Tulsa Jazz.Com’s National Artist Spotlight: Bassist Ron Carter

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The most recorded jazz bassist in history with 2,221 individual recording credits as of September 15th, 2015  verified by Guinness World Records! 

“Ron Carter is living proof that integrity and clarity
of artistic vision are alive and well in … jazz.”
John Snyder, Em Arcy

Walk or wander into the world of jazz. Ron Carter is there. His reputation in the
music world is peerless. He stylishly accompanies any player or group and, without
breaking stride, performs with stunning virtuosity as a soloist. His work is rich
in detail, pure in sound, and technically impressive. His long list of accolades as a
performer is unprecedented; he may be the most popular bassist there is.

A lean six feet four inches with a mixture of pride and courtliness, Ron displays an
elegant calm on stage as well as off. He has created music with consummate skill for
more than forty-fi ve years, apparently without rumpling his tasteful suits or raising
a serious sweat. In the early 1960s, he performed throughout the United States in
nightclubs and concert halls with Eric Dolphy, Jaki Byard, and Wes Montgomery, then
toured Europe with Cannonball Adderley. He was a member of Miles Davis’s now
classic quintet from 1963 to 1968, along with Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams, and
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Ron was among the few bassists who continued to play acoustic bass when many turned to electric bass.

“It was a conscious choice,” he says. “I felt a responsibility to
present a viable alternative to the popular electric sound.”
One of Ron’s chief traits is that he creates bass lines so harmonically and rhythmically
rich that soloists must go far to respond to his challenge. As he puts it: “A good bassist
determines the direction of any band.” Often Ron uses gonglike tones and glissandos
in his work. Once his exclusive trademark, these sounds have now become part of
every modern bassist’s vocabulary.

When he first formed his own group, the bass was not generally considered a lead
instrument. Ron found a solution in the piccolo bass, an instrument one-half the size
of a standard bass. He tuned the instrument so as to foster an unusual sound quality,
one that stands out in an ensemble. Backed by a quartet of piano, drums, percussion,
and an additional bass, Ron created one of the most distinctive and unusual jazz
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COMPOSER/ARRANGER/AUTHOR
Ron Carter won a Grammy award in 1988 for the instrumental composition, Call
Sheet Blues, from the fi lm ‘Round Midnight. He scored and arranged music for a number
of other fi lms including The Passion of Beatrice, directed by Bertrand Tavernier; Haraka,
directed by Ola Balugun; and for the television movies Exit Ten, starring Peter Weller;
and A Gathering of Old Men, starring Richard Widmark and Louis Gossett Jr.

Ron is the author of Building Jazz Bass Lines, a series of books on playing jazz; a
Comprehensive Bass Method, for classical bass studies; Ron Carter, Bass Lines; and The Music
of Ron Carter, which contains 130 of his published and recorded compositions.
“…his music embodies all the qualities that
make jazz an enduring, vital art form.”
–Stereo Review

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Angie Cockrell and Mike Leland Performing at Bluestone Steakhouse July 20th & 21st 2016!

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Angie Cockrell And Mike Leland Live This Wednesday And Thursday Night At Bluestone!

If you have not had the opportunity to hear this golden voiced lady in person, your life truly have a void in your life. Every week Angie performs many of your favorite Jazz standards and many other of her favorite tunes at Bluestone Steakhouse and Seafood for their Jazz Nights.

Accompanying her, is the incomparable keyboardist Mike Leland, together this duo takes the words “incredible evening” to a whole new level.13613291_1177365135627844_3565352924941236412_o

Bring your friends, relatives, co-workers, and neighbors, treat yourselves, to a fabulous evening of Jazz as you enjoy dinner in the wonderfully relaxing atmosphere of Bluestone.

Reservations are suggested but not required.

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Photo of Angie courtesy of Blue Arden Photography

These shows are a Tulsa Jazz Music Group Production.

Date/Time:

Wednesday July 20th, 2016  6 pm to 9 pm

Thursday July 21st, 2016  6 pm to 9 pm

Location: 10032 S Sheridan Rd, Tulsa, OK 74133

Phone: 918-296-9889

Angie’s Website: http://www.angiecockrell.com/

Angie’s Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/angiecockrellmusic

Bluestone Steakhouse Website: http://www.bluestonesteakhouse.com/

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Pat Kelley, Dean Demerritt, and Frank Brown, Live at Juniper 3rd Street Bistro Monday July 18th 2016!

