Jazz and Art: Our Pinterest Collections

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Jazz Up! An Online Art Gallery

We love jazz and we love art, what if you put the two of them together? You would have our Jazz Up!: Online Art Gallery board on Pinterest!

What you will find there are quite a few of our favorite jazz art paintings posted in this fantastic online gallery for your enjoyment.

Music and art have always complemented each other and we have thoroughly  enjoyed putting together this collection for you, please stop by an peruse through these wonderful paintings done by some incredible artists. We hope you enjoy viewing this collection as much as we have enjoyed putting it together.

While you’re there, check out our other boards as well such as: Tulsa’s Jazz, Jazz Clubs, Jazz History, and Women and Jazz: A Celebration in Art, and many more!

Check back with us regularly to keep up with our latest posts about jazz history and jazz art and Tulsa’a jazz community…thanks again for your support.

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Luisza Cornelius & Darell Christopher at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

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Plans call for Sunday’s Jazz Depot show to be split neatly down the middle, with pianist-vocalist Joe Wilkinson and singer Louiza Cornelius featured in the first half, and vocalist Darell Christopher and his band in the second. That’s according to the veteran performer Wilkinson, who’s also producing the first segment of this two-parter. And while he’s still considering whether or not to sing a song or two himself – he’s leaning toward a performance of “Lush Life” — he’s happy to be playing for Cornelius, who’s getting her splashiest Depot showcase to date after impressing at the Tuesday night jam sessions and appearing in the Wilkinson-produced Memorial Day show. After her performance in the latter, she earned the approval of a critic very close to Wilkinson’s heart.

To enjoy the jazz, call Bettie Downing at (918) 281-8609 and purchase your tickets. 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 Summer 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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Amy Cottingham performs at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

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The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame welcomes renowned singer and pianist Amy Cottingham back to the Jazz Depot Stage.

Amy Cottingham began playing the piano and violin at age three. She sings, composes, arranges, transcribes, teaches and performs classical and jazz. Her compositions of varying styles have been performed in Tulsa by the Signature Symphony and by local schools. With a Bachelors degree in Piano Performance, she has won numerous state and regional piano competitions. She has performed multiple solo concerts and traveled around the world performing with vocal and instrumental ensembles. She holds a Masters degree in Orchestral Conducting from Oklahoma State University.

Amy performs regularly with the Signature Symphony and the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. She has been invited to give solo recitals for the Brown Bag It series at the Performing Arts Center, the Music at the Mansion Series at the Historical Society, as well as recitals for church concert series and retirement communities. She has been invited to perform alongside other artists in Performance Plus and Tulsa Fest, under the direction of Dr. Barry Epperley. Amy has also been featured at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame numerous times as a solo performer with her own show and as a guest on the Annual Keyboard Concert.  Amy plays jazz, rags, tangos, improvisations and classical music regularly for parties, weddings, receptions, and corporate events.

Amy has been teaching private piano lessons for seventeen years and manages a full-time music studio out of her home, with many students placing in piano competitions and going on to be music majors in college. She is an active member of the Tulsa Accredited Music Teachers Association, Oklahoma Music Teachers Association, Music Teachers National Association (with whom she is nationally certified) and the Hyechka Music Club, where she performs regularly. As an active accompanist, Amy’s experience ranges from musicals, school choirs and adult choirs to junior and senior recitals, auditions and professional recitals.  She works regularly with British vocalist ChrisMiddlebrook, performing songs from popular as well as little-known musicals.  She and other her musical partner, vocalist Annie Ellicott, are working on a CD of Annie’s original compositions, featuring a variety of instruments and musical styles.  For over three years, Amy has been providing a stage for a variety of local musicians and artists, from professionals to young students and up-and-coming performers, featuring a wide range of musical styles, by putting together monthly house concerts that bring the musical community together in a unique, intimate, supportive atmosphere.

To enjoy the jazz, call Bettie Downing at (918) 281-8609 and purchase your tickets. 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 Summer 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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The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame presents New Voices 2013

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The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame presents New Voices 2013, showcasing the new faces, voices, and players who have taken the Jazz Depot stage this year.

Known for introducing new energy, fresh faces, and instrumentalists and singers you haven’t heard before, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame prides itself on exposing new talent to our audiences and building a rapport between the performers and our community.

To enjoy the jazz, call Bettie Downing at (918) 281-8609 and purchase your tickets. 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 Summer 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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Dr. Joey Crutcher and the Tulsa Gospel Workshop Choir perform at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, Thursday July 11,2013

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The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame presents this benefit concert featuring Dr. Joey Crutcher and the Tulsa Gospel Workshop Choir. Concert proceeds will allow the Tulsa Gospel Workshop Choir to attend the 2013 Gospel Workshop of America Convention.

Re-organized in 2002, the Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA) Tulsa Chapter is a part of an international gospel music organization. The Tulsa Chapter is comprised of more than twenty local churches, and features soloists, ensemble performances, and instrumentalists. The choir has performed in Tampa, Detroit, Kansas City, Dallas and at local events throughout the Tulsa Metropolitan and surrounding areas.

