Ernie Krivda & The Fat Tuesday Big Band: “Tribute to the Boss Tenors” Legendary tenor saxophonist and his 18-piece powerhouse pay homage to soulful tenor sax masters Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Gene Ammons, Illinois Jacquet, Stanley Turrentine and Ike Quebec, featuring the vocal stylings of Mike Cady & Evelyn Wright!

Sunday, August 13

Whether in concert or playing swinging dance music, Ernie Krivda and The Fat Tuesday Big Band are one of the most exciting and engaging acts to hit the Midwest music scene in recent memory. The band reflects the electric intensity of their leader as well as his superb musicianship and stylistic distinction. Combining the musical values of the great big bands of yesterday with the dramatic energy of a new century, the eighteen piece “Band That Swings” plays each performance into an unforgettable event.

The “Band That Swings” features the finest collection of jazz talent in Northeast Ohio and brings this very special “Tribute to the Boss Tenors” show to BLU for one night only. 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 for this very swingin’ affair – get your tickets today!

6:00 pm

$20 (advance), $25 (door)

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