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

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, …

NSU Jazz Ensemble featuring Scott McQuade at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

  As far as first-call saxophonist and Northeastern State University director of jazz studies Tommy Poole is concerned, his contemporary Scott McQuade  is a great example of “the perfect working musician.” It's not surprising at all that Poole, another busy Tulsa-area performer, is in a position to make that evaluation. The two of them, he says, …

Jay Garrett and Sandy Gardner at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

Vibraphonist Jay Garrett and Vocalist Sandy Gardner Featured in Jazz Depot Concert             Tulsa's Sandy Gardner started singing pop and jazz professionally some four decades ago, when she joined a Colorado Springs-based organization called the Charlie Westfall Orchestra, following a year as a student entertainer at Oklahoma State University. That job indirectly led to another one, singing with …

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

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 …

Sandy Gardner and Pam Van Dyke Crosby at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame!

Sandy Gardner and Pam Van Dyke Crosby Headline Celebration of Mother's Day One had a musical mom, one didn't. But both Sandy Gardner and Pam Van Dyke Crosby are quick to acknowledge the positive effects that their mothers had on their careers and their lives in general. According to Pam, the two well-known vocalists will be …