“Live Music Night” at Sisserou’s Restaurant Featuring the Olivia Duhon Trio! Thursday September 13th, 2018

Treat Yourself To A Wonderful Evening Of Jazz at Sisserou’s Restaurant !

Each 2nd Thursday of the month Sisserou’s Restaurant offers some of the best live entertainment Tulsa has to offer, the month of September is no exception, it features the return of the lovely and wonderfully talented Olivia Duhon.

Jazz aficionados across the region have enjoyed many memorable performances by Olivia in clubs, restaurants, special events, and fundraisers. Her smooth style and sultry voice has made her a fan favorite and highly sought-after performer. Joining her will be two magnificent musicians Guitarist Sean Al-Jibouri and Upright Bass player Ron Adams.

Thursday September 13th is your chance to be enthralled by this wonderful vocalist and these incredible musicians, this will not just be a concert it will be an experience 🙂

In addition to the great music treat yourself to Sisserou’s delicious menu offerings, extensive beverage selection, and relaxing atmosphere of one of Tulsa’s most popular restaurants!

You are in for an incredible evening! 🙂

Use the link below, or call 918-576-6800 to make your reservation: (Reservations are strongly suggested)

http://www.sisserousrestaurant.com/reservations/

These shows are a Tulsajazz.com and Taylor Entertainment Group Production.

 

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Date/Time:

Thursday September 13th 2018  6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: Archer and Main St, Tulsa, OK 74103

Phone: (918) 576-6800

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Booker Gillespie Performs Live at D’vina’s Friday January 27th 2017!

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The Smooth Sounds of Booker Gillespie at D’vina’s!

Additional Show Information:

Dates/Times:  

Friday  January 27th, 2017  6:30 pm-9:30 pm

Location: 1350 E 15th St, Tulsa, OK 74120

Phone: (918) 280-0122

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Olivia Duhon with The Frank Brown Duo Performing at Main St Tavern

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Jazz Night with Olivia Duhon at Main St Tavern!

Date/Time: Wednesday July 21st, 2015 6 pm-9 pm

Location: 200 S. Main St Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Phone: 912-872-1414

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Olivia Duhon and Friends Perform at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

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Olivia Duhon and Friends bring the music of the 60’s and 70’s to the Jazz Depot Sunday

 

At her last Jazz Depot concert, which she gave in October 2013, vocalist Olivia Duhon emphasized material from the 1920s – which, of course, meant she was doing songs written long before she was born.

For her Sunday show, Olivia and Friends, the winner of the 2009 Legacy Tribute Award from the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame plans to perform music that still isn’t of her time. She has, however,  moved everything up about a half-century.

“We’re really focusing on songs from the ’60s and ’70s,” she says, “taking some classic songs from that era, kind of jazzing them up, and putting in our own twists and spins.”

The “we” here is guitarist Frank Brown’s trio, which includes bassist Ron Adams and drummer Jim Karstein. All three are Duhon’s frequent musical cohorts. And for them, the music of that period hits closer to home; Karstein, in fact, helped create some of those songs as a West Coast session drummer and member of the hitmaking rock group Gary Lewis and the Playboys. But while she herself may not have experienced them first-hand, Duhon feels that the music associated with those two decades constitutes what she describes as “a burst of genius.”

“The other night, we were doing a private party, and while we were setting up, someone had a radio playing and this 1990s song came on,” she says. “I was a youngster in the ’90s, so there’s a lot of that music that speaks to me, because it was a part of my youth. I said to Frank and Ron, `Oh, the ’90s were so great. That was just the greatest era for singers and songwriters.’  And Ron said, `No. It was the ’60s and ’70s.’ And I completely agree with him.

“A song has to speak to me in order for me to really want to sing it,” she adds. “For the ’20s show, I did a couple of songs simply because they were from the ’20s. But for this show, all the tunes really speak to me. That’s actually how we got the [’60s and ’70s] theme. We had started picking songs, and then we noticed there was a pattern – lots of them were from the ’60s and ’70s. And I really, really love those tunes.”

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Although she says that she can be attracted to a song for a number of reasons, including the melody and the arrangement, more often than not it’s the lyrics that end up selling her.

“Usually, I find I gravitate to lyrics that speak about something I’ve experienced,” she explains. “I think that’s true with anyone when it comes to music: you like songs that speak to you or speak about something you’ve been through. But I’m also drawn to lyrics about things other people have been through.  It’s kind of hard to describe, but it’s all absolutely about emotion.”

As is the case with many of her concerts, this one will also be  – at least in part – about performing a song or two that she doesn’t think has been heard enough.

