The Ana Berry Trio Soothes with Jazz at the Tulsa Botanic Garden

Strewn up ornaments decorate every nook and cranny of the Tulsa Botanic Garden at this time of the year. Ambient Christmas songs play in the background of the area to make sure everyone can feel the holiday cheer. Guests to the garden can be amazed at the number of lights that adorn the serene walkways in the middle of Oklahoma’s fresh nature air on this night of Dec. 3. Here, music and Christmas decorations bring families and friends across the country together. 

The lights, music, and atmosphere at the Botanic Gardens are known to bring peace and serenity to the people of Tulsa gathered during these holiday nights. (Photo by Chase Goza)

The audience convened in the hundreds to attend a concert performed by the Ana Berry Trio, a local Latin jazz band featuring singer Ana Berry, drummer Michael Bremo, and guitarist Stephen Schultz. (Photo by Chase Goza)

Berry, opened with a soulful cover of “My Favorite Things,” the holiday classic from the 1965 film “The Sound of Music.” 

Speaking on her show, Berry states, “This is one of the best places because it is 15 minutes outside of downtown Tulsa, that just makes it even better. Because you get out of the city, you come into nature, and we love playing here. Just being out here, it’s refreshing for the soul.” 

On how she began singing, Berry says, “Well, my mom was a singer, and my aunt was a singer, and I never was a singer until 2019. I decided to start a band, so I started a bossa nova and Latin jazz band here in Tulsa.” She was later joined by her recently turned 10-year-old daughter Bella, who accompanied her mother Berry in singing a jazzy rendition of the 1937 holiday hit “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm”. 

“She (Berry’s daughter Bella) has been singing since she was a little baby girl,” explains Berry. (Photo by Chase Goza)

“But she has a natural talent just like me; we are carrying on our generational talents. And talent means being courageous to follow what you love to do.”  

And the audience loved to hear what Berry, her daughter, and her band love to do, which is bringing people together with their enchanting holiday melodies on this brisk winter night. 

The scenery is on full display as these fountains in the garden inspire a feeling of awe for onlookers and passersby. (Photo by Chase Goza)

Get your tickets to the Tulsa Botanic Garden while they last on select nights between Nov. 24 and Dec. 30 for a night of holiday fun, soothing jazz, and the serene nature of Oklahoma. 

The Tulsa Botanic Gardens continues to serve as a symbol of unity for people across the country, the world, and Tulsa. (Photo by Chase Goza)

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