2018 MixCarnival Featuring Steve Ham and Jambalaya Jazz at Mixco!

All The Fun Is Happening This Sunday at Mixco!

Treat yourself to a crawfish boil and classic NOLA food with plenty of live music from Steve Ham and Jambalaya Jazz, entertainment and cocktail specials. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Cocktail Specials:
French 75 – $8
Sazerac – $8
Pimm’s Cup – $8
Brandy Milk Punch – $8
Hurricane – $8
Caipirinha – $8
Creole Bloody Mary – $10

Email matt@mixcotulsa.com for reservations

Music presented by the Taylor Entertainment Group.

 

Additional Show Information:

Date/Time: Sunday Feb 11th, 2017 12:00 pm-5:00 pm

Location: 3rd & Denver, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Phone: (918) 932-8571

Website: www.mixcotulsa.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mixedcompanytulsa

Like Tulsa Jazz on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TulsaJazz1

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Taylor Entertainment Group Website: http://www.taylorentertainmentgroup.net

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The 14th Annual Taste of Collinsville & Jazz Too!

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Collinsville Downtown, Inc. is once again preparing for another fantastic evening of good food and fabulous jazz for The 14th Annual Taste of Collinsville. Last year’s event was such a huge success, we have decided to continue with the jazz theme again this year!

We are again partnering with TulsaJazz.com to bring the regions best jazz musicians to Main Street. We’ll have the area’s top restaurants on hand for sampling of their most popular dishes while relaxing and meeting most of our Main Street Merchants. Come prepared to make that purchase… you never know what you’re gonna find!

Additional Event Information:

Day/Date: Thursday September 17th 5 30 pm to 8 00 pm

Location: 1126 W Main St, Collinsville, Oklahoma 74021

Phone: (918) 371-5530

CDI Website: http://www.collinsvilledowntowninc.com/taste2015.htm

CDI Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Collinsville-Downtown-Inc-260726960613717/timeline/

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“White Linen Night” in Broken Arrow’s Rose District

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White linen was the traditional clothing in the South during hot summer months back when most people did not have air conditioning.  We want to capture the down-home, small-town feel of a traditional Southern Block Party right here on Main Street!

White Linen Night in Broken Arrow’s Rose District is patterned after a similar event in the French Quarter district in New Orleans where residents come out dressed in their finest white linen to see local art.  The event is open to the general public with no admission fee, live jazz performances  provided by TulsaJazz.Com and the Tulsa Jazz Music Group!

So, put on your white linen (or white cotton) and join us for some good family fun!

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Broken Arrow’s Main Street Merchants Association is committed to further enhancing our popular White Linen Night, so that all ages can enjoy a fun and festive night in Downtown Broken Arrow, to truly make it a neighborhood-wide celebration. Visitors will be treated to a fun atmosphere including local artists, local musicians, and local businesses in the Rose District.

Additional Event Information:

White Linen Night in B.A. Rose District

Day/Date: Saturday August 15th 6 pm-10 pm
Contact: Gregory Bridges
Location: 114 S. Main Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74013
Phone: 918.630.4832
Email: rosedistrict.whitelinen.night@gmail.com

Live Music Provided By The Tulsa Jazz Music Group 

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13th Annual Taste of Collinsville – “A Little Bit of Food and ALL THAT JAZZ”!

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Taste of Collinsville Bringing Jazz Greats to Main Street

13th Annual Event to Feature Regions Greats Jazz Musicians

 

Collinsville, Oklahoma:  This year’s Taste of Collinsville fundraising event has taken yet another new twist this year.  This year’s event titled the 13th Annual Taste of Collinsville – “A Little Bit of Food and ALL THAT JAZZ” will take place on Thursday, September 18, 2014, from 5:30 – 8:00 in the evening.  Collinsville Downtown, Inc. is pleased to announce the partnership with Tulsa Jazz, OKC Jazz and the Tulsa Jazz Group, the largest promoters of Jazz in the area in order to bring the greatest jazz musicians in the region to play on Main Street. The musicians will be stationed along the three-block corridor from 12th to 9th Street, entertaining patrons to who will also be sampling signature dishes from some of the area’s finest eateries.  Main Street Merchants will play host to notable restaurants such as Olive Garden, Logan’s Roadhouse and Wings To Go, to name just a few.  Collinsville restaurants will also be showcased at the event.  The event is an exciting way to introduce the public to all of the great Collinsville businesses who may have otherwise gone unnoticed.  Local favorite Silver Dollar Café will be filling a souvenir cup with your favorite non-alcoholic beverage for the evening.

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“We are honored to be part of such a great event and partnered with such a wonderful organization as Collinsville Downtown, Inc.,” commented Tulsa Jazz promoter John Taylor.  “We are looking forward to a great evening of entertaining Collinsville.”

 

“It seems as if each year we try to come up with a new idea that will out do what we did the last year.  I think we’ve done it again this year by bringing Jazz to Main Street for the 13th Annual Taste of Collinsville.”  Said C.D.I. Board President and Promotion Chairperson, Sherry Campbell.  “I have a feeling this years event will go down in Collinsville event history!”

 

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Along with great music and delicious food, ticket holders will also be able to engage in a musical scavenger hunt.  There will be several jazz instruments placed among the Main Street Merchants for patrons to find and record in order to be entered into a Grand Prize Drawing at the end of the night.  The Grand Prize is valued at over $800 consisting of gifts donated by all participating merchants and area restaurants.

