A Voodoo Daddy New Year’s

MEN IN BLACK—Ventura swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is sure to play songs from their latest album on Dec. 31. Titled “Louie, Louie, Louie,” the disc pays tribute to Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima and Louis Jordan. Tracks include “Jack, You’re Dead,”“Struttin’ With Some Barbecue” and “Whistle Stop.” Courtesy photo

MEN IN BLACK—Ventura swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is sure to play songs from their latest album on Dec. 31. Titled “Louie, Louie, Louie,” the disc pays tribute to Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima and Louis Jordan. Tracks include “Jack, You’re Dead,”“Struttin’ With Some Barbecue” and “Whistle Stop.” Courtesy photo

Ring in 2018 with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at a New Year’s Eve concert at 8 p.m. Sun., Dec. 31 in the Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.

This year marks the 24th anniversary of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s arrival onto the music scene. Since its formation in the early 1990s in Ventura, the band has toured virtually nonstop, performing some 150 shows a year.

The group has also produced a sizable catalog of recorded music, with sales of over 2 million albums to date. The band, cofounded by singer Scotty Morris and drummer Kurt Sodergren, was at the forefront of the swing revival, blending the classic American sounds of jazz, swing and Dixieland with the energy of contemporary culture.

The band’s line-up includes Morris (lead vocals and guitar), Sodergren (drums), Dirk Shumaker (double bass and vocals), Andy Rowley (baritone saxophone and vocals), Glen “The Kid” Marhevka (trumpet), Karl Hunter (saxophones and clarinet) and Joshua Levy (piano and arranger).

Tickets are $36 to $81 at Ticketmaster; (800) 745-3000 and ticketmaster.com, or from the box office. For more information, call (805) 449-2787 or visit civicartsplaza.com.