Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
One of the most innovative steel pianists on the planet, Jonathan Scales shatters traditional expectations of his signature instrument. A United States Department of State Musical Ambassador, Jonathan travels the world with his all-star band bringing complex yet accessible and danceable music with his all-star group that features MonoNeon (bassist for the late Prince), Robert "Sput" Searight (drummer for Snoop Dog) and percussionist Weedie Braimah (percussionist for Trombone Shorty).
Friday Jazz Opener
Jared Cathey is a modern American saxophonist, well-versed woodwind doubler, educator, and composer. Jared has performed with several well-known musicians including The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Kenny Garrett, Donny McCaslin, Bobby Watson, John Fedchock, Dave Douglas, Dave Pietro, Benny Golson, Marvin Stamm, Gil Goldstein, Diane Schuur, Pete Christleib, Ronald Bruner Jr., and Quincy Davis. He has also played with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, the Jimmy Dorsey Big Band, the Four Tops, the Temptations, and the Rat Pack. Since it originated in 2009, Jared has been a member of the Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra, as well as frequently appearing in the Edmond Jazz Orchestra. Jared currently teaches applied saxophone, improvisation, and recording technology at the University of Central Oklahoma.