REVIVE BIG BAND at ZINC BAR

Led by Composer, Arranger Igmar Thomas
Monday, March 31
Sets at 9PM and 10:30PM

Tickets: $15 in Advance | $20 at the door

Stay tuned for the Revive Big Band's upcoming performances througout the spring and summer at Blue Note Jazz Club, Art of Cool Festival and Summerstage.

The Revive Big Band is a “jazz army” (Complex Magazine) of sorts. Packing a punch unlike any other band — big or otherwise — it unites generations of like-minded musicians in presenting a new era of music. Formed in 2010 by composer, arranger, and trumpeter Igmar Thomas, the group’s musical styles, experience, and tastes range widely among the musicians, but their mission universal. “We’re carrying on within the tradition of big bands, what would be relevant today,” Thomas explains. “Modifying the message, and making it translatable and accessible to the people, so that they have something relevant to grasp on to. It represents that bridge.”

 
The Revive Big Band repertoire features original compositions by Thomas and other band members as well as inventive orchestrations of selected beats from legendary producers, notable hip-hop tracks and the original jazz records they sampled, all re-imagined and arranged into original works for the big band.
 
“Our voice is one that has one foot deeply placed in the roots of jazz and the tradition of that — á la Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie — but also, another foot deeply invested in the present. That’s the direction. Dizzy, Dilla and us,” says Thomas.

 

Directions

82 West 3rd Street (btw Thompson & Sullivan) Greenwich Village New York NY 10012 tel. 212-477-ZINC (9462) Open 7 days: 6pm-2:30am weeknights 6pm-3am weekends

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