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 6’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.

“In Oklahoma we have a rich jazz history,” said Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame Director Chuck Cissel “What this building will do is provide access so people can learn about it, be informed about it.”

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.

“The atmosphere and the ambiance is absolutely wonderful.” 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.

“I'd like everyone to come down and take a look, and I'm sure you'll like what you see,” Herdzina said.

To find out more about the Jazz Depot and the public concerts held there, click here.

Watch the video: New Home For Tulsa Jazz Musicians