Shelby Eicher, Mark Bruner, and Annie Ellicott Performing at the Ridge Grill

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Looking for a great music and dinner combo on a weeknight? Look no further, you’ll find two of Tulsa’s finest musicians every Tuesday evening at the Ridge Grill.

Shelby Eicher, Mark Bruner, and Annie Ellicott will delight your ears with all your jazz and folk favorites, or maybe even a blues tune or two, as you dine on the scrumptious offerings of the Ridge Grill menu.annie e 4

Bring friends, family, and neighbors to enjoy a night of great fun, great music, and great food. Feel free to do the “happy dance” afterwards…you have our permission 😉

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Date/Time: Tuesday October 20th, 2015 6 30 pm-8 30 pm

Location: 9999 South Mingo Road, Tulsa, OK 74133

Phone: 918-994-4888

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A Day In The Life of A Tulsa Jazz Fan

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If you are a jazz fan in Tulsa, Oklahoma Sunday June 28th must have felt like Christmas.

To start your day you had the choice of going to the Polo Grill at 10 30 am, for and early brunch while listening to Mark Bruner or if you wanted to sleep a little later  head over to Hey Mambo, closer to noon, for a Gypsy Jazz brunch with Jordan Hehl and the crew.

After filling your tummy with all sorts of deliciousness, you then had the choice of swinging over to the Guthrie Green to hear Shelby Eicher and others perform or heading down to the Tulsa Spotlight Theatre and lend your support to their “Jazz on the River” fundraiser, a quality event for a quality group of people.

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Now it’s 4 oo pm and you have some more choices to make. You could either walk off the late brunch by  strolling along Riverside Dr enjoying some absolutely beautiful weather or find a spot for a early dinner somewhere among all the choices in the Blue Dome District….decisions, decisions. 🙂

At 5 00 pm the music resumes at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame with the Modern Oklahoma Jazz Orchestra featuring Greg Abate and his Quartet. As if that weren’t enough there was more jazz at 5 30 pm with the Mike Cameron Collective featuring Annie Ellicott at East Village Bohemian Pizzeria, so many options, so much fun, the music seemed to just kept going, and going, and going…

Some people just couldn’t get enough and went to both events, since the Oklahoma Jazz HOF’s concert ended at 7 00 pm and the show at East Village Bohemian Pizzeria ended at 8pm. Yes sir, Tulsa Jazz fans are something else aren’t we? 😉

Wait, we’re still not finished…

Bodean Seafood Lounge rounded out the day by serving up some delicious jazz from 7 00 to 10 00 pm with the Jack Wolfe Quartet which included Dean Demerritt and Wade Robertson who earlier in the day performed at the Tulsa Spotlight Theater.

So there you have it, a day in the life of a Tulsa Jazz fan, does it get any better than this?…we don’t think so 🙂

For more upcoming “Christmas like” days check out our Events Around Town  page so you won’t feel left out any more. Wait are those tears of joy on your face, we understand and you’re not alone, we feel the same way…you’re welcome 🙂

Stay Jazzy


Au Revoir, Annie: The Annie Ellicott Farewell Concert at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

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Annie Ellicott Says Farewell to Tulsa with Saturday Jazz Depot Show

      If all goes according to plan, five days after playing her goodbye concert at the Jazz Depot on Saturday, April 19, top Tulsa vocalist Annie Ellicott will be on the road – heading 1700 miles westward to continue her music career in the San Francisco Bay area.

But first, she wants to leave the hometown fans with a show that offers, she says, “a little bit of something for everyone.” And, indeed, that’s exactly what Au Revoir, Annie: The Annie Ellicott Farewell Concert is going to present.

“I’ll have a jazz combo with [guitarist] Frank Brown, and Ed Garcia on the bass,” she says. “I’ll do a little bit with [guitarist] Mark Bruner and [fiddler] Shelby EicherDenny Morouse is going to sit in on the saxophone. I’ll also be playing a recording from an album of originals I’m doing, and it’ll be played to a series of images on video.