 

Those wishing to attend this year’s event would be wise to order tickets online, as there are only a limited number of tickets available.  Tickets can be purchased online from now until the morning of the event on September 18 at http://www.collinsvillegowntowninc.com/taste2014.htm.  Tickets ordered online can be picked up at the event at the will call table or in the C.D.I. office after September 4.   Beginning September 5, Collinsville banks including Premier sponsor RCB Bank; along with V.I.P. sponsor American Bank of Oklahoma and Valley National Bank will be selling tickets in their businesses.  Tickets may also be purchase at the C.D.I. office located on the northeast corner of 12th and Main.  Cost of this year’s tickets are as follows, individuals $12 each, seniors (65+) $9, couples $20, and a family of four (2 adults & 2 children 12 and under) for $25.  Members of the Main Street organization will receive a discount when purchasing tickets at the Main Street Office.

 

Sponsorship opportunities are also still available for those wanting to be a part of history in the making.  Sponsors will receive FREE tickets to the event and recognition both leading up to and at the event.  For more information about becoming a sponsor of this year’s event contact Program Manager, Shelley Nachtigall at (918) 371-5530.

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Collinsville Downtown, Inc. is the downtown revitalization organization.  Their mission is to be instrumental in directing the restoration of historical Collinsville to it’s original nostalgic appearance, business fervor, public attraction, and profitability to fit the needs of our contemporary community.  It is partly because of fundraising efforts such as the Taste of Collinsville that they are able to continue to do just that.  For more information about this years event, including ways to win FREE tickets, or how you can get involved in the Main Street organization, please follow them on Facebook, as well as check the website at www.collinsvilledowtnowninc.com for details.

Steve Ham and The Jambalaya Jass Band Perform at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

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 Long-Lived Jambalaya Jass Band Begins Jazz Depot’s Winter Concert Series

            If you’ve ever wondered why trombonist Steve “Hambone” Ham and trumpeter Mike Bennett play so uncannily well together, it’s because they’ve had plenty of practice. As Ham recalls it, the two played their first job as a duo back in 1976 – on a stage light-years away from the listening-room atmosphere of the Jazz Depot, where they’re performing with Ham’s Jambalaya Jass Band on Sunday.

            “It was over at the Golden Hurricane Lounge, that old strip joint,” Ham says with a chuckle. “I was 19 and he was 18; I was playing sousaphone and he was playing trumpet. We’d go in there and play blues and some old Dixieland tunes, New Orleans tunes. I think they paid us ten dollars a night and all the beer we could drink. The first weekend we were there, somebody got stabbed. The second weekend, there was a gunshot. And we left and never went back.”

They may have left that gig for good, but, individually and together, they never left the music. Students in the University of Tulsa’s music program at the time, they both went on to carve out careers as two of Tulsa’s top instrumentalists, positions they still hold today.

Among his other musical jobs, Bennett has been the trumpeter for Ham’s group from the beginning, which came about not all that long after the duo’s debut at the Golden Hurricane Lounge.

As Ham remembers it, he was playing in a Dixieland band run by “a businessman who just cracked whips on guys.” After a blowup over a job that Ham had helped book for the group, the leader suggested that it might be better if Ham went off and formed his own band.

“I said, `That ain’t no problem,’ and that’s when we named the band,” he says. “It was sometime in the early ’80s.”Steve Ham's Jambalaya Jazz Band

Ham’s Jambalaya Jass Band has been entertaining audiences ever since, with a lineup that fluctuates somewhat but usually includes, in addition to Ham and Bennett, the veterans Bill Crosby on bass and Tony Yohe on drums, both of whom are set to be a part of things on Sunday. Ham’s son Heath Ham, heard most recently on the Diffident Rebel CD Red Dirt Reggae, plays guitar.

It may be because he chafed under the leadership of a “whip-cracker” all those years ago, but Ham has made sure from the beginning to allow the musicians in his group plenty of freedom. In fact, he pretty much insists on it.

“In most gigs, there’s a box you’ve got to kind of stay in,” he explains. “In myband, I could care less. Just play whatever you want to play. I mean, I don’t want to play stuff that’s above an audience’s head. I don’t want to sound like Coltrane. But we just never know what we’re going to do when we play. I may change tunes right in the middle of a song, and I’ll expect my guys to go with me. Or they may change the tune. We just

never know.”

He doesn’t even quite know how to label the music performed by the group, which many would describe as Dixieland jazz.steve ham 2

“I guess I call mine more New Orleans stuff,” he says. “I don’t really know what Dixieland is. I like [Louis] Armstrong, and I like the Olympia Brass Band, those brass bands down in New Orleans. We’ve got some of that happening.”

Still, he adds, there’s at least one classic Dixieland tune that the Jambalaya Jass Band ends up doing at just about every appearance.

“We usually play `When the Saints Go Marching In,'” he says. “I get asked a lot to do `Rosetta,’ too. I’ll have a list of tunes in front of me, just in case I can’t remember the names of some of ’em. But sometimes, I’ll just start playing, and the band’ll follow me. Or Bennett’ll go, `You’re putting them to sleep. Let’s play this.'”

Ham laughs. “What that means is, `Let’s play something that features me, `Bone. Let’s play something I can show off on.’

“And why not?” Ham adds with another laugh. “He’s a hell of a trumpet player.”

Steve Ham’s Jambalaya Jass Band is set to begin at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, 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, fromwww.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 the first in the Jazz Hall’s 2013-14 Winter Concert Series.

 

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 preservation, education, and performance of jazz, our uniquely American art form.

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