Jazz and Wine Night with The Ellen Rowell Trio Wednesday Sept 4, 2019 at Main Street Tavern BA!

The Ellen Rowell Trio Live at Main Street Tavern BA!

Every Wednesday night is Jazz Night at Main Street Tavern! We can’t think of a better way to spend an evening than listening to your favorite jazz tunes, and more performed by the Ellen Rowell Trio!

Bring your friends, family, and neighbors, to experience the incredible music of this fantastic group while enjoying the delicious menu offerings of Main Street Tavern…See you Wednesday 🙂

This show is a Taylor Entertainment Group Production.

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Additional Information:

Date/Time: Wednesday Sept 4th, 2019 6 pm-9 pm

Location: 200 S. Main St Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Phone: 918-872-1414

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Jazz and Wine Night with The Ellen Rowell Trio Wednesday Aug 7, 2019 at Main Street Tavern BA!

The Ellen Rowell Trio Live at Main Street Tavern BA!

Every Wednesday night is Jazz Night at Main Street Tavern! We can’t think of a better way to spend an evening than listening to your favorite jazz tunes, and more performed by the Ellen Rowell Trio!

Bring your friends, family, and neighbors, to experience the incredible music of this fantastic group while enjoying the delicious menu offerings of Main Street Tavern…See you Wednesday 🙂

This show is a Taylor Entertainment Group Production.

Poster courtesy of Taylor Entertainment Group

Additional Information:

Date/Time: Wednesday August 7th, 2019 6 pm-9 pm

Location: 200 S. Main St Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Phone: 918-872-1414

Ellen Rowell on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EllenRowellJazz/

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Jazz and Wine Night with Angie Cockrell and Frank Brown Wednesday July 24, 2019 at Main Street Tavern BA!

Angie Cockrell and Frank Brown at Main Street Tavern BA!

Every Wednesday night is Jazz and Wine Night at Main Street Tavern! This Wednesday is very special as it features the return of Taylor Entertainment Group Vocalist Angie Cockrell and Guitarist Frank Brown. We can’t think of a better way to spend an evening than listening to your favorite jazz tunes and more performed by Angie and Frank!

Bring your friends, family, and neighbors, to experience the mesmerizing music of this fantastic Duo while enjoying the delicious menu offerings of Main Street Tavern…See you Wednesday 🙂

This show is a Taylor Entertainment Group Production.

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The event is presented by TulsaJazz.Com

 

Additional Information:

Date/Time: Wednesday July 24th, 2019 6 pm-9 pm

Location: 200 S. Main St Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Phone: 918-872-1414

Angie’s Website: http://www.angiecockrell.com/

Angie’s Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/angiecockrellmusic

Frank Brown’s Website: http://www.frankbrowntrio.com

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Jazz and Wine Night with The Elizabeth Speegle Band Wednesday July 17, 2019 at Main Street Tavern BA!

The Elizabeth Speegle Band Live In Concert!

Every Wednesday night is Jazz Night at Main Street Tavern! We can’t think of a better way to spend an evening than listening to your favorite jazz tunes, fabulous original music and more performed by the Elizabeth Speegle Band!

The Elizabeth Speegle Band (ESB) is a jazz laced fusion of pop, funk and soul…peppered with a few blues. Relevant lyrics, memorable melodies, and excellent musicianship all come together to create ESB’s distinct sound. Whether original music or favorite cover songs, the band, coupled with Elizabeth’s smoky, soulful vocals, drives the grooves, riffs and hooks in a way that draws the listener in with every note.

Bring your friends, family, and neighbors, to experience the incredible music of this fantastic group while enjoying the delicious menu offerings of Main Street Tavern…See you Wednesday 🙂

This show is a Taylor Entertainment Group Production.

Poster courtesy of Taylor Entertainment Group

Additional Information:

Date/Time: Wednesday July 17th, 2019 6 pm-9 pm

Location: 200 S. Main St Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Phone: 918-872-1414

Elizabeth Speegle Band Website: https://www.elizabethspeegleband.com

Elizabeth Speegle Band on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elizabethspeegleband/

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OKC Jazz Fest Brings World Class Talent To New Festival Venues This Year

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Al Jarreau, Color Me Badd and The Gap Band will headline the 3rd Annual OKC Jazz Fest May 31-June 4 in Bricktown and Deep Deuce in downtown Oklahoma City.

The 2016 festival will feature jazz, jazz rock, hip hop, rhythm & blues and other genres of music. Local and national artists will perform on both indoor and outdoor stages during the five-day festival run.  Festival headliners Jarreau, Color Me Badd and The Gap Band will perform at the new Criterion Music Hall located in the Bricktown Entertainment District.

“The OKC Jazz Fest is excited to showcase this impressive group of award winning headliners, as well as other accomplished musicians as we continue to grow this event into a major music festival for Oklahoma City,” said Mike McAuliffe, OKC Jazz Fest founder.

The official kickoff event for the festival will be on Tuesday, May 31 at the Aloft Hotel, where a new outdoor stage is being constructed to accommodate music fans.

“Jazz on Deep Deuce” will take place on Saturday, June 4 with bands performing throughout the day at various Deep Deuce and Bricktown establishments including Deep Deuce Grill, The Wedge, WSKY, Slaughter’s Hall, Urban Johnnies and WXYZ Lounge at the Aloft Hotel.

