“Every generation has to change the music,” Minner said, “otherwise, your mom might come to the party.”
Band founder Johnny Iguana has learned from some of the jazz masters.
“Walter and I get all kinds of crazy ideas in our heads,” O’Dell said. “We’ve done several programs with him here. He’s always calling me up and saying, ‘You need to interview this guy.’”
Taylor has been drumming in jazz and blues clubs since he was a teenager.
Israel native and band founder Bat-Or Kalo used a trip through America’s Deep South to inform her music.
Bricktown Music Festival kicks off 6 p.m. Friday.
Summer Cannibals signed with the Kill Rock Stars label in February and plays at Opolis June 9.
Hunter Hayes performs June 3 at Frontier City.
A local music festival celebrates Oklahoma musician Charlie Christian, widely regarded as the first major soloist on the electric guitar.
Tyler, The Creator plays at Diamond Ballroom May 31.