Defined by its hypnotically irresistible rhythms, jazz music was created during Prohibition to distract bar owners from their gin-free glasses, vast bushels of uneaten cocktail onions, and mandatory daily readings of the 18th Amendment. Immerse yourself in syncopated distractions with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get one reserved-table-seating ticket to Rebecca Kilgore and the Harry Allen Quartet presented by the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame at the Jazz Depot at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 (a $40 value). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Vocalist Rebecca Kilgore teams with saxophonist Harry Allen and his quartet to pay homage to the Great American Songbook, interpreting swinging, boogying, and beboping classics from the golden age of jazz. From reserved table seats, listeners absorb auditory cleansing in the form of impassioned jazz renditions. As the night's featured soloist, Kilgore doles out dulcet, resonant phrases and jazz-backed readings of the day's horoscopes, while adept aerophonist Allen dances melodies around her syncopations.
Tulsa’s historical Jazz Depot building will be transformed into a jazz-packed emporium promoting educational artifacts and programs for Depot Day, celebrating the landmark's 80th anniversary. The self-declared Jazz Depot has become a regular stop for legendary performers. The sleekly decorated ballroom-meets-concert-hall pits dark furniture against sandstone-colored archways, with an expansive, slightly elevated stage area large enough to accommodate full ensembles and dodge-ball fights between rival blues bands.
111 E First St.
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