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UCO - Jazz Lab

Edmond Attractions, Entertainment, Meetings & Restaurants

The Jazz Lab is a world class entertainment venue featuring an artfully relaxed atmosphere styled after jazz clubs in New Orleans. Live entertainment and food and beverages available from Hideaway Pizza next door make for a great dinner and show.

Upcoming Events:

Miss Brown To You

Fri, March 222019-03-22 | UCO - Jazz Lab100 East 5th St, Edmond, OK 73034
$10 ·  Purchase Ticket Online ·  or by calling (405) 974-2100 ·  Artist Website $10 ·  Purchase Ticket Online ·  or by calling (405) 974-2100 ·  Artist Website

Garrett "Big G" Jacobson

Sat, March 232019-03-23 | UCO - Jazz Lab100 East 5th St, Edmond, OK 73034
$10 Tickets · Purchase Tickets Online · or by calling (405) 974-2100 · Artist Website $10 Tickets · Purchase Tickets Online · or by calling (405) 974-2100 · Artist Website

Jazz Ensemble Concert

Wed, March 27Thu, March 282019-03-272019-03-28 | UCO - Jazz Lab100 East 5th St, Edmond, OK 73034
Since 1960 UCO's Jazz Program has developed a worldwide reputation for consistently producing outstanding collegiate jazz... Since 1960 UCO's Jazz Program has developed a worldwide reputation for consistently producing outstanding collegiate jazz ensembles by performing events throughout the nation and abroad. This concert will feature a few of our Jazz Ensembles in concert at the Jazz Lab. Students with a valid UCO I.D. are free. To purchase tickets online, visit www.ucojazzlab.com or call 405.974.2100

Merrily We Roll Along

Thu, April 4Sun, April 72019-04-042019-04-07 | UCO - Jazz Lab100 East 5th St, Edmond, OK 73034
The authors of the landmark "Company" reunite to turn the traditional showbiz musical on its head in this... The authors of the landmark "Company" reunite to turn the traditional showbiz musical on its head in this thrilling and compelling Broadway fable about friendship, compromise and the high price of success. Stephen Sondheim and George Furth expertly blend the excitement and energy of a backstage musical with a poignant and emotional contemporary story about the importance of staying true to one's ideals.  

FACS: Tess and Friends: Cello PLUS!

Tue, April 92019-04-09 | UCO - Jazz Lab100 East 5th St, Edmond, OK 73034
Dr. Tess Remy-Schumacher was born in Cologne, Germany, and has studied with Boris Pergamenschikow, Maria Kliegel, Siegfried Palm,... Dr. Tess Remy-Schumacher was born in Cologne, Germany, and has studied with Boris Pergamenschikow, Maria Kliegel, Siegfried Palm, Jacqueline du Pre and William Pleeth. As a Fulbright Scholar, she studied with Lynn Harrell in his Piatigorsky class at the University of Southern California and was awarded her MM. As “most outstanding graduate of the year for performance, academic excellence and leadership,” she received her DMA under the supervision of Eleonore Schoenfeld.  

Brian Gorrell & Jazz Company

Fri, April 122019-04-12 | UCO - Jazz Lab100 East 5th St, Edmond, OK 73034
Doors 7pm · $10  Purchase Tickets Online  or by calling (405) 974-2100  Artist Website Doors 7pm · $10  Purchase Tickets Online  or by calling (405) 974-2100  Artist Website

Souled Out

Fri, April 192019-04-19 | UCO - Jazz Lab100 East 5th St, Edmond, OK 73034
$20 Cash/check ·  Reserve Seats by calling (405) 974-2100 ·  Artist Website $20 Cash/check ·  Reserve Seats by calling (405) 974-2100 ·  Artist Website

Judith Hill

Sat, April 202019-04-20 | UCO - Jazz Lab100 East 5th St, Edmond, OK 73034
- Tres Amigos Productions Presents - $40 tickets available by calling 405.340.8552 Headliner: Judith Hill  Judith Hill... - Tres Amigos Productions Presents - $40 tickets available by calling 405.340.8552 Headliner: Judith Hill  Judith Hill has been praised by Rolling Stone for her “stellar powerhouse vocals.” In addition to penning and performing her own material, Judith – who wrote her first song at the age of four – has backed such artists as Stevie Wonder and the late Michael Jackson. Hers is one of the stories told in director Morgan Neville’s acclaimed 20 Feet From Stardom, a film that shines the spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. The film has won the Film Critics Award for Best Documentary and an Academy Award for Best Documentary. The film also won the 2015 Grammy for Best Music Film. Hill, who was also featured on the film’s soundtrack, was a contestant on season four of “The Voice.” Judith has already garnered much praise for her live performance as opener for Josh Groban, John Legend and Prince both in the US and the UK. Judith Hill’s debut album, “Back In Time,” produced by herself & Prince is out now on NPG Records.

