Sunday Jazz at the Depot Featuring Travis Linville
The 2011-2012 Sunday Jazz Concert series concludes on May 13 with a solo guitar performance by local guitar hero, Travis Linville. The concert takes place at the Historic Santa Fe Depot, located at 200 South Jones in Norman. The show begins at 7:30 pm. An admission fee of $7 will be charged; $5 for seniors/students and free for 18 and under. Refreshments will be provided.
Most folks know Linville through his tuneful singer/songwriter mode or as a guitar soloist sitting in with local and regional bands passing through Oklahoma. However, this show promises to highlight his considerable jazz chops. Two years ago he opened the 2010-2011 concert series with a jazz trio but this year he’s going solo.
"Classic Jazz has a lot to do with who I am musically," said Linville. "I'm thrilled about the opportunity to stretch out on some tunes in a great setting. This will be something different for fans who come out regularly to hear me do songwriter material."
Years of paying dues as an underage guitar slinger paid off when Linville formed the Burtschi Brothers in 2000. The hop, alt country, jazz/jam quartet quickly became an Oklahoma favorite and put Travis on the map among Oklahoma's finest guitar players.
When he's not performing, Travis is producing records at his DirtyBird recording studio in Norman, OK, or sharing his knowledge and experience with students at ACM@UCO and McMichael Music.
Sunday Jazz at the Depot concerts are made possible in part by grants from the Norman Arts Council, Oklahoma Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding comes from generous individual and business sponsors, including Mark Williams and the Northeast Blanco Development Corporation, Nancy McClellan, Fred Overstreet, Fred Schneider, and Deborah Norris.
The Performing Arts Studio Gallery and office in the Norman Depot are open from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Phone 405-307-9320 for additional information about PAS programs.