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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Bringing Zoot Suit Style, Swinging Tunes to Hatfield Hall
September 21, 2015
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
The Hatfield Hall Theater will be jumpin’ when the swinging sounds of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy kick off Rose-Hulman’s 2015-16 Performing Arts Series on September 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Known for their blend of classic American sounds, robust horns, and all things swing, the nine members of the multi-platinum selling band bring a cool cat, high-energy vibe to the stage. Together for more than two decades, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has sold millions of records, and performed for sell-out crowds around the world.
The group got its start in the late 1980s in Ventura, California, with original members Scotty Morris and Kurt Sodergren playing swing tunes from the 1940s and 1950s in local clubs. They released two CDs before being picked up by Capitol Records in 1997.
The band has never looked back, taking its retro-tinged fusion of classic American jazz, swing, Dixieland, and big band music across the country and around the world. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s music has been featured in hundreds of movies and television shows, and it has played sold-out concerts from the Lincoln Center to the Hollywood Bowl.
Best known for the snappy singles "Go Daddy-O," "You & Me & the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight," and "Mr. Pinstripe Suit," the band has recorded nine CDs, including the tribute How Big Can You Get?: The Music of Cab Calloway.
Touring has taken Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to appearances with some of the country’s premier symphony orchestras, including the National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. It was the house band and a featured performer at two ESPY Awards, on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXIII, alongside Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estafan, and Savion Glover. The band also appeared in animated form in the Cartoon Network’s Scooby Doo Halloween Special, Night of the Living Doo, co-starring David Cross, Gary Coleman, and Mark Hamill.
“Sitting still during a Big Bad Voodoo Daddy concert simply isn’t an option,” says Dan Tryon, Hatfield Hall’s director of performing arts. “The Big Band-swinging style of the group is guaranteed to get fingers snapping, hearts pulsing, and toes tapping.”
Tickets are $29 for adults and $24 for youths, and are available online at hatfieldhall.com, by phone at 812-877-8544, or at the Hatfield Hall ticket desk on Tuesdays through Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and two hours before the show. Tickets and complete show information are also available at hatfieldhall.com.
Rose-Hulman Performing Arts Series
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Thursday, September 24 - 7:30 p.m.
Hatfield Hall Theater
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Avenue
Tickets: $29 for adults, $24 for youth; for tickets go to hatfield.com, call 812-877-8544, or visit the Hatfield Hall ticket desk on Tuesdays through Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or two hours before the show.