Dr. Lowell Lehman


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2010 Zelia Breaux Jazz Educator Inductee Dr. Lowell Lehman has played a key role in Oklahoma Jazz education for nearly half a century.  Raised in a musical family from Phoenix, Arizona, Lehman performed on radio station KOY there as part of the "Lehman Family Band".  Eventually moving to Tahlequah, Oklahoma, he made Oklahoma’s All-State Band three times.  At Northeastern, he played football and was named to the tuba seat on the International Collegiate Band.  He also started the Fort Gibson High School band when he was a senior at NSU.

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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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