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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy performs Saturday in Park City

Published December 16, 2011 8:18 am

Music • Swing revivalists to play Christmas show.
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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the Southern California-based swing revivalists, are bringing "A Swinging Christmas" to Park City, with a blend of traditional songs such as "We Three Kings" as well as boisterous originals like "Zat You Santa Claus" and "Rock-A-Billy Christmas." Trumpet player Glen "The Kid" Marhevka said in a Tribune interview that although the band has written enough holiday material to have a show consisting solely of originals, the band also loves the "weirder" traditionals. The group has two holiday albums — 1997's "Watchu' Want for Christmas?" and 2004's "Everything You Want for Christmas" — and even old chestnuts such as "Jingle Bells" gets the "salsa funk" treatment. The group's annual Christmas shows have become a tradition for the band over the past six years, and Marhevka said the rollicking spirit of the shows gets them in the spirit of the holidays, with most of the band members family men with kids at home.

When • Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Eccles Center, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City

Tickets • $18 to $65 at ecclescenter.org