Shadow Lake Eight

 

The Shadow Lake Eight is a legendary dance band that came out of the Oklahoma State University campus at Stillwater in 1958, put together to play a summer engagement at the Shadow Lake Resort in Noel, Missouri. An integrated group in a time when black and white bandmates weren’t common, the Shadow Lake Eight went on to become a popular regional touring band, going through many personnel changes and still maintaining its ties to OSU, until 1967.  

The Shadow Lake Eight was inducted into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame in 2013.