JFJO wins Woody Award
With thousands of votes submitted, the people have spoken! Here are your winners of Oklahoma Gazette’s Woody Awards for 2012!
Best in Jazz: Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
Not long ago, we called the state’s reigning alt-jazz act “the QuikTrip of eclectic, often improvisational fusion jazz.” For the Tulsa-based Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, that label has long fit, but don’t dismiss the outfit as a novelty. The group’s most recent album dealt with the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 — heady stuff for (a different kind of) heady music.