Jazz http://publicradiotulsa.org en Meet Rebecca Kilgore: A Wonderful Jazz Singer and Dedicated "Sleuth" of the American Pop Songbook http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/meet-rebecca-kilgore-wonderful-jazz-singer-and-dedicated-sleuth-american-pop-songbook <p>On this edition of ST, we're pleased to speak by phone with the terrific jazz singer Rebecca Kilgore, who'll be performing here in Tulsa tomorrow night (Saturday the 29th) in the Emerson Hall at All Souls Unitarian Church. The concert starts at 7pm; tickets (for $20 each) will be sold at the door. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:08:59 +0000 Rich Fisher 56870 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Meet Rebecca Kilgore: A Wonderful Jazz Singer and Dedicated "Sleuth" of the American Pop Songbook Classical Origins and Jazz Chops Galore: A Chat with the Noted Composer and Pianist Amina Figarova http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/classical-origins-and-jazz-chops-galore-chat-noted-composer-and-pianist-amina-figarova <p>On this edition of our show, we speak by phone with the pianist, composer, and bandleader Amina Figarova, who was born in Azerbaijan in 1966 and is now based in New York City. She began to study music as a child, eventually attending the Baku Conservatory, and became a classical concert pianist while still a young girl. Later she was drawn to jazz at the Rotterdam Conservatory --- and later still at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:44:29 +0000 Rich Fisher 44772 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Classical Origins and Jazz Chops Galore: A Chat with the Noted Composer and Pianist Amina Figarova "Dancing With You After You've Gone" --- A Conversation with Jazz Saxophonist Denny Morouse http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/dancing-you-after-youve-gone-conversation-jazz-saxophonist-denny-morouse <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa, Rich Fisher speaks with local saxophonist and composer Denny Morouse. The Pittsburgh native was a fixture in New York City music circles from the 1970s through the 1990s, working with pop superstars like Stevie Wonder, with various studio/commercial outfits, and with jazz legends like the drummer Art Blakey and the organist Larry Young. Morouse moved to Tulsa a few years ago, during the&nbsp;terminal illness of a close family member, and he's been based here since. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 20:59:28 +0000 Rich Fisher 44077 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Dancing With You After You've Gone" --- A Conversation with Jazz Saxophonist Denny Morouse Banjo Whiz Noam Pikelny Brings His Trademark Blend of Old-Time and Progressive Music to Bartlesville http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/banjo-whiz-noam-pikelny-brings-his-trademark-blend-old-time-and-progressive-music-bartlesville <p>On this edition of ST, we present an equal-parts tuneful and thoughtful conversation with Noam Pikelny, the Grammy-nominated banjoist who's probably best known as a founding member of the progressive bluegrass group known as the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punch_Brothers">Punch Brothers</a>. Pikelny will be performing at the OK Mozart Festival in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, tonight, Monday the 10th; he'll take the stage --- for a concert entitled "An Evening of Bluegrass" --- alongside Bryan Sutton, Ronnie McCoury, Luke Bulla, and Barry Bales. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:31:13 +0000 Rich Fisher 40673 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Banjo Whiz Noam Pikelny Brings His Trademark Blend of Old-Time and Progressive Music to Bartlesville Mardi Gras Music Appreciation: Some Fun, Fanciful, and Funky Tunes for Fat Tuesday 2013 http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/mardi-gras-music-appreciation-some-fun-fanciful-and-funky-tunes-fat-tuesday-2013 <p>On today's ST, we're spinning a seriously tasty variety --- a gumbo, in fact --- of great Mardi Gras music with Denis McGilvray, a local music blogger and longtime New Orleans music enthusiast. