Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey at 20

A fantastic voyage.

Photo by Jeremy Charles.

Photo by Jeremy Charles.

Friday, May 9, 8 p.m.

You’re asking yourself, “Has it really been that long since Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey blasted its uniquely funky brass presence onto our consciousness?” Yep. The band that began with 16 members back in 1994, became a trio in 1999, a quartet in 2007 and a trio again is still exploring the outer reaches of jazz improvisation. Brian Haas, Chris Combs and Josh Raymer have kept up the momentum by consistently turning out new music – 2011’s Race Riot Suite showed the group’s ability to make powerful statements while moving forward artistically. JFJO brings more new work to the stage at the Guthrie Green, 111 E. Brady St. this weekend. The trio will play fan favorites from the past along with nine new songs beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, May 9. The outdoor show is free and leads into a weekend of music that includes the Savor the Sounds dining event on Saturday, May 10, all over the Brady District and Blues Day in the Park with the Blues Society of Tulsa, 2-6 p.m. Sunday, May 11. For more, visit www.guthriegreen.com.

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