Darell Christopher and the Ingredients at Soul City Friday May 12th, 2017!

  

Darell Christopher and the Ingredients Bringing the Blues to Soul City!

Darell has enjoyed great success touring Europe with his band as a singer in Gospel, R&B and Jazz. In addition to his success as a singer, Darell has also received high praise for his acting and public speaking.

Darell says his music can best be described as “Soul Music”, a combination of Gospel, Jazz, and Rhythm and Blues. He describes himself as a “Frontman”.  Darell attributes his singing style to growing up in the church singing Gospel music in the accapella tradition and to his mother who had a successful, but brief, career as a Jazz singer.

Darell Christopher and the Ingredients

Darell Christopher and The Ingredients won the 12th Annual Blues Challenge at Cain’s Ballroom on September 5, 2015.  The Annual Blues Challenge is sponsored by the Blues Society of Tulsa and features some of the best Blues bands in the Tulsa Metropolitan area.   The year before Darell Christopher and The Ingredients competed in the Blues Challenge for the first time and won the 2nd place prize.  However, in 2015 all of their hard work and preparation paid off.

 As winners of the Blues Challenge, Darell Christopher and The Ingredients  represented Tulsa, Oklahoma at the 32nd International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.

Soul City is a unique Dining and Nightlife experience unlike any other in Tulsa! Capturing the heart and vibe of the local music scene in Tulsa and pairing it with great food and craft drinks, Soul City provides the music and art lover with an experience you’ll want again and again.soul-city-logo

This is going to be a jaw dropping concert, so come prepared for a night of amazing music.

Dates/Times: Friday  May 12th, 2017  9 pm-11 pm

Admission: $10.00 At the door the night of the show.

Location: Soul City 1621 E 11th St Tulsa, Oklahoma

Phone: (918) 845-6846

Soul City’s Website: http://www.tulsasoul.com

Darell Christopher Band Website: http://www.darellchristopherband.com/

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Multiphonic Funk’s CD Release Party and Concert at Soul City Friday April 28th, 2017!

  

Multiphonic Funk’s  Incredible, Phenomenal, Spectacular CD Release Party!

Drew Thomas and Multiphonic Funk are proud to be producing and releasing their first album and are celebrating with a CD release party and concert! The 2 hour show will consist of of really hip originals and arrangements of tunes from artists like, Dangelo, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson. CD’s and T-shirts will also be for sale at the show!

Multiphonic Funk, who’s genre is a fusion between funk and jazz, is made up of a group of friends from the Tulsa area that formed in January of 2016 and has been thriving ever since.  “We implement elements of jazz into our funk via the form of the tunes and the melodies, but the time, feel, style, and improvisations are all very heavily funk influenced” says Drew Thomas who is the band leader, main arranger/writer and also the saxophonist in the band.

Soul City is a unique Dining and Nightlife experience unlike any other in Tulsa! Capturing the heart and vibe of the local music scene in Tulsa and pairing it with great food and craft drinks, Soul City provides the music and art lover with an experience you’ll want again and again.soul-city-logo

This is going to be a jaw dropping concert, so come prepared for a night of amazing music.

Dates/Times: Friday  April 28, 2017  9 pm-11 pm

Admission: $10.00 At the door the night of the show.

Location: Soul City 1621 E 11th St Tulsa, Oklahoma

Phone: (918) 845-6846

Soul City’s Website: http://www.tulsasoul.com

Multiphonic Funk’s Website: http://www.multiphonicfunk.com/

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Saying Ciao’ to Ciao’!…again.

I am sitting here on a Sunday night thinking that just a few years ago, on a night like this, I might have been in Ciao’ listening to some fabulous music and eating some great food in this really cool place. Below is a post done on this website in 2012 shortly after Ciao’ closed it’s doors, when this happened we were a young company that really didn’t know what we were doing but we loved Jazz and the people who made it and we were destined to make a difference. It’s 5 years later, we’re still chasing our passion and hopefully making a difference but most of all…still missing Ciao’.

Enjoy the original post below:

This is a very sad post for me to write, Ciao’ on Brookside in Tulsa  OK, closed it’s doors for the last time October 15, 2012.

I sat in The Primo Room the night before listening to the wonderful Janet Rutland sing, having no idea that it would be the last time there. The impact of this is enormous  especially since they played such a major role and invested so much into Tulsa and it’s jazz community.

For example: Ciao’ was one of the few, if not only, place locally that offered live jazz every weekend night which was free and open to the public. Not only that but it was a paid gig for the performing artists and they dedicated an entire wing of the restaurant to jazz and live music. That’s quite a commitment!

If you never had the pleasure of visiting or dining there here is a taste of what you missed, the following was taken from their website:

Ciao Baby! In Italian it means “Hello!”

