A JFJO Duo
Next Saturday, October 15, at the Hot House in Chicago, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey pianist Brian Haas and drummer Jason Smart are slated to begin a brief Duo tour. The pair also will perform over the three nights that follow, with Hass opening each show with a with a solo piano set. On November 2 and 3, the two will reunite with bassist Reed Mathis, who is currently out on Steve Kimock Band tour, for gigs at New York Citys Tonic, marking the release of the bands _ ‘The Sameness of Difference_ disc.
One other point worthy of note is that the October 15-18 shows are billed as JFJO Duo and Friends with no reference as to the identify of the friends. Since it currently appears that these gigs are taking place between SKB tour dates, it is certainly possible that Mathis will join in as well.