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).