La Gozadera Performing at the Tulsa PAC Oct 3rd, 2018 in Celebration of Latin Heritage Month!

The Brown Bag It Series is a free concert series offered the first Wednesday of each month. Bring your lunch and enjoy the best regional talent Tulsa has to offer! This month La Gozadera from Oklahoma City performs in celebration of Latin Heritage Month!

The full La Gozadera Band has six members several of whom also perform with bands like Havana 405, and Orquestra D’Calle. The band has been in the music scene for the past 10 years playing in festivals, charity events and private venues.

In 2014 the band was invited to perform at the Latin Grammy’s street party in Dallas Texas. Over time the band has incorporated other styles of music like salsa and bachata but mainly cumbia. They like to make you dance, that’s what they enjoy the most!


This series is presented by:
Tulsa PAC Trust
Brown Bag It Series

This performance is a Taylor Entertainment Group Production.


Wednesday Oct 3rd, 2018 12:10 pm to 12:50 pm


Tulsa Performing Arts Center 110 E 2nd St, Tulsa, OK 74103

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2018 Oklahoma Women in Music Concert Series June 23rd-24th!

Two Great Shows, Four Fabulous Vocalists, One Incredible Weekend!

We are thrilled to present “Oklahoma Women In Music Concert Series” a celebration of music and the incredible female vocalists that perform it!

Saturday June 23:

Cynthia Simmons Presents “Love in Concert”

Cynthia Simmons invites you to enjoy an evening of love and romance at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center as she presents “Love in Concert”!
Cynthia states “Being a true romantic at heart, this concert gives me the opportunity to share the music that I’m passionate about in a wonderfully intimate setting. I get to sing to you the way I’ve always wanted to, it’s going to be an incredible night!”

This show is a 2018 SummerStage Event!

Joining Cynthia will be some of Tulsa’s finest musicians Scott McQuade on Keyboard, Matt Hayes on Upright Bass, and John Delavadova on Drums!

Tickets are $20.00 General Admission or $25.00 for Cabaret Seating and can be purchased in advance at the Tulsa PAC ticket office or online at:

But Wait There’s More…

Sunday June 24th:

“Ladies on the Green: The Concert”

“Ladies on the Green: The Concert” is a free event that has a little something for just about everyone, including Jazz, Blues, Rock, Indie, Neo Soul, R&B, and maybe a few surprises along the way. Every band features a female lead and it is our honor to showcase these super talented ladies in a beautiful setting like the Guthrie Green.

A day of fun, excitement, and fabulous music awaits you on Sunday June 24th from 2:30-6:30 pm as TulsaJazz.Com Presents “Ladies on the Green!”

Featured Performers are:

2:30 Briana Wright:
Briana is the leader of the Funk/Soul band Nightingale. It consists of Tulsa natives Briana Wright, Zac Hardin, Chris Wylie, and Parker Ferrell – all accomplished musicians in their own right. The group draws from folk, funk, rock, and indie influences to make music that feels good.


4:00 Elizabeth Speegle:
The original music of Elizabeth Speegle Band is a jazz laced fusion of pop, funk and blues. Relevant lyrics, memorable melodies, and excellent musicianship all come together to create ESB’s distinct sound. Along with Elizabeth’s smoky, soulful vocals, the band drives the grooves, riffs and hooks in a way that draws the listener in with every note.


5:30 Faye Moffet:
Faye Moffett or “FM” is an American R&B/Soul artist raised in Oklahoma by way of Arkansas. Singing since she was eight years old, her vocal style was heavily influenced by legendary singers Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Beyonce and girl groups SWV, Escape and En vogue. Faye is a performer, writer, actor and a powerhouse vocalist whose intense sound will strike a chord at the heart of your soul. Her voice remains unmistakable and undeniable. She captures her audience with her powerful live performances and is currently touring in the Midwest as she expands her fan base worldwide.

Both shows are part of the TulsaJazz.Com Summer Music Series!


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Tulsa PAC-Saturday June 23rd, 2018 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Guthrie Green-Sunday June 24th , 2018 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm


Saturday: Tulsa Performing Arts Center 110 E 2nd St, Tulsa, OK 74103

Sunday: Guthrie Green 111 East M.B. Brady Street, Tulsa, OK 74103

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Multiphonic Funk Presents: Boogie Wonderland! An Earth, Wind, and Fire Tribute Concert! June 8-9th 2018!

