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Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band

 

Gordon Goodwin's
Big Phat Band

Saturday, June 11, 8:00pm
at Herbst Theatre

 
GRAMMY-Winning Big Band Series: Herbst Theater  

Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band

Led by the award-winning pianist, saxophonist, composer and arranger Gordon Goodwin, the Big Phat Band is a roaring Los Angeles outfit whose newest release, Life In the Bubble, won the 2015 GRAMMY for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album. The band was started in 2000 by Goodwin, has worked with top jazz and pop musicians like Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughan, Toni Braxton and Christina Aguilera. He won a 2006 GRAMMY for his instrumental arranging of the music for the Pixar animated hit The Incredibles, and has won three Emmy Awards. The Phat Band has released a series of dazzling records that reflect Goodwin’s influences – Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, Earth, Wind & Fire, Tower of Power – and showcase a well-oiled ensemble with star guest soloists like Arturo Sandoval, Eddie Daniels, Dianne Reeves, Patti Austin and Chick Corea. Featuring longtime Chick Corea Elektric Band saxophonist Eric Marienthal and drummer Bernie Dresel, known for his tenture with the Brian Setzer Orchestra, the Big Phat Band “provides potent testimony to the sheer exhilaration of big band jazz,” as Los Angeles Times critic Don Heckman put it, “a combination of crisp accuracy and fiery soloing.”

Artist Personnel

Gordon Goodwin piano
Justin Smith guitar
Trey Henry bass
Ray Brinker drums
Joey DeLeon percussion

SAXOPHONES
Eric Marienthal

Sal Lozano
Kevin Garren
Brian Clancy
Jay Mason

TRUMPETS
Wayne Bergeron
Matt Fronke
Willie Murillo
Dan Savant

TROMBONES
Francisco Torres
Ryan Dragon
Charlie Morillas 
Craig Gosnell

Artist Website

"The Big Phat Band provides potent testimony to the sheer exhilaration of big band jazz…a combination of crisp accuracy and fiery soloing. " — Los Angeles Times
"(a) winning combination of impeccable musicianship and pop savvy. " — JazzTimes