Donald Ryan


Featured Inductee

A commanding and dynamic pianist, Donald Ryan has been called “a music kaleidoscope, sparkling at everything he plays.” This "everything" encompasses the arenas of classical, religious/inspirational, and jazz. His virtuosity and amazing gift of improvisation have delighted audiences throughout the U. S. A.  - Carnegie Hall included - as well as in England, France, Germany, Austria, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, the Caribbean and South America.

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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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