We are currently wrapping up tracking at the Church Studio here in Tulsa, OK on the next JFJO album, the Race Riot Suite. This is a piece I wrote that was inspired by, and tells the story of, the Tulsa Race Riot. We were so blessed to be joined by Steven Bernstein, Jeff Coffin, Peter Apfelbaum, Mark Southerland, and Matt Leland. The nonet sounded unbelievable together and I’m so excited to share this music with everyone. The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 is one of the least known about and understood atrocities of Jim Crow-era America. The event changed Tulsa and the cultural dynamic of the Midwest forever. It is our hope that the piece will serve as a vehicle for understanding while catalyzing reflection on our society today.
Please visit www.GreenwoodCulturalCenter.com for more information and education on the Riot.