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Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy; Thursday, April 23. 2015

Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy; Thursday, April 23. 2015

Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy
Thursday, April 23
Kuumbwa Jazz Center

“Igoe has rhythm in his blood.” – JazzTimes

Widely respected jazz drummer Tommy Igoe calls his 12-piece Groove Conspiracy, “A rock band in a jazz band’s body.” Groove Conspiracy covers the gamut of genres with big band style and heavy-hitting arrangements, staking out new rhythmic territory, from funk and R&B to Cuban and Brazilian grooves. Drum educator Igoe gave rhythmic life to Broadway’s The Lion King and was named Best Jazz Drummer in 2014 by Modern Drummer Magazine.

He’s been making his home on the drum throne since he was two years old, no doubt partly in thanks to the fact that his father was famed be-bop-era drummer Sonny Igoe. Doubling his musical studies on classical piano, young Igoe developed both a knack for rhythm, as well as harmony, melody and theory.

Kicking off his professional percussion journey with various drum corps, his career took an upswing when he began touring with the Glenn Miller Orchestra at the age of eighteen. After that he joined tours by Blood, Sweat & Tears, Steve Jordan, Dave Grusin and hasn’t slowed down the pace since. Aside from notable tours and recording sessions, Igoe has produced instructional books and DVDs and wrote the drum book for Disney’s Broadway production of The Lion King, for which he also served as the show’s principal drummer and associate conductor.

The Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy is quite a super-group of players – featuring alumni of Tower of Power, Santana, The Doobie Brothers, Aretha Franklin, and Steely Dan – and became noted for their residency at Yoshi’s San Francisco. Their debut album, released in 2014, features compositions by Joe Zawinul, Quincy Jones, Joshua Redman and Arturo Sandoval (among others) with fresh arrangements and an always irresistible groove.

Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy

DATE: Thursday, April 23, 2015
VENUE: Kuumbwa Jazz Center
ADDRESS: 320 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
TIME: 7:00 PM
PRICE: $20/Adv $25/Door
TICKETS: Logos Books & Records, 1117 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz (831) 427-5100 and online at: http://kuumbwajazz.org
MORE INFO: http://kuumbwajazz.org or 831-427-2227

Media contact:
Adrianna Rooney

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