Two months ago, the Summer Breeze began. This weekend on Sunday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lions Park, on the corner of Flood and Symmes, in Norman, you have the opportunity to enjoy the original music style of Adam & Kizzie.
“The free concert is expected to draw a crowd of 1,500 to 2,500 people, during the two hours event”, said Shari Ransley, The Depot’s executive director.
The Depot found Adam & Kizzie band on the Art Oklahoma Council website, which promotes artists in Oklahoma and Ransley stated this band was totally in accordance with the spirit of the Summer Breeze.
Adam and Kizzie, both young talented musician, studied at the Classen School of Advanced Studies in OKC, which offers a variety of specialized fine arts programs. After they finished school, they both traveled around the world in different directions. Adam played the piano in different countries, such as France and Brazil. Meanwhile, Kizzie sang for Disney in Tokyo and Bahamas for several years.
In 2011, they reunited, eventually getting married, and forming the Adam & Kizzie band.
They created their own style, called EEDO (short for freedom).Their music was quickly noticed by Ropeadope Records, who produced Adam & Kizzie’s first album, “The Book of EEDO Vol. 1”, and later Vol. 2 at the end of 2014.
With his gold hands, her divine voice, and a unique melody, Adam & Kizzie introduced a music style more than just a mix of R&B, jazz, soul, or hip hop. Their ballads are an ode to love and God. Several artists influenced this new style, such as Nina Simone, Duke Ellington, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Hans Zimmer and “a million other people”.
“This concert is especially significant for us because the last time we were at The Norman Train Depot I was playing jazz with my band ‘The New Growth Quartet’ in early 2011. It was one of me and Kizzie’s first outings together after reconnecting as friends” explained Adam “The night after that concert was the first time we confessed that we felt more for each other than just friends. 8 months later we were married and the rest is history.”
The free Summer Breeze Concerts are principally sponsored by the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Norman Arts Council and by Community Sponsor Backwoods.
Since no vendors are allowed, feel free to bring your seat and food to enjoy this Sunday evening concert.
For more information, one can visit The Depot’s website at pasnorman.org.
Clarification from Adam & Kizzie:
“Only our SECOND album “The Book of EEDO Vol. 2″ was released on Ropeadope. The first album was self-released, also both albums were self-produced, Ropeadope’s role in the process was only to release what we produced ourselves.”