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UCSD's the Loft will host a special appearance by the Tulsa, Oklahoma born band Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey at 8 p.m., Oct. 5.

The band is touring the US in support of their new release, Race Riot Suite, (inspired by the 1921 Tulsa melee).

JFJO is a quartet that has endured multiple line-up changes since its 1994 inception. Currently, the band consists of Brian Haas on piano and keyboards, Chris Combs on lap steel, Jeff Harshbarger on bass and Josh Raymer on drums.

Additionally, the Loft concert will include several top-flight horn players, including Bay Area multi-instrumentalist Peter Apfelbaum, and UCSD Professor David Borgo on saxophone, as well as Andy Geib on trombone / flute and Yvette Jackson on the trumpet.

UCSD promoter Brian Ross was actively involved in organizing this concert, working closely with JFJO manager Eric Dunn, to provide the venue and suggest the local musicians.

"I knew this could be a fun show. The spirit was right...it has become something we all just had to do--infectious musical interplay for all to enjoy ! ," said Ross.

JFJO has released 21 records since their '94 debut. The group mixes elements of jazz, free-jazz, rock and funk with an emphasis on improvisation.

Expect unusual instrumentation, (lap steel isn't a common jazz instrument), exciting charts and raucous, mid-boggling soloing.

Radio interview with JFJO founder Brian Hass: jazz88.org/The_New_Jazz_Thing/

Photo courtesy Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey

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