Music hot ticket: Big bad holiday show

 

By Court Mann

Swing revival band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy comes to Park City’s Eccles Center on Saturday for a special, rousing holiday show. The concert, billed as “Wild and Swinging Holiday Party,” will feature the septet on swing versions of “Jingle Bells,” “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” and “Blue Christmas,” among other festive classics.

Saturday’s show finds BBVD in the midst of its 20th anniversary tour. The band — which features lead vocalist, guitarist, banjo player and songwriter Scotty Morris, drummer Kurt Sodergren, trumpeter Glen “The Kid” Marhevka, bassist and vocalist Dirk Shumaker, saxophonist and vocalist Andy Rowley, saxophonist and clarinetist Karl Hunter, and pianist and arranger Joshua Levy — has seen a lot of success in that two-decade span. The band was featured in the 1996 cult classic film “Swingers,” which became a launching pad. In three years the group was playing the Super Bowl halftime show, and has recently been a reoccurring house band at the ESPY Awards. In that span BBVD also has recorded 10 studio albums. Nostalgia is indeed a hot commodity.

Saturday’s show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $69 with a 20-percent discount for seniors. There are also $5 seats available for Summit County students (K-12). Tickets can be purchased at The Eccles Center box office, (435) 655-3114 or www.EcclesCenter.org. The Eccles Center is located at 1750 Kearns Blvd. in Park City.

 

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