Madeline Kassen
May
22
8:00 PM20:00

Madeline Kassen

Madeline Kassen  a 20-year-old singer/songwriter/producer entering her 3rd year at Berklee College of Music in Boston began creative writing in grade school. At 14 she taught herself guitar and began jazz piano lessons with Stephen Tracy who put her to work singing jazz torch standards in his trio. Help from friends Frank Brown and Stephanie Oliver had her performing at various Tulsa venues and, by age 16 had had shared the stage with Pat Kelly, Jamie Oldaker and a host of Tulsa musicians. Tickets $10.

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Dara Tucker
May
25
8:00 PM20:00

Dara Tucker

Dara Tucker appears to be on the cusp of a career-defining thrust. Her melodic, lyrical and harmonic sensibilities have given shape to a sound that sets her apart in a major way. If you listen closely, you may hear the first few drops that signal the impending tide. In time, you’ll hear the rush of a mighty river sweeping through the musical landscape – a tributary that will forge its own path to the greater ocean of heartfelt, organic and sincere music so many are craving. Tickets: $15.

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Russell Malone
Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

Russell Malone

Renowned guitarist Russell Malone graces the Duet stage

Russell Malone is one of the signature guitar players of his generation. The leader of ten albums since 1992, Malone is as well-known on the international circuit for helming a world-class quartet and trio as he is for his long-standing participation in Ron Carter’s Golden Striker Trio, and his recent consequential contribution to the musical production of the likes of Sonny Rollins and Dianne Reeves, who recruited Malone for his singular tone, refined listening skills, limitless chops, and efflorescent imagination. Tickets: $30.

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John Petrucelli
Jun
6
8:00 PM20:00

John Petrucelli

Dr. John Petrucelli is an award winning composer, saxophonist and educator. He has studied and performed with legendary members of the jazz tradition, including Geri Allen, Victor Lewis, Ralph Bowen, Charles Tolliver, Sean Jones, Delfeayo Marsalis, Conrad Herwig, Terence Blanchard, Lewis Porter and Stanley Cowell.

Petrucelli has released three critically acclaimed albums to date: Presence, Mischievous Minx and The Way.

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Dean DeMerritt's Jazz Tribe
Jun
7
8:00 PM20:00

Dean DeMerritt's Jazz Tribe

Tulsa bassist Dean DeMerritt brings his jazz tribe back for another Duet Show on First Friday June 7th. After 20 years in Atlanta, a stint with the Grammy Award winning band "Asleep at the Wheel", and symphony orchestra hitches, Dean moved back to Tulsa in 2014 and has been heating up the local scene ever since. In 2016, he released "Red Dirt Improvisations" featuring a unique blend of funk, hard bop, and western swing. Tickets: $10.

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Pat Bianchi and Clark Gibson
Jun
13
8:00 PM20:00

Pat Bianchi and Clark Gibson

Two-time grammy nominated organist and winner of Downbeat Magazine’s 2016 rising star poll Pat Bianchi, has established himself as one of the most in demand organists on the scene today. His command of the instrument, harmonic prowess, rhythmic intensity and versatility are rivaled by few.  

Clark Gibson is a jazz saxophonist, composer and educator former Director of Jazz Studies and Assistant Professor of Saxophone at Northeastern State University. He is a highly sought after adjudicator and clinician throughout the country. His forward-thinking music is strongly rooted in the traditions of jazz musicians of the 20th century, the history of Western classical music, his own life experiences, as well as musical traditions from cultures across the globe.

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Swunky Face Big Band
Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

Swunky Face Big Band

Swunkyface is at it again! Come check out this zany crew helmed by none other than mister Mike Cameron

Swunky Face Big Band is a 17-piece jazz orchestra comprised of Tulsa's finest jazz musicians in the business to make your face melt. Led by Mike Cameron, Swunky Face showcases the traditional and modern big band traditions as well as the compositional and arranging talents of its swinging members. Since its inception in 2015 the orchestra has sold out shows at Tulsa area clubs such as Duet, the Colony and MixCo and headlined the Post Oak Wine and Jazz Festival in 2017. 

June 14th will feature vocalist and composer Sarah Maud as she sings big band classics inspired by Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald and Nancy Wilson. Tickets: $15.

