Tuesday, February 10, 2015
John F. Welsh Auditorium, Natrona County High School
$30 per ticket
GRAMMY-winning pianist/saxophonist/bandleader Gordon Goodwin and his 18-piece Big Phat Band have bucked the mainstream for fifteen years. Although they emerged during the neo-swing wave that surged in the late 1990s, they have outlasted just about every big band from that period and built a consistent and loyal following despite the ever-changing whims of musical fashion since those early years.
In that time, Goodwin and his crew have released seven studio albums that merge the traditional big band sounds of the 1930s and ‘40s with a very contemporary vibe. Since 2003, they’ve scored three GRAMMY Awards and an impressive 16 GRAMMY nominations. Simply put, they’ve made a career out of mining an art form that’s more than 70 years old and taking it to a place that’s very contemporary and even progressive.
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