Ryan and Ryan
The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame welcomes the dynamic father-son piano duo of Donald and Barron Ryan to the Jazz Depot stage in an enthralling concert experience.From Rachmaninoff to Gershwin to Billy Joel, Donald and Barron Ryan combine their talents to create a dazzling blend of classic and contemporary music.more
Pam Crosby Celebrating Friends and Family
Local jazz favorite Pam Van Dyke Crosby lights up the Jazz Depot stage celebrating friends and family.more
Sister Cities Jazz Series
In conjunction with the Tulsa Jewish Federation, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame welcomes Sovev Kinneret—a band from, Tiberius, Israel—as part of our sister city jazz program. Don't miss this concert event with free admission.more
Mother's Day Celebration
In a production by Starr Fisher, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame honors moms in our Mother’s Day Celebration concert.more
Salute to Veterans
Produced by World War II veteran Joe Wilkinson, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame presents our annual Memorial Day Salute to Veterans. As a small way of showing appreciation for all they have done for our country and the sacrifices they have made, all Armed Forces veterans receive free admission to the concert.more
Great Minds Play Alike
The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame welcomes Jana Jae, Barbara McAlister, and Don Ryan as they take the Jazz Depot stage together in a new kind of concert.more
Ester Rada in Concert
The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame welcomes Neo-Soul Urban-funk star Ester Rada to the Jazz Depot stage.more
Jam Session at the Depot
Check out Depot Jams every Tuesday @ 5:30PM!more
A Tulsa native, saxophonist Earl Clark started playing in clubs in 1968, a year before he graduated from Booker T. Washington High School.
Already a sax virtuoso when he arrived at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in Miami, he quickly mastered the difficult classical music with which Virginia Swanson, the school's legendary longtime band director, tried to challenge him.
Clark became one of Swanson's favorite students, and the late educator thought of him as a son.
"Everyone on campus knew Earl," Swanson said. "He was so popular and so talented. When Bob put on 'Hello Dolly!' one time, they had to totally stop the show because the audience was applauding Earl so loudly."
In 2009, NEO's fine arts department gave Clark its Outstanding Alumni award.
Clark, who played the saxophone and sang, counted among his chief influences the late jazz great Grover Washington.
He became well-known for a repertoire that mixed blues, rock and jazz.
And he never minded sharing the stage and the spotlight, friends say.
Back around the dawning of this century, Holland Hall middle-school student Barron Ryan collaborated with his father, pianist Donald Ryan, in a concert celebrating the school's receipt of a new piano.
As Donald remembers it, that's the first time they played together in public.... read more
If all goes according to plan, five days after playing her goodbye concert at the Jazz Depot on Saturday, April 19, top Tulsa vocalist Annie Ellicott will be on the road – heading 1700 miles westward to continue her music career in the San Francisco Bay area.... read more