Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey Announce Summer Tour Plans
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey have announced a series of summer tour dates. Continuing in support of their critically acclaimed album, The Race Riot Suite, the band will make appearances at The Rochester International Jazz Festival in Rochester, NY, The Blue Note Jazz Festival in New York City, the Stranger Danger Festival in Chicago, IL and their first ever performance at the legendary North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, Holland.
In addition, JFJO will play a handful of select club dates, as well as present Ludwig: The Pastoral, the quartet’s interpretation of Beethoven’s 6th Symphony, with the Oklahoma Community Orchestra at Hardeman Auditorium in Oklahoma City. The full tour itinerary is listed below.
JFJO has also just released a series of A and B side digital download exclusive recordings that offer a reconstructed version of The Race Riot Suite material. The A Side consists of a solo piano version of each song from the album as interpreted by the band’s pianist and founder Brian Haas. The B Side has a remixed version of the A Side by The Race Riot Suite producer, Costa Stasinopoulos. The full series is now available for download through various online retailers.
Check out a video of the group performing “Granfather’s Gun” along with a full list of tour dates below.
JFJO Tour Dates
May 17 Tulsa, OK—Tulsa International Mayfest (^)
Jun 03 Oklahoma City, OK—Hardeman Auditorium (**)
Jun 21 Kansas City, MO—Record Bar (^^)
Jun 23 Chicago, IL—Stranger Danger Festival at Abbey Pub (^^)
Jun 24 Rochester, NY—Rochester International Jazz Festival (^^)
Jun 27 Boston, MA—Cafe 939 (^^)
Jun 28 Philadelphia, PA—World Cafe Live (^^)
Jun 29 New York, NY—Blue Note Jazz Festival at Blue Note (#)
July 04 Festival Lent—Maribor, Slovenia (^^)
July 07 Rotterdam, NL—North Sea Jazz Festival (##)
Aug 11 Harrah, OK—Pavilion Series (^^)
(^) w/ Mark Southerland on saxophone & Matt Leland on trombone
(**) (LUDWIG: The Pastoral) Beethoven’s 6th Symphony w/ the Oklahoma Community Orchestra
(^^) w/ Mark Southerland on saxophone
(#) w/ Peter Apfelbaum & Mark Southerland on horns
(##) w/ Peter Apfelbaum, Steven Bernstein, & Mark Southerland on horns