Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Opens Colorado Symphony's 2011/12 Pops Series

The Colorado Symphony 2011/12 Pops Series opens with a fusion of the Colorado Symphony and jazz, swing, Dixieland and big-band music on Saturday, September 17 as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy brings its special recipe for high-voltage rhythms to Denver's Boettcher Concert Hall. This concert, led by resident conductor Scott O'Neil, seamlessly blends the power and passion of the Colorado Symphony with the uniquely American sounds of "America's favorite little big band" and hits from their multi platinum-selling sixteen-year career such as "You & Me and the Bottle Makes Three (Tonight)," "Mr. Pinstripe" and "Go Daddy-O." Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, which made its first symphony orchestra appearance with the U.S. Air Force Orchestra, have performed to sold-out concert halls at the Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Hall, Lincoln Center, Chastain Park and Constitution Hall, just to name a few. The 2011/12 Pops Series opening night marks the band’s first collaboration with the Colorado Symphony. Tickets for this amazingly feel-good, irresistible concert are currently only available to Colorado Symphony season subscribers. Tickets go on sale to the general public on August 1 and start at $25.

Since the band's arrival on the music scene in 1993 in a legendary residency at Los Angeles’ Brown Derby nightclub, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s live show and musically perceptive approach has proven them over time to be the singular standout among the numerous bands that launched the Nineties swing revival. The seven-man group rocketed to stardom when their music was featured in the 1996 independent film Swingers. Their career milestones have included appearances in the Super Bowl half-time show and writing theme music for ESPN. They have appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brian as well as Dancing With the Stars.

The Colorado Symphony's concert with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy continues a succession of popular, exclusive collaborations with contemporary and pop/rock artists, including the orchestral debut of GRAMMY® Award-winner Sarah McLachlan at Red Rocks on July 10. For the 2011/12 Pops Series, the Colorado Symphony has more exciting collaborations in store, including the symphony orchestra debut of GRAMMY®-nominated country star David Nail ("Turning Home," "Red Light") on October 8 and a thrilling evening with L.A.'s urban-Latino legends Ozomatli on November 12. To learn more about the Colorado Symphony 2011/12 Pops Series, visit www.coloradosymphony.org.

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