Jana Jae and Jim Paul Blair will be the next local musicians to perform during Music Sandwiched In events in Central Library’s Aaronson Auditorium, Fifth Street and Denver Avenue.
Music Sandwiched In is one of the highlighted programs in the summer reading program for children, teens and adults. The free annual program encourages all ages to keep the pages turning during the summer and is ongoing through Aug. 3. You can register for the summer reading program at any Tulsa City-County Library or online at tulsalibrary.org/summer.
The Music Sandwiched In series began with a June 10 performance by jazz pianist Don Ryan.
Subsequent performances are scheduled from noon to 12:50 p.m. on the following dates:
• June 24 — Jana Jae and Jim Paul Blair: Classically trained as a violinist, Jae gained fame as the fiddler on Roy Clark’s nationally televised show, “Hee Haw.” Being the son of former Texas Playboys member Ramona Reed, Blair was exposed to the music of Bob Wills at an early age. He has performed country, rock and bluegrass, from Tulsa to Nashville.
• July 8 — harpist Lorelei Barton: Founder of the Midwest Harp Festival, Barton has performed with the Tulsa Philharmonic, Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Opera and a variety of chamber ensembles, as well as at many festivals. Her programs include music ranging from the classics through Broadway, to pop and jazz.
• July 22 — vocalist Janet Rutland: Rutland will perform the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, whose works include “Oklahoma!” Rutland is well known for her performances of songs from American’s most loved composers. Violinist Shelby Eicher and pianist Scott McQuade will accompany her.
For more information on TCCL’s programs and services, call the AskUs Hotline, 918-549-7323, or visit the library’s website, tulsalibrary.org.