National Artist Spotlight: Sherrie Maricle & The DIVA Jazz Orchestra

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 …

Tulsa Jazz.Com’s Jazz Legend Spotlight: Walter ‘Foots’ Thomas

Walter "Foots" Thomas February 10, 1907 - August 26, 1981 Reed specialist, arranger and sometimes bandleader Walter "Foots" Thomas retired from fulltime playing in 1948, then became a professional manager whose specialty could easily have been coaching players on the art of amassing discographies capable of encircling Atlantic City's Trump Plaza. Thomas hailed from Muskogee, …

Angie Cockrell and Mike Leland Performing at Bluestone Steakhouse October 14th and 15th

It has been and continues to be an honor for us at Tulsa Jazz to work with and represent Angie Cockrell. She is warm, genuine, professional and a fabulous singer, we look forward to many more years together. You have the opportunity to see this wonderful lady perform with the incomparable Mike Leland every Wednesday and …

National Artist Spotlight: Jazz Clarinetist Anat Cohen

Clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. Reviewing Anat’s 2008 headlining set with her quartet at the North See Jazz Festival, DownBeat said: “Cohen not only proved to be a woodwind revelation of dark tones and delicious lyricism, but also a dynamic bandleader …

Tulsa Jam’Bassadors Chosen as Finalist for Mingus Foundation Competition

  Tulsa Jam’Bassadors Chosen as Finalist for Mingus Foundation Competition Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame’s All-City Band to Host Benefit February 2nd to Send Students to NYC             In its very first year to enter the national Charles Mingus High School Competition, the Tulsa Jam’bassadors All-City Band has rocketed into the finals. The 18 young musicians, chosen from several Tulsa public …