Kristen Hemphill CD Release Party at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

SINGER-SONGWRITER  KRISTEN HEMPHILL  SETS CD RELEASE PARTY SATURDAY AT JAZZ DEPOT When Tulsa native Kristen Hemphill found herself torn between William Shakespeare and bluegrass, she went for the music without realizing that she'd made a conscious choice. And while she says, "I still love Shakespeare - he's definitely still in my heart," these days she's far more …

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Janet Rutland presents “A Song Is Born” at Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Vocalist Janet Rutland’s ninth cabaret show for SummerStage Tulsa features music by some of the most celebrated songwriters of our time, including Stephen Sondheim and Burt Bacharach as well as the prolific work of perhaps lesser-known writers like John Pizzarelli and Dave Frishberg. "I've had a few songs in my hip pocket for some time …

Dr. Joey Crutcher and the Tulsa Gospel Workshop Choir perform at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, Thursday July 11,2013

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame presents this benefit concert featuring Dr. Joey Crutcher and the Tulsa Gospel Workshop Choir. Concert proceeds will allow the Tulsa Gospel Workshop Choir to attend the 2013 Gospel Workshop of America Convention. Re-organized in 2002, the Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA) Tulsa Chapter is a part of an international gospel …

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 …

Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame presents Washington Rucker

Legendary Drummer Washington Rucker Featured at Jazz Hall with guest vocalist Cynthia Simmons Many years ago, Washington Rucker’s European tour with Stevie Wonder took him to Paris, where he found himself being interviewed by a local writer. “The first thing this guy asked me was, `Where are you from?’” Rucker recalls. “I said, `Tulsa, Oklahoma.’ He said, …

Dara Tucker performs July 5th at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE'S DARA TUCKER PLAYS JAZZ DEPOT JULY 5 DURING "FIRST FRIDAY" FESTIVITIES Several years ago, Tulsa native Dara Tucker was living in Switzerland, working as an au pair and beginning to seriously write songs, when she saw a story on CNN International that changed the direction of her life. "It was an interview with Wynonna Judd, and she was kind of …

Sandy & Chuck Gardner Playin’ Favorites at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

It’s been just about 36 years since Sandy and Chuck Gardner first played music together. And given the way they felt about one another at the time, it’s surprising that they didn’t pull the plug on their musical partnership after that one performance. Chuck was stationed at Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the time, leading the …