Adam & Kizzie take the stage of The Depot’s free Summer Breeze concert series on Sunday, July 26, at 7:30 pm in Norman’s Lions Park at the corner of Flood and Symmes.
Adam & Kizzie Ledbetter are a married couple who after having been best friends in high school went separate ways performing all over the world. Kizzie sang for Disney for years in Tokyo & the Bahamas, while Adam focused primarily on straight-ahead jazz piano which took him to Brazil, Italy, France and his well sought after 4-piece band, New Growth, was established. In 2011, the old friends reunited and rediscovered their love for music all over again - this time combining the best of all their individual influences in a special blend they call EEDO (short for frEEDOm).
Since releasing their first album, “The Book of EEDO Vol. 1,” they have shared the stage with such rising musical stars as The Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, The Funky Knuckles, KNOWER, Sean C. Johnson and many more. The second in the EEDO series, “The Book of EEDO Vol. 2,” was released in September 2014, peaking on the iTunes Jazz charts at #23.
With his magic fingers, her melodic voice, and a unique sound, Adam & Kizzie have set out to share the gift of music in the best way their hearts know how -- giving music their absolute best. To claim their albums are either R&B, soul, jazz, or hip hop forms of musical art would be grossly limiting. All who have heard their music agree, the art is excellent.
Bring seating and your favorite refreshments, and enjoy a wonderful evening in the park filled with great music!
To check on the day of the concert for possible weather related cancellation or relocation, or for more information on this and other programs at The Depot, check our web or Facebook pages.
Summer Breeze Concerts are made possible in part by grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Norman Arts Council and by Community Sponsor Backwoods. Additional funding comes from Contributors Skye Diers, Gingerbread Nursery School & Kindergarten; Republic Bank & Trust; Edward Jones; Dentists Jamie Belknap, Donna Sparks and Kristen Campbell at Norman Smile Center; Andi Berry, Wyoming Art Therapy; Tom McAuliffe, Don Cies Real Estate; Becca Hewes, Yoga Life; 2 Green Chicks; The Mont; EB Dancer; Norman Parks and Recreation Department; Montford Inn; and by Friends Dennis McDonald & Sally Little and Main Street Veterinary Hospital.
John Brandenburg, a longtime Norman artist known for his use of vivid color and organic forms, will share his “Noble Laundry Paintings” in an exhibit at The Depot, 200 South Jones, opening with a reception on Friday, July 10, from 6 to 9 pm. The exhibit will remain in The Depot Gallery through August 28.
The acrylic paintings on canvas to be featured in the exhibit were created during the hours Brandenburg did laundry in a house he and his artist wife, Janet Massad, own in Noble he says, inspiring the title.
John’s paintings include simplified canvases based on figurative, landscape and geometric forms. Some of his recent work has involved finger-painting using latex dishwashing gloves -- especially in early stages of the composition, using a palette knife, and sometimes mixing a textured medium with colors. “I am working in a much larger scale than I felt comfortable with before” he says. He also does smaller mixed media collages incorporating, or done over studies from life.
Using his first hand understanding of the creative process, having worked in acrylic, collage, charcoal, ink and pastel, and being a poet and playwright as well, Brandenburg has been a successful newspaper visual arts correspondent and theater reviewer for nearly forty years. He received a Governor’s Arts Award for his journalistic arts writing in 1997.
John has previously shown his art at MAINsite Contemporary Art, the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha, JRB at the Elms in OKC, and in many individual and group shows throughout the region. One of his paintings is in the State Arts Collection. It is hoped Oklahoma readers and art enthusiasts will continue enjoying John Brandenburg’s works, both on canvas and in ink, for a long time to come.
Depot Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 2 pm and by appointment. There is no admission charge. Phone 405 307-9320 for additional information on programs at The Depot.
Galley exhibitions at The Depot are made possible in part by grants from The Oklahoma Arts Council and the Norman Arts Council and by individual donors.