“I’ll do a couple of songs solo – one with me and a ukulele and, I think, one with me and a piano. I’m going to do a couple of songs with [pianist] Amy Cottingham, and then, we’ll do Little Ruby Moon – which is Amy Cottingham, [drummer] Andrew Burns, Matt Hayes on the bass, and me. It’s my original music. And I’m going to do a French song, with Amy on accordion.”

The variety of both material and guest artists indicates the breadth of Ellicott’s career in Tulsa, beginning when she was still a high schooler.

“The first gig I ever actually had was with [bassist] Jack Hannah,” sheremembers. “It was just bass, drums, and vocals, and we did it at Borders. I think I was 16. We got paid with Borders gift cards, but it was a sizable amount of money – like 30 bucks. That was a lot of money for me.

gayle williamson 2       “Soon after that, I did some gigs with [pianist] Pat Murray and Jack Hannah. I was still in high school at that point. Then, when I was about 19, I started working with [pianist] Gayle Williamson.”

It was with the late Williamson’s band that Ellicott really began attracting attention; soon, she had begun her ascent to the upper echelon of Tulsa singers.

Although she’s held that position for a decade or so, Ellicott admits that she really didn’t give a lot of thought to music as a career until a couple of years ago.

“It was just happening,” she explains. “I really wasn’t doing much but saying ‘yes’ to people, and I had a belief for a long time that in order to do music full-time I would have to compromise. I would have to start thinking about what would make money. I guess I’ve just lived long enough now to see that things kind of work out, and they work out in a way that you never planned for, so you might as well just do what you want.”

She laughs. “I was letting these grand sweeping projections of what a future as a professional artist would be like, and I think I’ve just let go of a lot of attachment to outcome. That’s all that’s really changed.”

Ellicott says she plans to spend her first days in the Bay Area “seeking out local talent, going and hearing as much as I can, and meeting the people I resonate with.”annie e  full moon

“I know many musicians there from Tulsa who are familiar with me, and I’m familiar with them,” she adds. “I’ve worked with maybe three of them in the past, and I’d love to get together with them, but I haven’t made any solid plans.

“I’ve saved a little bit of money. It’s not going to take me too far, but my wonderful boyfriend is willing to support me for a bit of time while I get my feet on the ground. He has a realistic understanding of what that’s going to be like, and how long that might take.”

She does plan to return to Tulsa from time to time and reunite musically with some of the Tulsa players who have worked with her over the past dozen years. There have been plenty of them, and she appears to appreciate them all just about equally, declining to single out any groups or individuals for special praise.

“As I delve more and more into each memory of each band, they all become more significant,” she notes. “They’ve all contributed to the product I am now. So it’s kind of impossible to single anybody, or anything, out.”

“Annie’s unique style allows her to truly make any song her own,” adds Jason McIntosh, Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame CEO. “And her talent will shine in San Francisco, representing Oklahoma’s musical heritage so well.”

Au Revoir, Annie: The Annie Ellicott Farewell Concert is set to begin at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, located in downtown Tulsa’s Jazz Depot, 111 E. First Street. General Admission tickets are only $10, or $20 for Reserved Table Seating.

For more information, call Bettie Downing at 918-281-8609, or order tickets online.


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 Live Jazz Lovers Gig List

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The Live Jazz Lovers Gig List

For Week of 5/13/2013


Jim & Jeanine

 Brought to you Courtesy of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

May 13


Musical Mondays with Rebecca Ungerman and Steven Schrag – Whole Foods, 41st & Peoria, Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Mark Bruner – Celebrity Club, Monday night, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Cypher 120 with Written Quincey as your host for open mike poetry. LIVE accompaniment by Elton Jewel on sax & Jordan Hehl on bass. Monday night, Blu Bar and Lounge, 111 N Main St, 8:00 p.m.

