Jamie Oldaker is, quite simply, a drumming legend. From his storied career backing some of the biggest names in rock, blues and country, to his amazing skills behind the kit, Oldaker’s long and varied resumé places him squarely in the pantheon of all-time greats.

Jamie Oldaker
Photo: © Yoriko Fuel

Deepening the Spirit of Musical Curiosity

Throughout his life, Jamie reveled in being a musical chameleon…an accomplished student of various genres and styles, always eager to learn more about each one. In this spirit of musical curiosity, OKPOP Museum is proud to present the Jamie Oldaker Roots Music Series, a program designed to help the public more fully appreciate the music they love by delving into how various genres have come to be.

The series, conceived by Oldaker’s wife Mary, will take place both in the OKPOP facility (currently under construction with completion scheduled for 2022) and in academic settings. Artists from a wide variety of genres will perform their music and speak about the development of their sound and the history of their genre. This offers students the opportunity to truly understand the music they hear and how that sound evolved over time. It offers the public an exciting musical experience with well-known artists.

According to Mary, what mattered most to Jamie was understanding the roots of the sound we hear today. In the words of the legend himself: “If you want to really hear or play the music, you need to know the music.

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Donations to support the Jamie Oldaker Roots Music Series, a project of the OKPOP Museum, may be made to the OKPOP Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

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422 North Main Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103

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Jamie and Mary Oldaker

Eric Clapton and Jamie Oldaker

Jamie Oldaker and Peter Frampton

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Ron Wood, Jamie Oldaker and Eric Clapton

Jamie Oldaker

Ace Frehley and Jamie Oldaker

Jamie and Mary Oldaker

Jamie and Mary Oldaker

Eric Clapton and Jamie Oldaker

Eric Clapton and Jamie Oldaker

Jamie Oldaker and Peter Frampton

Jamie Oldaker and Peter Frampton

Ron Wood, Jamie Oldaker and Eric Clapton

Ron Wood, Jamie Oldaker and Eric Clapton

Jamie Oldaker

Jamie Oldaker

Ace Frehley and Jamie Oldaker

Ace Frehley and Jamie Oldaker