To enjoy the jazz and donate to a charitable cause, call Bettie Downing at (918) 281-8609 and purchase your tickets. General Admission tickets are only $10.00 each, concert starts at 7:00 pm.

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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Guitar Summit at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

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Feb 04, 2013 – GUITAR SUMMIT BRINGS FOUR NOTED SOLO GUITARISTS TO JAZZ DEPOT FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH CONCERT

Tommy Crook says that there are a lot of “fine guitar players” around the Tulsa area, and he should know. When the great ones get mentioned, Oklahoma Music Hall of Famer Crook is usually at the top of the list.

“But,” he adds, “a lot of ‘em work with a bass player and a drummer, or in a band, or they sing. The reason Ron Radford chose the people he chose for this deal is that we can play solo, and that’s it. When I play, I don’t even talk.”

Organizer Radford is a former Tulsan who’s achieved an international reputation as the American master of Flamenco guitar. Now based in St. Louis, he’s scheduled to close Sunday’s show, following performances by Tulsa music veterans Crook, Mark Bruner, and Randy Wimer.

Crook says he and Radford first met back in the very early ‘60s, when Crook was lead guitarist for theSwingin’ Shadows, a rock ‘n’ roll band fronted by vocalist Jimmy Markham.

“It was at a place called the Blue Moon, which had an indoor and outdoor dancehall,” he recalls. “We were playing at the outdoor one. My friend Eddie Spraker introduced us. He said, `Tommy, here’s a guy the same age as you who’s a guitar player, too, and he goes to Will Rogers [High School].’ I was at Central.”

A few years later, when Crook was working at Tulsa’s Guitar House to supplement his performance income, Radford’s mother would have him send guitar strings and other musical necessities to her son, who was then serving in the military in Southeast Asia.

Radford went on to study with Flamenco-guitar legend Carlos Montoya and the famed classical guitarist Andres Segovia, on his way to a career that has taken him to Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and more than a dozen foreign countries. Although Crook generally stayed closer to home, developing a solid reputation as a guitarist’s guitarist, he also spent time in Southeast Asia in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, performing on several USO tours.

A few years ago, Crook was playing a regular gig at Tulsa’s TiAmo Italian Ristorante with another guitarist on Sunday’s bill, Mark Bruner.  “Ron started coming out when he was in town to see Brunerand me,” says Crook. “So we got acquainted again.”

Crook subsequently moved to Lanni Thai Restaurant, where his Friday evening solo performances continue to be magnets for area music lovers and visiting musicians. Meanwhile, Bruner began working solo himself, in addition to a full slate of other musical jobs, including a standing Wednesday night gig at the Full Moon Café with fiddler Shelby Eicher and vocalist Annie Ellicott. He plays solo guitar every Monday night at the Celebrity Club, and, in February, he’s slated to return to TiAmo as a soloist.crook and bruner

“Becoming a solo guitarist, for me, was an evolution,” Bruner says. “I started getting real serious about it maybe 10 years ago, and around five years ago I won my first Oklahoma State FingerstyleGuitar Championship. (He’s won four more since then.)

“My ultimate goal in my solo guitar work is to bring in as many elements from my entire career as I can – jazz, blues, pop, funk,” he adds. “Lately, I’ve really been working on the connection between African guitar music and American blues music. I’ve tried to expand my listening palate and hope that some of it finds its way into my playing.”

Randy Wimer, who’s scheduled to begin the show, has been a Tulsa musician for four decades, with wide-ranging credits running from solo work for the Tulsa Performing Arts Center to a featured spot with Tulsa’s Signature Symphony. He’s also a first-call guitarist for touring Broadway shows and has accompanied the Tulsa jazz singers Janet Rutland and Pam Van Dyke Crosby.  His work as a music instructor includes positions at the University of Tulsa, Rogers State University, Northeastern State University, and Tulsa Community College, where he currently teaches guitar courses and Introduction to Music Theory.

Wimer will be followed on the stage by Bruner, Crook, and Radford.

“Ron’s doing the thing right,” says Crook. “Everybody gets thirty minutes, which is enough to play a half-dozen tunes. It’ll wind up being two hours long, and that’ll be plenty.”

The Guitar Summit is set to begin Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, located in downtown Tulsa’s Jazz Depot, 111 E. First Street. Tickets for the event can be purchased at the Depot 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 concert is part of the Jazz Hall’s 2012-13 Winter 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 uniquelAmerican art form.

 

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Janet Rutland “Beautiful Maria Of My Soul”

Janet Rutland, a fixture in the Tulsa music scene for more than 20 years, has been, and continues to be, a featured artist in the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame concert series.

Janet has performed the lead in The American Theatre Company’s Always . . Patsy Cline since 1996 as well as numerous other stage roles. Her popular cabaret shows have become a mainstay in the SummerStage Festival at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

She was also the lead  performer and narrator in “What’ll I Do? A Celebration of the Life and Music of Irving Berlin”  for this year’s SummerStage, where its two performances quickly sold out.

Janet does vintage jazz, pop and country standards and she is always a fan favorite  whenever and wherever she performs.

Listen and Enjoy

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