This time, she says, “There’s a George Harrison tune that’s very obscure. I’m pretty excited about that. It’s an original that he did on one of his own albums.”

That’s about all she wants to say about her Sunday repertoire, except to once again emphasize the era she’s drawing from. She does promise to feature some “surprise guests,” including a keyboardist, joining her on stage during the evening.

“So it’s Olivia and friends – just kind of a `Kumbayah’ with ’60s and ’70s music,” she notes with a chuckle.

Olivia and Friends is set to begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, September 14, at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, located in downtown Tulsa’s Jazz Depot, 111 E. First St.

Tickets can be purchased at the Depot, from www.myticketoffice.com, or by calling Bettie Downing at 918-281-8609. 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.  Refreshments will be available for purchase.

The show is part of the Jazz Hall’s 2014 Autumn Concert Series.

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame is 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 preservation, education, and performance of jazz, our uniquely American art form.

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Olivia Duhon at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

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If you’re a jazz lover who enjoys live music, chances are pretty good that you’ve seen Olivia Duhon performing in an area venue. Winner of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame’s Legacy Tribute Award in 2009, the striking vocalist has been a high-profile artist on the local scene for a few years now.

But even if you’ve seen her, you may never have seen her do the kind of show she’ll present at the Jazz Depot on Sunday. There, she’ll not only be accompanied by her trio – Frank Brown on guitar, Ron Adams on bass, and Jim Karstein on drums – but also by a couple of other noted musicians: Mike Leland on piano and Mike Moore on trumpet. For Duhon, that all adds up to a rare concert with what for her is a big band.

“Usually, the places we play are kind of small, and their size unfortunately doesn’t allow for a larger group,” she explains. “But since we’re going to be at the Jazz Hall, this is our opportunity to get some really awesome players in there to join us.”100_2806

Her regular players, of course, are no slouches.  Frequent bandmates Brown and Adams have been mainstays of the Tulsa jazz scene for decades, and drummer Karstein is a bona fide Tulsa Sound heavyweight, one of the fabled area musicians who headed West in the ‘60s and ended up making their mark on the international rock scene. Among his credits are stints with hitmakers Gary Lewis and the Playboys and fellow Tulsa expatriate  J.J. Cale, along with L.A. studio work that includes drumming on Cheech & Chong’s 1973 hit “Basketball Jones Featuring Tyrone Shoelaces,” where Karstein was joined by the likes of George Harrison, Carole King, Billy Preston, Darlene Love, and Klaus Voorman.

“Playing with him has just been a joy, an absolute pleasure,” says Duhon. “I get to hear stories of when he played back in the day, and that’s always a wonderful thing. I love history in general, the history behind everything, and that’s probably a reason why I love jazz so much.”

In fact, she adds, her penchant for studying the history of jazz will be reflected in Sunday’s concert.

“It’s going to be kind of an eclectic mix,” Duhon says. “We’re really going to focus the first half on the 1920s.  I think that was the beginning point for the jazz that we know. So much was happening, both politically and artistically, that helped catapult jazz into the mainstream, and I’m really intrigued by that. So I wanted to focus on the 1920s for my first set.

“As far as the second set goes, there’ll be some songs, a little bit current, that are definitely different,” she adds. “These are songs that you wouldn’t think you could make jazzy – for lack of a better term.” She laughs. “We really take a different approach to them, and I think it’s something that people will enjoy.”

She would rather not, however, give specifics, preferring to keep the element of surprise for the concert – although she does reveal that one of the composers she’s featuring in the second set will be a contemporary of Joni Mitchell, who fans know is one of Duhon’s favorites.

“It’s someone from the same era, let’s say that,’ she says. “And it’s a song you would never imagine a jazz singer, so to speak, would sing.”

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Cover of Antônio Carlos Jobim

In addition to her Joni Mitchell numbers, Duhon is also known for presenting Brazilian music, particularly the work of Antonio Carlos Jobim. For quite a while, however, she resisted doing his most famous composition, the much-recorded and performed “Girl From Ipanema.” A recent addition to her repertoire, “Girl from Ipanema” may even be included on Sunday’s playlist.

“For the longest time, I wouldn’t do it, because I wanted to do the more obscure bossa novas,” she explained. “But you know, people love that song.  And even though it’s been done so many times, when you see the reaction from the audience, and you feel their energy and how much they love it, it just brings a renewed sense of beauty to the song.”

Olivia Duhon is set to begin at 5:00p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 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 918-281-8609. 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 show is a part of the Jazz Hall’s 2013 Autumn Concert Series.

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame is 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 preservation, education, and performance of jazz, our uniquely American art form.

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