Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band

 Temecula, California, USA
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Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band is the #1 selling big band on the charts, and has a huge college age audience.
We represent Gordon Goodwin and The Big Phat Band. Gordon has just released on Concord Jazz their latest album “That’s How We Roll” and we are booking his national tour to promote this album. Gordon Goodwin is a Grammy, Emmy and Oscar winner.

Biography

As a film scorer, Goodwin has worked on such films as FernGully: The Last Rainforest, The Majestic, Glory Road, National Treasure, Remember the Titans, Armageddon, Star Trek: Nemesis, The Incredibles, Hot Rod, Get Smart, Snakes on a Plane, Race to Witch Mountain, Coach Carter, Bad Boys II, Con Air, Gone in 60 Seconds, the classic cult film Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, and Enemy of the State. His work in television includes music for the TV series Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, Tom and Jerry, Histeria!, and Road Rovers. His recording history includes performances with artists as diverse as Mel Tormé, Ray Charles and Christina Aguilera. Goodwin himself has received many individual awards, including a recent Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement for his work on the feature film The Incredibles.[1] He is also a three time Emmy winner.

Goodwin has also been a guest conductor for such groups as the London Symphony Orchestra and Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band is the #1 selling big band on the charts, and has a huge college age audience.
We represent Gordon Goodwin and The Big Phat Band. Gordon has just released on Concord Jazz their latest album “That’s How We Roll” and we are booking his national tour to promote this album. Gordon Goodwin is a Grammy, Emmy and Oscar winner. The members of the Phat band consists of 18 of the who’s who of Jazz such as Wayne Bergeron, Eric Marienthol, and Bernie Dressel to name a few. The album debuted at # 1 on the ITUNES Jazz charts. We would like to book Gordon in your area. Gordon will be traveling with the Big Phat Band so we would ideally like to bring the entire band, but we can do a smaller version of the band if that is more applicable to your situation. Below is a link to our site with additional information about Gordon and the BPB. Also below, is a link to the EPK just released by Concord. I can provide more information upon request. We are also able to offer this date with guest artists, such as Patti Austin, Arturo Sandoval, or Bobby Caldwell.

For those of you who think your venue is not large enough for a BIG Phat Band, we also have a “Little” Phat Band that consists of some of the same great musicians.

Gordon and the band can incorporate Master Classes, Workshops and a variety of other educational aspects to your date. With the band having the Who’s Who of Jazz as personnel, the educational aspect offered takes on a whole new light. Band members like Trumpet great Wayne Bergeron and Saxophonist Eric Marienthal will excite and add a new dimension to the program.

The slick, swinging and showbiz Gordon Goodwin Big Plat Band are celebrating their zillionth CD, That’s How We Roll (on Concord), at Catalina’s on Tuesday. It’ll be a good show; they can’t help themselves but play good shows.”
LA Weekly

“Built on a bed of technical excellence and a love for the music, the nostalgia That’s How We Roll generates for the big band era never threatens originality. Indeed, Gordon Goodwin has created a remarkably fresh piece of work that, without doubt, is one of the most interesting of the year so far.”
JazzReview.com

“If Gordon Goodwin never wrote, performed, or arranged music again, he’d already have made his mark…Happily, he’s not one to rest on past achievements and with the 18-member Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, Gordon is bringing large ensemble jazz to whole new audiences by infusing the music with his wide-ranging tastes.”
JAZZed

“That’s How We Roll is not recommended for purists of any sort – if you enjoy good-humored big band/large ensemble music with plenty of deftness and chops regardless of ‘genre,’ by all means dig in.”
Jazz Inside Magazine

“Goodwin’s music shows a wide array of influences, including Ellington, ‘70s funk, Warner Brothers cartoon soundtracks, and Frank Zappa. There’s a healthy dose of humor in his jazz, but the arrangements are precise and well thought out…That’s How We Roll benefits from Goodwin’s broad musical interests and his ability to write arrangements that let his band wail…The recording, mastered by Doug Sax, is pristine digital, and while I occasionally wished for a bit more warmth, the sound is detailed and the full soundstage captures the scale of the band.” 4 of 5
GoodSound!

In addition to performances, they also have several different educational jazz clinics that would fit well with your performance. Some of the jazz clinics, with a brief description, they offer are listed below.

• The entire BPB does a clinic where they demonstrate how they put a performance together. They play a few songs all the way through, but also stop at various points and Gordon goes into the band with the mic and gets the various band members' comments on what they just did. They will show how each section fits together by playing a phrase with the saxes only, then they add the trombones, then the trumpets and finally the rhythm section. They will talk about how their experience as

Discography

The Big Phat Band has five albums currently released:

* Swingin' For The Fences (Released January 3, 2002)
* XXL (Released September 18, 2005)
* The Phat Pack (Released April 15, 2006)
* Bah, Humduck! a Looney Tunes Christmas (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture) (Released 2006)
* Act Your Age (Released September 30, 2008)
* That's How we Roll ( released April 12 2011)