Artwork by Peregrine Honig
Greetings! JFJO just returned from a wonderful two weeks in New Orleans for Jazz Fest. We were joined on stage by heroes Johnny Vidacovitch, Steven Bernstein, Jeff Coffin, Mark Southerland, and Matt Leland during our time there. I was honored to play a few nights with brilliant cellist Helen Gillet and an assortment of some of New Orleans’ best musicians.
JFJO with Matt Leland, Steven Bernstein, Jeff Coffin, and Mark Southerland at the Maple Leaf in New Orleans
Our Producer Costa Stasinopoulos and I flew out to New York in late April to master the Race Riot Suite with Alan Douches at West West Side Music and it sounds amazing. Alan and his crew were an absolute pleasure to work with. The album, which features dream-come-true horn section Steven Bernstein, Jeff Coffin, Peter Apfelbaum, Mark Southerland, and Matt Leland will soon be available for pre order.
Check out a video clip from the Suite: http://vimeo.com/21044944
We will be premiering the Suite in its entirety with everyone who is on the album in Tulsa on May 20 at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Get tickets in town at Natural Health on Greenwood, Shades of Brown Coffee, or online at My Ticket Office.