Labor Day Weekend! September 1-3 – Oklahoma wines, live jazz and food trucks on the beautiful grounds of POSTOAK Lodge.
Friday – Wine Jazz Dinner Under the Tent: 7-10:30 p.m.
Saturday – FESTIVAL! Gate opens at 3 p.m. Music, Wine, Food from 4-11 p.m.
Sunday – Jazz Brunch 10 a.m. -1 p.m. with music until 2 p.m.
Friday: Wine Jazz Dinner Under the Tent: $60 per person. Chef Damien’s Buffet paired with wines.
Sunday Champagne Jazz Brunch: $25 per person. Not to be missed- awesome buffet!
$119 per night – Includes Hot Breakfast Buffet for two, and 2 General Admission tickets to the festival.
Just click the “book a room” button above, and use GROUP I.D. 1987 to get the $119 rate. (or call 918-425-2112)
Upgrade to Sunday Brunch for additional $15 per person.
What kind of seating is available? The Festival is located on the spacious meadows east of the Main Lodge. Seating is not provided. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs, personal size umbrellas, sunscreen.
Can I bring a tent? No
Can we bring a cooler? Sorry, no. Food and beverages (including alcohol) will be available for purchase. NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINKS.
Is there food? Yes! We will have food trucks participating in the event, as well as some culinary delights from Chef Damien Jacob, Executive Chef at POSTOAK.
Can we bring BBQ grills? Sorry, no.
Where do I park? Complimentary on-site, and at Tulsa Central High School. Shuttle service to and from Tulsa Central. Tulsa Central is located at 3101 West Edison St. Tulsa, OK 74127.
Can I bring my RV or camp? Sorry, no.
Can I bring my pet? Sorry, no pets allowed except for service animals.
Branjae has developed a wealth of experience as an entertainer, she has opened or collaborated with Wayman Tisdale, Brian Mcnight, Thundercat, Yojimbo, Fishbone, JUNO What?, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Freak Juice, Austin’s Tbird and the Breaks and upcoming sensation We the Ghost to name a few. Crafting her style and creating her own lane, Branjae gained notoriety in her Midwestern region, and has expanded her following in the South. She also collaborated with London’s DJ S.O. Beats and garnered international recognition in the United Kingdom. She later gained national airplay with her single Didn’t Know off her debut album PowerSource.
BranjaeMusic has channeled the raw emotions of life; love; pain; hope; failure; and success into relatable parallels far beyond entertainment. More than just a melody; more than just a rhythm; the sun is on the horizon, and BranjaeMusic has taken its rightful place.
The Zuits were formed in 2006, performing for swing dances and jazz lovers throughout the greater Tulsa area. Rarely seen out of their signature brightly colored zoot suits, the Zuits strive to bring an atmosphere of fun and excitement to every single performance. From Louis Armstrong, to Post Modern Jukebox, the Blues Brothers to Jamie Cullum, they celebrate all styles of jazz, blues, swing and funk music.
The band members are Doug Styers (Vocals/Trombone), Joe Metzer (Trumpet), Brandon Chambers (Alto Sax), Brent Baldwin (Tenor Sax), Chuck Fluker (Guitar), Mark Lee (Piano), Andrew Ralston (Bass) and Matt Whitaker (Drums).
Darell has enjoyed great success touring Europe with his band as a singer in Gospel, R&B and Jazz. In addition to his success as a singer, Darell has also received high praise for his acting and public speaking.
Darell says his music can best be described as “Soul Music”, a combination of Gospel, Jazz, and Rhythm and Blues. He describes himself as a “Frontman”. Darell attributes his singing style to growing up in the church singing Gospel music in the accapella tradition and to his mother who had a successful, but brief, career as a Jazz singer.
After singing for his church and performing in regional theater, Darell moved to Europe in 1994 and started created the touring Gospel Choir “Perfect Union”. It was not long before he was asked to perform jazz, and R&B. His band, the “Darell Christopher Blues Band” produced an award winning CD that featured the song “Jealous Man” which was a Top 10 hit in Germany.
