Darell Christopher and the Ingredients at Soul City Friday May 12th, 2017!

  

Darell Christopher and the Ingredients Bringing the Blues to Soul City!

Darell has enjoyed great success touring Europe with his band as a singer in Gospel, R&B and Jazz. In addition to his success as a singer, Darell has also received high praise for his acting and public speaking.

Darell says his music can best be described as “Soul Music”, a combination of Gospel, Jazz, and Rhythm and Blues. He describes himself as a “Frontman”.  Darell attributes his singing style to growing up in the church singing Gospel music in the accapella tradition and to his mother who had a successful, but brief, career as a Jazz singer.

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Darell Christopher and The Ingredients won the 12th Annual Blues Challenge at Cain’s Ballroom on September 5, 2015.  The Annual Blues Challenge is sponsored by the Blues Society of Tulsa and features some of the best Blues bands in the Tulsa Metropolitan area.   The year before Darell Christopher and The Ingredients competed in the Blues Challenge for the first time and won the 2nd place prize.  However, in 2015 all of their hard work and preparation paid off.

 As winners of the Blues Challenge, Darell Christopher and The Ingredients  represented Tulsa, Oklahoma at the 32nd International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.

Soul City is a unique Dining and Nightlife experience unlike any other in Tulsa! Capturing the heart and vibe of the local music scene in Tulsa and pairing it with great food and craft drinks, Soul City provides the music and art lover with an experience you’ll want again and again.soul-city-logo

This is going to be a jaw dropping concert, so come prepared for a night of amazing music.

Dates/Times: Friday  May 12th, 2017  9 pm-11 pm

Admission: $10.00 At the door the night of the show.

Location: Soul City 1621 E 11th St Tulsa, Oklahoma

Phone: (918) 845-6846

Soul City’s Website: http://www.tulsasoul.com

Darell Christopher Band Website: http://www.darellchristopherband.com/

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Little Joe McLerran Performing Live At Main Street Tavern Wednesday April 5th 2017!

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A Night of Jazz, Blues And More With Little Joe McLerran at Main Street Tavern!

Little Joe started out playing a type of blues known as Piedmont Blues, a musical style common to the south eastern part of the US during the 1920s, 30s and 40s. At 18 he released his first CD as Son Piedmont. Little Joe’s music has broadened somewhat over the years, to include a significant jazz repertoire,  but still relies on the intricate finger picking he’s famous for. With 5 albums under his belt he continues to grow.

In 2010 Little Joe was selected by the US State Department to take part in the Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad. He traveled to the Persian Gulf region of the Middle East with his band, the Little Joe McLerran Quartet.

Little Joe continues to travel to festivals and for the US State Department as a musical ambassador presenting educational and cultural exchange missions and plays festivals, concerts and clubs across the country, in the Tulsa area, and around the world.

This Wednesday April 5th, you will be treated to Jazz, Blues, and more! Prepare yourself for fantastic evening of music at Main Street Tavern!

This show is a Tulsa Jazz Music Group Production*.

*Tulsa Jazz Music Group is a division of Taylor Entertainment Group LLC

Date/Time: Wednesday April 5th, 2017 6 pm-9 pm

Location: 200 S. Main St Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Phone: 918-872-1414

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Little Joe’s Website: http://www.rootbluesreborn.org/

Little Joe on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Little-Joe-McLerran-133371840102072/

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Little Joe McLerran Performing Live At Main Street Tavern Wednesday March 8th 2017!

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A Night of Jazz, Blues And More With Little Joe McLerran at Main Street Tavern!

Little Joe started out playing a type of blues known as Piedmont Blues, a musical style common to the south eastern part of the US during the 1920s, 30s and 40s. At 18 he released his first CD as Son Piedmont. Little Joe’s music has broadened somewhat over the years, to include a significant jazz repertoire,  but still relies on the intricate finger picking he’s famous for. With 5 albums under his belt he continues to grow.

In 2010 Little Joe was selected by the US State Department to take part in the Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad. He traveled to the Persian Gulf region of the Middle East with his band, the Little Joe McLerran Quartet.

Little Joe continues to travel to festivals and for the US State Department as a musical ambassador presenting educational and cultural exchange missions and plays festivals, concerts and clubs across the country, in the Tulsa area, and around the world.

This Wednesday March 8th, you will be treated to Jazz, Blues, and more! Prepare yourself for fantastic evening of music at Main Street Tavern!

This show is a Tulsa Jazz Music Group Production*.

*Tulsa Jazz Music Group is a division of Taylor Entertainment Group LLC

Date/Time: Wednesday March 8th, 2017 6 pm-9 pm

Location: 200 S. Main St Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Phone: 918-872-1414

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Little Joe’s Website: http://www.rootbluesreborn.org/

Little Joe on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Little-Joe-McLerran-133371840102072/

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Tulsa Jazz Music Group Website: http://www.tulsajazzmusicgroup.com

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Darell Christopher Performing Live At Main St Tavern Wednesday March 1st 2017!

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Treat Yourself To Darell Christopher Live At Main St Tavern!

The smooth, velvety, voice of Darell Christopher will be enjoyed by all at Main St. Tavern this Wednesday March 1st, 2017.
Darell has performed in various venues throughout the city including the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame and Bluestone Steakhouse, and Cain’s Ballroom, to name a few.

Grab some friends and join Darell at Main Street Tavern for a night of good food and good music.

This show is a Tulsa Jazz Music Group Production*.

*Tulsa Jazz Music Group is a division of Taylor Entertainment Group LLC

Date/Time: Wednesday March 1st, 2017 6 pm-9 pm

Location: 200 S. Main St Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Phone: 912-872-1414

Darell’s Website: http://www.darellchristopherband.com

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Darell Christopher Performing Live At Main St Tavern Wednesday Feb 8th 2017!