Miss Brown To You

Sat, April 272019-04-27 | UCO - Jazz Lab100 East 5th St, Edmond, OK 73034
$10 ·  Purchase Ticket Online ·  or by calling (405) 974-2100 ·  Artist Website $10 ·  Purchase Ticket Online ·  or by calling (405) 974-2100 ·  Artist Website

Shortt Dogg

Fri, May 32019-05-03 | UCO - Jazz Lab100 East 5th St, Edmond, OK 73034
$10 tickets ·  First come first serve seating ·  Artist Website $10 tickets ·  First come first serve seating ·  Artist Website

Smilin' Vic

Sat, May 42019-05-04 | UCO - Jazz Lab100 East 5th St, Edmond, OK 73034
$10 Tickets. Purchase Tickets Online or by calling (405) 974-2100  Artist Website $10 Tickets. Purchase Tickets Online or by calling (405) 974-2100  Artist Website

Equilibrium

Sat, May 112019-05-11 | UCO - Jazz Lab100 East 5th St, Edmond, OK 73034
 $10 cash/check ·  Reserve by calling (405) 974-2100 ·  Equilibrium fuses urban sounds and...  $10 cash/check ·  Reserve by calling (405) 974-2100 ·  Equilibrium fuses urban sounds and backgrounds to create the vibe that has mapped their musical landscape for years. They’ve each stopped off to the land of “funk,” and laid bare their “soul” more times than can be counted. Equilibrium has sweated it out in a garage to make their harmonious echo and sharpened their musical consciousness in the discipline of Jazz. Using the sensual sounds of a seashell to compel their listeners, Equilibrium always seems to know how to satisfy their audience. Equilibrium is a union of hard-won experience with the simple desire to make people enjoy their story through the medium of music, the deepest expression of the human experience. Two of the members teach at the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma and share their love for music with their students every day. Equilibrium is filled with diverse influences and talents with a common goal: challenging themselves to make music they love, and bring the audience on the journey with them. Jazz enriched but with a firm pop sensibility, Equilibrium makes heads turn by staying true to their soul/rock roots. They have opened for Ian Moore, Monte Montgomery, Johnny A., Morris Day, The Time, and the legendary B.B. King. They also closed the 2011 Edmond Jazz Festival in Edmond, OK, and were awarded the Oklahoma Gazette’s reader-voted “Woody” award for Best Jazz Band in 2009. Equilibrium is truly ear candy for the urbane soul. https://www.facebook.com/equilibriumlive/info

The Groove Merchants

Fri, May 172019-05-17 | UCO - Jazz Lab100 East 5th St, Edmond, OK 73034
"There's always cause for a celebration. From lavish wedding receptions and stylish parties to corporate events celebrating... "There's always cause for a celebration. From lavish wedding receptions and stylish parties to corporate events celebrating your company’s milestones and achievements, your guests deserve the highly acclaimed entertainment only The Groove Merchants can deliver. Touted as “the Midwest’s premier top 40 entertainment” for almost a decade, The Groove Merchants ability to connect with any audience and greatly enhance any event is unmatched. The definition of the band’s name becomes evident as audiences everywhere are quickly drawn into the tight harmonies, thick grooves, and versatile song lists characteristic of The Groove Merchants' sound. Combining the talents of seven of the Midwest’s finest musicians and entertainers, and often coupled with the power of the three-piece OKC Horns, the Groove Merchants move easily from the subtleties of dinner jazz to the dynamic power of your favorite hits – one after another. The Groove Merchants’ unfailing reputation for professionalism and quality is their trademark. Elevate the experience of your next event and join the long list of satisfied clients, only with…The Groove Merchants. Recently named one of the top four most popular bands in Oklahoma." -From the GrooveMerchantsBand.com

Claire Piersol Band

Sat, May 182019-05-18 | UCO - Jazz Lab100 East 5th St, Edmond, OK 73034
Claire Piersol - Clarinet and Vocals Claire Piersol grew up in Edmonds, Washington, with her parents, Ian and Olga McKenna.... Claire Piersol - Clarinet and Vocals Claire Piersol grew up in Edmonds, Washington, with her parents, Ian and Olga McKenna. Claire graduated from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington in 2006. While at WWU, Claire performed as a guest artist and substitute in multiple jazz groups in the Pacific Northwest. Those performance opportunities led to her performances throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In 2001, Claire won the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Outstanding Clarinet Soloist Award and the Meadowdale High School Louis Armstrong Jazz Award. Claire worked as a counselor and instructor at The Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society Youth Camp, Adult Camp and The Heebie Jeebies Youth Jazz Camp from 2004-2008. Bria Skonberg and Claire co-led the Mighty Aphrodite Jazz Band. The MAJB was a talented and entertaining all-female jazz band that recorded four CDs, performed at several jazz festivals, and sailed on two jazz cruises from 2005-2010. Each of the band members have gone on to lead successful solo careers and are performing regularly throughout the United States and abroad.  Claire was selected as the Piedmont Public Schools Featured Teacher of the Month in November 2014 and the Piedmont High School Teacher of the Month in December 2015. You can hear Claire perform regularly in the Oklahoma City metro area or back home in Seattle, Washington. 

