live Jazz List For Week of 1/7/2014

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The Live Jazz List

For Week of 1/7/2014

By

Jim & Jeanine

 Brought to you Courtesy of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

January 7

TUESDAY

Jazz Depot Jam Session – OklahomaJazz Hall of Fame, 111 E First, Upper Level.  Tuesday night, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.   Come play or come listen – FREE

Kings of Music, a 7 piece band that plays every Tuesday for ballroom dancing – Moose Lodge, 11106 E. 7th Street, Tuesday night, 7:30 to 9:45 p.m.


January 8

WEDNESDAY

Jazzwich – Brown Bag or Food Truck Lunch and Jazz with Tim Shadley, Jordan Hehl and Nicholas Foster – Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E First, Upper Level, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., FREE!

Kelsey Griswold – Main Street Tavern, Broken Arrow, Wednesday night, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Annie Ellicott with Shelby Eicher and Mark Bruner – Full Moon Cafe, Wednesday night, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

7 Blue – Hey Mambo, 114 N Boston, Wednesday night, 7:30 to 10:00 p.m.

Mike Cameron Trio (Jordan Hehl on bass, Mike Bremo on drums and Mike Cameron on sax)

– Cellar Dweller, 417 W 7th, Wednesday night. 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.


January 9

THURSDAY

The Jordan Hehl Duo (Sean Al-Jibouri on guitar and Jordan Hehl on bass) – The Tom Tom Room at the Vault, 7th & Cincinnati, Thursday night, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Olivia Duhon and the Frank Brown Duo – Tallgrass Prairie Table, 313 E 2nd, Thursday night, 8:00 to 11:00 p.m.


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January 10

FRIDAY

Mark Bruner and Shelby Eicher – Whole Foods, 91st and Yale, Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

7 Blue – Hey Mambo, 114 N Boston, Friday night, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Mike Cameron Quartet (Olivia Duhon on vocals, Ron Adams on bass, Frank Brown on guitar and Mike Cameron on sax) – Daily Grill, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Friday night, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Mark Bruner and Annie Ellicott -Tallgrass Prairie Table, 313 E 2nd, Friday night, 8:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Pete and Jennifer Marriott – Pepper’s Grill, 91st & Delaware, Friday night, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Reggae and Jazz Jam – Hibiscus Caribbean Grill, 3316 S Peoria, Friday night, 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.  $5 cover includes entry and one beer.


January 11

SATURDAY

Quasimojo – Tallgrass Prairie Table, 313 E 2nd, Friday night, 8:00 to 11:00 p.m.

David Skinner – Pepper’s Grill 91st & Delaware, Saturday night, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.


January 12

SUNDAY

Myron Oliver – Sunday Jazz Brunch, Infuzion Ultra Lounge and Bistro, 9999 S Mingo, Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Mark Bruner – Sunday Brunch, Polo Grill, Utica Square, Sunday, 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Jordan Hehl and the Django Reinhardt Tribute – Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E First, Upper Level.  Sunday, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Purchase your tickets at the door or call Bettie Downing at (918) 281-8609.   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 Winter Concert Series.  Free covered parking.

Travis Fite Duo – Bodean’s, 51st and Harvard, Sunday night, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Paul Benjamin’s Nite Thing featuring Mike Cameron – The Colony, 2809 S Harvard, Sunday night, 10:30 p.m.


January 13

MONDAY

Jon Glazer – Infuzion Ultra Lounge and Bistro, 9999 S Mingo, Monday, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Cypher 120 with Written Quincey as your host for open mike poetry. Music by Paul Humphrey, Ricky Skawinski and Jordan Hehl. Creative Room, 1317 E 6th, Monday night, 8:00 p.m. to midnight.

Mike Cameron Trio (Scott McQuade on keys, Jared Johnson on drums and Mike Cameron on sax)

– Hodge’s Bend, 815 E 3rd, Monday night, 9:00 to 11:30 p.m.


January 14

TUESDAY

Jon Glazer – Infuzion Ultra Lounge and Bistro, 9999 S Mingo, Tuesday, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Jazz Depot Jam Session – OklahomaJazz Hall of Fame, 111 E First, Upper Level.  Tuesday night, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.   Come play or come listen – FREE

Olivia Duhon and the Frank Brown Duo – Cork Wine Café, 8922 S. Memorial, Tuesday night, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Kings of Music, a 7 piece band that plays every Tuesday for ballroom dancing – Moose Lodge, 11106 E. 7th Street, Tuesday night, 7:30 to 9:45 p.m.


Please support clubs and restaurants that hire jazz musicians!

