Next Art of Jazz Performance
Stanford Jazz Fest, Jul 14, 2018

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After a phenomenal Art of Jazz Tour on the East Coast and Mid-West with the Birdland All-Stars featuring Tommy Igoe, we are now bringing the Art of Jazz live performance experience mixing art and music to the West Coast! Please join me and the Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 8 p.m. at the beautiful Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University, Stanford, California. This show is part of the Stanford Jazz Festival 2018. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets (which go on sale May 3rd).

Jeremy, you’re as much a jazz artist as we are. Visually representing what we do sonically.
– Tommy Igoe

Performing on the Art of jazz Tour with the Birdland All-Stars in Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Here is the description from the Stanford Jazz Festival web site:

Tommy Igoe and the Art of Jazz

An exciting big band event — with a twist!

The powerhouse Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy is all about excitement. This mighty 15-piece band unites players from Tower of Power, the Doobie Brothers, and Steely Dan, and unleashes them on brilliantly arranged charts. In this innovative show, Tommy is adding another artist to the roster — this time a visual artist, the painter Jeremy Sutton. Tommy and Jeremy will play off each other, with Jeremy painting what the music makes him feel — which you’ll be able to watch via an on-stage projection — and Tommy calling tunes based on how Jeremy’s paintings make him feel. And the resulting art will be available for purchase after the show! Tommy himself is the long-time leader of New York’s thrilling Birdland band and a Broadway drum guru — he wrote the drum book and shared conducting chores for Broadway’s The Lion King — and he reinvented his big band for his new SF musical home. Like the Buddy Rich juggernaut of the ’60s, TIGC channels your favorites — songs by Joe Zawinul, Joshua Redman, Arturo Sandoval, and Snarky Puppy — through a superstar brass line-up that manages to be scarily precise and wildly anarchic all at once. Only a studio and stage heavyweight like Tommy could wrangle the monsters assembled here.

Tommy Igoe, drums
Drew Zingg, guitar (Steely Dan)
Jeremy Sutton, visual artist

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