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Tommy Igoe

For more than 20 years, Tommy Igoe, has been blazing a trail in the music industry as a sideman, band leader, and educator. His Birdland Big Band is the hottest band in the world's biggest music market, and Tommy leads the band's sold out shows with the same passion and energy that has made him one of the world's top drummers. Tommy lives and works in New York, but has recorded and toured internationally with artists such as: Stanley Jordan, Art Garfunkel, Lauryn Hill, Dave Grusin, New York Voices, Patti Austin, Mark Mancina, Blood, Sweat and Tears, and David Wilcox. Recently, he wrote the drum book for Disney's legendary Broadway musical, The Lion King, integrating the modern day drum set into the heavily-percussive African score. Tommy's instructional videos are top-sellers and have gained worldwide acclaim

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Tommy Igoe and the Birdland All Stars at the Sandler Center for the Arts

Read "Tommy Igoe and the Birdland All Stars at the Sandler Center for the Arts" reviewed by Mark Robbins


In 2014 Tommy Igoe was voted the Worlds #1 Jazz Drummer in a Modern Drummers Readers Poll. Once you see him in action, you'll know why. Backed by his nine piece Birdland All-Star Band Igoe more than lives up to his reputation. Think of Buddy Rich on steroids. Steely Dan, the Beatles, Snarky Puppy, Latin, David ...

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Steffen Kuehn: Leap Of Faith

Read "Leap Of Faith" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Leap Of Faith is the fourth album from Grammy-winning trumpeter Steffen Kuehn, but it's the first record to truly represent and showcase every aspect of his artistry. He produced the album, he was involved in the mixing process, he wrote eight of the ten compositions featured within, and his horn playing is central to the success ...

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Take Five with Michel Nirenberg

Read "Take Five with Michel Nirenberg" reviewed by Michel Nirenberg


Meet Michel Nirenberg: Michel Nirenberg is a Brazilian saxophonist and composer who has performed and recorded in North and South America with some of the leading names in Latin jazz. His first CD as a leader entitled Retrato/Portrait will be released in spring of 2015. It features leading Rogerio Souza, Dani Cortaza and Alex Brown ...

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The Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy

Label: Deep Rhythm Music
Released: 2014
Track listing: Mercy, Mercy, Mercy; Friday Night At The Cadillac Club; Jazz Crimes; Let The Good Times Roll; Aquele Um; Jessica's Day; Caprichosos De La Habana; I Didn't Know What Time It Was; Plan B; Quarter Master.

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Tommy Igoe: The Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy

Read "The Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Known as one of the best drummers in the jazz world today, Tommy Igoe is also one of the most in-demand musicians around and since 2006, Igoe and the Birdland Big band have been holding residency at New York's Birdland Jazz Club which apparently, is not enough to keep the drummer grounded. Igoe now lives in ...

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Michael O'Neill & Kenny Washington: New Beginnings

Read "New Beginnings" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Multi-reedist Michael O'Neill gets top billing here, but there's little doubt that the star attraction is singer Kenny Washington, one of the most under-recognized vocal talents operating today. O'Neill, perhaps Washington's greatest supporter and promoter, doesn't hide that fact when discussing the music presented here: he notes that “the arrangements are unique settings, and Kenny's the ...

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Tommy Igoe: The Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy

Read "The Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Jazz audiences in the Bay Area are starting to realize what their New York counterparts have known for years--namely, that drummer Tommy Igoe puts together a hell of a band and puts on a hell of a show. Igoe, the man who gave rhythmic life to Broadway's The Lion King and changed the ...

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Article: Live Review

Enildo Rasua at the The Jazz Standard

Read "Enildo Rasua at the The Jazz Standard" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes


Enildo RasúaNew Dimensions In Latin Jazz: Cuban Drum SeriesThe Jazz StandardNew York, NYAugust 6, 2013For his U.S. debut, Cuban drummer/percussionist and composer Enildo Rasúa kicked off the evening's early set with a snippet of Ernesto Lecuona's “La Comparsa," and then quickly moved into “12 de La Noche," a composition ...

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Eleven

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2012
Track listing: New Ground; Moanin'; Common Ground; Armando's Rhumba; Got A Match?; Spherical; Uncle Bob; On Fire; Butterfly; Open Invitation; Alma Llanera.


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