Summer stage, summer jazz, summer fun
Then the ever-ebullient Chuck Cissel of the Jazz Hall announced a tremendous list of artists for its Summer Jazz Concert Series — a terrific way to spend Sunday evenings for $10-15. With names such as David Teegarden, Janet Rutland and Annie Ellicott — two of the 8 Wild Women of Oklahoma Jazz who'll be featured weekly in July and August. (Janet told me she's focusing on the work of lyricist Johnny Mercer this summer; he was born in 1909. If you don't know who he is, you should — Moon River, Charade, Satin Doll. Check it out on wikipedia.) Equally exciting — Jazzfest 2009 is just days away, June 27, with Eldredge Jackson, Wall Street and J-3 Jazz and Blues Band. FREE ADMISSION. Click the links above and find out details.
Missy Kruse - Contributing Editor