Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party

The Northern Lights Theater 1721 W Canal Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53233
Price: $35/$30/$25

Friday, December 6 at 8 p.m.

Since its formation in the early nineties in Ventura, California, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has toured virtually nonstop, performing on average over 150 shows a year and has produced a sizable catalog of recorded music, with sales of over two million albums to date.

Early on, during their legendary residency at the Derby nightclub in Los Angeles, they reminded the world—in the midst of the grunge era no less—that it was still cool to swing. The band was at the forefront of the swing revival, blending a vibrant fusion of the classic American sounds of jazz, swing and dixieland, with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s all-original core line-up includes co-founders Scotty Morris (lead vocals and guitar) and Kurt Sodergren (drums) along with Dirk Shumaker (double bass and vocals), Andy Rowley (baritone saxophone and vocals), Glen "The Kid" Marhevka (trumpet), Karl Hunter (saxophones and clarinet) and Joshua Levy (piano and arranger).

The band’s original horn-infused music and legendary high-energy show brings the sound of swing to a new generation while remaining cognizant and respectful of the music’s rich legacy.

The 1996 indie film Swingers not only launched the careers of Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau, but introduced Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to an audience beyond their Los Angeles base. Since then, the band's music has appeared in countless films and television shows, includingThe Wild, Despicable Me, Phineas & Ferb, Friends, Third Rock From The Sun, Ally McBeal and So You Think You Can Dance.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has appeared live on Dancing With The Stars,Late Night With Conan O’Brien, NBC’sChristmas in Rockefeller Center, The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, a remarkable seven appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and on the Super Bowl XXXIII Halftime Show. The band has also appeared as special guests with many of the country's most distinguished symphony orchestras and performed for three U.S. Presidents.

After more than 25 years, 11 records, over 2,800 live shows, and countless appearances in film and television, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy shows no signs of slowing down!