Darell has performed over 1,000 concerts throughout Europe, including, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France and Spain.
“I love music, I love being on stage, and I enjoy being involved with all these incredible musicians”
Darell is a graduate of Holland Hall, The university of Tulsa, and Leadership Tulsa. He received his Masters in Theology from Phillips Theological Seminary. Darell is also the pastor at First Christian Church of Tahlequah.
Cynthia’s jazz career is an example of the wonders of social media. While relatively new to the Tulsa area she made a chance connection on Facebook to one of the city’s finest jazz pianists, Scott McQuade. Through Scott she was introduced to Chuck Cissel, The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, and through there, many other people who have been influential in her life….the rest as the saying goes, is history.
Cynthia has performed in many local venues including the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, Ciao, Smoke. on Cherry St, Main St. Tavern, Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Juniper, 624 Kitchen and Catering, Bodean Lounge, Harwelden Mansion and various others. She has connected with the Tulsa jazz community and over the last few years, has become one of the more recognized and popular jazz vocalists in the area.
When she’s not singing, Cynthia is a mom of two young adults and employed as a human resources professional. But music, especially jazz, is never far away.
Mischievous Swing is a driving quartet that specializes in bringing Jazz to an acoustic context. Rooted in tradition, but also deeply committed to innovation, Mischievous Swing provides a refreshing voice in both Jazz and Acoustic genres. Covering the rich scope of Jazz, the band’s music invites the listener to take a journey as they experience the rhythms of Latin America, the sounds of French cafes and Gypsy camps, and the swing of Jazz Clubs in New York, Chicago or Kansas City. Whether they are performing classic jazz standards or original compositions, Mischievous Swing is sure to get your foot tappin’. Bound together by family and deep musical friendship, Mischievous Swing is tight band that celebrates the joy of making music.
About the Band: Multiphonic Funk is a group of friends from the Tulsa area. The band was put together in January of 2016 and has been thriving ever since. The band leader and main arranger/writer is Drew Thomas, who is the saxophonist in the band. Even though Drew arranges and writes most of the songs, Spencer Mantos (drums) and Nathan Hairston (trumpet) also contribute to the band’s repertoire. The band made their big debut on the David Cameron stage at Tulsa Mayfest in 2016.
Genre: a fusion between funk and jazz
I was born in Tulsa, went to Bishop Kelley High School, then to Boston College. I was a paralegal for a few years after college for my Uncle Dan. He’s a fantastic lawyer, which made me realize I better find something I’m decent at doing because if I was to ever go up against someone like him I’d get clobbered. So I left, which was really tough because I had no idea what to do next. Plus, it upset my Italian grandmother.
So then I waited tables for a few years at an Italian restaurant while simultaneously doing a cable access show in Newton, Mass. Part of that show involved doing human interest stories. Eventually that led to working on Newton News, which I did for three years.
Lubbock, Texas was my next stop. Home of Buddy Holly, Texas Tech, Prairie Dogs and KCBD. I was there for two years and had a wonderful time.
I’ve been at Tulsa’s Channel 8 since 2004 and won a couple of awards along the way, including second place at a cow chip throwing competition. I’m also proud to say that my Basset Hound, Daisy, won Most Patriotic News Dog for 2015.
John Taylor is a native Virginian who has called Tulsa home for the last 12 years, he is not just a fan of music but of the people who make and perform it. His passion for musical artists and their craft was the catalyst for TulsaJazz.com, John’s thriving business that has become a major resource for jazz information in Tulsa.
John Taylor is the owner of TulsaJazz.com, OKCJazz.Com, The JT Taylor Company, Tulsa Jazz Destinations, and The River City Jazz Company. He also volunteers with several not-for-profit organizations such as the Spotlight Theatre and the Tulsa Jazz Society.
TulsaJazz.com is now a nationally recognized company offering Business Consulting, Music Management, Agent/Booking Services, and Social Media/Website Management. John says, “The Company was founded on the philosophy of helping people with passion and a dream, achieve it, and our continued focus on that philosophy is the reason for our current and the catalyst for our future success.”
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