New Mike Dillon Studio Album, Band of Outsiders, Out Apr 1 / JFJO Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Millions: Live In Denver, A Limited Edition LP Available on Record Store Day, April 19


The Mike Dillon Band and Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey are set to launch a 16-date tour of the western United States. The run kicks off with three shows in Colorado beginning in Boulder on March 19. It then cuts North to Idaho and Montana before heading to the Pacific Northwest followed by a stretch down the West Coast to San Diego. The tour wraps in April with shows in Santa Fe, NM and Norman, OK. The co-billed dates between Mike Dillon and Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey have deep historical significance as the artists have shared stages and collaborated for almost two decades. JFJO pianist Brian Haas first saw Dillon perform when he was a teenager in high school.


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“The first time I saw Mike Dillon he was buck ass naked taking a timbale solo with Billy Goat at Eclipse in Tulsa,” says Haas. “I was 17 and it changed my life forever. Now JFJO is doing an entire tour with this amazing man and his brilliant band. We can’t wait to get out there and play these shows.”

Mike Dillon will release his next studio album, Band of Outsiders, on April 1. The 13-track effort, featuring his band comprised of Carly Meyers on trombone, Patrick McDevitt on bass and Adam Gertner on drums, careens between musical styles, including punk, Brazilian, math rock, New Orleans, jazz and old school hip-hop. The results capture the group mind established between the four musicians while playing over 220 shows in 2013.

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2014. The Tulsa-based institution recently returned to a trio format featuring founding member Brian Haas on piano and Rhodes, Chris Combs on electric and lap steel guitars and Josh Raymer on drums. They’ll release a limited edition LP on Record Store Day, April 19 entitled Millions: Live In Denver. The set was recorded over four sold out shows at the revered Denver jazz venue, Dazzle in November 2013. It presents JFJO digging deep in their repertoire to perform songs that they hadn’t played live for many years.

Both the Mike Dillon and JFJO albums will be released by independent Brooklyn record label, The Royal Potato Family, who celebrate their 5th anniversary in 2014.


Hear JFJO’s “Sean’s Song” from their Millions:  Live in Denver album here.

Hear Mike Dillon Band’s “All Walks of Life” from Band of Outsiders here.

Mike Dillon Band & Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey Tour Dates:

Jun 04 Shrine Tulsa Tulsa, OK
Jun 05 VZD’s Oklahoma City, OK
Jun 06 Midtown Billiards Little Rock, AR
Jun 07 Wakarusa Witts Springs, AR
Jun 12 Live Oaks Monroe, LA
Jun 13 Bears Shreveport, LA
Jun 14 Elm Street Music &Tattoo Festival Dallas, TX
Jun 22 Fairfest w/ The Pines Fairfield, IA
Jul 05 Farmajamalama Brookville, PA
Jul 06 Beachland Tavern Cleveland, OH
Jul 07 The Bullfrog Williamsport, PA
Jul 09 Nietzsches Buffalo, NY
Jul 10 METRONOME Burlington, VT
Jul 11 Electric Lava Worcester, MA
Jul 12 The Press Room Portsmouth, NH
Jul 13 Ocean Mist Narragansett Pier, RI
Jul 15 Bryac Bridgeport, CT
Jul 16 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
Jul 17 8×10 Baltimore, MD
Jul 18 Thunderbird Lounge Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 19 The Hot Spot Waynesboro, VA
Jul 25 Dba New Orleans, LA
Aug 01 The Other Side Denver, CO
Aug 02 Telluride Jazz Telluride, CO
Aug 03 Telluride Jazz Telluride, CO
Aug 21 Camp Barefoot Huntington, WV
Aug 22 Boone Saloon Boone, NC
Aug 23 The Pour House Raleigh, NC
Aug 28 Pandora’s Santa Rosa Beach, FL


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