Jim and Jeanine

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame is a 501(c) (3), non-profit, cultural and educational organization. It exists to provide a system in and for the State of Oklahoma to preserve, promote and illuminate the true art forms of jazz, blues and gospel music; also identify, document and honor the artists who have made a significant contribution locally, regionally, nationally and internationally to its development. Additionally, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame promotes educational learning, training, classes, performances and cultural events with and on behalf of disadvantaged youth of all races, creeds, religions and ethnic heritage and provides scholarships to graduating students. We celebrate the music of America.

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The Live Jazz Lovers Gig List

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The Live Jazz Lovers Gig List

For the Weekend of 10/29/2013

By

Jim & Jeanine

 Brought to you Courtesy of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame  

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October 29

TUESDAY

Jazz Depot Jam Session – Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E First, Upper Level.  Tuesdaynight, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.   Come play or come listen – FREE

Kings of Music, a 7 piece band that plays everyTuesday for ballroom dancing – Moose Lodge, 11106 E. 7th Street, Tuesday night, 7:30 to 9:45 p.m.


October 30

WEDNESDAY

Jazzwich – Brown Bag or Food Truck Lunch and Jazz with Tim Shadley, Jordan Hehl and Nicholas Foster – Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E First, Upper Level, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., FREE!

Shelby Eicher with Mischievous Swing – Brown Bag It, Tulsa PAC,Wednesday, noon.

Annie Ellicott with Shelby Eicher and Mark Bruner – Full Moon Cafe, Wednesday night, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

7 Blue – Hey Mambo, 114 N Boston, Wednesday night, 7:30 to 10:00 p.m.

Mike Cameron Trio – Cellar Dweller, 417 W 7th, Wednesday night. 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.


October 31

THURSDAY

Begonias – Main Street Tavern, Broken Arrow, Thursday night, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Mark Bruner – Ti Amo, 61st & Sheridan, Thursday night, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Jordan Hehl Trio – The Vault, 7th & Cincinnati, Thursday night, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.


November 1

FRIDAY

7 Blue – Hey Mambo, 114 N Boston, Friday night, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Quasimojo – Pepper’s Grill, 91st & Delaware, Friday night, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Reggae and Jazz Jam – Hibiscus Caribbean Grill, 3316 S Peoria, Friday night, 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. $5 Cover includes entry and one beer.


November 2

SATURDAY

Kirk Whalum, Grammy-winning saxophonist – Wayman Tisdale Foundation Jazz Benefit, Cascia Hall Performing Arts Center, 2520 S Yorktown, Saturday night, 7:00 p.m.

Barrett Lewis Band – Pepper’s Grill 91st & Delaware, Saturday night, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.


November 3

SUNDAY

Myron Oliver – Sunday Jazz Brunch, Infuzion Ultra Lounge and Bistro, 9999 S Mingo,Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Mark Bruner – Sunday Brunch, Polo Grill, Utica Square, Sunday, 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.

John Fedchock with the critically acclaimed NSU Jazz Ensemble – Fedchock, jazz trombonist, was a member of the Wood Herman Orchestra. He was musical director as well as a featured soloist for seven years. He also toured with T.S. Monk, Gerry Mulligan’s Concert Jazz Band, Louie Bellson’s Big Band, Bob Belden Ensemble, Manhattan Jazz Orchestra and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band- Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E First, Upper Level. Sunday, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Purchase your tickets at the door or call Bettie Downing at (918) 281-8609.   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 Fall Concert Series. Free covered parking.

Olivia Duhon and the Frank Brown Duo – Smoke on Cherry Street, Sunday night,6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Shelby Eicher and Mark Bruner – Full Moon Café, Cherry Street, Sunday night, 6:30 to 8:30

p.m.

Susan Herndon – Bodean’s, 51st & Harvard, Sunday night, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.


November 4

MONDAY

Musical Mondays with Rebecca Ungerman with Jordan Hehl – Whole Foods, 41st & Peoria, Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

John Fedchock with the NSU Jazz Ensemble – NSU Jazz Lab, 315 N. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah, Monday night, 7:00 p.m.   General Admission $5.

Cypher 120 with Written Quincey as your host for open mike poetry. Music by Paul Humphrey, Ricky Skawinski and Jordan Hehl. Creative Room, 1317 E 6th, Monday night,8:00 p.m. to midnight.

Mike Cameron Trio – Hodge’s Bend, 815 E 3rd, Monday night, 9:00 to 11:30 p.m.


November 5

TUESDAY

Jazz Depot Jam Session – Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E First, Upper Level.  Tuesday night, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.   Come play or come listen – FREE

Kings of Music, a 7 piece band that plays every Tuesday for ballroom dancing – Moose Lodge, 11106 E. 7th Street, Tuesday night,7:30 to 9:45 p.m.


Please support clubs and restaurants that hire jazz musicians!

