May 14 2016- Washington DC – Kennedy Center
June 18, 2016 – Fairview Heights, IL – YEAH! Music Festival @ Moody Park
Aug 5-6 2016 – Las Vegas, NV – The Smith Center for the Performing Arts Center
Sept 10 2016- Chicago, IL – Montrose Rome at Loew’s Hotel
Nov 18, 2016 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere
Nov 19, 2016 – Annapolis, MD – Ram’s Head OnStage

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Performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC for the Mary Lou Williams Festival. Tia Fuller on sax and Ingrid Jensen on trumpet behind me. You can't see her in these images but the drummer, composer, arranger, bandleader, producer Terri Lyne Carrington

is the headliner for the show and we are featuring music for her Mosaic Project. ... See MoreSee Less

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Dee Dee Bridgewater and Oleta hanging backstage at the Folly Theater in Kanas City last weekend. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you and congratulations on 70 years Metropole Orkest! ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi Oleta fans. It's Chevy, Oleta's manager. Today is Oleta's birthday. I just got off the phone with her and asked her what she did special for her birthday. She told me that she and John drove all over town looking for a McDonald's that sold a McGriddle with sausage and eggs. It turns out that even though McDonald's state they sell breakfast all day now that not all mcDonald's offer the McGriddle WITH sausage and eggs, all day. Who knew???!!! But clear across town and right on the state line (KS/MO) they found a the coveted McGriddle with sausage and eggs! Happy Birthday Oleta! May the McGriddle always be with you. ... See MoreSee Less

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Bloggin’ and Braggin’ I don’t tweet or tweak, but I just had to let you know what’s going on! We’ve had a very exciting year so far and it’s been…