JFJO Announce June Shows
Including Three Night East Coast Run
With Special Guest Steve Kimock
"JFJO have transported this music back from some distant eon where boundaries between genres have been abolished and music, pure music, pours out like water from a rock in the desert before thirsty Israelites. It's like forbidden technology from the future smuggled back through a tear in the time-space continuum. They are onto something most haven't caught up with...yet." -Dennis Cook, Crazewire.com
Watch JFJO Perform "Halliburton Breakdown" Live in Brazil.
Brooklyn, NY -- Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey have kept a low profile for much of 2007. After spending the majority of 2006 on the road supporting their two previous HYENA Records albums, The Sameness of Difference and the digital exclusive "live" collection Tomorrow We'll Know Today, the trio made a conscious decision to slow their touring schedule down and focus on pre-production for the next JFJO studio album. When the itch to play live arose, they'd scratch it with intimate JFJO shows in their home city of Tulsa (which were inevitably sold out affairs) or through outside projects: Reed Mathis toured in a trio with Marco Benevento and Mike Dillon and as a member of Bobby Previte's The Coalition of the Willing, Brian Haas did a West Coast solo run featuring special guests like drummer Scott Amendola and Korn keyboardist Zac Baird, while JFJO drummer Jason Smart gigged locally in Cincinnati.
Enlisting Tulsa-based electronic music wizard Tae Meyulks to produce the next JFJO album, the band is now deep into the recording process. While nobody beyond producer and band have heard tracks yet, rumor has that it will be JFJO's most ambitious studio recording to date. With the mixing set to begin in July, JFJO will play select U.S. East Coast dates in June including the Saratoga Freihofer's and Burlington Discover jazz festivals, a run of three shows with special guest Steve Kimock joining the trio and a New York City Rocks Off Cruise down the East River and around The Statue of Liberty. The tour begins and ends in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
JFJO TOUR DATES
05.31 | Vintage 1740 | Tulsa, OK
06.01 | Tulsa Tough Post-Race Street Party | Tulsa, OK
06.03 | Burlington Discover Jazz Fest | Burlington, VT (with MaMaVig)
06.19 | Regattabar | Cambridge, MA (with Club d'Elf)
06.20 | Mexicali Blues | Teaneck, NJ (with special guest Steve Kimock)
06.21 | Southpaw | Brooklyn, NY (with special guest Steve Kimock)
06.22 | Rocks Off Cruise | New York, NY
06.23 | Freihofer's Jazz Fest | Saratoga Springs, NY
06.24 | World Cafe Live | Philadelphia, PA (with special guest Steve Kimock)
06.29 | Jazz in June | Norman, OK
06.30 | Jazz in June | Norman, OK