TEG’s International Jazz Fest Presented by Spirit Bank! Takes place Saturday October 24th, 6:00-8:00 pm, this incredible free concert will be virtual for the first time! This event was created to celebrate International Jazz Day and to educate the public about this wonderful genre we call Jazz!
Our outdoor concert normally happens in Tulsa, OK during the Spring or early Summer and features a mixture of local, regional, and international Artists. It has also been official part of the Jazz Day celebration since 2016. This year has been quite challenging due to the Covid -19 virus and our event, originally scheduled on June 6 will now take place virtually on Oct 24.
The Max Groove Trio
The Clark Gibson Quintet
Wilfred Frelix, Cyn Simmons, Audley Reid, Elizabeth Speegle, The Artist DeLise, Gina Kronstadt, Castella Castella, David Howard, Nara Noian, Sophia Ripley, Laila Biali, Lee Hernan, and Tony White.
TEG/Tulsa Jazz CEO John Taylor states “Right now, jazz is a growth music. By that I mean we have an opportunity to reach a whole untapped generation with this wonderful music, and International Jazz Day is an incredible awareness tool. I want the world to see how this wonderful music can bring unity to people from different countries and backgrounds; that it’s possible to truly come together for a common cause. We need this in the world right now.”
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.
In 2016 Tulsa Jazz.com had the honor of being the producer of Tulsa’s first official participation since the event’s inception in 2012 (See www.jazzday.com for additional details).
The United Nations and UNESCO now both recognize International Jazz Day on their official calendars.” (Taken from jazzday.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, The 1619 Black Authors Writing Challenge, SJR Multimedia, Jazzman Marketing and Promotion, Tulsa Air and Space Museum, La Z Radio, AHHA, Ritmo 107.9, Univision, Jazzology with Keith G, PostOak Lodge, In Good Taste Wines, Telemundo, Tulsa Jazz, and TheCoffeeCupLife Apparel Company. You are all greatly appreciated!