The Birdland All-Stars have been thrilling audiences at “The Jazz Corner of the World” for the last 10 years. This dynamic new ensemble, straight from the jazz mecca of Manhattan, provides an unforgettable musical event, The Art of Jazz, that goes far beyond the traditional, setting the standard for the 21st-century jazz orchestra. Returning to the road for the first time in five years, The Birdland All-Stars have created new arrangements featuring the music of David Bowie, The Police and more, as well as fresh treatments of iconic compositions by Charlie Parker, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock. All this led by one of the world’s greatest drummers: Tommy Igoe. The Art of Jazz performance is enhanced with an artist creating a work of art during the show, inspired by, and painted to the live music at City Opera House.
Tommy Igoe is one of the world’s most prominent drummers, bandleaders and music education authors. All of his published works are #1 on Amazon, have attained best-seller status on every relevant list worldwide and many are required coursework at top-tier collegiate music schools and conservatories. He has been featured on multiple Grammy award-winning recordings and recently won the coveted 2014 Modern Drummer Reader’s Poll award for “Best Jazz Drummer.” Tommy also created the drum set book for the Broadway production of Disney’s The Lion King.