JFJO: "Race Riot Suite" World Premiere On 5/20


On Friday, May 20, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey are set to debut "The Race Riot Suite" with a special performance in the John H. Williams Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. There will be one show at 8 PM and another at 10 PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 18 at 10 AM local time.

To get the discount, buyers must call 918 596-7111 or visit the box office at 3rd & Cincinnati in Downtown Tulsa. Tickets are also available online at www.MyTicketOffice.com.

"The Race Riot Suite" was written by Chris Combs for the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey quartet (Brian Haas piano, Chris Combs lap steel, Josh Raymer drums, Jeff Harshbarger bass) plus horn quintet. In January 2011 the band recorded the piece at Tulsa's hallowed Church Studio with guest horn players Jeff Coffin (Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Dave Matthews Band), Steven Bernstein (Sex Mob, Levon Helm), Peter Apfelbaum (Don Cherry), Mark Southerland (Snuff Jazz), & Matt Leland (a founding JFJO member).

In 1921, Tulsa, Oklahoma was home to the most powerful and affluent African-American community in the country. In one of the largest racial conflicts and cover-ups in America’s history “Black Wall Street” was burned to the ground. "The Race Riot Suite" is a long form musical work that tells the story of the evolution & destruction of one of America’s greatest cultural epicenters in one of the least understood atrocities of the Jim Crow era. The Suite serves as vehicle for insight & reflection on the event itself, as well as a tool for understanding the ways in which these issues continue to pervade our modern day culture and society.

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[Published on: 3/17/11]

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