Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey are very pleased to announce a revamped lineup for 2009. The odyssey continues with Brian Haas on keys, Josh Raymer on drums, and proudly introducing new members Chris Combs on guitar and lap steel and Matt Hayes on bass. The reconfigured band made its debut on New Year’s Eve to an elated sold out crowd in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They’ll make their next apperance this coming Saturday, January 10th in New York City as part of the 2009 Winter Jazzfest.
JFJO would also like to wish their best to founding member of 15-years, Reed Mathis, as 2009 will find him exploring other musical endeavors.
JFJO has a handful of dates in January, returning to old haunts like Denton, Fayetteville, and Kansas City. February will then find the band on a full West Coast tour, brought to fans by Aurora Innovations, beginning what promises to be another year of musical evolution.
Upcoming tour dates for Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey are:
January 10 / Winter Jazzfest / New York, NY
January 17 / Hailey’s / Denton, TX (w/ Snarky Puppy)
January 29 / George’s Majestic / Fayetteville, AR (w/ The Doldrums)
January 30 / Jardine’s / Kansas City, MO (w/ The Doldrums)
January 31 / Mojo’s / Columbia, MO (w/ The Doldrums)
February 10 / Winston’s / San Diego, CA (w/ The Bridge)
February 11 / Largo / Los Angeles, CA (w/ Marco Benevento)
February 12 / Yoshi’s / Oakland, CA
February 13 / Hopmonk Tavern / Sebastopol, CA (w/The Bridge)
February 14 / Venue TBA / Humboldt, CA
February 18 / Indigo / Eugene, OR (w/ The Bridge)
February 20 / Eastside / Olympia, WA
February 21 / The Goodfoot / Portland, OR
February 22 / Tractor Tavern / Seattle, WA
February 25 / Hodi’s Half Note / Fort Collins, CO (w/ Mike Dillon’s Go-Go Jungle)
February 27 / B-Side Lounge / Boulder, CO
February 28 / Cervante’s / Denver, CO
March 28 / The Parish / Austin, TX