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Ted Ludwig
Jun
19
8:00 PM20:00

Ted Ludwig

"Ludwig’s jazz is a carefully distilled product, like the finest Gin." -All About Jazz Magazine

Acclaimed seven-string jazz guitarist Ted Ludwig (b. 1974, New Orleans, LA) has been a part of the jazz scene in New Orleans since 1997. Throughout that time period, he has performed for numerous club performances, festivals, and recordings. He has released 4 albums as a leader and many more as a versatile sideman and co leader. Tickets: $5.

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Branjae
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

Branjae

Branjae has developed an abundance of experience as an entertainer. She’s opened/shared the stage with Thundercat, Fishbone, Ohio Players, RC and the Grits (Erykah Badu’s current band), Andy Frasco and the late Waymen Tisdale. She also co-fronts the loud, funky, socially opinionated band, Count Tutu, alongside songwriter and guitar player, Nathan Wright. Tickets: $20.

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David Moore and the Nocturne Sextet
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

David Moore and the Nocturne Sextet

Duet welcomes David Moore back to Tulsa!

The Nocturne Sextet is an in-demand jazz group from Greeley, Colorado. Formed in 2018, the group has performed their characteristic blend of soulful original tunes and hard bop, soul jazz, and American songbook classics throughout Northern Colorado's Front Range. The Sextet will release their inaugural album in the Fall of 2019. Tickets $10.

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Leon Rollerson
Jul
11
8:00 PM20:00

Leon Rollerson

Rollerson is one of Oklahoma's favorite artist who rocks the house whether it is for dancing the night away or concert listening.

He performs in and out of the United States and was born and raised in the hot musical District of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Leon Rollerson is inducted into four different Halls of fame and has been honored with hundreds of music awards in Funk, R&B, Jazz, Blues and Soul.

Having sold out crowds in places such as the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, Greenwood Cultural Center and Duet Jazz Club, Leon Rollerson is always an artist that puts on an outstanding show. Tickets: $10.

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Dave Meder
Jul
24
8:00 PM20:00

Dave Meder

Meder is also a skilled composer-arranger, having earned an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award, the FirstMusic Commission of the New York Youth Symphony, and a slot in the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop. As the Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano at the University of North Texas, he is currently the youngest instructor employed in one of the nation’s most renowned music programs. Tickets: $5.

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Off Beat: Hilarious True Stories
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

Off Beat: Hilarious True Stories

Blue Whale Comedy Fest and Story Club of Tulsa present "Offbeat: Crazy and Hilarious Stories from the Comedians that Lived Them".

Ready for some wild and crazy stories told by the funniest people in Tulsa? Blue Whale Comedy Fest and Story Club of Tulsa present "Offbeat: Crazy and Hilarious Stories from the Comedians that Lived Them" is going to have some of the most amazing, funny, and absolutely true stories you've heard! Two nights at the Duet Jazz Club May 17 and 18th. Tickets: $10.

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Off Beat: Hilarious True Stories
May
17
8:00 PM20:00

Off Beat: Hilarious True Stories

Blue Whale Comedy Fest and Story Club of Tulsa present "Offbeat: Crazy and Hilarious Stories from the Comedians that Lived Them".

Ready for some wild and crazy stories told by the funniest people in Tulsa? Blue Whale Comedy Fest and Story Club of Tulsa present "Offbeat: Crazy and Hilarious Stories from the Comedians that Lived Them" is going to have some of the most amazing, funny, and absolutely true stories you've heard! Two nights at the Duet Jazz Club May 17 and 18th. Tickets: $10.

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Taron Pounds
May
16
8:00 PM20:00

Taron Pounds

Throughout his musical career, Taron has studied with many incredible jazz educators such as Fred Hamilton, Russell Malone, Jack Peterson, Pat Kelley, Reid Bennett, Dr. James Greeson, Randy Wimer, Ben Harris, and Sean Al-Jibouri. He has also performed with absolute music legends such as Randy Brecker, Peter Erskine, Glenn Leonard (the Temptations), Joe Coleman (the Platters), Joe Blunt (the Drifters), Mike Mainieri, Branford Marsalis, Bob Mintzer, Bobby Watson, and Lynn Seaton. Tickets: $5.

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Reflejos Flamencos with Adriana Ramirez Nelson
May
11
10:00 PM22:00

Reflejos Flamencos with Adriana Ramirez Nelson

The inaugural OKecelcticFEST is a collaboration among OK Roots Music, Guthrie Green, Duet, Magic City Books and Choregus Dance.

