Pam Crosby

 

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A native Oklahoman, Pam Van Dyke Crosby began her career singing jazz in New York City, where she sang in a band that included pianist Duke Jordan and bassist Keeter Betts.   Pam also sang with the New York City based ‘Sammy Kaye Orchestra’ as the featured ‘girl singer’.  She has been a featured performer in numerous Oklahoma jazz festivals. She has performed in benefits such as Divas for H.O.P.E., Follies Review, concerts at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame and ‘Summerstage Festival’ at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. She also toured the southwest United States with extended engagements in Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Arkansas, and Nebraska.

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MAR9

ROLLERSON AND FRIENDS TO BURN UP WINTER WITH HOT JAZZ DEPOT SHOW

      For Sunday's Burning up the Winter concert at the Jazz Depot, longtime Tulsa music figure Leon Rollerson plans to bring in his fourteen-person big band, along with featured vocalists Victoria Ellington and Luigi Balletto and pianists John Hamill and Joe Wilkinson.

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MAR6

J3 BAND BRINGS JAZZ AND BLUES TO THE JAZZ DEPOT STAGE SUNDAY

Originally, the J3 Band'sname was simply descriptive.

“It got started when we were doing a jazzy-type show for Copeland's, the restaurant out here [in Tulsa] for three or four years,” explains guitarist-vocalist Rick Gill. “We played there from the Sunday it opened until the Sunday it closed. We were a three-piece jazz group, made up of the piano player, the bass player, and myself, so I just called it J3.

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FEB23

MYRON AND BOOKER VARIETY SHOW BRINGS TULSA TALENT TO JAZZ DEPOT STAGE

In vocalist Booker Gillespie, Myron Oliver has found a kindred spirit – especially when it comes to the local music scene. Like saxophonist Oliver, Gillespie not only performs a lot in and around Tulsa; he also appreciates the amount of talent he sees and hears when he's a member of the audience.

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