Love is in the Air at the Jazz Depot Concert Series

Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame


Here we are well into the brand new year and before you know it, Valentine’s Day will be upon us, bringing roses, candy, parties, dinner dates, romance, music, dancing and lots of cuddling and kissing. For all you lovers, the Jazz Depot will present an amazing night of music and romance just for you, starring the sultry, beautiful and talented vocalist, Ms. Olivia Duhon, singing many of your favorite love songs and jazz classics.

Ms. Duhon has invited the amazing sax man himself, Mr. Grady Nichols to play along with her and provide a bit of Valentine eye-candy for all the ladies. It all takes place on Saturday evening, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. in the Jazz Depot, First Street and Cincinnati Avenue (upper level). Complimentary roses for the ladies and scrumptious Valentine desserts for everyone, including strawberries and champagne will be flowing at the cash bar. Ticket prices are $20 per person in advance and $25 at the door, night of the event.

For the next five months, we invite you to look to the Jazz Depot as your source for entertainment on Sunday afternoons. Our Winter-Spring Jazz Concert Series has begun and we have programmed a number of fantastic musicians and vocalists for your enjoyment. As a matter of fact, we began our Winter-Spring Jazz Concert Series for 2011 on Sunday, Jan. 16 and the incredible line-up of artists continues through the end of May.

Listed on page 13 is a schedule of upcoming artists for our Sunday concerts, so mark your calendars. For ticket information or tickets for any of our events, call the Jazz Depot at 918-281-8600, or visit online at For the Sunday shows, ticket prices are $15 adults, $10 seniors, college students and Jazz Hall members and $5 for students over 12 years of age. You may also reserved individual tickets or a front row table of 8 at $20 per person.

Jazz Depot Winter-Spring Concert Schedule:

Jan. 16 – Piano-vocalist Justin Echols, “An Evening of Romance”
The fabulous Mr. Echols will kick-off the Winter-Spring Series with the sounds of romance, performing his favorite jazz love songs. Last time he was at the Jazz Depot he serenaded the ladies and gave roses to each lady present. Will he do the same this time around?

Jan. 23 – Devre Jackson, “Mr. D Breaks It Down”
Our favorite bartender steps from behind the bar and onto center stage to charm you with his sultry voice and “smooth as butter” stage presence. Accompanying Mr. D is Jeff Jones on drums, Brent Deacon on guitar, Rod Clark on bass and Tom Shannon on sax. In a word: Sensational!

Jan. 30 – Pam Crosby, “I Love the Winter Weather”
Ms. Crosby will sing tunes that are seasonal favorites, in addition to taking special requests from the audience. Scott McQuade, piano, Tony Yohe, drums and Bill Crosby, upright bass, Mike Bennett, trumpet/flugelhorn accompany the Jazz Hall inductee and Jazz Hall favorite.

Feb. 12 – Valentine Party – Olivia Duhon & Grady Nichols
Two of Tulsa’s most popular and fascinating musicians come together for the first time to celebrate the Valentine weekend. Ms. Duhon is known for her incredible, sultry voice and her stunning visual impact, while Grady is the sexiest saxophonist alive in Oklahoma, while showcasing his amazing artistry. Look for fireworks and sparks as these two create their own special musical magic.

Feb. 13 – Jazz Keyboard Concert with the Tulsa Jazz Society
Veteran pianist and Jazz Hall inductee, Donald Ryan, hosts this year’s annual keyboard event, inviting Hall favorites, Cheryl Bocanegra, Scott McQuade and Hall of Famer Sonny Gray. We can also expect Mr. Ryan to tickle the ivories as well. An evening to remember!

Feb. 20, 2011 – Pianist Amy Cottingham and Friends
Ms. Cottingham will feature classical piano compositions, including the Gershwin Prelude, Astor Piazzola’s Piano Tango trio with members, Winona Fifield on violin and Krassimira Figg on cello. She will also feature Claude Bolling’s Trumpet and Jazz Piano, with Steve Goforth on trumpet, Jared Johnson on drums and Jordan Hehl on bass. Amy will also highlight the vocal talents of the superb Annie Ellicott and newcomer, Brian Wilson, and will play a number of jazz standards with her jazz trio.

Feb. 27 – Cynthia Simmons and Scott McQuade Trio
Ms. Simmons plans an evening of “Songs I Love to Sing” highlighting many of her favorite jazz standards, sung as only she can sing them, including My Funny Valentine, Mood Indigo, Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me and many more. The Scott McQuade Trio will accompany with Jordan Hehl on bass, Jared Johnson on drums and Mr. McQuade on piano. A knock-out show!

Updated 01-24-2011

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