About this Event

Reflejos Flamencos has performed Spanish music and dance for over 20 years with many of Spain’s top artists, and we are proud to team with Duet Jazz introduce the great art of flamenco as part of the inaugural OKeclecticFEST. Guitarist Johnny Beard studied with well known musicians such as René Heredia, Roberto Castellón, Pedro Cuadra, and Chuscales, and he has performed at many flamenco festivals.

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David Amram
Apr
25
8:00 PM20:00

David Amram

Ever since meeting, jamming with and being mentored by Dizzy Gillespie in 1951 and Charlie Parker in 1952, David Amram has continued over the past seven decades as one of the first pioneers, along with Julius Watkins, to include the French horn as an improvising voice in jazz.  He has also pioneered the use of jazz and the all-embracing philosophy it embodies in every genre of music, as a foundation to inspire all sincere musicians to tell their story while learning, respecting and then performing all true music which is built to last.  As a performer, composer and conductor, Amram has recorded with Lionel Hampton, Charles Mingus, Kenny Dorham, Oscar Pettiford,  Machito, Candido, Betty Carter, Curtis Fuller,  Pepper Adams, Mary Lou Williams, Thad Jones, Julius Watkins, T.S Monk, Paquito d’Rivera, Arturo Sandoval and Albert Mangelsdorff.  He has also performed with Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Gerry Mulligan, Elvin Jones, Stan Getz, Randy Weston, Kenny Burrell, Los Papines, Winton Marsalis, Stephane Grappelli, Ray Barretto, Mongo Santa Maria, Bobby Sanabria, Arturo O’Farrell, Jim Pepper and Bill Evans.  

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Benny Green Trio
Apr
18
8:00 PM20:00

Benny Green Trio

Benny Green possesses the history of jazz at his fingertips. Combine mastery of keyboard technique with decades of real world experience playing with no one less than the most celebrated artists of the last half century, and it’s no wonder Green has been hailed as perhaps the most exciting hard-swinging, hard-bop pianist to ever emerge from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers.

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Katie Thiroux
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Katie Thiroux

Audiences and critics have praised Thiroux as she has received many awards including "Debut Record of the Year" from the Huffington Post, All About Jazz, Jazz Journalists Association and "Top 5 Debut Records of the Year" from NPR Jazz Critics Poll. Other accolades include being a 2015 semi-finalist in the Thelonious Monk Competition, featured on WBGO’s “The Checkout,” Downbeat Magazine “Player Profile” and NPR feature.

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Changui Majadero: Duet Jazz & OK Roots Music presents Global Bash
Apr
12
8:00 PM20:00

Changui Majadero: Duet Jazz & OK Roots Music presents Global Bash

Changüí is the predecessor of Son Cubano & Salsa, a style of music specifically from the region of Guantanamo, Cuba. Its origins can be traced back to the 1800s, during the days of slavery. Changüí is to Cuba & Latin America what the blues & early jazz is to American music: the roots, the foundation of the popular Latin music we hear today.

The infectiously danceable LA-based band Changüí Majadero has distinguished itself with a modern take on changüí and its African influences. Founded by tres guitarist and vocalist Gabriel García, the band is the result of García’s pivotal journey to Guantanamo, where he learned the changüí from the living masters and was inspired to spread the spirit of Cuban folkloric music, heavily sprinkled with East Los Angeles grit. Changüí Majadero has played Lincoln Center, SF Jazz, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and even Dodger Stadium. The band released its self-titled debut in 2016, compositions bristling with propulsive rhythms and evocative vocals.

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Pat Kelley
Mar
27
8:00 PM20:00

Pat Kelley

Recognized for his signature touch, harmonic dexterity, bluesy melodies and sense of rhythm, guitarist Pat Kelley has enjoyed a steady and successful career in Los Angeles.

In 2003, Pat was inducted into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, joining past inductees Chet Baker, Oscar Pettiford, Lester Young, Charlie Christian, and Barney Kessel.

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Forward Music Project with Amanda Gookin
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Forward Music Project with Amanda Gookin

This is day 2 of the OK Electric Festival, featuring pieces from Gookin's Forward Music Project, and Forward Music Project 2.0, which will premiere at National Sawdust (Brooklyn) on March 20th, followed by performances at The Kennedy Center, Classical: NEXT in Rotterdam, and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Arts. Several works were co-commissioned by OK Electric.

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