May 14


Jazz Depot Jam Session – Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E First Upper Level.     Tuesday night, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.   Come play or come listen – FREE

Kings of Music, a 7 piece band that plays every Tuesday for ballroom dancing – Moose Lodge, 11106 E. 7th Street, Tuesday night, 7:30 to 9:45 p.m.

Denny Morouse Quartet with Denny on sax,  Adam Ledbetter on keys, Aaron Tomasko on bass and Jared Johnson on drums at Jazz at the Plaza – Plaza del Sol, 101st and Mingo, Tuesday night,  8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

May 15


Jazzwich – Brown Bag Lunch and Jazz with Steve Schrag, Jordan Hehl and Ryan Tedder – Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E First, Upper Level, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., free admission!

Myron Oliver and Fuzed – Los Cabos in Jenks, Wednesday night, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Annie Ellicott with Shelby Eicher and Mark Bruner – Full Moon Cafe, Wednesday night, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

7 Blue – Hey Mambo, 114 N Boston, Wednesday night, 7:30 to 10:00 p.m.

Mike Cameron Trio (Jared Johnson, Scott McQuade & Mike Cameron) – Cellar Dweller, 417 W 7th, Wednesday night, 9:30 p.m. to midnight.

May 16


Mark Bruner – Ti Amo, 61st & Sheridan, Thursday night, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Olivia Duhon and the Frank Brown Duo – Main Street Tavern,  200 S Main, Broken Arrow, Thursday night, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Ghost Quartet (Ryan Tedder, Steven Schrag, Jordan Hehl and Nicholas Foster) – The Vault, 7th & Cincinnati, Thursday night, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

3rd Thursday Chick Singer Showcase – Phoenix, 1302 E 6th, Thursday night, 8:00 to 11:00 p.m.

May 17


Jambalaya Jass Band – Mayfest in downtown Tulsa, Friday, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

7 Blue – Hey Mambo, 114 N Boston, Friday night, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Polly Ess Band – Pepper’s Grill 91st & Delaware, Friday night, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Booker Gillespie and M.I.C. – Baker Street Pub, 6620 S Memorial Dr, Friday night, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

May 18


Jennifer Marriott and Wanda Watson – Pepper’s Grill 91st & Delaware, Saturday night, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

May 19


Leon Rollerson and the TulsaAcademy for Arts and Sciences Band – Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E. First St., upper level.  Sunday night from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased at the depot, from, or by calling Bettie Downing at 918-281-1008. General admission is $15, reserved table seating $20. Seniors and Jazz Hall members are admitted for $10.  Free Covered Parking!

Olivia Duhon and Sean Al-Jibouri – Doc’s on Brookside, Sunday night, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Cynthia Simmons – Smoke on Cherry Street, Sunday night, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Shelby Eicher and Mark Bruner – Full Moon Café, Cherry Street, Sunday night, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Miles Ralston – Bodean’s, 51st & Harvard, Sunday night, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

May 20


Musical Mondays with Rebecca Ungerman – Whole Foods, 41st & Peoria, Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Mark Bruner – Celebrity Club, Monday night, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Cypher 120 with Written Quincey as your host for open mike poetry. LIVE accompaniment by Elton Jewel on sax & Jordan Hehl on bass. Monday night, Blu Bar and Lounge, 111 N Main St, 8:00 p.m.

Please support clubs and restaurants that hire jazz musicians!

Jim and Jeanine

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame is a 501(c) (3), non-profit, cultural and educational organization. It exists to provide a system in and for the State of Oklahoma to preserve, promote and illuminate the true art forms of jazz, blues and gospel music; also identify, document and honor the artists who have made a significant contribution locally, regionally, nationally and internationally to its development. Additionally, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame promotes educational learning, training, classes, performances and cultural events with and on behalf of disadvantaged youth of all races, creeds, religions and ethnic heritage and provides scholarships to graduating students. We celebrate the music of America.

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