Oct. 22, Winter Wind Concert, Beppe Gambetta, 7:00 pm, $20
Beppe Gambetta has an open and disarming smile that invites you into a musical journey which reveals
the innermost feelings of a brilliant, playful mind that is always exploring and innovating. While
continually composing a mosaic of sounds and flavors drawn from his unique background as an Italian
musician in love with American roots music and the music of Italy, Beppe still stays firmly rooted in
tradition. He has released eleven CD’s, and has collaborated with many top-flight musicians and heros
of the folk scene, played in prestigious festivals and rooms, and has toured the world to charm music
enthusiasts everywhere. Beppe is one of the true master innovators of the acoustic guitar.
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. ###