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.

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