The Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy is the mighty 14-piece powerhouse that unites players from bands such as Tower of Power, the Doobie Brothers, and Steely Dan and unleashes them on fabulous charts with reckless abandon. Tommy, long-time leader of New York’s thrilling Birdland band and Broadway drum guru – he wrote the drum book and shared conducting chores for Broadway’s The Lion King – reinvented the big band for his new SF musical home.
TOMMY IGOE GROOVE CONSPIRACY
The debut release from Tommy Igoe and the Groove Conspiracy- a 14-piece supergroup based in San Francisco. The TIGC is your personal playlist, creating gasp-inducing surprises that only top-shelf musicians can bring. Once you hear the TIGC, you’ll never think about music the same way again. They are fearless rule breakers, but not just for the sake of it. But because they believe that by pushing the limits, they can provoke people into opening their minds. Their unmatched experience across stage, studio & classroom gives them vast reserves to tap into so they can deliver a performance that defies convention. The TIGC shatters people’s perceptions about music. Their mind-blowing performances every Tuesday at the legendary Yoshi’s Jazz Club leave novices and hardcore fans alike wanting more.
Featuring Guest Conspirers: Randy Brecker, James Genus, Michael League from Snarky Puppy, Drew Zingg, Karl Perazzo and Kenny Washington
Tonight's concert will feature a live artist painting the performance. The painting will be auctioned at the end of the evening.
ABOUT TOMMY IGOE
Tommy Igoe is a world-class musician living in San Francisco. He has been long recognized as one of the finest drummers in the world and is the top-selling author in his field with four #1 titles on Amazon.com. He began drumming before the age of 2, started classical piano at 10, won every music competition available to him in High School, simultaneously winning two High Percussion awards with the legendary Bridgemen Drumlines. In 1997, Tommy wrote the drum set book for Disney’s epic Broadway production of the “The Lion King” where he served as principal drummer and conductor. He has played drums on three Grammy award winning recordings and was voted the World’s #1 Jazz Drummer in the 2014 Modern Drummer Reader’s Poll. He has created two ongoing weekly musical residency at iconic Jazz clubs in New York and San Francisco. His New York band, The Birdland Big Band, is the most popular weekly music event in the city for the last 9 years. His most recent and exciting project is the Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy, a 15-piece supergroup from the San Francisco that has quickly become an integral part of the San Francisco cultural landscape. He is currently the President of Deep Rhythm Music, his recording studio, publishing arm, record label and has several endorsement partners.