Making their Bilheimer Capitol Theatre debut, The Big Band of Brothers touring ensemble is a celebration of the Allman Brothers Band songs done big band jazz style. The Big Band of Brothers features original Allman Brother legend Jaimoe, Sammy Miller & The Congregation, Lamar Williams Jr., and Drew Smithers.
While jazz interpretations of Allman Brothers Band classics might come off as a surprise to some, the genre always held great inspiration for the band. Gregg Allman, recalling their early days, said that “Jaimoe (drummer Jai Johanny Johanson) gave us a proper education about jazz and got us into Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Kind of Blue was always on the turntable – Duane really got his head around that album – he also seriously dug Coltrane’s My Favorite Things.”
“You’ve never heard these songs like this, and you’ve never heard a jazz big band play like this either.”
– Paste Magazine