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									TULSA WORLD • SepTembeR 24, 2009                                                                SPOT                                                                                               pAGe 

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                                                                                                                                        These three brothers broke into the music world as barely-

                                                                                                                                     teens, first singing songs like “Mmmbop” — which they wrote
                                                                                                                                     — to an excited audience at 1992’s Mayfest. Taylor, Zac and
                                                                                                                                     Isaac soon hopped aboard a supersonic rocketship to fame.
                                                                                                                                     The Motown-inspired pop trio struck a chord, sold millions
                                                                                                                                     of albums and always stayed close to its Tulsa roots. Flash
                                                                                                                                     forward to this millennium, the grown-up family men still make
                                                                                                                                     music heralded as some of the best indie rock of any genera-
                                                                                                                                     tion. They still sell out tour stops. The guys kick off their new-
                                                                                                                                     est national tour right here in Tulsa at Cain’s Ballroom on Sept.
                                                                                                                                     30, with guests HelloGoodbye, Steel Train and Sherwood.
                                                                                                                                        Doors 6, showtime 6:30 Wednesday. Cain’s Ballroom, 423
      Taylor Swift                                                                                                                   N. Main St. All ages. Tickets start at $32 plus fees. tulsaworld.
         She’s more than a superstar country act. At 19,                                                                             com/Cains.
      this young woman is the most popular music act in                                                                                 — Jennifer ChanCellor,
      the nation.                                                                                                                    World Scene writer
         Taylor Swift is a young woman who’s first gig was
      a state fair karaoke contest at age 10. By age 14,
      she had moved to Nashville to study music writing
      from some of the biggest names on Music Row.
         By the time she graduated high school in
      2007, she’d won the Academy of Country
      Music’s honor for top new female vocalist. By
      2009, she’d won the ACM Crystal Milestone
      Award for her achievements. This year, she’s
      up for the Country Music Association’s en-
      tertainer of the year award. It is the first time
      since 2000 that a solo female artist has been
      nominated in the top category.
         Today, she’s one of the few women in country
      music who can carry a headlining arena tour                                                                                    ‘Brooklyn,’ for a night: Jacob Fred and Ms. Annie
      — she’s sold out the Sept. 27 engagement at
                                                                                                                                        In Brian Haas’ own words, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey is “just
      the BOK Center.
                                                                                                                                     super-super slamming right now.” So expect a heckuva show
         Doors 5:30 p.m., show 7 p.m. Sunday. BOK
                                                                                                                                     this Friday night, when Haas’ jazz quartet returns to the Mar-
      Center, 200 S. Denver Ave. Sold out. More
                                                                                                                                     quee, 222 N. Main St.
      tickets may be released prior to the show
                                                                                                                                        The concert will feature the always amazing Tulsa song-
      as venue and stage layout is determined.
                                                                                                                                     stress Annie Ellicott, who, as Haas said, is “absolutely blowing
      Check breaking news updates at tulsa-
                                                                                                                                     people’s minds” out on tour. for ticket availability.                                                                                                Expect to hear tunes off JFJO’s new release “One Day in
                                                                                                                                     Brooklyn,” along with, as Haas said, “tons of new material.”
           — Jennifer ChanCellor, World Scene writer
                                                                                                                                        To get an idea of the musical course JFJO’s traveling these
                                                                                                                                     days, read the New York Times concert review here: tulsaworld.
      More: For a Jennifer Chancellor                                                                                                com/nytimesjfjo. Reads the review: “… the group seeks a mix of
      interview with the sweet-talking Taylor
                                                                                                                                     precision and looseness, gravity and drollness.”
      Swift, see today’s Scene section.
                                                                                                                                        JFJO’s all-ages, nonsmoking show starts at 9 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                        — Matt GleaSon, World Scene writer

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