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July 9
Pat Kelley and Dean DeMerritt in Concert

5:00 p.m.

 

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame welcomes Pat Kelley alongside Dean DeMerritt  in concert.

Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame inductee and guitarist Pat Kelley has toured more than thirty countries and worked more than 2,000 sessions as a studio guitarist for records, television, and motion picture. Kelley has performed with George Benson, Tom Scott, David Benoit, Dave Brubeck, John Pisano, Rich Braun, Jeff Lorber, Richard Elliot, Dave Koz, Al Jerreau, B. B. King, Ronnie Laws, Hubert Laws, Jose Feliciano, Eric Marienthal, Randy Crawford, Melissa Manchester, and Burt Bacharach. He played guitar for several years on the Merv Griffin, Pat Sajak, Joan Rivers, and Carol Burnett television shows and performed with symphony orchestras in San Francisco, San Diego, Houston, Atlanta, Tulsa, Denver, San Antonio and Toledo.

An absolute musician, Dean’s roots are in jazz, blues, classical, rock, and country & western. Growing up as the son of a jazz pianist in Tulsa, he learned the roots of jazz from performing in his father’s band in high school. Dean went on to study classical and jazz bass at the University of Tulsa, graduating with a degree in music.

To enjoy the jazz, call (918) 928-JAZZ or visit www.JazzHallTickets.com. Members and Seniors enjoy discounted ticket prices at $10.00 each.  General Admission tickets are only $15.00, or $20.00 for Reserved Table Seating. High school and middle school students admitted for only $5.00.

The event is a part of the Jazz Hall’s 2017 Summer Concert Series.

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame is a non-profit cultural and educational organization, with a mission to inspire creativity and improve the quality of life for all Oklahomans through the preservation, education, and performance of jazz, our uniquely American art form.