Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame http://publicradiotulsa.org en 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 No Action on Jazz Hall of Fame http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/no-action-jazz-hall-fame <p>The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame remains in the Union Depot, at least for now. The Tulsa County Industrial Authority, which is made up of County Commissioners, held a special meeting today to discuss the Hall’s inability to pay its bills.</p><p>The Hall of Fame, however, says it has paid its debts as of last Friday. But, since the banks are closed for Columbus Day, the Commissioners delayed any action until next week’s regular Authority meeting. They want to be sure the checks clear the bank. In the past some Jazz Hall of Fame checks have bounced.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 17:07:50 +0000 KWGS News 27489 at http://publicradiotulsa.org No Action on Jazz Hall of Fame Jazz Hall Organizers say They will Pay $60k Debt http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/jazz-hall-organizers-say-they-will-pay-60k-debt <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Facing eviction, directors at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame have announced they will finally be able to pay off some $60,000 in bills the organization has owed for months.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">Friday's statement by the Tulsa nonprofit comes two days ahead of a special meeting set by the county to discuss what to do with the museum.</span></p> Sat, 06 Oct 2012 13:31:58 +0000 Associated Press 27426 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Jazz Hall Organizers say They will Pay $60k Debt Tulsa County Landlords Order a Private School out of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-county-landlords-order-private-school-out-oklahoma-jazz-hall-fame <p style="margin-left:-.5in;">Problems continue at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. A private school that recently moved into the Union Depot where the Hall is located has been ordered to move out. Asking for an update on unresolved issues involving the Jazz Hall, Tulsa County leaders take a controversial step. Hall directors sublet part of the building to the Deborah Brown School without getting a necessary certificate of occupancy first. It prompted an order to relocate.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 18:28:42 +0000 Marshall Stewart 26303 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tulsa County Landlords Order a Private School out of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame Jazz Hall of Fame Given 30 Days to pay bills http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/jazz-hall-fame-given-30-days-pay-bills <p style="margin-left:-.5in;">Jazz Hall of Fame board members are given notice of default on their lease agreement. They have 30 days to pay overdue bills or make arrangements to pay them, or else. Members of the Tulsa County Industrial Authority, which oversees the Union Depot Station where the Hall’s located, vote today to send a notice of ‘failure to perform’ terms of the lease. Authority Chairman John Smaligo says trustees are frustrated by a lack of progress in paying what amounts to more than 70-thousand dollars in outstanding bills.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 18:27:06 +0000 Marshall Stewart 25522 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Jazz Hall of Fame Given 30 Days to pay bills It's Gypsy Jazz and Beyond --- Far Beyond --- with the Acclaimed Guitarist Stephane Wrembel http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/its-gypsy-jazz-and-beyond-far-beyond-acclaimed-guitarist-stephane-wrembel <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak by phone with the French-born, Brooklyn-based, and widely acclaimed guitarist, Stephane Wrembel, who performs this evening (Wednesday the 11th) at 7pm at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame in downtown Tulsa. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 22:23:13 +0000 Rich Fisher 22069 at http://publicradiotulsa.org It's Gypsy Jazz and Beyond --- Far Beyond --- with the Acclaimed Guitarist Stephane Wrembel The Outstanding Jazz Pianist Aaron Goldberg Plays the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/outstanding-jazz-pianist-aaron-goldberg-plays-oklahoma-jazz-hall-fame <p>Our guest on this installment of ST is the widely celebrated NYC-based jazz pianist Aaron Goldberg (born in Boston in 1974), whose playing has been tagged by The New York Times as &quot;versatile and impressive, and he swings hard.... [He&#39;s a] sharp young pianist with a superb rhythm section.&quot; He has been active on the national/international jazz scene since the early 1990s, playing with everyone from Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Al Foster, and Terry Gibbs, to Joshua Redman, Mark Turner, Ali Jackson, and Kurt Rosenwinkel. Wed, 27 Jun 2012 21:19:53 +0000 Rich Fisher 21275 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Outstanding Jazz Pianist Aaron Goldberg Plays the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame Benny Golson, an NEA Jazz Master, Performed in Tulsa Friday Night http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/benny-golson-nea-jazz-master-performed-tulsa-friday-night <p>[Aired Thursday, March 8th.] While growing up in Philadelphia, Benny Golson (born 1929) --- our guest today on StudioTulsa --- jammed and woodshedded with the likes of John Coltrane, Red Garland, Jimmy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, and Red Rodney. Later, he played alongside the great be-bop composer/pianist/arranger Tadd Dameron --- a major influence, and a mentor of sorts --- before doing stints with such notable bandleaders as Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, and Tulsa&#39;s own Earl Bostic. Fri, 09 Mar 2012 00:18:24 +0000 Rich Fisher 14502 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Benny Golson, an NEA Jazz Master, Performed in Tulsa Friday Night