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Al Jarreau is the only vocalist in history to net Grammy Awards in three different categories including jazz, pop and R&B. His long list of hit songs includes “We’re In This Love Together” and he is also recognized for the popular theme song for the television show “Moonlighting.”GAP BAND (003)

The Gap Band, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, is an American R&B and funk band that rose to fame in the 70’s and 80’s.  The band is known for such songs as “You Dropped A Bomb On Me” and “Early In The Morning.” Local singer Darla Z will also be performing with the band.

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One of the highlights of the 2016 jazz fest is the homecoming of “Color Me Badd” as part of their 25th Anniversary National Tour.  Formed in Oklahoma City in 1991, Color Me Badd is an American contemporary R&B group that has sold over 12 million records worldwide.

The music festival will also feature Los Angeles violinist, singer, songwriter and actress Lucine Fyelon.

Major supporters of the festival include the Chickasaw Nation, Saint Anthony, Criterion Music Hall and Aloft Hotel.

Tickets for the OKC Jazz Fest are available through Ticketmaster beginning May 9.   For sponsorship information contact Mike McAuliffe at 405-630-7668.  For the festival schedule and additional information visit www.okcjazzfest.com.

Jazz Fest Runs May 31-June 4 In Bricktown/Deep Deuce

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2015 Starlight Band Summer Concert Series at The Guthrie Green

 

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Since 1947, Starlight has presented quality, live music to Oklahoma audiences each summer. Currently, their concerts are held at Guthrie Green. Located at 111 E. Brady Street in Tulsa, Guthrie Green is located in the heart of the vibrant Brady Arts District. Crowds of music lovers from all walks of life attend each of their FREE, family-friendly concerts.

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For more information:

Phone: 918-798-7827

Website: www.starlightbands.net

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Starlight-Bands/107923841675

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TulsaJazz.Com Presents Cyn Sings Ella: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

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CYNTHIA SIMMONS PRESENTS ELLA FITZGERALD TRIBUTE SHOW SUNDAY

 

The late Ella Fitzgerald remains one of the most high-profile and beloved jazz and pop singers in history, selling more than 40,000 records, winning 13 Grammy Awards as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and even appearing on a postage stamp in 2007, celebrating the 90th anniversary of her birth. In addition, she’s popularly known as “The First Lady of Song,” a title that’s hardly thrown around.

So shouldn’t it be more than a little intimidating for a vocalist to produce and sing a show full of Ella’s songs?

“Absolutely,” says Cynthia Simmons with a laugh. “But, you know, I went into it with the same mindset I had with the Nina Simone show, which I did back in March of last year. I’m not Ella Fitzgerald. I’m not going to sound like Ella Fitzgerald. But I’m going to give the best tribute I can to a musical phenomenon, somebody who had a fifty-year-plus career in music, who kept going even after major illnesses. She was awesome, I love her, and I’m going to give her my best possible tribute.”ella-fitzgerald

That five-decade career began for Fitzgerald in 1934, when she won an amateur-night contest at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Four years later, she had her first No. 1 hit, “A-Tisket A-Tasket,” which she recorded with Chick Webb’s big band. Throughout the 1930s, she worked extensively with both Webb and the Benny Goodman Orchestra, as well as with her own band. Then, in the mid-1940s, during a stint on the road withDizzy Gillespie, she began scat singing during a stint on the road with Dizzy Gillespie. That wordless vocal style soon became a major element in her music.

“I think my biggest challenge was to do an Ella show when I’m not a scatter,” says Simmons. “A lot of people compare my voice to hers, but I don’t scat. I’m working on it, though.”

In the 1950s, Fitzgerald broke into the mainstream in a big way, recording a number of big-selling albums as a solo performer. She was a double winner at the very first Grammy Awards event, in 1958, scoring Best Individual Jazz Performance honors for Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book and Best Female Vocal Performance for Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Song Book. For the next three decades, she also toured extensively and was a regular guest star on national television, which is where Cynthia Simmons first encountered her.Ella F singing

“I remember being a kid and seeing her on variety shows,” Simmons recalls. “She was this very elegant older lady, just standing there and singing, and as I got older, I just kept watching her age in front of the world, still doing her music. It was one of those things that just struck me. I always thought, `Oh, yeah, Ella Fitzgerald. She sang jazz.’

“The very first show I did for the Jazz Hall was three or four years ago,” she adds. “It was two other gentlemen and me, and I spotlighted Ella in my part. So I’ve been performing her songs for my entire jazz career.”

For Sunday’s Jazz Depot show, which she’s titled Cyn Sings Ella: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Simmons will be backed by a trio of musicians very familiar to area jazz fans: Frank Brown on Guitar, Dean Demerritt on bass, Mike Moore on trumpet and Wade Robertson on drums. She also plans to have another well-known Jazz Depot performer, Darell Christopher, on hand to recreate a few of the famous duets Fitzgerald did with Louis Armstrong.

And along with all the music, Simmons says that she’ll present a few biographical facts about Ella that will help the audience see her as a person in addition to a great performer.

“She did fabulous music,” notes Simmons. “Everyone listens to her, but most people don’t learn about her. I’ve been learning about her, so I’m going to share a lot of what I’ve learned.”Cynthia 50

Cyn Sings Ella: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald is set to begin at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, January 25th, 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.myticketoffice.com, or by calling Bettie Downing at 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 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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