Ivan Peña Quintet
Gypsy Jazz Django Style
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door
Ivan Peña is a guitarist from Tulsa, Oklahoma. currently tours with the Hot Club of Detroit. He has spent years traveling throughout France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, and Belgium gigging and studying music from icons like Fapy Lafertin, Angelo Debarre, Christophe Lartilleux, Tcha Limberger, and Serge Krief. Jay Wilkinson works as a trumpeter, vocalist, composer and educator. He is the Coordinator of Jazz Studies at the University of Oklahoma, a member of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and a member of the Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra. These affiliations have allowed him to perform around the country and back iconic musicians like Ray Charles, Steve Allen, Frankie Valli, Johnny Mathis, and others. He has arranged music for multiple blues and pop artists and completed one album of his own. He recently became the lead trumpet and vocalist for Boyd Street Brass. Adam Ledbetter began taking piano lessons at the age of 10. By the age of 13 he was performing solo concerts featuring the works of Chopin and Beethoven alongside his original compositions. He went on to study at Langston, OCU and UCO's music department where he soaked up jazz and other styles of music. In 2010 he co-founded The New Growth Jazz Quartet and now performs original music with his wife, Kizzie Ledbetter, in the group Adam & Kizzie. 28 year old Matt Hayes was born and resides in Tulsa, Ok. He has a widespread recording and touring career, including work with the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Ivan Peña, and Malcolm Holcombe. Matt currently plays full time with Wayne Newton and Eric Himan. Zach Miller is also from Tulsa, Ok. He and Ivan went to high school together. He holds a music composition degree from the University of Oklahoma and has played guitar since his youth. He also produces beats for the group Hi-Pop.
Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.