Delta Classic Chastain Concerts at Chastain Park Amphitheater brought to you by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Promoter
**Limited number of dance floor access passes will be available at the venue the night of the show on a first come, first serve basis.**
“America’s favorite little big band” the award winning Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (BBVD) has evolved into one of the top leaders among jazz/swing bands worldwide. Last year they released their eleventh album (their eighth studio album to date), HOW BIG CAN YOU GET? The Music of Cab Calloway , a collection of songs that captures the essence of an American icon in a rowdy celebration of musicianship, mischief, genius, street smarts, and fun. The album brought a much-needed high-voltage jolt of winning, feel-good energy to a country slogging through tough times …exactly the way that Calloway’s music did in the Depression-era America of his own youth. The Associated Press said the album had, “musicianship over moxie, horn section segments to die for, and drumming even Gene Krupa would proud of,” while the Star Ledger added “The voodoo daddy is a living tribute to Cab Calloway and the essence of his rowdy spirit…you can still find that same energy-charged performance and intensity.”
The critically acclaimed album was another milestone in Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s eighteen year career. Since their arrival on the music scene in 1993 in a legendary residency at Los Angeles’ Brown Derby nightclub, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s irresistible live show and aggressive, musically perceptive approach has proven them over time to be the singular standout among the numerous bands that launched the Nineties swing revival. The eight-man group forged a massively successful fusion of classic American sounds from jazz, swing, Dixieland and big-band music, building their own songbook of original dance tunes that has made them a veteran force that to this day adds new fans by the roomful every time they play.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, named famously after an autograph by blues legend Albert Collins, has received national critical acclaim, Rolling Stone calls them “retro hepcat cool” while the band’s music has appeared in over sixty movies and television shows. Since making their Hollywood debut as the featured band in the 1996 indie film landmark film Swingers, BBVD has gone on to perform for three American Presidents headline numerous sold out tours, including shows at the Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Hall, Lincoln Center, Chastain Park and Constitution Hall, appear as special guests with the great symphony and pops orchestras of the nation, including their first symphony show with the US Air Force Orchestra and appeared numerous times on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan O’Brian and Live with Regis & Kelly, just to name a few career highlights.
And now, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s songs have passed into the classic American songbook, playing alongside pop standards in film and television, including ABC Disney Specials and reality competitions like Dancing with the Stars.