with Carl and Elizabeth Curtis

S’Wonderful George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Just Squeeze Me Lee Gains, Duke Ellington
You Belong to Me Pee Wee King, Redd Steward, Chilton Price
Skating in Central Park John Lewis
I Told You I Love You John Frigo, Lou Carter, Herb Ellis
Me and My Shadow Billy Rose, Dave Dreyer
Kansas City Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
The Girl from Ipanema Antonio Carlos Jobim, Norman Gimbel
At Last Mack Gordon, Harry Warren
No Moon at All Redd Evans, Dave Mann
It Don’t Mean a Thing Irving Mills, Duke Ellington
All musical arrangements are by Carl and Elizabeth Curtis.

 

JazzThis! is a musical ensemble based in Tulsa, Oklahoma that performs a variety of music but specializes in innovative arrangements of jazz standards and songs from the Great American Songbook. The core of JazzThis! is made up of Carl and Elizabeth Curtis.

Carl graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Tulsa where he studied piano with Anna Norberg. Since his retirement in 2012 from Tulsa Public Schools as a band and orchestra director, he has been teaching jazz and private piano at Tulsa Community College SE campus and at his home studio. His musical collaborations have included Sam Harris, The Four Aces, The Drifters, The Coasters, and The Platters as well as local groups including The James Kirk Orchestra, The Oklahoma Sinfonia, The Richard Cox Orchestra, and Tulsa Vintage Jazz Band. Additionally, he has played keyboard for local performances of many Broadway tours including "Peter Pan," "Will Rogers Follies," and "Beauty and the Beast." He has also played piano for numerous local stage productions including “Oliver,” “Oklahoma!,” and “The Wizard of Oz.” His most enjoyable musical experiences by far have been working with his incredibly talented, funny, and beautiful wife, Elizabeth.

Elizabeth moved to Tulsa in 1992 from "south of the Red River." She has a Bachelor of Music degree and a Master of Music degree from Rice University. Since living in Tulsa, Elizabeth has worked with Tulsa Opera, LOOK, Theater Tulsa, and American Theater Company. In addition to performing professionally, she maintains a full studio of private students. Elizabeth also enjoys arranging and composing and has written the music and lyrics to eight musicals and one feature-length film documentary. Currently she is serving as music director at Fellowship Congregational Church and is enjoying her second tenure as Artistic Director of Council Oak Men’s Chorale. Her idea of an exciting Friday evening is making music with her amazingly talented husband, Carl.

The lineup for the rest of the year is:

March 19 (tentative) – University of Tulsa String Quartet

April 16 – Tulsa Accordion Band

May 21 – Trio Traverso flute trio

June 18 – Barbara Geary, pianist

All programs are held on the third Thursday of the month at 2 pm and usually last about an hour.



Admission: Adults $5 | Seniors $3 | Students and Tulsa Historical Society Members Free.

Michelle Place, Executive Director, Tulsa Historical Society and Carleton James, Music at the Mansion Director.

For more information, contact the Tulsa Historical Society at 918/712-9484



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