Today’s featured event:
NORMAN – Miss Brown To You can capture you with subtle ballads, soulful blues, sophisticated bop and swinging classic jazz. The local quartet will be featured at Sunday Jazz at the Depot, 200 S Jones, at 7:30 tonight. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $7 students; they are available at the Norman Depot prior to the concert or at the door.
Louise Goldberg, Mary Reynolds, Armando Rivera and Roger Kimball, the musicians that make up Miss Brown to You, are capable of an eclectic abandon that few other bands attempt, and they are looking for an audience that appreciates a broad palate of musical colors. Refusing to be conﬁned to one style, one period, they prefer to expand the horizon of every genre they play while still upholding the traditions of the musicians that have inspired them in the past.
“We don’t play in Norman as often as we’d like, so we’re looking forward to seeing our Norman fans who may not have heard us with Armando and Roger” says Mary Reynolds in a news release. “Drummer Armando Rivera performs with Alegria Real as well as The Salsa Shakers, among others, so we’re glad he even has time to play with us! And Roger is really an amazing saxophone player who adds a lot to our sound.”
Louise Goldberg holds a Bachelor of Music from Boston University and a Master of Music from Oklahoma City University. She has appeared with a wide variety of performing groups as pianist, vocalist and guitarist, has composed musicals for Oklahoma City Children’s Theatre and is a frequent contributor to musical productions at Carpenter Square Theatre, Oklahoma City Theatre Company and most notably the Pollard Theatre, where she was bandleader and pianist for the smash productions of “Ain’t Misbehavin.”
A talented songwriter herself, Mary Reynolds is an acclaimed interpreter of the songs of Joni Mitchell and Elvis Presley among others, and she can call upon an eclectic repertoire of traditional material and American popular songs. She is a classically trained vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, bass or saxophone as required. Her compositions and interpretations were featured in the Fast Folk Musical Magazine when she lived in New York City in the early 80′s, and those are archived at the Smithsonian Institution. While living in Austin, Texas, in the 90’s, she was a frequent performer on the Austin scene and was spotlighted in a solo “Live Set,” the venerable live radio broadcast of KUT Radio. Reynolds also contributes to the musical ministry of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in Oklahoma City, is the leader of the 5-woman vocal group The Sisters of Swing, and pursues many other projects in traditional, country, jazz and pop music.
Miss Brown to You is currently working on a new album of jazz, folk and country music to be released later in 2014.
Jazz at the Depot is made possible in part by a grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council, together with generous individual donors.
For additional information, go to www.pasnorman.org.
For more events, go to newsok.com/events.