New Jazz Depot Holds First Concert
Sunday, July 15th 2007, 8:43 pm
By: News On 6
The sound of jazz filled the air in downtown Tulsa Sunday night. It was the first public concert at the new Jazz Depot. The News On 6â€™s Latoya Silmon reports fans say it set the tune for a new, improved downtown.
It's more than just the right notes, some say jazz is a sign that Tulsa is in tune.
â€œIn Oklahoma we have a rich jazz history,â€ said Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame Director Chuck Cissel â€œWhat this building will do is provide access so people can learn about it, be informed about it.â€
The Old Union Depot is now the Jazz Depot, the renovation was part of a Vision 2025 project. The first public concert was held Sunday night, and jazz fans poured in to hear the sights and sounds.
â€œThe atmosphere and the ambiance is absolutely wonderful.â€ said jazz fan Geraldine Herdzina.
The depot features the Jazz Hall of Fame, a brand new performance hall and even a V.I.P suite, but there's more. There's also a music gallery, a resource library and an academy for children is planned for the fall. All are things jazz lovers hope will catch your ear.
â€œI'd like everyone to come down and take a look, and I'm sure you'll like what you see,â€ Herdzina said.
To find out more about the Jazz Depot and the public concerts held there, click here.
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