Jazz and Wine Night with Cynthia Simmons, Erica Papillion Posey, and Scott McQuade Wednesday Apr 11th, 2018 at Main Street Tavern BA!

Cynthia Simmons, Erica Papillion Posey, and Scott McQuade Live In Concert!

Every Wednesday night is Jazz Night at Main Street Tavern but this Wednesday is like no other! Prepare to have your musical mind blown by the magnificent Cynthia Simmons, the incomparable keyboardist Scott McQuade, and in her inaugural Tulsa performance the fabulous Jazz/Opera sensation Erica Papillion Posey from Devner, CO!

This performance is one of a series of performances taking place during the month of April and are official  Jazz Appreciation Month and International Jazz Day events, the first ever in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma! See jazzday.com for more information.

“International Jazz Day is the culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month, which draws public attention to jazz and its extraordinary heritage throughout the month of April.
In December 2012, the United Nations General Assembly formally welcomed the decision by the UNESCO General Conference to proclaim April 30 as International Jazz Day.
The United Nations and UNESCO now both recognize International Jazz Day on their official calendars.” (Taken from jazzday.com)

Bring your friends, family, and neighbors, to experience the musical magic that is Cynthia, Erica, and Scott for yourself while enjoying the delicious menu offerings of Main Street Tavern…See you April 11th 🙂

This show is a Taylor Entertainment Group Production.

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Additional Information:

Date/Time: Wednesday Apr 11th, 2018 6 pm-9 pm

Location: 200 S. Main St Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Phone: 912-872-1414

Cynthia Simmons:

www.cynsingsjazz.com

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Erica Papillion Posey:

www.ericapapillionposey.com

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Angie Cockrell and Mike Leland Performing Live at Bluestone Steakhouse and Seafood April 4th-5th, 2018!

Live Jazz This Week At Bluestone Steakhouse!

Angie is one of those vocalists that captures you with her heart and her voice. She has a special gentleness and genuineness that is very rare in society today, attending one of her performances is truly a treat.

Every Wednesday and Thursday night from 6-9 pm see and hear Angie, and Mike Leland perform many your jazz favorites and a few surprises at Bluestone Steakhouse and Seafood. Bring your family and friends enjoy a wonderful dinner, soft sultry music, all in the intimate atmosphere that is Bluestone.

Is there a better way to spend an evening? We don’t think so…:-)

These shows are a Taylor Entertainment Group Production.

Date/Time:

Wednesday April 4th, 2018 6 pm to 9 pm

Thursday April 5th, 2018  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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Eric Himan Performs at Main St Tavern for “Wine and Jazz Night” September 16th

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Eric Himan sings Jazz and many of his favorites at Main St Tavern

GRACEFULLY by Award-Winning nationally touring artist, Eric Himan, brings the songwriter/acoustic guitarist to a brand new place: the piano bench.

After releasing and selling his music (over 40,000 cds sold independently) through his record label, Thumbcrown Records, licensing original music to MTV, E!, and heavy rotation on satellite radio (SiriusXM’s The Coffeehouse), Eric delivers his latest, GRACEFULLY, his most ambitious album to date. Well known for writing and performing on the acoustic guitar, GRACEFULLY is the first full album written and recorded with Eric on piano. A horn section, a new element in his recordings, was brought in and arranged by saxophonist, Ryan Tedder, with Dave Johnson on trumpet. This album has one last feature: the album was fully funded through his listeners via the crowd-sourcing website, PledgeMusic. Eric was able to bring in some heavy hitters such as drummer, Brandon Holder (current drummer for Leon Russell) and bassist Matt Hayes (Jacob Fred Jazz Odessey, Wayne Newton) thanks to the support of his many generous listeners. This album was recorded in Eric’s hometown of Tulsa, OK by Rockwell Ripperger (of the platinum selling band, Stephen Speaks) and Brandon Holder, mixed by Ripperger, and mastered by the grammy-award winning Chris Bellman (Alanis Morissette, Ani DiFranco, Katy Perry) at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Los Angeles, CA.Gracefully eric h

