Tommy Igoe Big Band
Mill Valley's newest resident musician brings his globally renowned talent to 142 Throckmorton!
$28 General Admission
$31 General Day of Show
$38 Reserved Seating
"A jaw-dropping musical event!" —A.S.Blog
"Sizzling... Remarkable... Something Special" – CS magazine
Tommy Igoe is one of today's most successful and diverse drummers.
Born in New Jersey, Igoe comes from a musical family. Ever since he began drumming as a 2-year-old, it was clear that music would be Tommy's passion. "He had to be dragged away from the drums," said his father, Sonny. During his early years, Igoe spent 15 years studying classical and jazz piano. He credits this experience as having a huge role in crafting his unique career.
Igoe captured just about every junior and senior high school drumming award on the East coast and went on to tour with the Glenn Miller Band when he was just 18. In 1986, his career took off when he became active in the New York recording scene, and simultaneously joined the band Blood, Sweat and Tears as their touring drummer.
Through the years that followed, Igoe quickly moved on to other great bands and artists including: New York Voices, Stanley Jordan, Art Garfunkel and Dave Grusin. This continued until 1997, when he was asked to help create the drumset book for what would become a legendary production: The Lion King on Broadway.
His book, which integrated the modern drumset with traditional African percussion, established a new benchmark for the drumset voice within musical theatre. It is currently being performed worldwide by many official companies. Igoe is an associate conductor of the Broadway production.
Igoe's recent and most exciting project, The Birdland Big Band, is currently the hottest weekly music event in New York. The band plays every week at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club and every show sells out.
"The reaction to this band has been overwhelming," says Tommy. "We're dedicated to bringing large-ensemble jazz to a new 21st century audience and it's obvious that music lovers have been waiting for a band like this. The fans are blown away and they can't get enough."