Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center
Saturday, February 26, 2022
Based on and inspired by the acclaimed album Big Band of Brothers: A Jazz Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band. Released by New West Records in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band’s debut, the album features a 10-song set of jazz interpretations of ABB favorites. Project creator and co-producer John Harvey described how it all came about: “For the Big Band of Brothers album we began with timeless Allman Brothers Band classics, commissioned brilliant big band arrangements for them, and brought them to life through passionate performances – all sweetened by contributions from distinguished guest artists.” The album garnered massive praise from both jazz and ABB fans, and from critics in publications such as Downbeat: “Albums offering jazz renditions of rock songs are commonplace nowadays, so the element of surprise has faded. But A Jazz Celebration Of The Allman Brothers Band is an accomplishment of a higher order.” The Big Band of Brothers tour, which will feature special guests Jaimoe (one of two surviving original ABB members) and Lamar Williams Jr. backed by Sammy Miller & the Congregation, plan to travel to some of the world’s best live music venues with a one-of-a-kind big band show in tow. The Allman Brothers Band Museum in Macon, GA (known as The Big House) will be along for the ride setting up a mobile exhibit at each tour stop showcasing some of the largest collection of ABB memorabilia in the world.