New Tour and EP for New JFJO
Following the departure of Reed Mathis last year, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey has solidified as a quartet featuring founder Brian Haas on piano, Josh Raymer on drums, lap steel guitarist Chris Combs and upright bassist Matt Hayes. The group recently entered the studio to record an EP, which it will release on its own Kinnara Records label later this summer. The group also has locked in a few weeks of tour dates, with brief stops in the Midwest, Mountain states and West Coast set for June, followed by an East Coast run in July. Along the way the band will perform a few two-show runs, including Jardine’s in Kansas City on June 12 and 13, Berkeley, CA’s Starry Plough on June 18 and 19 and the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, MA on July 10 and 11 with Club d’Elf. Next up for JFJO is the Paseo Arts Festival in Oklahoma City, this coming Sunday.