These two concerts are part of Joe’s European tour to promote his new album The Duke. The show consists of music from the album (Joe’s unique interpretations of Duke Ellington classics) and original songs taken from throughout Joe’s own 30-year writing and recording career, from Look Sharp to Rain.
The six-piece ensemble – called The Bigger Band to set it apart from the small bands Joe has toured with over the last several years – features acclaimed jazz violinist Regina Carter, who made an important contribution to the album. Two former JJ band members will also be returning: percussionist Sue Hadjopoulos and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Allison Cornell. The remaining members are Jesse Murphy (bass, vocals, and tuba), Adam Rogers (guitar) and Nate Smith (drums).
The show runs for approximately two hours and there is no opening act.