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Feb 24 , 2018

The Birdland All-Stars featuring Tommy Igoe

The Art of Jazz

Pasant Theatre

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The Birdland All-Stars return with a dynamic new ensemble in a unique show—The Art of Jazz. Hitting the road for the first time in five years, Grammy and Reader’s Poll winning drummer, Tommy Igoe, has put together an incredible music experience featuring musicians from both coasts of the USA. Tommy created the Birdland Big Band and for 10 years running is the most popular weekly music event in New York City, and this all-star band reflects the passion, legacy and innovation synonymous with the world’s most famous jazz club. 

Featuring surprises old and new, Ellington to Steely Dan, Monk to The Beatles - a thrilling night of musical discovery awaits! This special performance features Smithsonian recognized visual artist, Jeremy Sutton, who will be live painting an original work during the performance with a silent auction at the end of the show.

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 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 Disney’s Broadway production of “The Lion King” where he also served as the production's Associate Conductor from its inception. He currently is a globally requested clinician and speaker, runs two music residencies in the United States at legendary venues in San Francisco and New York and is President of Deep Rhythm Music LLC, his music services company and publishing arm.

Sponsored by Edge Partnerships; Foresight Group; TraveLuxe Wired, LLC; and Wolverine Development Corporation.

Media Sponsor: WKAR

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  • Wharton Center for Performing Arts
  • Michigan State University
  • 750 E. Shaw LN
  • East Lansing, MI
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