The Max Weinberg Big Band
This isn’t your grandparents’ big band. The Max Weinberg Big Band works the hard-driving sound made popular by jazz icons Buddy Rich and Maynard Ferguson. Weinberg, of course, is the longtime E Street Band drummer who also (until recently) fronted Conan O’Brien’s house band. He’s a big name in any genre, so fans of hot drumming and muscular brass attacks should hustle to snatch up tickets. Jardine’s isn’t exactly the roomiest venue, either, so this promises to be a cozy night with Weinberg and his 15-piece group. To help the crunch, the club has booked two shows: one at 5:30 p.m. and a second at 8. Expect the kind of concert that once was ubiquitous in nightclubs of a certain generation: a heavy helping of funky, horn-driven swing.