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Topic: jazz

Better off Fred


Stephen Carradini
Call it jazz if you want. Or don’t. Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey doesn’t care, so long as you listen with an open mind.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Big in Japan


Sara Custer
Issei Aoyama’s original jazz pieces will be performed at Sunday’s free concert.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hear this

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Acclaimed jazz vocalist Jane Monheit brings her sultry sounds to Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Suzanna Choffel — Steady Eye Shaky Bow

Sultry singer/songwriter tunes with some high highs


Stephen Carradini
Singer/songwriter Suzanna Choffel sounds best when she’s feeling sinister.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Heart of Holland

Genre-mixing vocalist Jolie Holland surrenders her soul and offers up a ‘Pint of Blood.’


Chris Parker

Jolie Holland with Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside
9 p.m. Monday
113 N. Crawford, Norman, 820-0951
$10 advance, $12 door

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

‘Race’ is the prize

In creating an album based on the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey has created harmony out of history.


Joshua Boydston
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
9:30 p.m. Friday
The Deli
309 White, Norman
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Make way for ‘Wayman’

Documentary on late Oklahoma NBA star due around Thanksgiving.

Wayman Tisdale, the Tulsan who conquered the Olympics, the NBA and the jazz charts, is the subject of a new documentary, naturally named “The Wayman Tisdale Story.” After a battle with bone cancer, Tisdale died in 2009 at the age of 44.

While ESPN is slated to air the doc sometime this fall, a DVD street date of Nov. 22 has been announced. Packaged with the film will be a 13-track CD featuring music from Tisdale’s nine contemporary jazz albums. One song, “Slam Dunk,” is previously unreleased, while another, “Cryin’ for Me (Wayman’s Song),” is performed by fellow Oklahoman Toby Keith.

The documentary already has won awards at the Park City Film and Music Festival, the International Christian Film Festival, the Los Angeles Sports Film Festival and the Pan African Film Festival. —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 09.13.2011 2 years ago
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VOTD: It’s a JFJO two-fer!

Watch the state’s reigning alt-jazz act play FreeTulsa!

I don’t know who’s behind, but they’ve shot a couple of really terrific, multi-camera videos of Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey’s FreeTulsa! performance, as well as other local bands Desi & Cody, Low Litas and the awesomely named Manhammer. I strongly recommend you jaunt over to their neck of the Internet woods and watch the beautiful stuff posted there.

I’d especially like to point out the pair of tracks from JFJO’s excellent, latest LP, “Race Riot Suite.” Watch “The Return” for a lengthy, impressive Chris Combs lap guitar solo, and “Grandfather’s Gun” for the signature raucous, high-energy performance you expect from the band.

by Matt Carney 10.10.2011 2 years ago
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Jazz this

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
A cool night of music at Sooner Theatre, 101 E. Main in Norman, pays tribute to the late Wayman Tisdale, the University of Oklahoma and NBA basketball star turned smooth jazz bass guitarist.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011