The Birdland All-Stars

Date/Time
Date(s) - February 20, 2018
7:30 pm


Direct from New York’s legendary Birdland, this extraordinary band brings a fine mix of jazz, funk, Brazilian, Latin, and world music together. Featuring the city’s finest musicians and led by drumming sensation Tommy Igoe, the Birdland All-Stars have been packing the house every Friday night at “The Jazz Corner of the World” for the past 10 years. For this tour, they have created new arrangements featuring music of David Bowie, The Police, and Steely Dan, as well as fresh interpretations of iconic works by Charlie Parker, Chick Corea, and Herbie Hancock. Tommy Igoe is one of today’s most successful and diverse drummers, having played drums on three Grammy award winning recordings and was voted the World’s #1 Jazz Drummer in the 2014 Modern Drummer Reader’s Poll.  In 1997, Tommy wrote the drum set book for Disney’s epic Broadway production of the “The Lion King” where he served as principal drummer and conductor.

“A Completely unique NYC experience…there isn’t another band like this anywhere”
–Time Out New York

“Totally blown away!”
–Jazz Improv Magazine

For more information and tickets, visit OU Performing Arts & Concert Series.

Student: $8
Senior: $13
General: $15

Location
Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium

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