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.
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”.
“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.
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.