Donald Ryan


Featured Inductee

A native of Trinidad & Tobago, Donald came to the United States to study music, earning degrees from Oral Roberts University and the University of Tulsa. He is well known as a master of diverse styles—evidenced by a diploma from the 9th International Chopin Competition as well as his induction into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. Donald has also earned the distinction of being among the most accomplished pianists in the world as a Steinway Artist.

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Music icons recall early days of Jazz Lab, festival

Dr. Lowell Lehman and the late Joe Davis are two names synonymous with jazz in Northeast Oklahoma.

Lehman founded the Green Country Jazz Festival when he was a professor at Northeastern State University. He started a jazz band at NSU in 1967, after teaching band, with a jazz combo, at Muskogee's Central High School.

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OKC cop Justin Echols is jazz music's Clark Kent

OKLAHOMA CITY --- There are two kinds of stories we all love to hear:

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Champian Fulton: Christmas With Champian

Pianist/vocalist Champian Fulton may be the only kindergartner in history to take a Charlie Parker CD into school for show and tell. The effect of her presentation on her classmates is uncertain, but  she fought the good fight.

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