Zelia Breaux


Featured Inductee

Zelia Breaux, a renowned musician and educator, was born to Inman Edward and Zelia Ball Page in 1880 at Jefferson City, Missouri. Her father was principal of the Lincoln Institute in Jefferson City from 1888 to 1898. Zelia Page attained a bachelor's degree in music from Lincoln. On May 1, 1898, Inman Page became president of the Colored Agricultural and Normal University (now Langston University) in Langston and moved his family to Oklahoma Territory. He hired his daughter, Zelia, as a teacher of piano and instrumental music. She established and developed the music department. On December 6, 1905, she married Armogen Breaux. The couple had one son, Enimen, who became a vice president at Langston University.

read more



OKC cop Justin Echols is jazz music's Clark Kent

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

... read more


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.

... read more


Saying Goodbye to Sonny Gray

With a heavy heart and happy memories we say goodbye to our dear friend and Oklahoma Jazz Hall inductee, Sonny Gray. He will surely be missed by many.

... read more

read more

newsletter SIGN UP

Weekly Newsletter

Sign up for our weekly email newsletter about upcoming events at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.