Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Swing Jazz

8/4 7:30 First Floor Dining, First Floor Booths & Mezz Booths SOLD OUT!

Interview with Kurt Sodergren

 

BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY is a contemporary swing band, who has been on the scene since 1993. Their irresistible live show and aggressive, musically perceptive approach has made them a standout act among the numerous bands that launched the nineties swing revival. The 7-piece was launched into stardom when two of their songs were featured in the 1996 film, Swingers. Since then, the band has gone on to sell more than two million copies of their albums, receive national critical acclaim, and have their music featured in over sixty movies and television shows.

The band was founded by lead vocalist and guitarist, Scotty Morris, and drummer, Kurt Sodergren, in 1989. They released two albums under their own label, Big Bad Records, before getting their big break with the song placements in Swingers. The band was then signed to Capitol Records, where they went on to release several albums. They appeared in the 1999 Superbowl half-time show, and have most recently appeared on Dancing with the Stars and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

In 2009, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy released, “How Big Can You Get?: The Music of Cab Calloway”. The album, “captures the essence of an American icon in a rowdy celebration of musicianship, mischief, genius, street smarts, and fun.”

In February 2012, trumpet player for the group, Glen Marhevka commented in an interview with Anthology that their latest album was finished recording in January, and would be released in the summer of 2012.


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“The band, which is nearing its 20th anniversary, is the personification of precision. They understand each other as musicians, and their on-stage comfort with each other is almost unparalleled. There wasn’t a missed beat or overly self-indulgent solo once throughout the night. They are a tried-and-true band, and that’s tough to say for a lot of acts touring the country now.” – John Soltes

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