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Max Weinberg Big Band to Perform Oct. 8

By David Wedekindt

Release Date: April 23, 2010

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Entering the third act of an already celebrated career, Max Weinberg will present the Max Weinberg Big Band at 8 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North Campus.

Building upon his 17 years as the leader of what the Washington Post called, "the best band in late night television," the Max Weinberg Big Band is a bold, swinging 15-piece aggregation that continues the traditions established by Weinberg's musical heroes -- among whom, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Doc Severinsen and Maynard Ferguson lead the pack.

Millions also know Weinberg from his now 36-year career performing and recording with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. Weinberg has also kept himself busy for nearly four decades performing with the likes of Paul McCartney, Sting, Tom Jones, Ringo Starr, Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Bono of U2, Levon Helm and the Band, and countless more music icons.

Tickets go on sale April 30 at 10 a.m. in the Center for the Arts Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets and ticketmaster.com. Tickets are $36.50, $31.50, Students $26.50. Charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.