In Brookside it means great food, wine,

 music & service.

“Ciao features classic Italian favorites like Veal Piccata, Chicken Marsala, handmade pizzas or a variety of authentic home-made regional pastas, fresh seafood, perfectly grilled steaks, handmade desserts, and artisanal bread baked fresh every day.

You can also savor original recipes like the Handmade Lobster Raviolis in a

Lemon Cream Sauce or Warm Balsamic Strawberries topped with a sweet Mascarpone Cream.

Many courses may be ordered as full or half portions, allowing you to create a menu to suit your taste

and appetite.

Weekly menu specials offer even more variety to your dining options.ciao dining room

Variety also extends to your choice of where to dine. Ciao offers full service in the main dining room, at the snazzy red leather topped bar or dine al fresco at

one of the outdoor tables. You can even reserve one

of our private rooms for your next dinner.

The Secundo Room seats up to sixteen guests and

the Primo Room can accommodate up to fifty guests

and has its own private bar!”

Sounds delicious, doesn’t it?  That’s because it was!

 Equally delicious was the music coming from the Primo Room on the weekends! It was a veritable who’s who of local, national and international artists , here is the final line up of artists that were scheduled to perform in October 2012:
Jazz Calendar
Appearing in the Primo Room
Music starts at 9pm Fri & Sat & 7:30pm-Sun
Thursday-October 4 – Special Performance
Ginger Leigh
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Friday-October 5
Mike Cameron Quartet
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Saturday-October 6
Salsa Quatro
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Sunday-October 7
Rebecca Ungerman
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Friday-October 12
The Begonias
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Saturday-October 13
Rebecca Ungerman
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Sunday-October 14**
Janet Rutland
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Friday-October 19
Olivia Duhon
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Saturday-October 20
Archer Trio
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Sunday-October 21
Cynthia Simmons
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Friday-October 26
Jay Garrett
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Saturday-October 27
Sarah Maud
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Sunday-October 28
Quasimojo
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Here is Pam Crosby singing “All Blues” at Ciao’
 

 Tulsa has not been the same without Ciao’, the wonderful moments, friendships, and incredible music that was made there can never and will never be duplicated.

Thank you Ciao’ for being a part of our lives, you maybe be gone but you will never be forgotten.

May jazz continually enrich your life,

John Taylor

**Janet Rutland was the last performer at Ciao’ , the remaining shows were cancelled due to their immediate closing.

 

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Multiphonic Funk Performing Snarky Puppy Tribute Concert at Soul City Friday December 9th, 2016

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Multiphonic Funk presents a concert exclusively of music by the band Snarky Puppy.

Multiphonic Funk, who’s genre is a fusion between funk and jazz, is made up of a group of friends from the Tulsa area that formed in January of 2016 and has been thriving ever since.  “We implement elements of jazz into our funk via the form of the tunes and the melodies, but the time, feel, style, and improvisations are all very heavily funk influenced” says Drew Thomas who is the band leader, main arranger/writer and also the saxophonist in the band.mf-logo

Snarky Puppy is a collective of sorts with as many as 25 members in regular rotation. They each maintain busy schedules as sidemen (with such artists as Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and D’Angelo), producers (for Kirk Franklin, David Crosby, and Salif Keïta), and solo artists (many of whom are on the band’s indy label, GroundUP Music).

At its core, the band represents the convergence of both black and white American music culture with various accents from around the world. Japan, Argentina, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico all have representation in the group’s membership. But more than the cultural diversity of the individual players, the defining characteristic of Snarky Puppy’s music is the joy of performing together in the perpetual push to grow creatively.grammy_nostella-snarky-puppy

Soul City is a unique Dining and Nightlife experience unlike any other in Tulsa! Capturing the heart and vibe of the local music scene in Tulsa and pairing it with great food and craft drinks, Soul City provides the music and art lover with an experience you’ll want again and again.soul-city-logo

This is going to be a jaw dropping concert, so come prepared for a night of amazing music.

This family friendly event is only $10 at the door.

Dates/Times: Friday  December 9th, 2016  9 pm-11 pm

Admission: 10.00 At the door the night of the show

Location: Soul City 1621 E 11th St Tulsa, Oklahoma

Phone: (918) 845-6846

Soul City’s Website: http://www.tulsasoul.com

Multiphonic Funk’s Website: http://www.multiphonicfunk.com/

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Sarah Maud, Sean Al-Jabouri, and Dean Demerritt Live at D’Vina’s!

 

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Live Music at D’Vina’s on Cherry St This Saturday Night!

Date/Time:

Saturday December 3rd, 2016 6 pm to 9 pm

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

Phone: (918) 280-0122

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