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Darell Christopher Brings His Incredible Live Performance To Main St Tavern!

The smooth, velvety, voice of Darell Christopher will be enjoyed by all at Main St. Tavern this Wednesday Feb 8th, 2017.
Darell has performed in various venues throughout the city including the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame and Bluestone Steakhouse, and Cain’s Ballroom, to name a few.

Grab some friends and join Darell at Main Street Tavern for a night of good food and good music.

This show is a Tulsa Jazz Music Group Production*.

*Tulsa Jazz Music Group is a division of Taylor Entertainment Group LLC

Date/Time: Wednesday Feburary 8th, 2017 6 pm-9 pm

Location: 200 S. Main St Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Phone: 912-872-1414

Darell’s Website: http://www.darellchristopherband.com

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Tulsa Jazz Music Group Website: http://www.tulsajazzmusicgroup.com

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The 14th Annual Taste of Collinsville & Jazz Too!

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Collinsville Downtown, Inc. is once again preparing for another fantastic evening of good food and fabulous jazz for The 14th Annual Taste of Collinsville. Last year’s event was such a huge success, we have decided to continue with the jazz theme again this year!

We are again partnering with TulsaJazz.com to bring the regions best jazz musicians to Main Street. We’ll have the area’s top restaurants on hand for sampling of their most popular dishes while relaxing and meeting most of our Main Street Merchants. Come prepared to make that purchase… you never know what you’re gonna find!

Additional Event Information:

Day/Date: Thursday September 17th 5 30 pm to 8 00 pm

Location: 1126 W Main St, Collinsville, Oklahoma 74021

Phone: (918) 371-5530

CDI Website: http://www.collinsvilledowntowninc.com/taste2015.htm

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“Bill and Pam Crosby’s Excellent Adventure” A Musical Celebration Of Their 33 Wedding Anniversary at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

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BILL & PAM’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE CELEBRATES 33 YEARS OF JAZZY TOGETHERNESS

In addition to all the live music from some of the areas top jazz performers, there’ll be something else of interest on display at the Jazz Depot Sunday: A blowup of a photo from September 5, 1982, taken by renowned Tulsa photographer Gaylord Herron.

“He’s my brother-in-law, and he took that picture with one of those cameras that had an 8″X10″ negative,” explains Bill Crosby. “So it’s a great big photo of our wedding, showing all the people who were there, out in our backyard.”

Central to the shot are Crosby and his then-new bride, Pam Van Dyke, who celebrate 33 years as a married couple at Sunday’s show. And while their personal lives had only intersected a year or so before Herron snapped that photo, bassist Crosby and vocalist Van Dyke had both been professionals on the Tulsa music scene for decades by then.

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“We’d known each other a long time before we ever got together,” Crosby says. “I remember years ago, when I was working at the Hilton with [pianist] Bob Clear, she was working down the street with a group called the Sound of Four. When we’d finish, we’d go over and listen to ’em. More than likely, she sat in a few times with us, too.”

Later, he adds, “I was [bandleader and keyboardist] Sammy Pagna’s bassist; I’d worked with him off and on ever since I was a kid, almost, going back to the ’60s. In 1981, he was doing a benefit of some kind at the Old Lady on Brady and he wanted a singer. Kenny Mills was his guitar player, and he and Pam had been working together a lot. So Kenny said, `Why don’t you get Pam to sing?’ At that time, Sammy was doing dances every Wednesday night at the Caravan [Ballroom], and they invited her over to the next one and she sat in. That’s when Pam and I got started.”

The song Pam ended up singing with Pagna’s band at the benefit was Stevie Wonder’s “My Cherie Amour.” Thirty-four years later, it’s also going to be one of the numbers she performs at their wedding-anniversary concert on Sunday.

“We’ve gone through our list and found some of the old songs we started out with,” her husband says. “We’ve got so many that we won’t have time to do them all, but besides `My Cherie Amour,’ we’ll do stuff like `Without A Song,’ `Caravan,’ `[Take the] “A” Train,’ `On A Clear Day,’ and ‘This Masquerade,’ which is the best song Leon Russell ever wrote.”

Crosby actually played some jobs during the late 1950s with Russell and drummer Chuck Blackwell. Russell was a student at Will Rogers High School then, still using his given name of Russell Bridges. The three had met earlier at a legendary Tulsa jazz club.

“When I was working at the Rubiyat, Leon was in high school, and he and Blackwell would come out and sit in. He was a jazzer. He didn’t play rock ‘n’ roll back then. But he got smart,” notes Crosby with a laugh.

Among the guests scheduled to take the Jazz Depot stage Sunday are Sonny Gray, the well-known Tulsa pianist who owned the Rubiyat. He joins an impressive lineup that includes fellow keyboardists Tim Shadley, Charles Gardner, and Jack Wolfe.

Other well-known performers on the bill include drummers Anthony Yohe, Wade Robertson, and Ron McCrory; trumpeters Mike Bennett and Mike Moore; vocalists Sandy Gardner and Cindy Cain; saxophonist Victor Anderson; and bassists Jim Bates and Dean DeMerritt, along with Crosby himself. In addition to being the top jazz names in town, “these are just people we play with these days,” notes Crosby.

Many of them, however, go back with one or both of the Crosbys a long time. And in at least one case, the connection is intergenerational.

“Dean DeMerritt’s mom and dad were both at our wedding,” Crosby points out. “His name was Dean DeMerritt too, a jazz piano player. Tony[Yohe] and I worked with him a bunch, back in the day.”

 

Bill & Pam’s Excellent Adventure is set to begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, September 6, 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, from www.jazzhalltickets.com, or by calling 918-928-JAZZ. 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 2015 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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