Multiphonic Funk Live at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center!

Multiphonic Funk, Tulsa’s premiere party band, is one that is difficult to put in one genre. While Funk is in the name, the band spans several genres, R&B, Soul, Rock, and Jazz. We like to sum all of that up in a genre we call: Party Funk.

We are all about pleasing the audience and making their experience one that they will not forget. Earth Wind & Fire is the Band’s biggest influence, and this show is a loving tribute to that incredible band! Boogie Wonderland: An EWF Tribute Concert will remind you of all the classics while capturing the distinct style of the funk soul supergroup!

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

Tickets are going fast, click this link and get yours today!

This is a 2018 SummerStage Event!

This show is a TulsaJazz.Com and Taylor Entertainment Group Production!


Friday June 8th, 2018 8 pm-10 pm

Saturday  June 9th, 2018 8 pm-10 pm, 2018

Admission: $20.00 Click this link to get tickets!

Tickets are also available at the Tulsa Performing Arts Box Office!


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National Artist Spotlight: Wynton Marsalis



Wynton Marsalis Performing at The Tulsa Performing Arts Center Friday Oct 2nd!

Wynton Marsalis is an internationally acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, educator and a leading advocate of American culture. He is the world’s first jazz artist to perform and compose across the full jazz spectrum from its New Orleans roots to bebop to modern jazz. By creating and performing an expansive range of brilliant new music for quartets to big bands, chamber music ensembles to symphony orchestras, tap dance to ballet, Wynton has expanded the vocabulary for jazz and created a vital body of work that places him among the world’s finest musicians and composers.

Early Years: Wynton was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on October 18, 1961, to Ellis and Dolores Marsalis, the second of six sons. At age eight Wynton performed traditional New Orleans music in the Fairview Baptist Church band and at 14 he performed with the New Orleans Philharmonic, New Orleans Symphony Brass Quintet, New Orleans Community Concert Band, New Orleans Youth Orchestra, New Orleans Symphony, various jazz bands and with the popular local funk band, the Creators. At age 17 Wynton became the youngest musician ever to be admitted to Tanglewood’s Berkshire Music Center. Despite his youth, he was awarded the school’s prestigious Harvey Shapiro Award for outstanding brass student. Wynton moved to New York City to attend Juilliard in 1979.

In 1980 Wynton seized the opportunity to join the Jazz Messengers to study under master drummer and bandleader Art Blakey. It was from Blakey that Wynton acquired his concept for bandleading and for bringing intensity to each and every performance. In the years to follow Wynton performed with Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, Sweets Edison, Clark Terry, Sonny Rollins, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams and countless other jazz legends.

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The San Francisco Examiner stated, “Marsalis’ orchestral arrangements are magnificent. Duke Ellington’s shadings and themes come and go but Marsalis’ free use of dissonance, counter rhythms and polyphonics is way ahead of Ellington’s mid-century era.” Wynton extended his achievements in Blood On The Fields with All Rise, an epic composition for big band, gospel choir, and symphony orchestra which was performed by the New York Philharmonic under the baton of Kurt Masur along with the Morgan State University Choir and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (December 1999).

Marsalis collaborated with Ghanaian master drummer Yacub Addy to create Congo Square, a groundbreaking composition combining elegant harmonies from America’s jazz tradition with fundamental rituals in African percussion and vocals (2006). For the anniversary of the Abyssinian Baptist Church’s 200th year of service, Marsalis blended Baptist choir cadences with blues accents and big band swing rhythms to compose Abyssinian 200: A Celebration, which was performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Abyssinian’s 100 voice choir before packed houses in New York City (May 2008).

