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Sunday, November 9 - Kyle Reid and the Low Swingin’ Chariots - 7:30 pm, $10
Kyle Reid leads the Low Swingin’ Chariots for the opening concert of the 2014 Depot Jazz Series in a joyful revelry of original swing tunes, classic New Orleans, Gypsy Jazz, and Western Swing. The group consists of nationally touring musicians with the low, sonorous quality of Reid’s voice well balanced by the hot accents of the rhythm section and the sweet melodies of the brass section.
Sunday, December 14 - Sisters of Swing - 7:30 pm, $10
Now a holiday tradition at The Depot, The Sisters of Swing musical collective have “always enjoyed singing Christmas music: ancient and beautiful, modern and fun, some of it just plain silly.” They concentrate on giving their audience a fun time with numbers from the swing era, the rock and roll years, and ancient times. Mary Reynolds and Mary Freeh arrange all the music and are joined by Louise Goldberg, Elyse Angelo, Joanne Trombley, Christine Freeh and, Rosalind Cravens.
Sunday, January 11 - Mitch Bell Group - 7:30pm, $10
A graduate, and now a faculty member, of the University of Central Oklahoma’s celebrated Jazz Studies program, Mitch Bell discovered his love for the guitar at the age of ten. In the years since, Mitch has performed and recorded in intimate clubs to Broadway tour productions. The Mitch Bell Group, in its various configurations, has performed at numerous jazz festivals across the Midwest and performs regularly at a variety of venues in the Oklahoma City area.
Sunday, February 8 - Brian Gorrell & Jazz Co - 7:30 pm, $10.
Brian Gorrell & Jazz Company was formed in 1995. The group performs a wide variety of styles including traditional & mainstream jazz, fusion, & latin styles, focusing on original compositions as well as material by diverse composers such as Billy Strayhorn, Michael Brecker, Victor Young, Marcus Miller, Pat Metheny, and many others. Brian Gorrell currently serves as Director of Jazz Studies at the UCO Jazz Lab.
Sunday, March 8 - Maurice Johnson Quartet - 7:30 pm, $10
Jazz Musician/Composer/Entrepreneur/Author/Producer Maurice Johnson first gained notice in 1985 shortly after forming the Oklahoma City based, “After Five” band, considered the young lions of jazz, After a nearly ten-year stint, “After Five” would ultimately disband, but Maurice Johnson and his guitar play on, undiminished.
Sunday, April 12 - Larry Pierce Combo - 7:30 pm, $10
The Larry Pierce Combo feature the best in eclectic standards and user friendly jazz. Whether tripping the light fantastic or kicking back and listening to the gorgeous saxophone and flute playing of Earl Hefley, audiences have delighted in the Oklahoma City based Larry Pierce Combo for 20 years. Larry's unique vocal stylings have been compared to Randy Newman and Doctor John.