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August 1
Kinky Friedman: Circus of Life Tour

7:00 p.m.

Doors open at six























With his trademark satirical snap, Kinky Friedman takes the Jazz Depot stage to celebrate his first disc of original music in four decades.  Friedman will release “Circus of Life” on his own Echo Hill Records on July 3rd. Most widely known as a social satirist, Kinky Friedman is sharing his experiences as a singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist, and even politician in support of our own Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.


Produced by Friedman himself alongside Brian Molnar, the first single, “Autographs in the Rain (Song to Willie)” is out now. Molnar will also open for many of Friedman’s tour dates. The new disc started with a call from Willie Nelson, who asked Friedman what he was doing at that moment. Friedman replied that he was watching Matlock, the old TV chestnut, to which Nelson replied, “That is a sure sign of depression, Kinky. Turn Matlock off and start writing.”


Friedman started writing with the result being songs like “Jesus in Pajamas,” “Me and My Guitar,” and “A Dog Named Freedom.” After writing several songs, Friedman called Nelson to let him know of his progress.


To get kinky, call (918) 928-JAZZ or visit www.JazzHallTickets.com. General Admission tickets are $15.00 in advance, or $20.00 at the door. Reserved Table Seating tickets are $25.00 in advance, or $35.00 at the door. There are a very limited number of Ultra Kinky VIP tickets that include premium seating and an autographed CD, but hurry: these are going fast.


The event is a part of the Jazz Hall’s 2018 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 artform.