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, …

CynSings Ella: Cynthia Simmons Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. Another look at a very special night…

"This was just one of those moments in time where you just wished time would stand still and this would go on forever". That's how several people in attendance described Cynthia Simmons and the band's performance Sunday night at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. This was a much anticipated event and it didn't disappoint, …

Jerome Dabney Performing at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.

Dear Jazz Hall Friends, My Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame tribute to Ella Fitzgerald-originally scheduled for this Sunday-has been moved to next Sunday, November 16. I'm recovering from an unfortunate bout of laryngitis, so Jerome Dabney and the Dean DeMerritt Jazz Tribehave graciously stepped in to take over this Sunday's show. Vocalist Jerome Dabney--headlining his first Jazz Depot performance--has been delighting audiences all over the world for the last thirty six years, as he has …

2014 Jazz Eureka Festival in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Sept 9 to Sept 14

Jazz it up in Eureka Springs During Jazz Eureka The annual Jazz Eureka festival will take place in Eureka Springs from Tuesday, Sept. 9 to Sunday, Sept. 14. The exciting week-long event will feature live music, delicious food and exciting attractions and events. The Fayetteville Jazz Collective, an 18-piece big band, will perform on Friday, …

Steve Ham and The Jambalaya Jass Band Perform at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

 Long-Lived Jambalaya Jass Band Begins Jazz Depot's Winter Concert Series             If you've ever wondered why trombonist Steve "Hambone" Ham and trumpeter Mike Bennett play so uncannily well together, it's because they've had plenty of practice. As Ham recalls it, the two played their first job as a duo back in 1976 - on a stage …

Amina Figarova at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

Amina Figarova Quintet Takes Jazz Depot Stage Thursday, August 15 Internationally known jazz musician and composer Amina Figarova, a native of the former Iron Curtain country of Azerbaijan, has been playing the piano since 1968. Not bad, when you consider she was born in 1966. "I started walking early," she recalls, "and I walked over to …