Swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy broke on the music scene in 1990s. - Photo courtesy of Britt Festivals

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at Britt

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's 2009 studio album, "How Big Can You Get," is a tribute to Cab Calloway and captures the essence of the music icon in a rowdy celebration of musicianship and mischief.

Longtime fans of Voodoo Daddy will recognize the album as a milestone in the group's 16-year, multiplatinum record-selling career.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy was founded in Southern California by its lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Scotty Morris and drummer Kurt Sodergren.

The band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville.

"How Big Can You Get" was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. Using Capitol's vintage microphones and studio equipment, Voodoo Daddy captured a mix of Calloway's music with their own arrangements.

The band arrived on the L.A. music scene in 1993 with a show at the Brown Derby nightclub. The seven-man group has fused the classic American sounds of jazz, swing, Dixieland and big-band music, building their own song book of original dance tunes, and is now a veteran force that garners new fans at its shows.

Reserved seating for Voodoo Daddy's show at Britt Festivals is $39; lawn seating is $21, $11 for ages 12 and younger. Premium reserved lawn seating for this performance is sold out.

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