Jim and Jeanine

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame is a 501(c) (3), non-profit, cultural and educational organization. It exists to provide a system in and for the State of Oklahoma to preserve, promote and illuminate the true art forms of jazz, blues and gospel music; also identify, document and honor the artists who have made a significant contribution locally, regionally, nationally and internationally to its development. Additionally, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Famepromotes educational learning, training, classes, performances and cultural events with and on behalf of disadvantaged youth of all races, creeds, religions and ethnic heritage and provides scholarships to graduating students. We celebrate the music of America.

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Koan Collective Perform at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

 

Koan Collective web lgKOAN COLLECTIVE HITS JAZZ DEPOT STAGE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14

On its surface, the content of Saturday’s Koan Collective performance sounds pretty familiar to those who enjoy live jazz: several specially arranged standards, spiced up with original tunes. A little deeper digging, however, reveals some intriguing, even audacious, content that audiences aren’t likely to get anywhere else — including a few numbers played on dual melodicas. Melodicas, once used widely in primary schools, are essentially keyboards with mouthpieces, Still important parts of some school music programs around the world, they become, in the hands of Koan Collective’s Jonah Wei-Haas and Nate Wong, offbeat instruments for jazz duets.

“We had to practice a bit at first to try to get the balance right, because not only are they harmonically in the same frequency range, they also have kind of a harsh sound. They don’t sound pretty, so making the other person sound good while he’s trying to solo was an interesting, and kind of fun, endeavor,” says Wei-Haas with a chuckle. “We have a fun arrangement of `Take the “A” Train,’ and there are also some French songs, like `La Vie en Rose’ and a Django [Reinhardt] song Nate taught me that fit with that sound, which is more of an accordion sound.20130728_201957

“In addition to the double melodica stuff, I’ll be playing some solo pieces in the show. I’ve taken on a project of making solo piano arrangements of popular electronic dance music songs. That sounds like a stretch, but in many ways, the aesthetic lends itself to a very classical kind of style. I’ve got some funky originals we’ll play, and Nate has a bunch of originals, too. We’ll also throw some of our own arrangements of songs we’ve grown up loving,” he adds.

Wei-Haas tends to use the word “fun” when he talks about the music created by the Koan Collective. It’s clear from his conversation that he and Wong are not only having a blast with their current shows, but that they’ve also been getting a charge out of their musical partnership from the very beginning. Both were students at Berklee College of Music in Boston when Wei-Haas, a Tulsa boy, met Wong, who hails from Hong Kong. Soon, they were making music together.

“Nate would come over to my apartment late at night, and we’d write these really silly songs on the piano,” Wei-Haas recalls. “He’d write a melody, and I’d start accompanying him, and then we’d switch, right in the middle of the song, and trade solos. It was just a fun way of writing songs together.

“Then we started playing together more, and it clicked and made sense. Musically, we understood each other, and on a bigger level, there was that camaraderie that’s really important when you play, so that you understand one another.   Just having the right vibe is very, very important – being able to hang out and laugh, outside of the bandstand, I hold as very important, too.”

After Berklee, Wei-Haas moved to Chicago with the rest of the members of a jazz group, which ultimately broke up. Now contemplating a move back to his hometown, he was in the meantime delighted to reunite with Wong, who’d relocated to Fayetteville, Ark.

“He approached me a few months ago and he was like, `Man, I just realized: Fayetteville’s two hours from Tulsa. Let’s book some shows and see if we can make this happen,'” remembers Wei-Haas. “We treated it as an experiment. We did some duo shows with just drums and keys, and then we found a bassist, and the first time went so well and was so positively received that we did it again.”

For the Jazz Depot show, Wong, whose primary instrument is drums, and keyboardist Wei-Haas will be joined by the busy bassist Jordan Hehl, a fixture on the Tulsa jazz scene.20130728_201752

“Every time I go back to Tulsa, it’s so cool to see how the town is growing,” says Wei-Haas. “There’s always a new bar, a new spot, where live music’s happening. And the coolest part to me is that there are people at the shows. In Boston, and even in Fayetteville, that’s not necessarily true. You have to do a little more promotion and hustle a little bit. But every time I’ve gone back to Tulsa, I’ve seen people coming out and really appreciating live music. Its incredible how much of an impact the Jazz Hall of Fame has had on Tulsa’s vibrant music scene.”

 

              The Koan Collective is set to begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at theOklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, located in downtown Tulsa’s Jazz Depot, 111 E. First Street. Tickets can be purchased at the depot, from www.myticketoffice.com, or by calling Bettie Downing at 918-281-8609. General admission is $15, reserved table seating $20. Seniors and Jazz Hall members are admitted for $10, and high school and junior high students for $5.The show is a part of the Jazz Hall’s 2013 Autumn 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.

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