Miss Brown To You

Fri, May 242019-05-24 | UCO - Jazz Lab100 East 5th St, Edmond, OK 73034
$10 · Purchase Ticket Online · or by calling (405) 974-2100 ·  Artist Website $10 · Purchase Ticket Online · or by calling (405) 974-2100 ·  Artist Website

Garrett "Big G" Jacobson

Sat, May 252019-05-25 | UCO - Jazz Lab100 East 5th St, Edmond, OK 73034
$10 Tickets · Purchase Tickets Online · or by calling (405) 974-2100 Artist Website $10 Tickets · Purchase Tickets Online · or by calling (405) 974-2100 Artist Website

Smilin' Vic

Sat, June 12019-06-01 | UCO - Jazz Lab100 East 5th St, Edmond, OK 73034
$10 Tickets Purchase Tickets Online or by calling (405) 974-2100  Artist Website $10 Tickets Purchase Tickets Online or by calling (405) 974-2100  Artist Website

Holly Jones

Thu, June 62019-06-06 | UCO - Jazz Lab100 East 5th St, Edmond, OK 73034
Live on Acoustic Piano. Performing Songs from her new album: Sacred Places. $15 Cash/Check · Doors at 6:15 *Cash Bar (not... Live on Acoustic Piano. Performing Songs from her new album: Sacred Places. $15 Cash/Check · Doors at 6:15 *Cash Bar (not food service)* Call (405)974-2100 to reserve seats. Classical contemporary in genre, the piano compositions of Holly Jones are described as meditative, impressionistic, thematic, yet transcendent of time and space.  Holly will be featuring fresh compositions from her fourth album, "Sacred Places," set to be released May, 2019, at the UCO Jazz Lab June 6, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.  Holly describes her inspiration of "Sacred Places":  "A 'sacred place' is the moment in time when one recognizes they are participating in something greater than themselves. This can happen anywhere...in daily conversation, our 'work', and what otherwise might be misperceived as a mundane aspect of life.  We have to look for these sacred places.  They give  us  the  richness and  authenticity of  our experiences." Born in western Kentucky, Holly began studying violin at age three, piano at eight, and creating compositions on the piano by nine.  Her training includes many years of private study, as well as private classical piano and composition study at Indiana University.   Holly's solo piano debut album, "Traveler" was released in 2003.  Her second album "Storyteller" was released in 2016, followed by the orchestrated version of "Storyteller" in 2017, by Ludek Drizhal, featuring Holly at the piano and the Prague Metropolitan Orchestra. As a physical therapist, Holly has an inherent understanding of the healing power of music, and enjoys the art of creating pieces that are "good for the neurology."  She lives with her husband, dear Fred, and beloved doggy daughter, Darbie,  in Edmond, OK and loves playing in StudioJones, the self-proclaimed "best practice room in the world." "I wish for my music to reach the truth in each person listening...to help them take pause in the busyness of life and to bring them peace and clarity. I envision that it is most likely played as background music...it provides a setting of peace...but when one listens closer, it can 'take them away'...and always to the best place..." 

Shortt Dogg

Fri, June 72019-06-07 | UCO - Jazz Lab100 East 5th St, Edmond, OK 73034
$10 tickets · First come first serve seating ·  Artist Website $10 tickets · First come first serve seating ·  Artist Website

