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The Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra counts off its second season

Eric Webb October 14th, 2010

The group will perform music from the libraries of Count Basie, Maria Schneider, Duke Ellington, Maynard Ferguson and Woody Herman

The Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra
The Petroleum Club, 100 N. Broadway
7 p.m. Tuesday
$20 adults, $5 for students

The Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra kicks off its second season Tuesday with a concert high above the city skyline. The 7 p.m. show at the Petroleum Club, 100 N. Broadway, will feature a diverse lineup of tunes, said co-founder and trumpeter Michael Anderson.

"We are doing music from the libraries of Count Basie, Maria Schneider, Duke Ellington, Maynard Ferguson and Woody Herman," he said, noting trumpeter Jay Wilkinson will be featured on the standard "Me and Mrs. Jones."

Featuring a lineup of professional musicians, teachers and students of all ages and backgrounds, the 20-member orchestra made its debut last year, bringing live performances of full-scale, concert-style, big-band jazz arrangements back to the metro for the first time since the 1980s.

The group has been on a hiatus since the spring, using the time to incorporate and form a board of directors, Anderson said. The orchestra is pursuing nonprofit status in the hopes of attracting individuals and corporations to help sponsor future concerts. Until that materializes, the act will limit the number of performances through spring.

"These three performances are the only time you can see the band in the next year, unless we get some serious funding to do something else," he said.

The orchestra's Dixieland combo also will perform at Tuesday's concert on the 34th floor of the Chase Building. Tickets are $20 for adults; $5 for students. A $20 buffet dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Seating is general admission, so early arrival is encouraged.

For more information, call 488-5749 or visit
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