BIG BAND OF BROTHERS TOURING ENSEMBLE
Featuring Jaimoe, and starring Sammy Miller and The Congregation
with special guests Lamar Williams Jr and Drew Smithers
WHEN: Sunday, February 27, 2022, at 7:30 P.M.
WHERE: Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway
This touring ensemble is based on and inspired by the acclaimed album Big Band of Brothers: A Jazz Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band. Released by New West Records in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band’s debut, the album features a 10-song set of jazz interpretations of ABB favorites. Project creator and co-producer John Harvey described how it all came about: "For the Big Band of Brothers album, we began with timeless Allman Brothers Band classics, commissioned brilliant big band arrangements for them, and brought them to life through passionate performances—all sweetened by contributions from distinguished guest artists."
MORE ABOUT THE BAND AND GUESTS
LOVE FROM THE PRESS
"You’ve never heard these songs like this, and you’ve never heard a jazz big band play like this either." - Paste Magazine
"Listening to these jazz interpretations, Duane would likely be proud. It’s almost like hearing the band all over again, as the big band recreates that initial excitement and deep feeling of soul that this writer recalls hearing on the first ABB studio album in a dorm room 50 years ago." - Glide Magazine
"This recording is as entertaining and scintillating as Coltrane's Live at the Village Vanguard, the Brothers' own Eat A Peach or those legendary Fillmore East sets." - PopMatters
"An exciting, swinging cacophony of sound." 4 out of 5 Stars - MOJO Magazine
The Union County Performing Arts Center at Rahway is located at 1601 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065. For more information, call 732-499-8226 or visit ucpac.org.