Eldredge Jackson

Sat, June 82019-06-08 | UCO - Jazz Lab100 East 5th St, Edmond, OK 73034
$15 Cash · Doors at 7pm  Call (405) 974-2100 to reserve seats  Jazz Sensation…Eldredge Jackson New... $15 Cash · Doors at 7pm  Call (405) 974-2100 to reserve seats  Jazz Sensation…Eldredge Jackson New Orleans born saxophonist Eldredge Jackson simmers like a pot of hot, spicy gumbo when performing on stage. This multitalented musician is bringing new flavor to the music scene with his blend of traditional and smooth jazz peppered with a dash of gospel. Although a native of New Orleans, Jackson’s musical talent was infused with gospel and R&B while growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and performing at his father’s church. The encouragement he received from this large congregation helped him hone his skills as a musician and composer while performing on keyboards, piano, drums, bass, guitar and, of course, the saxophone. Jackson’s influences also stemmed from the soulful jazz style of legends he’s admired such as: David Sanborn, Grover Washington, Jr. and Dexter Gordon. Named El-Jack by his fans, Jackson has opened for or shared festival stages with a talented cross-section of urban jazz and R&B greats: Wayman Tisdale, Najee, Howard Hewett, Jeffrey Osborne, Angela Winbush, Stanley Jordan, Dru Hill, Shirley Murdock, SOS Band, Con-Funk-Shun, Tom Braxton and fellow Tulsans Charlie Wilson and The GAP Band. Recently he performed on the national Soul Food Festival Tour, bringing his trademark sound and sultry spontaneity to audiences as the sole instrumentalist on a bill with R&B legends Peabo Bryson and The Whispers. The tour made stops in Jacksonville, Kansas City, Baton Rouge and Nashville. Jackson enjoys sharing his unique style with jazz fans throughout the country. Recently he gigged at the Long Beach Jazz Festival, the Red Cat Jazz Café in Houston, the Brooklyn Jazz Café in Dallas, Humphreys in San Diego and Blues Alley in D.C. In Oklahoma, Jackson is well known for his regular gigs at Tulsa hotspots, and his Winelight Jazz shows along with headlining at casinos such as River Spirit, Hard Rock, Osage Million Dollar Elm and RiverWind. He’s also a huge draw at Mayfest, Tulsa’s largest outdoor festival. The heavy gigging saxophonist has exhilarated audiences at nearly every jazz event in Oklahoma including The Charlie Christian Jazz Festival and the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame Jazz Fest. One of the highlights of his career was collaborating with the late great Wayman Tisdale on his debut album. The duo had been friends since middle school and watched each other develop musically over the years. One summer when Tisdale was between seasons in the NBA, he sat in with Jackson’s band at the local Greenwood Jazz Festival, and by 2008 their friendship had come full circle with the release of Listening Pleasure. Unfortunately the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of famer Wayman Tisdale passed away shortly after the official release of the album. But his protégé continues to keep his spirit alive by paying tribute to his jazz contributions and their friendship during every live performance. 

Souled Out

Fri, June 142019-06-14 | UCO - Jazz Lab100 East 5th St, Edmond, OK 73034
$20 Cash/check · Reserve Seats by calling (405) 974-2100 ·  Artist Website $20 Cash/check · Reserve Seats by calling (405) 974-2100 ·  Artist Website

Miss Brown To You

Sat, June 222019-06-22 | UCO - Jazz Lab100 East 5th St, Edmond, OK 73034
$10 · Purchase Ticket Online · or by calling (405) 974-2100 Artist Website $10 · Purchase Ticket Online · or by calling (405) 974-2100 Artist Website

Brian Gorrell & Jazz Company

Fri, June 282019-06-28 | UCO - Jazz Lab100 East 5th St, Edmond, OK 73034
Doors 7pm · $10 Purchase Tickets Online or by calling (405) 974-2100  Artist Website Doors 7pm · $10 Purchase Tickets Online or by calling (405) 974-2100  Artist Website

Tony DeSare

Fri, September 272019-09-27 | UCO - Jazz Lab100 East 5th St, Edmond, OK 73034
- Tres Amigos Productions Presents - $65 tickets available by calling 405.340.8552 Headliner: Tony DeSare   Named... - Tres Amigos Productions Presents - $65 tickets available by calling 405.340.8552 Headliner: Tony DeSare   Named a Rising Star Male Vocalist in Downbeat magazine, DeSare has lived up to this distinction by winning critical and popular acclaim for his concert performances throughout North America and abroad. From jazz clubs to Carnegie Hall to Las Vegas headlining with Don Rickles and major symphony orchestras, DeSare has brought his fresh take on old school class around the globe. DeSare has three top ten Billboard jazz albums under his belt and has been featured on the CBS Early Show, NPR, A Prairie Home Companion, the Today Show and his music has been posted by social media celebrity juggernaut, George Takei.2028 DeSare has also collaborated with Youtube icons Postmodern Jukebox. DeSare is an accomplished award-winning composer. He not only won first place in the USA Songwriting Contest, but has written the theme song for the motion picture, My Date With Drew, several broadcast commercials and has recently composed the full soundtracks for the Hallmark Channel’s Love Always, Santa and Lifetime’s Nanny Nightmare. DeSare’s forthcoming appearances include the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Smith Center in Las Vegas. DeSare releases new recordings, videos of standards and new originals every few weeks on his YouTube channel, iTunes and Spotify. Follow Tony on Facebook, Twitter and subscribe on YouTube to stay connected. Tony DeSare is a Yamaha Artist.