2020 TEG International Jazz Fest Spotlight Artist: Cynthia Simmons

Cynthia’s jazz career is an example of the wonders of social media. Several years ago while relatively new to the Tulsa area she made a chance connection on Facebook to one of the city’s finest jazz pianists, Scott McQuade. Through Scott she was introduced to Chuck Cissel, The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, and through there, …

TEG International Jazz Fest Sponsor Spotlight: Plexus Sports and Entertainment

THE PLEXUS GROUPE is an independent, privately owned insurance brokerage and consulting firm with offices nationwide, and key strategic partners at Lloyd’s of London. We focus on providing our clientele with creative strategy, innovative technologies, unparalleled professional counsel, and accountability via direct and proactive communication to drive measurable financial and corporate culture impact—at a fair …

2020 TEG International Jazz Fest Featured Artist: Max Groove

One of the pioneers of the smooth jazz style that has dominated the airways and captivated countless listeners for years. Proclaimed a “Missouri State Jazz Treasure” in 2007 by then Gov.Blunt, Max has twelve internationally released CDs, three that have been in the top twenty of Billboard Jazz.  His CD “Night Owl” has his signature …

2020 TEG International Jazz Fest Featured Artist: Paula Atherton

Saxophonist,vocalist, and songwriter Paula Atherton has shared the stage with such contemporary jazz notables as The Rippingtons, Nick Colionne, Chuck Loeb, Cindy Bradley, Brian Simpson, Althea Renee, Four80East, David Sanborn, Bob James, Marc Antoine, Hiroshima, Gerald Albright and Chieli Minucci. Paula has also worked in the traditional jazz field; one of the notable performances being …

TEG’s International Jazz Fest Spotlight Artist: David Howard!

David Howard performs throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. He is a exciting musician influenced by many great jazz, blues and funk artists. David Howard is a Professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston. ​He's a guitarist, composer, arranger and leader on many recordings including "Souvenirs" featuring Kenwood Dennard. "Clouds", "Almost Carefree", and …

Jazzology With Keith G On So Jazzy Radio!

Closing out this week with some smooth music tonight from 7 pm-11 pm est on SO' Jazzy Radio, with The Jazzologist Keith G Sponsored by Taylor Entertainment Group LLC. Featuring new music from: William Green, The Frost Duo, Marcus Adams, Michon Young, Brendan Rothwell, Wilfred Frelix, Dee Lucas, Tony White, Dee Brown, Tony Craddock Jr., Jelene Luar, Lindsey Webs, #DeLise, Tambouratzis Christos, John Carey, 510Jazz, Kama Ruby Maccioli, Ola …

Welcome to Jazz Appreciation Month 2020…Let’s Celebrate!

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What is Jazz Appreciation Month?

Jazz Appreciation Month (fondly known as “JAM”) was created  at the Smithsonian Museum in 2002 to herald and celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz for the entire month of April.

JAM is intended to stimulate and encourage people of all ages to participate in jazz – to study the music, attend concerts, listen to jazz on radio and recordings, read books about jazz, and more.

Question: As a jazz fan what can I do this month and all year to celebrate and spread the word about jazz?

Here are some suggestions:

  • Attend a jazz concert at a local concert hall, performing arts organization, church, school, college, or jazz society
  • Follow your favorite musicians or groups on social media
  • Seek out new jazz music, musicians, and albums
  • Share your favorite music, musicians, or new finds with friends and peers
  • Read a biography about one…

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