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Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey | 2 Nights in Denver | June 8 & 9

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JACOB FRED JAZZ ODYSSEY
Two Nights at DAZZLE in DENVER
Wednesday, June 8 (shows 7pm & 9pm) buy advance tix
Thursday, June 9 (shows 8pm & 10pm) buy advance tix

Lindstrøm Plays NY, LA, & SF in Feburary

It’s a rarity for Norway’s Lindstrøm to cross the pond more than once a year, but after a quick trip over last November, he’s once again gracing both New York and San Francisco in February with what will be his second show in 6 months, as well as making a highly anticipated first-ever appearance in Los Angeles at the Vanguard on February 11th.

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LINDSTRØM TOUR DATES

Thur.    Feb. 10           New York, NY @ Santos Party House

Fri.       Feb. 11            Los Angeles, CA @ The Vanguard

Sat.      Feb. 12           San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine

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While Lindstrøm’s label, Feedelity, has predominately been a vehicle for his original space-disco creations, Lindstrøm has brought another cosmic musician into the fold by way of a remix.  Glasser’sMirrorage” has been given the Lindstrøm treatment, though rather than overwhelming the mildly paranoid track with additional elements, he’s extended the aural odyssey by featuring the core components.  Cameron Miesrow’s witchy vocals mingle with the hypnotic, pulsating beats that seem to breathe with a life of their own.  Ominous bells twitch and tingle behind a smoke cloud of electronic rhythm and Meisrow’s tribal narrative is further deconstructed to create an abstract masterpiece.

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey Announce 34-City North American Tour

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey have announced a 34-city North American tour in September and October to support their new EP, One Day In Brooklyn. The band will begin the trek in their home state of Oklahoma before hitting Texas for two nights and then heading west where they'll work their way up the left coast to Seattle. After one night back in Tulsa for a release party and performance, they'll immediately join Phish bassist Mike Gordon as opening support on seven shows. From there, JFJO thoroughly covers the Northeast and then wraps the tour with a handful of dates in the Midwest, including Halloween in Kansas City.

 

jfjoOne Day In Brooklyn will be released September 1 on JFJO's own label Kinnara Records through a partnership with The Royal Potato Family. It's the band's first release since pianist Brian Haas and drummer Josh Raymer expanded the line-up to a quartet with the addition of lap steel guitarist Chris Combs and upright bassist Matt Hayes. Recorded in one day at 58NS Studios in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, JFJO feature two original tunes ("Country Girl" and "Drethoven") along with interpretations of songs by Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Abdullah Ibrahim, The Beatles and Thelonious Monk.

 

The upcoming JFJO tour dates are:

