Chet Baker Jazz Festival 2017
Saturday October 14
Yale, Oklahoma
(located 40 miles west of Tulsa on OK state highway 51...between Tulsa
and Stillwater)

The third annual Chet Baker Jazz Festival will be held this year on Saturday October 14 from 5pm
until 9pm at the south end of Main Street in front of the 1938 WPA Armory building in Yale,
Oklahoma.  Admission is free and open to the public.  Food vendors will be on hand.  

Chet Baker is an internationally celebrated jazz icon who was born in Yale, Oklahoma on December
23, 1929.  His musical career began while stationed in Berlin, Germany with 298th US Army Band in
1946 and spanned 40 years around the world.  He was a pioneer of “west coast cool” jazz
hallmarked by his lyrical, romantic treatment of songs both as he sang them and played them on his
trumpet. He recorded over 200 albums.

This year’s musical offering will range from classical guitar to country jazz to a jazz quartet playing
selections from Chet’s 4 decade long career.  Songs like “There Will Never Be Another You”, Time
After Time”, and his signature song “My Funny Valentine”.  Latin Bossa Nova will also be featured;
and there will be a special tribute to fellow Oklahoma music icon Woody Guthrie.

In the event of inclement weather the festival will be held in the Yale High School auditorium.


Nancy Griffin
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