Mon Jan 29 2018

8:30 PM

Catalina Bar & Grill

6725 W. Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028

All Ages

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Arguably the greatest jazz drummer of all time, the legendary Buddy Rich exhibited his love for music through the dedication of his life to the art. His was a career that spanned seven decades, beginning when Rich was 18 months old and continuing until his death in 1987. Immensely gifted, Rich could play with remarkable speed and dexterity despite the fact that he never received a formal lesson and refused to practice outside of his performances.
Born Bernard Rich to vaudevillians Robert and Bess Rich on September 30, 1917, the famed drummer was introduced to audiences at a very young age. By 1921, he was a seasoned solo performer with his vaudeville act, "Traps the Drum Wonder." With his natural sense of rhythm, Rich performed regularly on Broadway at the age of four. At the peak of Rich's early career, he was the second-highest paid child entertainer in the world.
Rich's jazz career began in 1937 when he began playing with Joe Marsala at New York's Hickory House. By 1939, he had joined Tommy Dorsey's band, and he later went on to play with such jazz greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Ventura, Louis Armstrong and Gene Krupa. Rich was regularly featured in Jazz at the Philharmonic during the late 1940s. He also appeared in such Hollywood films as Symphony of Swing (1939), Ship Ahoy (1942) and How's About It (1943).

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Buddy RICH Big Band!

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    Buddy RICH Big Band!

    Jazz

    Buddy Rich, the Drummer's Drummer, the Greatest Drummer Ever, One of a Kind, now that's an intro!

           The Buddy Rich Band has all of the excitement, drive, and showmanship that Buddy brought throughout his career. Not a tribute, not The Next Buddy Rich, but a full blown sixteen piece big band charging through Buddy's original charts playing classics like Mercy, Mercy, Love For Sale, Nutville, and Birdland, along with new charts just as BR would have played them.  An incredible group of talented musicians that bring Buddy's music into the present day. This is not your grandparents music! No nostalgia. This is a contemporary take on a classic style. Buddy never looked back. He was a musical visionary who was always ahead of the curve. The band has toured from New York to London, Hollywood to Tokyo. 

          This band features EMMY Award winning drummer Gregg Potter, who not only brings his power and charismatic drumming style to the music, but also possesses a stage presence and technique that would make Buddy proud.  Cathy Rich, Buddy's daughter, hosting the evening and singing, is as close as one could get to having Buddy there.   With tales from the road and home, growing up with this "one of a kind" music legend makes this multi media presentation a guaranteed hit.  "Come and see the show!"

Catalina Bar & Grill

Buddy RICH Big Band!

Mon Jan 29 2018 8:30 PM

Catalina Bar & Grill Hollywood CA
Buddy RICH Big Band!
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All Ages

Arguably the greatest jazz drummer of all time, the legendary Buddy Rich exhibited his love for music through the dedication of his life to the art. His was a career that spanned seven decades, beginning when Rich was 18 months old and continuing until his death in 1987. Immensely gifted, Rich could play with remarkable speed and dexterity despite the fact that he never received a formal lesson and refused to practice outside of his performances.
Born Bernard Rich to vaudevillians Robert and Bess Rich on September 30, 1917, the famed drummer was introduced to audiences at a very young age. By 1921, he was a seasoned solo performer with his vaudeville act, "Traps the Drum Wonder." With his natural sense of rhythm, Rich performed regularly on Broadway at the age of four. At the peak of Rich's early career, he was the second-highest paid child entertainer in the world.
Rich's jazz career began in 1937 when he began playing with Joe Marsala at New York's Hickory House. By 1939, he had joined Tommy Dorsey's band, and he later went on to play with such jazz greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Ventura, Louis Armstrong and Gene Krupa. Rich was regularly featured in Jazz at the Philharmonic during the late 1940s. He also appeared in such Hollywood films as Symphony of Swing (1939), Ship Ahoy (1942) and How's About It (1943).

Buddy RICH Big Band!

Buddy RICH Big Band!

Jazz

Buddy Rich, the Drummer's Drummer, the Greatest Drummer Ever, One of a Kind, now that's an intro!

       The Buddy Rich Band has all of the excitement, drive, and showmanship that Buddy brought throughout his career. Not a tribute, not The Next Buddy Rich, but a full blown sixteen piece big band charging through Buddy's original charts playing classics like Mercy, Mercy, Love For Sale, Nutville, and Birdland, along with new charts just as BR would have played them.  An incredible group of talented musicians that bring Buddy's music into the present day. This is not your grandparents music! No nostalgia. This is a contemporary take on a classic style. Buddy never looked back. He was a musical visionary who was always ahead of the curve. The band has toured from New York to London, Hollywood to Tokyo. 

      This band features EMMY Award winning drummer Gregg Potter, who not only brings his power and charismatic drumming style to the music, but also possesses a stage presence and technique that would make Buddy proud.  Cathy Rich, Buddy's daughter, hosting the evening and singing, is as close as one could get to having Buddy there.   With tales from the road and home, growing up with this "one of a kind" music legend makes this multi media presentation a guaranteed hit.  "Come and see the show!"