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

Originally posted on Tulsa Jazz:
? 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…

Donald Ryan Performs at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame Sunday November 30

Originally posted on Tulsa Jazz:
MASTER PIANIST DONALD RYAN SET FOR SEASONAL SHOW AT JAZZ DEPOT  Biographical material from various sources refers to Tulsa’s Donald Ryan as “the master of diverse styles” and “a musical kaleidoscope, sparkling at everything he plays.” Anyone who’s seen and heard a Ryan solo piano performance knows the truth in both of…

Sandy Gardner “In Her Shoes” at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

Originally posted on Tulsa Jazz:
SANDY GARDNER “IN HER SHOES” AT JAZZ DEPOT SUNDAY  According to vocalist and bassist Sandy Gardner – who should know – the title of her Sunday Jazz Depot show can be taken a couple of different ways. “It seems like every time I’m on stage, people want to see what shoes I’m wearing,” she says, laughing. “I…

Jerome Dabney Performing at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.

Originally posted on Tulsa Jazz:
Dear Jazz Hall Friends, My Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame tribute to Ella Fitzgerald-originally scheduled for this Sunday-has been moved to next Sunday, November 16. I’m recovering from an unfortunate bout of laryngitis, so Jerome Dabney and the Dean DeMerritt Jazz Tribehave graciously stepped in to take over this Sunday’s show. Vocalist Jerome Dabney–headlining his first Jazz Depot performance–has been delighting audiences all over the world for the last thirty…