About

T.E.G. International Jazz Fest Presented by SpiritBank
Friday, June 3rd, 2022, 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Guthrie Green in Tulsa, Okla. This is a free event.

Official Hotel: Holiday Inn Express and Suites Tulsa Downtown
Use this link to reserve your room: https://bit.ly/teginternationaljazzfest

Taylor Entertainment Group (T.E.G.) brings the event to Tulsa as a part of International Jazz Day, a worldwide day recognized by the United Nations and UNESCO and dates back to 2011. While International Jazz Day is traditionally observed on April 30, the T.E.G. International Jazz Fest is an official International Jazz Day event.

At first glance, Tulsa may seem an unusual choice for top-tier jazz artists to drop by, but organizer Taylor said it really isn’t.
“When someone mentions Oklahoma or Tulsa, it brings to mind country, rock, or indie music,” he said. “But jazz has deep roots here.” He mentioned some jazz legends who hailed from Oklahoma, including Jimmy Rushin, Frank Mantooth, and of course, the inimitable Chet Baker.
“Jazz is a big part of our state and our heritage, and we believe being involved in events like International Jazz Day will help keep it that way,” Taylor said.

The T.E.G. International Jazz Fest is presented by SpiritBank and will coincide with the Tulsa Arts District’s monthly First Friday Art Crawl, an event that often draws nearly 3,000 people each month. This, coupled with the event’s free admission, will likely ensure big crowds to take in some truly great jazz performances.
Tulsa began participating in International Jazz Day Events in 2016.

Websites:
https://internationaljazzfest.com/
https://www.jazzday.com/

Featured Artists:

Saxophonist/Multi-Instrumentalist Dee Lucas-https://www.deelucas.com/

Saxophonist/Multi-Instrumentalist and Vocalist Joyce Spencer: https://www.joycespencermusic.com/

Saxophonist/Multi-Instrumentalist Dr. Clark Gibson and the NSU Jazz Ensemble https://www.clarkgibson.net/

Vocalist Cynthia Simmons: http://wwwcynsingsjazz.com

A special thank you to our Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: SpiritBank

Supporting Sponsors: International Jazz Day, Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz, UNESCO

Sponsors: Tulsa Global Alliance, Sisserou’s Restaurant, Tyler Media-Tulsa, Jazzman Music, Marketing, and Promotion Worldwide, La Z Radio, AHHA, Ritmo 107.9, Univision 25, Jazzology with Keith G, So’ Jazzy Radio, Telemundo 25.2, Guthrie Green, So’ Jazzy Radio, Tulsa Go, TheCoffeeCupLife Apparel Company,  Jazzman Music, and The Holiday Inn Express and Suites Downtown Tulsa. You are all greatly appreciated!

Links:

International Jazz Day Organization

www.jazzday.com

Jazz Appreciation month April 2021:

http://americanhistory.si.edu/smithsonian-jazz/jazz-appreciation-month

Taylor Entertainment Group LLC:

http://www.bookwithTEG.com

Tulsa Jazz:

http://www.tulsajazz.com

TEG International Jazz Fest Presented by SpiritBank: (Event Website)

http://www.internationaljazzday.com

TEG International Jazz Fest Facebook event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/842095789676129

Featured Artists Line-Up

 

Dee Lucas

National recording artist and saxophonist Dee Lucas has been steadily growing his brand and fan base beginning with Remembrance in 2004. Thereafter, it has been a steady showcase of unique stylings with Something to Ride 2 (2007), Standing Room Only (2010), Rebirth of the Smooth (2012), The Smooth Factor (2014), Going Deeper (2016), The Sweet Spot (2017), & Going Left (2018).

His new 2020 release “The Time Is Now” marks his best work to date.


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Joyce Spencer

As an award-winning saxophonist, flutist, and vocalist from Dallas, TX, Joyce covers the gamut of musical influence, style, and genre from traditional to contemporary jazz and classical to R&B, funk, fusion, blues, pop, and Gospel/Christian. The mixing and blending of musical styles in her upbringing is definitely her forte and an asset to writing music and entertainment. Whether it’s upbeat music, sultry smooth jazz, or ballads, Joyce provides sensational musical entertainment on saxophone (soprano, alto, and tenor), flute, and vocals that caters to the fans or venue.

