GORDON GOODWIN’S BIG PHAT BAND, an 18-piece jazz ensemble, celebrates and personifies the best of the big band tradition with a very contemporary and original sound. Through the writing genius of Gordon Goodwin, SRO audiences have enjoyed one of the most craftsman-like hard swinging large jazz ensembles comprised of L.A.’s finest musicians. Gordon’s witty and insightful arrangements propel the listener on a journey through a myriad of styles: Latin, blues, swing, classical, hard-hitting jazz, and even an homage to Looney Tunes!
Gordon is a Grammy- and multiple Emmy award-winner for his composing and arranging, and the Big Phat Band has four Grammy-nominated albums. The band, which includes Eric Marienthal, Wayne Bergeron, Andy Martin, and Bernie Dresel, just returned from their second trip to the Blue Note Jazz Club in Tokyo, Japan, to promote their new CD Act Your Age - which is currently burning up the charts!
Gordon, and members of the Big Phat Band have recorded on many motion picture soundtracks including The Incredibles, Sideways, The Majestic, National Treasure I and II, and Analyze This, to name just a few, and they have performed with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, including Madonna, Celine Dion, Quincy Jones, Diana Krall, Johnny Mathis, Ray Charles, Paul McCartney, Toni Braxton, Christina Aguilera, Patti Austin, Brian Setzer, and many more.