TulsaJazz.Com Presents Cyn Sings Ella: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

CYNTHIA SIMMONS PRESENTS ELLA FITZGERALD TRIBUTE SHOW SUNDAY   The late Ella Fitzgerald remains one of the most high-profile and beloved jazz and pop singers in history, selling more than 40,000 records, winning 13 Grammy Awards as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and even appearing on a postage stamp in 2007, celebrating the 90th anniversary of her …

Tulsa Jazz Presents:The Jazz Legends featuring Melba Doretta Liston

Although a formidable trombone player, Melba Liston was primarily known for her arrangements, especially working with Randy Weston, and compositions. Growing up mostly in Los Angeles, some of her first work came during the 1940s with two West Coast masters: bandleader Gerald Wilson and tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon. In Gordon's small combos, she began to blossom as a …

John Fedchock and The NSU Jazz Ensemble at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

Grammy-Nominated Trombonist John Fedchock Joins NSU Jazz Ensemble for Sunday's Jazz Depot Show             Saxophonist Tommy Poole, director of jazz studies at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, says there's no reason trombonist, arranger, and bandleader John Fedchock should remember the last time they played together. Poole, however, will never forget it. "It was right around the …

Mike Cameron presents: “A Don Byas Tribute” at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall Of Fame

Mike Cameron Presents Tribute to Oklahoma  Sax Man Don Byas Sunday at Jazz Depot As far as fellow saxophonist Mike Cameron is concerned, Oklahoma jazzman Don Byas was the one big-band era sax player who "best synthesized the swing styles and the bebop styles." Explains Cameron, "He was an extreme virtuoso as far as getting around bebop [chord] changes, but …

Washington Rucker’s show review in one word: Fabulous!

Jazz Lions Roar As Washington Rucker Leads the Pride!                   Washington Rucker’s homecoming to the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame was a concert to remember. The Booker T. Washington graduate and 1998 inductee into the Jazz Hall clearly demonstrated why he holds a special place in Oklahoma jazz history, as well as among national jazz giants. If you’ve ever …

Latin Jazz All-Stars at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

Latin Jazz All-Stars, January 23rd 7:00 p.m. Trombonist and Saturday Night Live Band veteran, Steve Turrehas consistently won both the Readers’ and Critics’ poll inJazzTimes, Downbeat, andJazziz for Best Trombone and for Best Miscellaneous Instrumentalist (shells).  NéstorTorres has recorded thirteen albums to date. His fifth and seventh records, Treasure of the Heart and My Latin Soul, were both nominated for a …