Dec. 17, Winter Wind/Jazz in June Collaborative Concert, Kyle Reid, 7:00 pm, $20
Kyle Reid leads the Low Swingin’ Chariots playing tunes that draw from New Orleans, Gypsy Jazz,
and Western Swing traditions. The group was chosen as “Winter Wind Members Choice” by vote of
the Depot members. Reid’s original tunes sound at once familiar yet new and exciting, blending
elements of these classic American forms with contemporary attitude. The low sonorous quality of
Reid’s voice is well balanced by the hot accents of the rhythm section and the sweet melodies of the
Winter Wind/Jazz in June collaborative concerts are made possible in part by grants from the Norman Arts Council and the Oklahoma Arts Council, and by numerous corporate and individual sponsors.
The Depot, located in the historic Santa Fe Train Depot, produces Summer Breeze, Winter Wind and Whistle Stop Concerts, Gallery Exhibitions, Second Sunday Poetry Readings, and manages the rental of the Norman Depot for weddings, meetings, parties and other events. The Depot, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to creating and presenting excellent and innovative fine arts programming for the enrichment and education of the community.
Jazz In June Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, preservation, and perpetuation of jazz and related musical forms. Jazz In June was founded in 1984 by the Norman Arts and Humanities Council and Cimarron Opera. The Jazz in June festival has since developed into a much-anticipated annual event, featuring three evenings of outdoor concerts, related artist clinics, public radio programs and public jazz and blues jam sessions attended by a total of some 50,000 people per year. Past performers include David Sanborn, Chuck Mangione, the Ellis Marsalis Quartet and Duke Ellington Small Band. ###