Jazz Depot Heats Up
By CHUCK CISSEL
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame
EARTH, WIND AND FIRE: Chuck Cissel, middle, welcomed long time friends percussionist and vocalist Ralph Johnson, left, and bassist Verdine White for the Earth Wind and Fire to Tulsa recently at the historic Brady Theatre.
Hello music lovers, summer is just around the corner, and we have a sensational line-up of music stars for your summer enjoyment at the Jazz Depot. Come in out of the sweltering heat and chill with us on Sunday afternoons at 5 p.m. for the best jazz music in all of Oklahoma. The concerts continue through the month of August. Look for the remainder of the concerts to be featured in the next issue of .
Olivia Duhon – June 19
One of the Jazz Hall’s favorite jazz vocalists, Duhon brings her one-woman show to the Depot, singing the classic jazz standards made popular by Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. She will also honor all of the dads for Father’s Day. Accompanying Duhon will be the Frank Brown Trio. You will be mesmerized by her distinct song stylings and lovely stage presence. Bring dad for a special afternoon just for him. Showtime is 5 p.m.
Devre Jackson and Steven Schrag – June 26
“Mr. D and Steve” bring their intimate show to the Jazz Depot where jazz vocalist, Devre Jackson will transport you to the days when jazz ruled the clubs of New York City and Chicago. With top-flight musicians, including Steven Schrag on piano, Jordan Hehl on bass, Nick Foster on drums, David Moore on trumpet and Ryan Tedder on saxophone, “Mr. D and Steve” will showcase timeless, bluesy tunes, a touch of r&b and some straight-ahead jazz for your listening pleasure. Showtime is 5 p.m.
Bar B Q and Blues – July 2
Jazz Vocalist Pam Van Dyke Crosby – July 10
Oklahoma Jazz Hall inductee Pam Crosby brings her super cool show to the Jazz Depot this summer. Filled with jazz standards and classics, you can count on Crosby to knock your socks off with her vocal opulence and a stellar, jamming trio featuring the solid Scott McQuade on piano, Bill Crosby on bass and Tony Yohe on drums. Mark your calendars. Showtime is 5 p.m.
David Teegarden Quartet – July 17
Tulsa music legend and Grammy Winner David Teegarden hits center stage at the Depot with his top-notch quartet to swing the night away. He has worked with superstars J.J. Cale, Eric Clapton, Joe Walsh and Bob Seger among many of the top blues, rock and roll and swing artists. Last summer, Teegarden and his quartet had the audience begging for more at the Jazz Depot, so make sure to mark your calendars for an amazing musical experience with the David Teegarden Quartet. Showtime is 5 p.m.
General admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, college students and Jazz Hall members and $5 for students. You may also reserve a seat at $20 per person at one of our tables of eight. Reserved seating and table reservations need to be purchased in advance of the concert date. For tickets or more information, contact the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame at 918-281-8600/8609 or visit online at okjazz.org. Gift shop and concessions are available. All major credit cards are accepted.