Chet Baker Jazz Festival 2019
Saturday October 19
Yale, Oklahoma
(located 40 miles west of Tulsa on OK state highway 51...between Tulsa
and Stillwater)

The fifth annual Chet Baker Jazz Festival will be held this year on Saturday October 19 from 4pm
until 8pm in Jim Thorpe Park on Highway 51 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 include some of Oklahomas finest jazz musicians 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.

At 4pm there will be an unveiling of signs to be placed on Highway 51 proclaiming Yale as Chet's

In the event of inclement weather the festival will be held at Mugsys Steakhouse located on Highway
51 in Yale..


Nancy Griffin
Thank you to our sponsors:
Teresa Knox

Yale City Council
Yale Chamber of Commerce