Tommy Igoe Great Hands for a Lifetime


You missed Tommy Igoe at Yoshi's - Jack London Square.

Tommy Igoe is one of the world's most prominent drummers and bandleaders. He began drumming at the age of 2 and has gone on to craft a unique and diverse career, traveling the world with Art Garfunkel, Blood Sweat and Tears, Dave Grusin, Stanley Jordan, and the New York Voices among many others.

Tommy Igoe has been at the forefront of drumset performance and education for the last 20 years. He started playing before the age of two and won every local and regional competition during his school years, during which he was also a member of the legendary Bayonne Bridgemen drum line where he played for 3 years.

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10-10-2012, 07:27 PM
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Tommy Igoe's Birdland Big Band

He has decided to leave NY and go on tour. His second stop was thirty minutes from my house this past Sunday. I would not plug this type of music in my ipod, but I have to admit this was one of the best musical perfomances I have seen. If he comes close to your area, I suggest you go see it. Well worth it.

Tommy Igoe - Drummer, Educator, Bandleader

But this is not your father's big band music. Under Igoe's direction, the Birdland Big Band is dedicated to performing unique music from all over the world. As Igoe boldly states, "The world doesn't need another good big band, it needs something unforgettable, something spectacular -- something to bring a brand-new audience to this incredible art form." And Igoe knows a few things about how BBB is different from the classic big band sounds of the 1940s and 50s -- his father, Sonny Igoe, was a drummer for Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey. So it's with special confidence that Tommy Igoe builds upon that big band foundation and defines a new era for big band music with the Birdland ensemble.

The Birdland Big Band was created by Tommy Igoe in 2006 and has become the most popular weekly musical residency in New York City. The BBB is a world-class ensemble whose home base is one of New York City's top destinations for jazz, and whose lineup features the country's finest top-shelf talent, including musicians from every jazz/pop tour and Broadway show imaginable. The bands newest recording, Eleven, has been glowingly received, and Igoe will grace the cover of April’s Modern Drummer Magazine, in recognition of his stature.