Oct. 1, Winter Wind Concert, Ari Hest, 7:00 pm, $20
The 2017-18 Winter Wind Concert series opens with Ari Hest, who just released Natural, his ninth LP.
A recent duets album with Judy Collins, Silver Skies Blue, was nominated for a Grammy award for
“Best Folk Album” of 2017. Hest’s music has been heard on TV and movies The Path, The Lincoln
Lawyer, Private Practice, Army Wives, and One Tree Hill. He also scored music for Dreamriders, a
documentary film which won several independent film awards. Hest has been making music and
touring the planet for about 15 years. https://arihest.com/
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.