Big Bad Voodoo Daddy set to perform on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the award winning modern purveyors of band, jazz and blues hit the Tonight Show with Jay Leno stage this week- Wednesday, January 9, 2013 -to premiere their new single "Why Me?" and video from their latest album Rattle Them Bones.
Released on September 4th on the Savoy Jazz label, RATTLE THEM BONES made an impressive debut reaching #1 on the Jazz Album Chart on both iTunes and Amazon and was the highest debut on the Billboard Jazz Chart entering at # 2. The Tonight Show performance will also help kick off the band's 20th Anniversary celebration as they head back out on their national tour. For Tour Dates: http://www.bbvd.com/live_events.asp
Described by NPR as an ensemble with "big-band ideas with a contemporary, high-energy flavor, the Wall Street Journal defines BBVD as "pop energy and accessibility over instrumental virtuosity and historical authenticity." All Music calls RATTLE THEM BONES, "Neo-crooner jazz…solidly crafted" while Jazz Weekly tells readers, "if you want to remember why you enjoy music, go no further."
Produced by Scotty Morris and Joshua Levy with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the band has honed their musicality to a fine point, effortlessly striking a balance between respect for traditional jazz/blues/Dixie/swing and the original ideas they incorporate into the mix. RATTLE THEM BONES is in celebration of twenty years of bringing an irrepressible groove to adoring fans worldwide- a sound that spans many eras—think the prohibition era of "Boardwalk Empire" to the lounging swing of 60's "Mad Men. The band features BBVD founding member Morris (vocals, guitar, banjo), Joshua Levy (piano, arranger), BBVD founding member Kurt Sodergren (drums), Dirk Shumaker (acoustic bass, vocals), Glen "The Kid" Marhevka (trumpet), Karl Hunter (soprano, alto, tenor saxophones and clarinet) and Andy Rowley (baritone saxophone, vocals).
With RATTLE THEM BONES Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has put together a twelve track album of originals and hand-picked covers that would evoke a certain mood—a mood influenced by some surprisingly diverse sources ranging from Mark Twain to Randy Newman, Django Reinhardt to George Gershwin.
Since their arrival on the music scene in 1993 in a legendary residency at Los Angeles' Brown Derby nightclub, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, named famously after an autograph by blues legend Albert Collins, have sold millions of records while their music has appeared in hundreds of movies and television shows. They have sold out shows from the Hollywood Bowl and Walt Disney Hall to Lincoln Center and Constitution Hall, while their videos have been regularly featured on MTV and VH1.
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