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:58:52 +0000 Rich Fisher 34042 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Mardi Gras Music Appreciation: Some Fun, Fanciful, and Funky Tunes for Fat Tuesday 2013 The Tulsa Symphony Presents a "Red" Evening of Music by O'Connor, Daugherty, and Ives http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-symphony-presents-red-evening-music-oconnor-daugherty-and-ives <p>On this edition of our program, we're joined by Timothy Myers, an up-and-coming American classical-music conductor with an impressive resume and a thoughtful, articulate appreciation for music of all sorts. Myers will be the guest conductor for the next concert in the Tulsa Symphony's current --- and color-themed --- season of performances. "Red," a concert of music notable for its energy, heat, passion, and jazzy intensity, gets underway tomorrow night, Saturday the 9th, at 7:30pm at the Tulsa PAC. On the program will be works by Michael Daugherty, Mark O'Connor, and Charles Ives. Fri, 08 Feb 2013 22:59:47 +0000 Rich Fisher 33870 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Tulsa Symphony Presents a "Red" Evening of Music by O'Connor, Daugherty, and Ives Remembering Dave Brubeck, a Jazz Titan http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/remembering-dave-brubeck-jazz-titan <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa, we remember the great jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, who died yesterday at 91. (He would have turned 92 today, the 6th.) Rich Fisher spoke with&nbsp;Brubeck back in the fall of 1996, prior to a Tulsa concert appearance. Brubeck's quartet with saxophonist Paul Desmond and drummer Joe Morello&nbsp;was among the most popular bands (of any sort) of the 1950s and '60s, and even today, their 1959 album, "Time Out," remains one of the most popular jazz recordings of all time. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 19:24:35 +0000 Rich Fisher 30621 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Remembering Dave Brubeck, a Jazz Titan Rebecca Ungerman Takes "The Unwitting Wife" on the Road --- to Israel, No Less http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/rebecca-ungerman-takes-unwitting-wife-road-israel-no-less <p>We are pleased to welcome to StudioTulsa the inimitable Rebecca Ungerman, the great Tulsa-based jazz and cabaret singer and performer who's been a beloved diva / chanteuse / force of nature on our local music scene for the past twenty years or so. Ungerman is taking her newest show --- an original musical, called "The Unwitting Wife," which includes new as well as older songs (some of which date back to her first recordings or earliest efforts at songwriting) --- to Israel, of all places, for a series of performances. Mon, 05 Nov 2012 21:24:11 +0000 Rich Fisher 29010 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Rebecca Ungerman Takes "The Unwitting Wife" on the Road --- to Israel, No Less Public Radio Tulsa's John Wooley Presents His "Swing on This" Show Live at the Cain's Ballroom http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/public-radio-tulsas-john-wooley-presents-his-swing-show-live-cains-ballroom <p>On this edition of ST, we chat with our friend and colleague, John Wooley, who's been hosting his popular "Swing on This" western swing program on Public Radio Tulsa KWGS 89.5-1 for the past nine years or so. This show is heard every Saturday night at 7pm, and this coming Saturday, the 13th, John host a special, two-hour broadcast of his program, LIVE from the historic Cain's Ballroom in downtown Tulsa. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 20:15:34 +0000 Rich Fisher 27557 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Public Radio Tulsa's John Wooley Presents His "Swing on This" Show Live at the Cain's Ballroom At the Price Tower Arts Center: "Graphic Works by Romare Bearden" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/price-tower-arts-center-graphic-works-romare-bearden <p>On this installment of StudioTulsa, we welcome back Scott Perkins, a curator at the Price Tower Arts Center in Bartlesville, who tells us about a fine exhibit currently on view at the Price Tower called &quot;From Process to Print: Graphic Works by Romare Bearden.&quot; Bearden (1911-1988) is widely regarded as one of the most important African-American artists this country has produced; he made art works in a range of media and was also a gifted writer, a cherished mentor to younger generations of artists, a tireless arts advocate, and a prominent intellectual and collaborator within the a Wed, 25 Jul 2012 21:08:30 +0000 Rich Fisher 22909 at http://publicradiotulsa.org At the Price Tower Arts Center: "Graphic Works by Romare Bearden"