She has graced the stage of many music festivals, concert venues, and corporate shows in the United States, but radio stations all over the world are playing her music. Radio stations have honored her with awards and special recognitions such as the GHP Radio Music Award, Sound Fusion Radio Song of the Week, Ssassy Radio Top 20, Radio Indie International Network, etc. along with several special features with radio stations like The Jazz Oasis, Coffee Talk Jazz, Jazzy100 and Amazing Smooth and Jazz Radio.


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Clark Gibson & NSU Jazz

Clark Gibson is a jazz saxophonist, composer, educator,  and current Director of Jazz Studies and Assistant Professor of Saxophone at Northeastern State University. He is a highly sought after adjudicator and clinician throughout the country. His forward-thinking music is strongly rooted in the traditions of jazz musicians of the 20th century, the history of Western classical music, his own life experiences, as well as musical traditions from cultures across the globe.

Clark’s professional career began in Denver, Colorado performing popular music genres such as jazz, funk, blues and more. While there, he formed his own group, the Clark Gibson Quartet which was nominated for “Best Jazz Group in Colorado” by Westword Magazine and released his first independently released CD “The Offering”.

 


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, and many other people who have been influential in her life…. the rest as the saying goes, is history.

Cynthia has performed in many local venues including the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Ciao, Smoke. on Cherry St, Main St. Tavern-Broken Arrow/Cherry St, Lefty’s on Greenwood, Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, Juniper, Kansas City’s Blue Room, Doc’s Wine and Food, Kirin Asian Fusion, Harwelden Mansion, Sisserou’s, Duet Jazz Club and various others.

International Jazz Day!

In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. International Jazz Day is chaired and led by UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay and legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, who serves as a UNESCO Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue and Chairman of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz. The Institute is the lead nonprofit organization charged with planning, promoting and producing this annual celebration.

International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact; raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding; and reinforce international cooperation and communication. Each year on April 30, this international art form is recognized for promoting peace, dialogue among cultures, diversity, and respect for human rights and human dignity; eradicating discrimination; promoting freedom of expression; fostering gender equality; and reinforcing the role of youth in enacting social change.

International Jazz Day is the culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month, which draws public attention to jazz and its extraordinary heritage throughout April. In December 2012, the United Nations General Assembly formally welcomed the decision by the UNESCO General Conference to proclaim April 30 as International Jazz Day. The United Nations and UNESCO now both recognize International Jazz Day on their official calendars.

2022

The 2022 Global Concert will be hosted at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Global Concert will return to the UN General Assembly Hall in a nod to the inaugural International Jazz Day Sunset Concert in 2012, symbolizing jazz’s continued important role as a force for dialogue and diplomacy.

Scheduled for worldwide webcast at 5 pm EDT/2 pm PDT/11 pm CET, the 2022 All-Star Global Concert will make a powerful statement in support of peace, healing and unity through a diverse series of performances by leading jazz artists from around the globe.

With Herbie Hancock serving as Host and Artistic Director and John Beasley as Musical Director, the program is set to showcase the extraordinary potential of jazz as a medium for peaceful collaboration and constructive dialogue. Participating artists will include vocalists Shemekia Copeland, José James, Youn Sun Nah (Republic of Korea), Gregory Porter, Alune Wade (Senegal) and Lizz Wright; pianists Joey Alexander (Indonesia), Helio Alves (Brazil), Laurent de Wilde (France), Hiromi (Japan), Ray Lema (Democratic Republic of Congo), and Tarek Yamani (Lebanon); drummers Terri Lyne Carrington and Brian Blade; bassists James Genus, Marcus Miller and Linda May Han Oh (Australia); saxophonists Ravi Coltrane, David Sanborn and Erena Terakubo (Japan); guitarist Mark Whitfield and trumpeters Randy Brecker and Jeremy Pelt, among others. Also joining the global ensemble will be harmonicist Grégoire Maret (Switzerland), harpist Edmar Castañeda (Colombia), percussionist Pedrito Martínez (Cuba) and clarinetist Kinan Azmeh (Syria).

In the lead-up to the 2022 All-Star Global Concert, a series of free education programs featuring renowned artist-educators will be streamed via jazzday.com, YouTube and Facebook.

In parallel, a vast array of International Jazz Day events are slated to take place in more than 180 countries worldwide.

Watch the International Jazz Day 2022 All-Star Global Concert streamed live from the UN General Assembly Hall in New York featuring dozens of acclaimed artists affirming the importance of jazz as a means of achieving unity and peace through dialogue and diplomacy. Tune-in 5 pm eastern, 4 pm central on YouTube. https://youtu.be/VF9pu7H3CMo

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