Featuring the finest musicians in New York, The Birdland All-Stars have been thrilling audiences at “The Jazz Corner of the World” for the last 10 years. Returning to the road for the first time in 5 years, the Birdland All-Stars have created new arrangements featuring the music of David Bowie, The Police and Steely Dan, as well as fresh treatments of iconic compositions by Charlie Parker, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock.
The Birdland All-Stars is a project born out of the legendary Birdland Jazz Club by Tommy Igoe, who is also the creator for The Birdland Big Band, which performs weekly as the club’s orchestra in residence. All-Stars brings the live Birdland Big Band experience to communities across America—with The Art of Jazz twist.
This multimedia presentation, The Art of Jazz brings the All-Stars’ live performance to a whole new level, as accomplished visual artists create paintings in real time which are inspired by the music as it is experienced by the audience.
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 bestseller 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 drumset 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. More information about Tommy can be found at www.tommyigoe.com.