In the fall of 2009 the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra premiered Marsalis’ composition Blues Symphony. Marsalis further expanded his repertoire for symphony orchestra with Swing Symphony, premiered by the renowned Berlin Philharmonic in June 2010. The New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Barbican have all signed on to perform Swing Symphony…

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Shelby Eicher Performing for The Tulsa Performing Arts Center’s “Brown Bag It Series”

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Wednesday September 2nd, 2015, 12:00 pm-12:50 pm


Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Kathleen Westby Pavilion

110 East 2nd Street Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103-3212

Phone: 918.596.7122

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TulsaJazz.Com Presents The Dean Demerritt Jazz Tribe Performing in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center’s “Brown Bag It” Series

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An absolute musician, Dean Demerritt’s roots are in jazz, blues, classical, rock, and country and western.  Growing up as the son of a jazz pianist in Tulsa, he learned the roots of jazz from performing in his father’s band in high school. Dean’s teen years were spent learning jazz standards from an older generation of venerated artists.  Dean went on to study classical and jazz bass at the University of Tulsa, graduating with a degree in music.


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While in college, he performed with various local jazz groups and shared the stage with jazz heavyweights including Stanley Clarke, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, Billy Cobham, Max Roach, Stan Kenton, and also performed with the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra and the Springfield Symphony.  After graduating, Dean went “on the road” with the renowned western swing band “Asleep at the Wheel”.  During this 4-year gig, the band recorded several albums when not on major concert tours with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and George Strait among others.  Along with winning a Grammy for “Best Country Instrumental Performance”, there were numerous TV and movie appearances including Austin City Limits, The Mike Douglas Show, and the movie “Roadie”.


Sean Al-Jabouri

Sean Al-Jabouri

Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sean Al-Jibouri has been a dedicated student and teacher of music for over ten years.  He began playing guitar at the age of fourteen, learning rock and blues.  His studies continued on where he soon learned stylings of jazz and classical guitar. Sean has played in many venues throughout the Tulsa scene as a sideman and front man to various musical projects.  His abilities, whether it be his quick learning or his passionate teaching, have made him a sought after musician around Oklahoma.  His credentials prove him to be capable of performing as a soloist or alongside fellow artists.  His music constantly evolves and his talents showcase him as not only an excellent player, but a gifted composer as well.

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Scott McQuade


Scott McQuade has had the opportunity to perform alongside such world-renowned jazz artists as Louis Bellson, Randy Brecker, Cleveland Eaton, Curtis Fuller, Slide Hamption, Wycliffe Gordon, Victor Goines, Delfeayo Marsalis, Jason Marsalis, Kevin Mahogany, Lenny Pickett, and Clark Terry.

He has  also performed with faculty and students from Florida State University,Florida A & M University, Northeastern State University, University of Central Oklahoma, University of Florida, University of North Florida and University of Tulsa.

The concert is free and the dress is casual, so grab your friends and join us for a wonderful mid-day jazz adventure with the Dean Demerritt Jazz Tribe!

This is a TulsaJazz.Com Production.



Wednesday April 1st, 2015, 12:10 pm-1:00 pm


Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Kathleen Westby Pavilion

110 East 2nd Street

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103-3212









Pam Crosby: A Musical Birthday Celebration at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

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Local jazz favorite Pam Van Dyke Crosby lights up the Jazz Depot stage celebrating friends and family.  A native Oklahoman, Pam began her career singing jazz in New York City, performing in a band that included pianist Duke Jordan and bassist Keeter Betts. While in NYC, Pam also performed as the featured “girl singer” for the Sammy Kaye Orchestra, and has toured the southwest United States with extended engagements in Texas, Louisiana, Missouri,Arkansas, and Nebraska.
As a local jazz favorite, Pam has been a featured performer in numerous regional jazz festivals, benefits such as Divas for H.O.P.E, Follies Review, Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame concerts, and the Summerstage Festival at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

The show is going to consist of performances by several of Pam’s fellow jazz artists , friends and  family, plus the stage will be graced by the Queen  herself…What a wonderful way to celebrate the birthday of Tulsa’s reigning Queen of Jazz!

The celebration is at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E First, Upper Level.  Sunday, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.Purchase your tickets at the door or call Bettie Downing at (918) 281-8609.   Members and Seniors enjoy discounted ticket prices at $10.00 each.  General Admission tickets are only $15.00 or $20.00 for Reserved Table Seating. High school and middle school students admitted for only $5.00.

The event is a part of the Jazz Hall’s Spring Concert Series.  Free covered parking.

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