September 2 | The Deli | Norman, OK (w/ Annie Ellicott)
September 3 | Granada Theater | Dallas, TX (w/ Annie Ellicott)
September 4 | The Parish Room | Austin, TX (w/ Annie Ellicott)
September 5 | Arts Festival Oklahoma | Oklahoma City, OK (w/ Annie Ellicott)
September 8 | Lou's Records | San Diego, CA (5pm In-Store)
September 8 | Winston's | San Diego, CA (w/ Heavy Guilt)
September 9 | Catalina Jazz Club | Hollywood, CA (w/ Eartha Austria Trio)
September 10 | Kuumbwa Jazz Center | Santa Cruz, CA
September 11 | Cafe Du Nord | San Francisco, CA (w/ The Last Ambassadors)
September 12 | Red Fox | Humboldt, CA (w/ Eskmo & Welder)
September 17 | The Dojo @ Well Springs | Ashland, OR
September 19 | Music Millennium | Portland, OR (3PM In-Store)
September 19 | Jimmy Mak's | Portland, OR
September 20 | High Dive | Seattle, WA
September 25 | The Marquee | Tulsa, OK (w/ Annie Ellicott)
September 26 | Barrymore Theatre | Madison, WI (opening for Mike Gordon)
September 28 | 20th Century Theater | Cincinnati, OH (opening for Mike Gordon)
September 29 | Blind Pig | Ann Arbor, MI (opening for Mike Gordon)
September 30 | Mr. Small's Theater | Millvale, PA (opening for Mike Gordon)
October 2 | The Mod Club | Toronto, Canada (opening for Mike Gordon)
October 3 | Town Ballroom | Buffalo, NY (opening for Mike Gordon)
October 4 | Pure Pop | Burlington, VT (2PM In-Store)
October 4 | Higher Ground | Burlington, VT (opening for Mike Gordon)
October 6 | La Salla Rossa | Montreal, QC
October 7 | Gemstones | Lowell, MA
October 8 | Narrows Center For The Arts | Fall River, MA
October 9 | Le Poisson Rouge | New York, NY (w/ Moodswing Orchestra)
October 10 | Tritone | Philadelphia, PA (w/ Jason Fraticelli & the Wet Dreams)
October 13 | Mill Hill Saloon | Trenton, NJ
October 15 | Red Square | Albany, NY
October 16 | Downright Music & Art | Collinsville, CT
October 17 | The Lizard Lounge | Boston, MA
October 21 | Iowa City Yacht Club | Iowa City, IA
October 22 | The Encore | Stevens Point, WI (90-FM Jazz Fest)
October 23 | Cranky Pat's | Neenah, WI
October 24 | Kinetic Playground | Chicago, IL
October 31 | Jardine's | Kansas City, MO (w/ special guest Mark Southerland)

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey Summer Tour

Evolution defines the spirit of Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. In fact, evolution is what allows this Tulsa, Oklahoma institution to thrive. Greater than the sum of its parts, JFJO is hitting new creative peaks in an already historic 15-year career. Founding pianist Brian Haas and drummer Josh Raymer made the decision at the outset of 2009 to expand what was one of the fiercest modern jazz trios in recent memory to a quartet by adding lap steel guitarist Chris Combs and upright bassist Matt Hayes. Upon the departure of original bassist Reed Mathis at the end of '08, longtime JFJO fans wondered aloud what might become of JFJO. The new line-up quickly laid all fears to rest as they re-emerged with a bristling energy and an invigorated sound. Hitting the road with something to prove, they toured the U.S. for the better part of early '09, even visiting cities they hadn't played in years. In addition, as a thank you to fans for their loyal support, they released their final album with Mathis, entitled Winterwood, as a free download on their website.

Jacob Fred JazzFor those yet to hear the latest incarnation of JFJO, a description of their new sound is in order--after all this is a band once described by Signal To Noise as having "a breadth and vision nearly untouched in modern jazz except by the likes of Wayne Shorter and Bill Frisell." With the addition of Combs on lap steel and Hayes on acoustic bass, JFJO has perhaps invented its own genre: red dirt jazz, equal parts earthy and nimble, pastoral and sweeping, elegant and rollicking.  The quartet taps into their birthright, drawing upon "The Tulsa Sound" born of hometown heroes like JJ Cale and Leon Russell. These roots grow up into a jazz foundation that's built firmly upon the influence of Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk among others.

Last month JFJO began documenting its rebirth at 58NS Studios in Brooklyn. The sessions are currently being mixed in Tulsa for an EP to be released in late summer on the quartet's own Kinnara Records. Until then JFJO will be playing select club dates and festivals around the country. While nothing is ever certain in the JFJO universe, it's clear for the time being that their fearless vessel has navigated the storm to arrive beneath sunshine and blue skies on the high and open seas.  The odyssey continues.