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Join Dean and Frank as they welcome special guest Guitarist Pat Kelley!

Located at 3rd & Elgin in downtown Tulsa, Juniper 3rd Street Bistro focuses on providing the freshest, local products prepared simply and beautifully. Using hand-selected items sourced from Green Country, Juniper’s menu evolves with the changing seasons, allowing Justin and his team to introduce new and exciting plates with French influences. The bar at Juniper focuses on innovation in mixology, utilizing infused vodkas, gins and flavored bitters. Experience Juniper with us for a gourmet lunch, handmade cocktails or a delicious dinner with friends and family.juniper logo

The Jazz will be just as delicious as Pat and  Tulsa Jazz Music Group members Dean and Frank, serve up your favorite standards and toe-tapping tunes all while Juniper’s incredible staff provides you with the excellent service they are known for.

Come experience Juniper with us this Monday night for handmade cocktails, a delicious dinner, and some wonderful music with friends and family, you’ll be glad you did:-)

Additional Show Information:

Dates/Times:  

Monday  July  18th, 2016  6 30 pm-8 30 pm

Location: Juniper Restaurant 3rd and Elgin Tulsa , Oklahoma

Phone: 918-794-1090

Juniper’s Website: junipertulsa.com

Juniper on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/junipertulsa

Dean Demerritt’s Website: www.deandemerritt.com

Frank Brown’s Website: www.frankbrowntrio.com

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

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Sarah Maud, Scott McQuade, and Dean Demerritt Performing at East Village Bohemian Pizzeria July 16th,2016!

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Sarah Maud, Scott McQuade, and Dean Demerritt Performing Live in the East Village!

Additional Show Information:

Dates/Times:  

Saturday  July  16th, 2016  9 00 pm-12 30 am

Location: East Village Bohemian Pizzeria 818 E 3rd St, Tulsa, OK 74120

Phone: (918) 895-6999

East Village Bohemian Pizzeria Website: www.eastvillagebohemian.com

East Village Bohemian Pizzeria on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eastvillagebohemian

Dean Demerritt’s Website: www.deandemerritt.com

Sarah Maud: https://www.reverbnation.com/sarahmaud

Scott McQuade: www.playitagainscott.com

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

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Sarah Maud and Scott McQuade Performing at Main St Tavern July 13th!

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Sarah Maud And Scott McQuade Live At Main St Tavern!

Sarah Maud’s voice  has been described as “tantalizing, melodic, and tranquilizing.  This Wednesday from 6-9 pm you’ll be able to experience that voice as she performs for Jazz Night at Main St Tavern, joining Sarah will be Scott McQuade, one of Tulsa’s finest keyboardist!

Sarah and Scott have worked together at various events for several years now and have developed a “wonderful style”, it’s great to watch.Scott McQuade2

Bring your friends, family, and neighbors, to experience the musical magic that is Sarah and Scott for yourself while enjoying the delicious menu offerings of Main Street Tavern…See you Wednesday:-)

This show is a Tulsa Jazz Music Group Production.

Date/Time: Wednesday July 13th, 2016 6 pm-9 pm

Location: 200 S. Main St Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Phone: 912-872-1414

Sarah Maud: https://www.reverbnation.com/sarahmaud

Scott McQuade: www.playitagainscott.com

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Angie Cockrell and Mike Leland Performing at Bluestone Steakhouse July 13th & 14th 2016!

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Angie Cockrell And Mike Leland Live This Wednesday And Thursday Night At Bluestone!

Angie’s voice has been described as smooth, soothing and mesmerizing and Mike Leland is one of the top keyboardist in the region, add to that Bluestone’s top notch menu and service, and you’re in for an incredible evening.

Reservations are suggested but not required.

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Photo courtesy of Bill Gaddis

These shows are a Tulsa Jazz Music Group Production.

