For more than 20 years, Tommy Igoe, has been blazing a trail in the music industry as a sideman, band leader, and educator. His Birdland Big Band is the hottest band in the world's biggest music market, and Tommy leads the band's sold out shows with the same passion and energy that has made him one of the world's top drummers.
Tommy lives and works in New York, but has recorded and toured internationally with artists such as: Stanley Jordan, Art Garfunkel, Lauryn Hill, Dave Grusin, New York Voices, Patti Austin, Mark Mancina, Blood, Sweat and Tears, and David Wilcox. Recently, he wrote the drum book for Disney's legendary Broadway musical, The Lion King, integrating the modern day drum set into the heavily-percussive African score.
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The Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy has everything that fans have come to
expect from this drumming phenom's bands: inventive arrangements of well-
known material, unearthed gems, unadulterated swing, chops-y drum breaks,
incredibly tight ensemble work, and scintillating solos. Add to that a list of
superb guests, including trumpeter Randy Brecker and percussionist Karl
Perazzo, and it's clear that a wild ride awaits. All About Jazz
A powerhouse- jazz times
complete mastery... SF Chronicle
Unbelievable depth and power- Downbeat
Mindbending command- Modern Drummer