Upcoming Tour Dates are:

June 4 | Wakarusa Music Festival | Ozark, AR
June 12 | Jardine's | Kansas City, MO
June 13 | Jardine's | Kansas City, MO
June 17 | Elbo Room | San Francisco, CA
June 18 | Starry Plough | Berkeley, CA (w/ Antioquia)
June 19 | Starry Plough | Berkeley, CA
June 20 | Jambalaya | Arcata, CA
June 24 | First Street Pub & Grill | Nederland, CO
June 25 | B-Side Lounge | Boulder, CO (w/ Fareed Haque's Flat Earth Ensemble)
June 26 | Owsley's Golden Road | Denver, CO (w/ Fareed Haque's Flat Earth Ensemble)
July 9 | Piazza at Schmidt's | Philadelphia, PA
July 10 | The Lizard Lounge | Boston, MA (w/ Club D'Elf)
July 11 | The Lizard Lounge | Boston, MA (w/ Club D'Elf)
July 14 | The Iron Horse | Northampton, MA
July 17 | Downright Music & Arts | Collinsville, CT
July 18 | Joe's Pub | New York, NY

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey Announce New Lineup & Jan./Feb. Tour Dates

JACOB FRED JAZZ ODYSSEY- for the Grateful Web

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey are very pleased to announce a revamped lineup for 2009.  The odyssey continues with Brian Haas on keys, Josh Raymer on drums, and proudly introducing new members Chris Combs on guitar and lap steel and Matt Hayes on bass.  The reconfigured band made its debut on New Year's Eve to an elated sold out crowd in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They'll make their next apperance this coming Saturday, January 10th in New York City as part of the 2009 Winter Jazzfest.

JFJO would also like to wish their best to founding member of 15-years, Reed Mathis, as 2009 will find him exploring other musical endeavors.

JFJO has a handful of dates in January, returning to old haunts like Denton, Fayetteville, and Kansas City.  February will then find the band on a full West Coast tour, brought to fans by Aurora Innovations, beginning what promises to be another year of musical evolution.

Upcoming tour dates for Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey are:

January 10 / Winter Jazzfest / New York, NY
January 17 / Hailey's / Denton, TX (w/ Snarky Puppy)
January 29 / George's Majestic / Fayetteville, AR (w/ The Doldrums)
January 30 / Jardine's / Kansas City, MO (w/ The Doldrums)
January 31 / Mojo's / Columbia, MO (w/ The Doldrums)
February 10 / Winston's / San Diego, CA (w/ The Bridge)
February 11 / Largo / Los Angeles, CA (w/ Marco Benevento)
February 12 / Yoshi's / Oakland, CA
February 13 / Hopmonk Tavern / Sebastopol, CA (w/The Bridge)
February 14 / Venue TBA / Humboldt, CA
February 18 / Indigo / Eugene, OR (w/ The Bridge)
February 20 / Eastside / Olympia, WA
February 21 / The Goodfoot / Portland, OR
February 22 / Tractor Tavern / Seattle, WA
February 25 / Hodi's Half Note / Fort Collins, CO (w/ Mike Dillon's Go-Go Jungle)
February 27 / B-Side Lounge / Boulder, CO
February 28 / Cervante's / Denver, CO
March 28 / The Parish / Austin, TX

JACOB FRED JAZZ ODYSSEY DECEMBER TOUR DATES

JACOB FRED JAZZ ODYSSEY- for the Grateful Web

JFJO are just back from a tour of Europe where they hit a slew of festivals and turned on a whole new world of fans. At The Cork Festival in Ireland, they won the Guinness Award for "Best New Band," meanwhile Reed Mathis returned with a treasure trove of soundboard recordings from the tour, so we might even get a limited edition release of JFJO in Europe '08. Fingers crossed. Back in the U.S., look for JFJO to maintain a high touring profile throughout '09. Their album from earlier this year, Lil Tae Rides Again, was a musical departure, but then again isn't every JFJO album. Therein lies the beauty.

JFJO | Tour Dates

  • December 5 / The Deli / Norman, OK
  • December 6 / Granada Theater / Dallas,TX (w/Stanton Moore Trio)
  • December 31 / Blank Slate / Tulsa, OK