Community Focus: Deep Deuce legacy continues through music

Jazz pianist Adam Ledbetter can be seen performing. (KOKH)

Long before the hustle and bustle of Bricktown, the Deep Deuce district was the heart of jazz and blues. Music legends like Charlie Christian and Jimmy Rushing were among the many who showcased their sound in the prominent African-American neighborhood.

Today, their legacy is carried on through local artists, like jazz pianist Adam Ledbetter.

"As a jazz musician, I'm definitely connected to the legacy of the great musicians that came before. It's so important for me to authentically tie myself to the continuum of jazz in the Deep Deuce area," said Ledbetter.

OK Sessions is a media, music, and technology start-up community with hopes of creating an intentional music culture in Oklahoma City. Their latest creation,"Deep Deuce Sessions", a music-art walk highlighting some of the best talent in Oklahoma City.

"Every stage is really different we might have hip-hop on stage, jazz on another, and folk singer songwriter somewhere else. We have a lot of people come out finally and they say they didn't know it was like this, I thought this was a little show," said Deep Deuce Sessions Event Manager Chris Pearson.

Every final Saturday of each month various artist perform on three different stages along 2nd and 3rd street. Deep Deuce Sessions allows the audience to connect with artist in a way that is conducive to listening to music.

The next Deep Deuce Sessions event is Feb. 23rd. Clink on the link to find the latest updates on featured artist and to learn more about OK Sessions.

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