Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to offer swing, jazz vibes

Staff Report

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will brings its world-renowned live show to Eastern at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Doudna Fine Arts Center.

For nearly 25 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has performed their unique take on American swing and jazz music for audiences around the world.

Arrangements of classics in Big Bad Voodoo Daddy style include “Jingle Bells,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and “Winter Wonderland.”

The band plays songs such as Chuck Berry’s “Run, Run Rudolph,” Lou Rawl’s “Merry Christmas Baby” and Elvis Presley’s “Blue Christmas.”

They also play songslike “Frosty the Snowman” and the Caribbean calypso-style “A Party for Santa.”

“If you’re going to go to a holiday show with your family, this is the one,” said Dan Crews, programming director at the Doudna in a press release.

“This concert really does offer something for everyone.”

Formed in the early 1990’s,Big Bad Voodoo Daddy was at the forefront of the swing revival of the time, blending a fusion of the classic American sounds of jazz, swing and Dixieland, with the energy and spirit of contemporary music, according to the press release.

Taking inspiration from the creators of the creators of this American art form, the band has spent nearly two decades touring virtually nonstop, performing over 150 shows a year, and producing a catalog of recorded music, with sales of over 2 million albums to date.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has been featured  in the indie film “Swingers.”

The band’s music has appeared in countless films and television shows, including “The Wild,” “Despicable Me,” “Third Rock From The Sun” and “So You Think You Can Dance.”

They have appeared live on “Dancing with the Stars,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “NBC’s Christmas in Rockefeller Center,” The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Super Bowl XXXIII Halftime Show. 

Tickets for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s “Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party” are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors (62+) and $10 for students and can be purchased online or at the Doudna Fine Arts Center Box Office.

Box Office hours are Tuesday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and one hour before the scheduled performance.

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