Jazz Hall of Fame to honor Tisdale today with music event
BY JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer
Thursday, May 21, 2009
5/21/09 at 5:26 AM
The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame will host a special music celebration Thursday honoring the life and music of jazz artist and sports great Wayman Tisdale.
Presented by the Jazz Hall and drummer Arthur Thompson, the celebration will feature performances by musicians and Tisdale friends Dave Koz, Marcus Miller, Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright, Najee, Tom Braxton, Everette Harp, Kim Waters, Raphael Saadiq, Marvin Saap, Fred Hammond, Mike Philips, Arlington Jones, Bernard Wright, Lenny White, Carnell Murrell, Arthur Thompson and many more.
Emcee will be comedian Jonathan Slocum.
All proceeds for this event will benefit the Wayman Tisdale Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides support and resources to people in need, including individuals with cancer as well as amputees.
It starts at 7 p.m. Thursday. All tickets are $10 at the Jazz Depot, First Street and Cincinnati Avenue (upper level). On-site parking is available. The event is for all ages.
More events will celebrate and honor the basketball and jazz great.