Tenor Titan Back in Action live on the Nighttown Stage!
Fat Tuesday Big Band Celebrates their "28th Year of Swinging"!
Featuring: Ernie Krivda-Sax & Leader, Evelyn Wright-Vocals, Mike Cady-vocals, Erin Keckan-vocals, and a Cast of Top Flight North Coast Jazz Musicians!
In 1993, the legendary tenor saxophonist formed the Fat Tuesday Big Band. Named for the biggest party of them all, this band would be an instrument of joy. Its rhythm would be a source of joy. Music played to elevate the spirit and touch the hearts of its audience. Built on the tradition of the great big bands of the past, The Fat Tuesday Big Band Brings a distinctive energy to its performances that makes each concert or dance an unforgettable event.
The Fat Tuesday Big Band features Ernie Krivda's one of a kind tenor sax, some of the areas finest singers, and the musicians that fill its ranks are among the regions finest jazz players. The Band's sound and style is its own whether swinging hard or caressing a beautiful ballad. It is Cleveland greatest show in jazz.
Evelyn Wright will be one of the featured vocalist for this concert with The Fat Tuesday Big Band. Evelyn Wright has been a professional vocalist for over twenty five years with experience in Jazz, R&B and Pop styles of music. Evelyn is a native from Cleveland, Ohio, and was voted Best Female Vocalist in 1985 in conjunction with WCPN radio station. She is also the winner of Most Promising Female Artist and Favorite Female R&B Singer 1993 by Midwest Urban Music Awards. Evelyn has toured throughout the United States and Canada performing in the top hotels, nightclubs, and concert halls.
Mike Cady dazzles his audiences with his ability to go from the jazz stlylings of Eddie Jefferson to lead singer in Teddy Harris Jr's Bebop Society Jazz Orchestra. And just when you think you've heard it all, he pulls out songs from the R&B past, making each his own. His venues have rannged from small clubs to concert halls to major jazz festivals in cities like Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, and Miami. He has performed with noted musicians such as Marcus Belgraves, Harold McKinney, Rudy Robinson, Marion Haden, and more.
Erin Keckan (Kufel) began singing with Ernie Krivda and the Fat Tuesday Big Band as a student in the Tri-C Jazz Studies program in 2003. She’s been singing her heart out in Cleveland ever since. Erin stepped away from performing in the last few years to take care of her 4 children. She is very excited to return to the stage and belt it out again!