Boyd Street Brass

The Depot will celebrate the June 13 2nd Friday Circuit of Art with a continuation of Joey Frisillo’s solo exhibition “Oklahoma Colors:  Earth, Sky and Water” in the Depot Gallery, 200 South Jones, and with lively music provided by the Boyd Street Brass beginning at 6:30 pm in the portico of the Depot.

The Boyd Street Brass is a group rooted in the tradition of the New Orleans street band.  Less than a year old, the group is already in high demand at concerts, festivals, parades, schools, and is thrilling audiences with their blend of funk, swing, Latin, and pop.  Boyd Street Brass will be featured artists this year at Jazz in June.

The most compelling aspect of this band is its members' wide range of professional experiences.   Brian Dobbins, sousaphone, is the principal tuba player for the New Mexico Symphony and the Norman Philharmonic.  Dr.  Jonathan Nichol, tenor saxophone, is a member of the internationally recognized H2 Quartet and was a member of the Jimmy Dorsey Band and the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra.  Jay Wilkinson, trumpet/vocals/principal arranger, is a member of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and the Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra.  Eric Walschap, baritone/alto sax, and Daryl Nagode, trombone, come from successful local bands,  Pidgin and Banana Seat.  Brian Dailey, drum set, recently returned from performing on a well-known cruise line.  These seven musicians have established themselves in the competitive world of music and have now come together to excite audiences with a mix of virtuosity, self-expression, and a little attitude.   The Depot is honored to present them in concert for 2nd Friday audiences.  There is no admission charge.

Primarily a landscape artist, Joey Frisillo works both from life on location and from her own photographic references in her studio.  Whether painting sweeping vistas or more intimate subjects, her pastels and oils are enlivened with rich layers of color and texture.  Her artistic excellence has been rewarded by achieving signature status in the Pastel Society of America, Women Artists of the West and Ozark Pastel Society and an associate membership in the Oil Painters of America.

“Oklahoma Colors:  Earth, Sky and Water” remains in the Depot Gallery through June 28.  Check out Joey’s work at www.joeyfrisillo.com  

Depot Gallery hours are 8 am to 2 pm Monday through Friday and by appointment.  Exhibits and concerts are made possible in part by grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Norman Arts Council.  For information on this and other programs, phone The Depot at 405 307-9320.