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

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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 Lovers Gig List

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The Live Jazz Lovers Gig List

For the Week of 12/3/2013

By

Jim & Jeanine

 Brought to you Courtesy of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame  

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December 3

TUESDAY

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

Shelby Eicher and Mark Bruner – Ridge Grill, 9999 S. Mingo, Tuesday night, 6:30 to 8:30 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.


December 4

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 Street, Upper Level, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., FREE!

Cynthia Simmons and Scott McQuade – Main Street Tavern, Broken Arrow, Thursdaynight, 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, Jared Johnson on drums and Mike Cameron on sax) – Cellar Dweller, 417 W 7th, Wednesday night. 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.


December 5

THURSDAY

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

Maud Squad: Acoustic Style (Sarah Maud on vocals, Nicholas Foster on drums and Jordan Hehl on bass) – The Tom Tom Room at the Vault, 7th & Cincinnati, Thursday night, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Rebecca Ungerman and Janet Rutland: “Tulsa! A Radio Christmas Spectacular” by Cody Daigle and presented by Playhouse Tulsa – Liddy Doenges Theatre, Thursday 7:30 p.m.


December 6

FRIDAY

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

Rebecca Ungerman and Janet Rutland: “Tulsa! A Radio Christmas Spectacular” by Cody Daigle and presented by Playhouse Tulsa – Liddy Doenges Theatre, Friday, 7:30 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.


December 7

SATURDAY

Rebecca Ungerman and Janet Rutland: “Tulsa! A Radio Christmas Spectacular” by Cody Daigle and presented by Playhouse Tulsa – Liddy Doenges Theatre, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.

“Sneak a Peek” Open House – Tallgrass Prairie Table, 313 East 3rd Street. See their beautiful new restaurant during their open house with hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and live music by Jared Tyler and Travis Fite – Saturday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Rebecca Ungerman and Janet Rutland: “Tulsa! A Radio Christmas Spectacular” by Cody Daigle and presented by Playhouse Tulsa – Liddy Doenges Theatre, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

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


December 8

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.

Rebecca Ungerman and Janet Rutland: “Tulsa! A Radio Christmas Spectacular” by Cody Daigle and presented by Playhouse Tulsa – Liddy Doenges Theatre, Sunday, 2:00 p.m.

Angie Cockrell in Concert: The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame welcomes Angie Cockrell to the Jazz Depot stage, performing her favorite jazz songs, with a splash of country, soft rock, and gospel. Cockrell’s voice – rich and soulful- is a rare sound that conjures comparisons to vocal icons Linda Ronstadt, Ann Wilson, Sarah Vaughan, Patsy Cline, Karen Carpenter, Etta James, Eva Cassidy, and Whitney Houston. The vocalist’s love for many genres of music, including jazz, blues, classic country, bluegrass, and pop, allows her to be versatile within her original style. A Tulsa music scene staple for the last several years, Angie has showcased her vocal talents at Juneteenth, The Saturday Night Spotlight, The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, and The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame’s 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 concert series. She showcased at the Jazz Hall of Fame in 2011 and 2012 with music producer Chuck Gardner and his trio and saxophonist Tommy Poole. – Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E. First Street, Upper Level Sunday, 5:00 – 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.

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

Jack Wolfe Quartet – Bodean’s, 51st & Harvard, Sunday night, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.


December 9

MONDAY

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

Mark Bruner and Shelby Eicher – Whole Foods, 91st and Yale, Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 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 – Hodge’s Bend, 815 E 3rd, Monday night, 9:00 to 11:30 p.m.


December 10

TUESDAY

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

Shelby Eicher and Mark Bruner – Ridge Grill, 9999 S. Mingo, Tuesday night, 6:30 to 8:30 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.


Through December 31

END OF YEAR GIVING

As you consider your end of year donations, we hope you will add the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame to your list of worthy charities. Our motto-creating unity through music-is only possible because of the generosity of our donors. When you make a financial gift to theOklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, you help 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.


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 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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Annie Ellicott and The Mike Cameron Trio at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

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Annie Ellicott, Mike Cameron Trio Team Up for Sunday’s Jazz Depot Show

For Sunday’s Jazz Depot show, the latest offering in the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame’s Summer Concert Series, high-profile vocalist Annie Ellicott is set to appear with saxophonist Mike Cameron’s trio, which features Scott McQuade on keyboards (and keyboard bass) and Jared Johnson on drums. Although this will only be the third official pairing of Ellicott with the Mike Cameron Trio, they’ve been doing a substantial amount of jamming together, making Sunday’s show a logical extension of the informal musical alliance that began several months ago.

