Don’t miss this mighty 15-piece powerhouse playing the music of Steely Dan with scary precision and reckless abandon.
The powerhouse Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy re-magines the complex, grooving, jazz-inflected music of Steely Dan in this exciting, brass-driven show. This mighty 15-piece band unites players from Tower of Power, the Doobie Brothers, and Steely Dan itself, and unleashes them on fabulous charts with reckless abandon. Tommy, long-time leader of New York’s thrilling Birdland band and Broadway drum guru – he wrote the drum book and shared conducting chores for Broadway’s The Lion King – reinvented the 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)
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