IKO-IKO in Concert featuring Jeff Zavac 7/22/11

IKO-IKO in Concert featuring Jeff Zavac The Big Easy
Friday, July 22, 9:00pm
1925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, Florida 33020
Tel: (954) 924-3006
Free Admission

IKO IKO with very special guest, Jeff Zavac, in Concert for an Evening of Blues, Rock, and Urban Swamp Music at The Big Easy in Downtown Hollywood, FL on Friday, July 22, 2011

Iko-Iko, Miami’s original “Urban Swamp Blues” band will perform a special concert event when Jeff Zavac (saxophonist with Aretha Franklin, The Murphys, solo artist) joins the band onstage at The Big Easy in downtown Hollywood, FL. A native of Toledo, Ohio, Zavac spends much of his time in South Florida after music industry legend Henry Stone handpicked him for his Miami-based record label. A gifted signature artist, Zavac was born without his eyesight, and his releases with Stone’s label include Instrumental Magic for The Miami Lighthouse for The Blind.

This is a very rare opportunity to hear Zavac perform in South Florida and, according to Iko-Iko frontman Graham Wood Drout, “the band is really excited to be able to bring this show to The Big Easy. Musically, this is the ‘real thing’ and not something you can hear everyday.” The performance will be a FREE SHOW.

Reserved seating is available (and recommended) by calling (954) 924-3006.

Highlighting more than 30-years, IKO-IKO’s Graham Wood Drout received multiple awards including both Song of the Year from The Blues Critics Choice Awards, Best Blues Band and Songwriter of the Year from New Times Magazine and a Jammy Award for Best Blues Band. The band has performed with music legends of all styles including Bo Diddley, Jimmy Buffett, Ron Wood, Ivan Neville and many others. Blues Revue Magazine describes their music as “Soul filling ideas that flow out of [Drout’s pen and into the heart of the listener…the result is breathtaking.”

With top ten songs on XM, Sirius, MusiChoice, AAA, Hot AC, and internet radio around the world, Iko-Iko continues to draw fans to their live shows. Artists of all genres cover Drout’s songs and Living Blues magazine included The Bittersweet Sessions in the top 20 CDs of 2008. Drout reached #1 on MusicChoice with The Ghosts of Mississippi, and #2 on the Contemporary Blues Radio charts with Big Toe – both performed by Albert Castiglia on his release, A Stone’s Throw, that tied for second place as 2006 Blues CD of the Year on Sirius Radio networks. Today, the band is more energetic, vibrant and musical than ever with live shows that will reassure anyone that their mojo is definitely workin’!

The Big Easy Bar and Grille is Hollywood, Florida’s only venue for live Jazz and Blues music. They feature some of the hottest entertainment weekly from Wednesday through Sunday. In addition to supporting and showcasing the best music, their acclaimed kitchen showcases a variety of its own. The classic comfort foods and American fare combine with a cajun flair that is the perfect accent to the live music. The Big Easy has a great reputation for some of the friendliest servers and staff in town as well as bringing it all to you at prices let the good times roll! Dine indoors, outdoors on our covered patio, or alfresco along the neighborhood’s sidewalk of Downtown Hollywood.

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