New Collection of 12,000 Photographs Chronicles the American Jazz Scene

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A donation from the family of photographer and historian Duncan Schiedt captures the music’s “essence”

Photographer Duncan Schiedt shot exclusively in black and white. He wanted to capture the gradients of feeling that jazz evokes, or what he saw as the music’s “essence.” Schiedt once said, “Jazz is a black and white music. Its range, from blinding brilliances to deepest shadings, seems to demand the drama that black and white can so easily provoke.

Schiedt’s family recently donated a body of the photographer’s work to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, some 26-to-30 cubic feet of material that includes more than 12,000 images, both Schiedt’s own images as well as historical photos that the photographer collected. The collection, says the museum’s John Edward Hasse is “one of the largest photo archives in jazz history.”

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/sneak-peek-new-collection-stunning-photos-chronicle-american-jazz-scene-180954831/#ZvAEXgqBMVMV8YSS.99

**Pictured above Duke Ellington with his arm around Billy Strayhorne  1940-1941

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Jack Wolfe Quartet Performs at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

Jack Wolfe Quartet

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame welcomes the Jack Wolfe Quartet to the Jazz Depot stage.

Specializing in instrumental, classic, and modern jazz with keyboard, bass, percussion and saxophone, the Jack Wolfe Quartet takes the Depot stage in an unforgettable concert event.

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 2014 Spring 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 the preservation, education, and performance of jazz, our uniquely American art form.

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Sweeney, Campbell, Glazer Trio at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

Sweeney Campbell-Glazer Vocal Trio

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame welcomes the Sweeney, Campbell, and Glazer Trio to the Jazz Depot stage, January 26th at 5:00 pm. With the incredible vocals and musicality of Jon Glazer, Jim Sweeney and Chris Campbell, this trilling trio will harmonize their way into your hearts with classic pop and soul standards from decades past.

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 2014 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 the preservation, education, and performance of jazz, our uniquely American art form.

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Jennifer Marriott Band at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

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October 17, 2013  7:00 p.m.

Infusing blues into rock and Americana, Jennifer Marriott takes the Jazz Depot stage with smoky vocals ranging from a soft whisper to the stage rattling power of a gale force wind.

Marriott’s musical story started in London, Ontario in 1989, where she quickly became the go-to opening act for national and international touring acts. With a voice described as being as soft as a sultry summer breeze to a velvet gritty growl, Marriott’s music takes the genres of acoustic alternative folk, jazz, blues and rock and artfully blends them to create a truly unique sound.  With Jennifer Marriott on guitar and vocals, guitarist Pete Marriott, drummer Matt Martin, bassist Mark Klaassen, and Steve Elmore on keys, the Jennifer Marriott Band’s brand of blues is blues at its best.

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 Fall 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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