National Artist Spotlight Presents: Duchess, The Route 66 Tour.

Get your kicks (on Route 66): DUCHESS on the road By Hilary Gardner Any musician will tell you that life on the road can be a rough haul.  We’re talking about sub-par food, crazy-early mornings, and a whole lot of togetherness with your bandmates, which can all make for tired and cranky campers.  Unless, of course, the …

Denny Morouse Band Featuring Annie Ellicott at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

Denny Morouse Band Features Annie Ellicott in Sunday Father's Day Show   For world-class saxophonist Denny Morouse, Sunday's Jazz Depot concert is a chance to pay tribute to the man who got him started on the road that would lead to stages and recording studios shared with Michael Jackson, Art Blakey, Stevie Wonder, Etta James, …

Pam Crosby: A Musical Birthday Celebration at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

Local jazz favorite Pam Van Dyke Crosby lights up the Jazz Depot stage celebrating friends and family.  A native Oklahoman, Pam began her career singing jazz in New York City, performing in a band that included pianist Duke Jordan and bassist Keeter Betts. While in NYC, Pam also performed as the featured “girl singer” for …

JazzReach with Metta Quintet at The Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center

Broken Arrow PAC Brings JazzReach to the Rose District for an UPCLOSE Educational Experience  New York City’s nationally recognized JazzReach is visiting the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center for an UPCLOSE, once-in-a-lifetime multimedia educational concert. Presented by the Broken Arrow Arts and Humanities Council in cooperation with the BAPAC, UPCLOSE gives the audience an opportunity …

Mischievous Swing at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall Of Fame

Mischievous Swing CD Release Party Friday at the Jazz Depot  This time, the entire evening belongs to Mischievous Swing. The four-man string-jazz group made a nice impression on the Jazz Depot crowd July 23, when it opened for the touring West Coast-based Cow Bop. The group member even returned to jam with the headliner in a memorable …

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 …