Friday, May 4, 2012

Skywatch Friday - Jazz Depot



Sue and I had a great Thursday evening at the Jazz Depot shown here under a blue Oklahoma sky.  This former train station and Tulsa icon is now the administrative headquarters of the Tulsa Symphony and the home of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.  There is jazz at lunch time and most Sunday evenings at 5:00 PM as well as special programs from time to time.  We went to see Doc Severinsen and his orchestra two Saturdays ago.

Last night was a dinner for patrons and a most excellent talk by Dr. John Edward Hasse.  Dinner music was provided by a jazz quartet with singer from the University of Tulsa and they were top notch.

Dr. John Edward Hasse-music historian, pianist, award winning author and record producer, is visiting Tulsa for the seventy seventh season of the Tulsa Town Hall. Mr. Hasse serves as Curator of American Music at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History.


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6 comments:

From The Heart said... [Reply to comment]

Great picture..and explanation!

Arija said... [Reply to comment]

Looks like you had a great time and a good photo as well!

s.c said... [Reply to comment]

Funny station. A kind of art deco 1930 style. Great explanation of the use today. Thanks for showing.

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

Such a brilliant blue sky! Glad you enjoyed your evening!

DrillerAA09 said... [Reply to comment]

Since my dad worked for the Frisco Railroad from 1938-1983, this building is a very special part of my life. I never tire of seeing it.

GW Bill Miller said... [Reply to comment]

@s.cThe station was built in 1931 in an art deco style. Tulsa is full of art deco from the 1920's when the city was riding on a wave of new oil money. If you are interested here is a good article about the old depot.