Ernie Krivda & the Fat Tuesday Big Band: "Tribute to The American Songbook" at BLU Jazz+

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  • Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 8 - 11 p.m.

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Legendary tenor saxophonist and his dynamic 18-piece "Band That Swings" make a roarin' return to the Rubber City in celebration of the classics & standards! Featuring all-star vocalists Evelyn Wright, Erin Keckan & Mike Cady.

A "fan favorite" at BLU Jazz+, legendary tenor saxophonist, Ernie Krivda, returns to our stage for an exciting (and no doubt, swingin') celebration of the Great American Songbook with his 18-piece Fat Tuesday Big Band in tow!

Experience one of the most energetic and talented groups in the Midwest converge for an unforgettable night of blues, bop, ballads, boogie and shout! Great musicianship, stylish distinction, and transcendent energy are a hard combination to beat, so don’t miss your chance to hear this band live right here in Akron. Get your tickets today and celebrate Ernie & the band’s swingin’ return to BLU!

The Fat Tuesday Big Band features an explosive chemistry, mixing consummate veteran talent with rising starts. Their newest CD (Body & Soul) features the talents of the new vocal sensation Erin Kufel. The addition of her strong vocal component is part of the continuing expansion of the bands expressive range. To partner with its signature “joie de vive”, the Fat Tuesday Big Band’s ballad style has evolved and matured into a powerful and moving experience.

The audiences of Northeast Ohio consider the FTBB to be a treasure. Their feeling is based on more than just regional pride, as they have had the opportunity to compare them, on a number of occasions, to some of the great bands of the day. A resurgence of the “battle of the bands” marketing concept has found them representing the area in duels with Roger Humphries’ swinging Pittsburgh band, George Gee’s polished New York City aggregation, and the great Count Basie Orchestra. The Fat Tuesday Big Band has always been able to successfully defend its turf. Great musicianship, stylish distinction, and transcendent energy are a hard combination to beat. Get your tickets today!