For the third performance in the MFA Evening Concert Series, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy was in Emens Auditorium! BBVD is a contemporary swing revival band from Southern California. They have produced several records and even performed at the 1999 Superbowl. They lit up the auditorium with their upbeat jazz charts and had the crowd dancing, clapping, and singing along with them.


The students at the Summer Symposium fell in love with this group from the very first note played. Every time one of the instrumentalists took a solo, the students went crazy with applause. They were so awed by the range of the trumpet players and the talent of the saxophone and trombone players.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy was even generous enough to set up a meet and greet after the concert so that the students had the opportunity to get souvenirs signed. They absolutely loved this once in a lifetime experience!

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The students have the opportunity to see a wide variety of professionals perform at the Summer Symposium and having BBVD here is such a special experience for them to have. With every performance, they are inspired to continue striving towards the best in music in hopes that one day, they will be able to perform on stage for other aspiring musicians.