A collection of songs gathered throughout the past three years, GRACEFULLY holds elements of pop, soul, rock, R&B, and even a bit of a latin feel with its entrance, RED HOT TEARS. WAITING FOR THUNDER inspired by the story of Malala Yousafzai, the 14 year old Pakistani student who was shot by the Taliban for promoting girls’ education, brings the rock genre into light on GRACEFULLY. Other highlights of the album are the gospel tinged, HOW CAN YOU SLEEP?, bringing back the horn section for a swinging tale of love on its way out, the pop-driven-perfect-for-a-sunday-morning, EVERYTHING TO YOU, and the title track, GRACEFULLY, a tribute to Eric’s grandmother, Grace, who raised Eric with his grandfather and father. Grace who passed away last Fall at the age of 97, led a full life of motherhood, a careers in photography, and at one time, a colorist for DC Comics in the 1930’s. Smiling from the cover art of this new record, Grace gives the stamp of approval for the grandson she encouraged artistically as Eric puts it ” to live life like you taught me, GRACEFULLY”.

More accolades for Eric Himan:

  • As heard on XM/Sirius The Coffee House (recorded live sessions for them, as well)
  • Recently added to HOLLISTER’s In-Store Playlist nationally
  • As seen in The Huffington Post, American Songwriter Magazine,Towleroad, Out Magazine, and The Advocate
  • Opening Tour dates this spring for Ani DiFranco and Leon Russell.
  • Opened for Patty Griffin, India.Arie, Leon Russell, Edwin McCain amongst others.
  • Featured at Songwriter’s Festivals around the country including the 30A Songwriter’s Festival alongside Ani DiFranco, Loudon Wainwright III, Matthew Sweet and more.
  • Endorsed by Fender Guitars
  • Winner of The Singer/Songwriter Awards (WeAreListening.Org)
  • Licensed songs to E!, MTV, Vh1, and The Discovery Channel.
  • *Best of the Best-Okahoma Magazine three years in a row
  • *Winner-Artist of the Year/Best Male Vocalist-Urban Tulsa Weekly’s Music Awards

Eric’s Latest Album:

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This show is a TulsaJazz.Com Production

Additional Show Information:

Date/Time: Wednesday September 16th, 2015 6 pm-9 pm

Location: 200 S. Main St Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Phone: 912-872-1414

Eric’s Website: http://www.erichiman.com/

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Dean Demerritt Jazz Tribe Featuring Tommy Poole at Bodean Seafood Lounge

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Additional Show Information:

Day/Date: Sunday August 23rd, 2015 7 pm-10 pm

Location: 3376 E 51st St, Tulsa, OK 74135

Phone: (918) 743-3861

Dean Demerritt’s Website: www.deandemerritt.com

Bodean Seafood’s Websitewww.bodean.net

 

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TulsaJazz.Com Presents Chris Hyde Performing at Main St. Tavern

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Chris Hyde’s Inaugural Performance at Main St Tavern for “Live Music Wednesday”!

Chris Hyde is a solo musician, sideman, & private instructor with over
20 years experience. In 2012 he released his debut EP “This Is Forever”
as an independent artist.

Chris has also worked with some of the top performers in the music industry, some of his accomplishment include:

-Lead guitarist for Grady Nichols – Smooth jazz saxophonist in Tulsa, OK

-Recorded on the live album In The Fullness Of Time alongside
Bill Champlin of Chicago and Sons Of Champlin fame.

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-Performed on Norwegian Cruise Lines “Smooth Jazz Cruise”
alongside Patty Austin, Warren Hill, Kim Waters, Craig Chaquico,
& Marion Meadows.

-Opened for such artists such as The Beach Boys, Ray Charles,
Jonathan Butler, Kaiko Matsui, & the Righteous Brothers.

This is a must see show, bring your friend, family, neighbors, and enemies (Again the enemies have to sit in the back) and enjoy a night of wonderful music with Chris Hyde at Main st Tavern, you’ll be glad you did.

 

This is a TulsaJazz.com Production.

