Southern Avenue

Southern Avenue has two upcoming shows in Tulsa. David McClister/David McClister Photography

You can see and hear Southern Avenue now and later.

Southern Avenue, billed as a boundary-breaking combo from Memphis, will perform June 21 at The Vanguard, 222 N. Main St., and will return in support of the Tedeschi Trucks Band during a Nov. 12 show at Tulsa’s Brady Theater. Tickets for The Vanguard show are $10 and can be purchased at

The group’s music is a soul/blues/R&B fusion that reflects the band members’ diverse roots.

“Southern Avenue combines the talents of a prodigiously talented set of young musicians who bring their individual backgrounds and wide-ranging musical interests to the table, carrying the southern soul legacy into the 21st century while showcasing the powerful chemistry and electrifying live show that they’ve honed through extensive stage and studio experience,” said a press release about the band.

Guitarist Ori Naftaly built his reputation in his native Israel before joining forces with Memphis-bred singer Tierinii Jackson and her drummer sister, Tikyra Jackson. The band’s lineup is rounded out by keyboardist Jeremy Powell, an early alumnus of Stax Records’ renowned music academy.

Southern Avenue debuted with an album on the Stax record label in 2017. A new album, “Keep On,” was recently released.

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Jimmie is a pop culture and feature writer at the Tulsa World. A former Oklahoma sports writer of the year, he has written books about former Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer and former Oklahoma State football coach Pat Jones. Phone: 918-581-8389