“I’ve been sitting in a lot with them on Wednesday nights, at their jam sessions at the Cellar Dweller,” says Ellicott, “and the nature of a jam session is listening closely to each other, so we got off on the right foot when we started collaborating [at the sessions] and doing our practicing in front of an audience. A jam kind of lends itself to a heightened awareness of the sounds going on around you.”

“Mike has been talking about booking gigs for us as the Mike Cameron Trio featuring Annie Ellicott for a while,” she adds. “We’ve even had pictures taken and stuff. So I jumped at the chance of getting them on board for this concert.”annie and mike cellar dweller

What makes working with this particular band so much fun for her? Ellicott is quick with an answer.

“It’s the players,” she says. “They’re very good at playing anything. I can call any song, and Scott’ll say, `What key?'” She laughs. “And there we go. That’s fun.

“There’s just a cool vibe, too — with an air of spontaneity to it. The solos are high-energy, very alive, and I feel like my scatting has a unique energy with the trio. I think it’s because of the high energy of the trio and the interaction between players, the listening that goes on, being able to bounce off some little line Scott throws in. Then Mike Cameron will mirror a line I’m doing, and I’ll mirror him. It’s very interactive. Very jazzy.”

Of course, Ellicott, a veteran of the Tulsa jazz scene, had an idea of what to expect when she started jamming with them in the first place.

“I’d seen Jared play for many years at Ciao [the late Tulsa restaurant and jazz venue], and I met Scott McQuade shortly after he moved here from Canada [in 2008],” she says. “Scott and I have worked together a ton. And Mike Cameron – like the rest of them, I know him just from being a Tulsa musician.”

No stranger to the Jazz Depot, Cameron produced a show there last fall celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Oklahoma-born saxophone great Don Byas as well as one in February saluting Patti Page. In April, he was the featured artist in the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame’s Jazz Composer Series.

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McQuade has been a major presence at the Depot almost since his arrival in town. And Ellicott has been seen and heard there over the past few months with, among others, fiddler Shelby Eicher and guitarist Mark Bruner, vibraphonist Jay Garrett and his Vibra Hawks, and in the adventurous jazz re-imagining of Pink Floyd’s classic rock LP Dark Side of the Moon.

There may not be any Pink Floyd in Sunday’s repertoire, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be adventurous. Ellicott expects it to include not only jazz numbers like Duke Ellington’s “In a Sentimental Mood” and Blossom Dearie’s “Blossom’s Blues,” but also a couple of French tunes, including the signature song of famed diva Edith Piaf, “La Vie en rose.”

“We’ll also be doing a song people might recognize if they’ve seen the [2001 French film] Amelie,” she says. “It’s an instrumental song, and I’ll be using my voice as an instrument, to harmonize with it.”

Asked if the show will carry a distinctly French flavor, Ellicott laughs.

“Well, those are the only two [French numbers] we’re doing,” she says. “But they’ll make it seem like it does.”

The Mike Cameron Trio featuring Annie Ellicott is set to begin at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, August 18, at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, located in downtown Tulsa’s Jazz Depot, 111 E. First Street. Tickets can be purchased at the depot, fromwww.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 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.

 

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Mike Cameron’s Musical Week July 22-27 2013

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Mike Cameron Fans,

Here are his events for the week:

Monday– Mike Cameron Trio @ Hodges Bend (3rd/Kenosha, downtown) 9:00 pm-midnight.  No cover charge.
Tuesday– Starlight Big Band- River Park Amphitheater, 8:00 pm, No cover charge.
 Full Flava Kings funk band, Full Moon Cherry St 10:00 pm, $5 cover
Wednesday– Jazz Night at The Cellar Dweller with The Mike Cameron Trio- 9:30 pm-midnight.  No cover charge.
Friday– ****Special Show!*** Utopia (36/Sheridan), 9:00 pm, $3 cover.
Rachel Lavonne, a fantastic local singer/songwriter will open for our “Eddie Harris/Jimi Hendrix Tribute Show”!
Special guest vocalists Rebecca Deshong and Rachel Bachman will be joining them!
Look  for his new CD “Clucky” coming soon on iTunes!!
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Mike Cameron’s Musical Week

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Mike Cameron Fans,

Here are his events for the week:

Monday– Mike Cameron Trio @ Hodges Bend (3rd/Kenosha, downtown) 9pm-midnight.  No cover charge.
Wednesday– Cellar Dweller jazz night w/ Mike Cameron Trio- 9:30-midnight.  No cover charge.
Friday– Center of the Universe Festival with Eric Himan.  5:00-6:00 pm on the Guthrie Green stage.  No cover charge.
Saturday– Woodland Hills Mall with vocalist Angie Cockrell, 12:00-2:00 pm. The performance will be on the upper level near Godiva, this is a free show.
Look  for his new CD “Clucky” coming soon on iTunes!!
For more information about Mike Cameron and his music click the following links:
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