 

Day/Time: Wednesday April 15th, 2015 6 pm-9 pm

Location: 200 S. Main St Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Phone: 912-872-1414

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Sandy Gardner “In Her Shoes” at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

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SANDY GARDNER “IN HER SHOES” AT JAZZ DEPOT SUNDAY

 According to vocalist and bassist Sandy Gardner – who should know – the title of her Sunday Jazz Depot show can be taken a couple of different ways.

“It seems like every time I’m on stage, people want to see what shoes I’m wearing,” she says, laughing. “I guess over the years I’ve collected a pretty cool set of snazzy high-heeled shoes. But beyond the cute-shoe angle, it really refers to the music I’ve selected for this concert, because it encompasses music, from a lot of different eras, which has meant a lot to me in my life.

 

“Everybody expects us to do music from the Great American Songbook,” she adds, referring to herself and her husband, Chuck, a pianist, arranger, composer, and Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame Inductee. “Clearly, we have that on the docket this time. We’re doing a hit of Judy Garland’s, and it’s not `Over the Rainbow.’ It’s `Get Happy.’ I just love that tune, and I’ve wanted to do it for a long time. And we’re doing Doris Day’s `At Sundown,’ another great tune I’ve always wanted to do.”

However, she notes, those classic numbers come from only one of the musical eras she intends to spotlight in the show.

“We’re doing some songs from the sixties, my era. I don’t often try to put on the arranger hat – why should I, when I have the incredible Chuck Gardner to do that for me? But I’ve come up with an arrangement of Simon and Garfunkel’s `Scarborough Fair’ that starts out with Miles Davis’s `Milestones.’ I was lying in bed one night, thinking about `Scarborough Fair’ and that Miles Davis thing, and I thought, `Oh, that’llwork.’ So I shared it with Chuck, and he was kind of skeptical at first, but I think I convinced him.”TooHot_026

She also came up with another inspiration for a two-song medley, thanks in part to her friend and jazz activist Jeanine Rhea.

“One of her favorite tunes is `Everything Must Change’ by Bernhard Ighner, a beautiful, beautiful tune, and I got the inspiration to put it with `A Song for You’ by Leon Russell,” Sandy explains. “So it’s got a real Tulsa connection.”

She also plans to put her own spin on such 1960s chart toppers as the Classics IV’s “Traces” and the Turtles’ `Happy Together’ – songs that she and her husband have seldom performed together in their decades of working together onstage.

“We didn’t really do any of that material back in our heyday, I guess you would say, in the ’80s,” she says. “That was when we were working six nights a week and twice on Saturday. We were the society band in San Antonio, playing in private dining clubs and all that sort of thing.”

“We always enjoy a Sandy and Chuck show here at the Jazz Depot,” says Jason McIntosh, Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame CEO. “It is always heartfelt to witness this lifelong romance shine through in their incredible musical talent.”chuck and Sandy web Lg

In addition to Chuck on piano, Sunday’s ensemble includes Mike Bennett on trumpet, Jim Bates on bass, and Tony Yohe on drums, with Bates planning to switch to guitar for a couple of duet numbers with Sandy.

All of those are very familiar names to area jazz fans. Add to them a special guest whose name isn’t well-known. At least, not yet.

“Sam Troxel is a young man, a sophomore at Union High School. He’s been studying piano about 10 years with Diana Franchini, who happens to be a member of our church,” says Sandy. “She called Chuck and said, `This kid is amazing, and I’ve taken him as far as I can take him in jazz.’ So she asked if Chuck would work with him.

“They’ve been studying together a month or so, and Chuck is just so impressed with him. So we invited him to be a part of the concert. He’s going to do a solo piece called `The Eternal City,’ and then he and Chuck are going to do `Pick Yourself up’ as a duet – on one piano. One piano, four hands. We thought it would just be really neat to introduce this young talent and give him an opportunity to play on the big stage.”

Sandy Gardner “In Her Shoes” is set to begin at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, November 23, 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 2014 Autumn Concert Series.

 

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fameis 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 the preservation, education, and performance of jazz, our uniquely American art form.

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The Center of the Universe Festival: Tulsa, Oklahoma July 25-26, 2014

This may not be all jazz but it’s all good! Please support this wonderful event and all these incredible artists…

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