Date/Time:

Wednesday July 13th, 2016  6 pm to 9 pm

Thursday July 14th, 2016  6 pm to 9 pm

Location: 10032 S Sheridan Rd, Tulsa, OK 74133

Phone: 918-296-9889

Angie’s Website: http://www.angiecockrell.com/

Angie’s Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/angiecockrellmusic

Bluestone Steakhouse Website: http://www.bluestonesteakhouse.com/

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

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National Artist Spotlight: Sherrie Maricle & The DIVA Jazz Orchestra

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Hard-charging. Powerful. Immersed in the history of their craft and in total command of their instruments. That’s The DIVA Jazz Orchestra – an ensemble of 15 extremely talented and versatile musicians who just happen to be women. They can’t help it – they were born that way.

Headed by swinging drummer Sherrie Maricle, DIVA exudes the excitement and force found in the tradition of the historic big bands but with an eye towards today’s progressive sound of originality and verve. With New York as home base, DIVA performs the world over, playing contemporary, mainstream big band jazz composed and arranged to fit the individual personalities and styles of the musicians themselves. Audiences can expect to hear high-energy performances packed with unique improvisation, spontaneity and fun.

The inspiration for DIVA came from Stanley Kay, one-time manager and relief drummer for Buddy Rich. In 1990, Kay was conducting a band in which Sherrie Maricle was playing the drums. Stanley immediately picked up on her extraordinary talent and began to wonder if there were other women players who could perform at the same level. The search was on and through nationwide auditions, the foundation for The DIVA Jazz Orchestra was poured in 1992 and what emerged is the dynamic musical force that holds forth to the present day.divajazzorch2008_stairs_lg

In 2006, DIVA was voted one of the best big bands in the world in both DownBeat magazine’s annual Critic’s and Reader’s Polls. To fully grasp how wide the appeal is of this incredibly gifted ensemble, one has only to read the catalog of prestigious venues in which the band has performed, worldwide. Here is but a partial list: Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops Orchestra, Kennedy Center, Verizon Jazz Festival at Lincoln Center, Blue Note, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland and the Apollo Theater in New York. Add to those the Jazz Showcase in Chicago, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild in Pittsburgh, and Symphony Halls in St. Louis, Philadelphia and Cleveland, plus the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl and the Cinegrill in Hollywood. International appearances include Le Meridien Hotel in Paris, France; Teatro de Sistina in Rome, Italy; Berlin Jazz Festival in Germany; Salzburg Music Festival in Austria; Bern Jazz Festival in Switzerland; Montreal and Ottawa International Jazz Festivals in Canada; Bogotá International Jazz Festival in Colombia; Jamaica Jazz Festival; Zagreb Jazz Festival in Croatia; and the Pori Jazz Festival in Finland.

As if the list of settings at which DIVA has performed isn’t impressive enough, the ensemble has also shared the stage with Nancy Wilson, Joe Williams, Diane Schuur, Carmen Bradford, Marlena Shaw, Dee Daniels, Maurice Hines, DeeDee Bridgewater, Rosemary Clooney, Ann Hampton Callaway, Jack Jones, Clark Terry, Dr. Billy Taylor, Terry Gibbs, Tommy Newsom, Randy Brecker and Dave Brubeck.

The band has also made numerous television appearances highlighted by multiple feature slots on CNN’s Arts Break plus a feature segment on the network television program CBS Sunday Morning, a spotlighted segment as part of The Kennedy Center’s 25th Anniversary Special and a critically acclaimed feature on the Japanese television NHK network.diva lincoln center

DIVA proudly boasts of a very impressive series of recordings, most recent of which is Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, featuring Carmen Bradford. The industry-applauded TNT – Tommy Newsom Tribute – a compilation of charts the late Mr. Newsom arranged exclusively for the band, was released in 2005. Other CD’s include Live in Concert, I Believe in You, Leave It To DIVA and Something’s Coming.

Whether live or via recording, The DIVA Jazz Orchestra always guarantees an evening of spirited and exciting entertainment that leaves the audience on its feet pleading for more.

Check out DIVA’s  CD  “LIVE” and SWINGIN’ with Nancy Wilson and Marlena Shaw!

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How to contact the DIVA Jazz Orchestra:

Address: 1 River Place, Suite 817, New York, NY 10036

Email/Booking: management@divajazz.com

Website: http://www.divajazz.com/

Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/user/divajazzorchestra

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/divajazzorch

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/divajazz

 

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