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Published: 2012/06/21

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey Kicks Off Summer Tour Tonight, Adds Saxophonist Mark Southerland

Tulsa, OK’s Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey kick off their summer tour tonight in Kansas City. 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. Check out the full tour itinerary below.

In addition, tonight also marks the official addition of Kansas City saxophonist Mark Southerland to the group’s permanent lineup. Southerland was announced as a guest for several stops on the current tour, but has now made the jump to official membership.

“We are officially a quintet now, with two members from Kansas City,” JFJO founder Brian Haas tells the Kansas City Star. “This has become my favorite lineup.”

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 (^)
(**) (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

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