Dominican University’s Performing Arts Center will present Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, one of the most popular swing bands on the road today, in a holiday concert on Friday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lund Auditorium. All ages will enjoy this jumpin’ and jivin’ Christmas extravaganza featuring one-of-a-kind originals and reworked Yuletide classics.
Celebrating its 20th year as a band, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy was among the groups that launched the swing revival era in the 1990s. The nine-member ensemble hit stardom with their performance in 1999 during the Super Bowl halftime show. Since then, they have given private concerts for three of the last four presidents, performed on the Conan O’Brien Show and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and played as special guests with many of the great American symphony orchestras.
The group’s most recent album, Rattle Them Bones, combines influences from 1920s silent films, Prohibition speakeasies (think The Great Gatsby meets Boardwalk Empire), rock and roll, R & B, and New Orleans Dixieland.
Tickets for this special concert start at $23. For more information, contact Dominican University’s Box Office at (708) 488-5000 or www.events.dom.edu.