In this whirlwind program, American composer Mason Bates leads the way with his techno-infused Mothership, complete with improvisation and 21st-century dance elements. Acclaimed pianist Charlie Albright has been praised by the New York Times for his “jaw-dropping technique” and “virtuosity with a distinctive musicality.” Charlie makes his Signature Symphony debut with Ellington’s optimistic New World A-Comin and Gershwin’s timeless icon, Rhapsody in Blue. The evening concludes with Sergei Rachmaninoff’s final work, his Symphonic Dances. This work echoes his love of his new American home and blends the endless melodies of his Romantic style with a forward vision and even hints of jazz.
Signature Symphony at TCC appreciates the support of TTCU Federal Credit Union as the 2022-2023 Corporate Season Sponsor. In addition, this project is supported in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Oklahoma and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Charlie Albright, Mason Bates
After a remarkable first album composed together and about thirty concerts in the USA, Jeff Denson and Romain Pilon come to present their new opus, "Finding Light" on Saturday, September 30. The trio is completed on drums by the fantastic, Grammy-nominated Mark Ferber. The music of this trio, interactive and generous, reflects the pleasure these musicians have in playing together. You will find influences ranging from Led Zeppelin to Wayne Shorter, via Miles Davis, Hendrix or Satie, among many others. Don’t miss this must see show! Doors open at 7 p.m. | Show starts at 8 p.m. Ages 21+
Bring your dancing shoes and your roaring '20s outfits to LowDown on Thursday, September 28! Oklahoma's finest musicians with international jazz sensation pianist Max Holm are performing a high energy, big band-style evening that will keep you on your feet, tapping your toes. Don’t miss an evening of fun, food and drink! The band features Max Holm (piano), Tommy Poole (clarinet and soprano/alto/tenor saxophones), Mike Cameron (tenor/alto saxophones), Bishop Marsh (trumpet), Glenn Dewey (bass), Jared Johnson (drums), and Brian Belanus (guitar and banjo). Doors open at 7 p.m. | Show starts at 8 p.m. Ages 21+
Local guitar hero Chris Combs is releasing his newest record live at LowDown on Saturday, September 23! Doors open at 7 p.m. | Show starts at 8 p.m. Ages 21+
Greg Robbins returns to LowDown after his nation wide tour on Friday, September 22. Come enjoy an evening of smooth jazz as he and his band take the stage. Accompanying Greg are Brian Jones (keys), Stanley Fary (drums), and Alexandria Nicole (vocals). Doors open at 7 p.m. | Show starts at 8 p.m. Ages 21+
New Orleans quartet NOLATET is taking the stage on Saturday, September 16. The group will perform all original, unique compositions that tell the story of life on earth through modern jazz. The quartet features Johnny Vidacovich (drums), Mike Dillon (vibraphone), Brian Haas (piano), and James Singleton (bass). Doors open at 7 p.m. | Show starts at 8 p.m. Ages 21+
Join us for a magical evening of Parisian style jazz when Annie Ellicott and Dean DeMerritt’s Jazz Tribe at take the stage on Friday, September 15. Enjoy the acoustical ambience of an intimate bistro setting starring Annie Ellicott (vocals), Dean DeMerritt (bass), Shelby Eicher (violin), Scott McQuade (accordion and piano), Clay Welch (guitar), and Jared Johnson (drums). This dynamic musical collaboration will showcase European and gypsy jazz influences to swing you into the night featuring the repertoire of Django Reinhardt, George Gershwin, Burt Bacharack, Charlie Parker, and more. Doors open at 7 p.m. | Show starts at 8 p.m. Ages 21+
Northeastern State University’s new Director of Jazz Studies Jordan VanHemert is performing for the first time in Oklahoma alongside his quartet on Thursday, September 14. The group, which includes Oklahoma favorites Scott McQuade (piano), Oklahoma State University professor Glenn Dewey (bass), and Steve Pruitt (drums), will play modern, straight-ahead jazz. Hailed by noted jazz critic Scott Yanow as a "skilled modern improvisor with a sound all his own", VanHemert's music pays homage to his Korean roots and his love for lyrical melodicism of the jazz tradition while driving forward toward the future of the art form. Doors open at 7 p.m. | Show starts at 8 p.m. Ages 21+
Oklahoma City’s top notch jazz players hit the LowDown stage on Thursday, September 7! Doors open at 7 p.m. | Show starts at 8 p.m. Ages 21+
With its rhythmic, powerful, graceful, and captivating style, Reflejos Flamencos is putting on a memorable performance on Saturday, September 2nd! The audience will enjoy a collection of pieces ranging from traditional flamenco forms to modern pieces influenced by jazz and classical music. Reflejos Flamencos shares Spanish music and dance with Tulsa. The group started twenty years ago as a father-daughter duo showcasing flamenco guitar and dance by Johnny Beard and daughter Lexi Allen. Now, it includes guitar and percussion by Dylan Allen and singing by Adriana Ramirez Nelson. Doors open at 7 p.m. | Show starts at 8 p.m. Ages 21+
Booker and Brad are teaming up for their first performance together on Friday, September 1. Enjoy an incredible evening of gorgeous standards with velvet vocals, tasty rhythm section and a stellar string quartet! The band features Booker Gillespie (vocals), Brad Henderson (pianist/arranger), Dean Demerritt (bass), David Bowen (drums), Haley Hanzel (violin), Olivia McGraw (violin), Ethan Landis (viola), Erica Parker (cello), and Kyle Fisher (saxophone). Doors open at 7 p.m. | Show starts at 8 p.m. Ages 21+
Margie Tanner & CO are performing an evening of tunes by Lake Street Dive. The band features vocalists Margie Tanner and Delaney Zumwalt, Tye Slagle on guitar, Will Barfield on bass, Nathan Glaser on keys and trumpet, and Chase Brander on drums. Doors open at 7 p.m. | Show starts at 8 p.m. Ages 21+
2:15 p.m. pre-concert lecture Villa-Lobos Quartet No. 5 Ginastera Quartet No. 1, Op. 20 Javier Alvarez Metro Chabacano Juan Ramirez Suite Latina Tangos, Boleros, and Puerto Rican Dances