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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Given the Tobin’s other inaugural bookings, the Symphony’s Pops series leans toward the conservative. But the opener is a different matter altogether, with the Symphony inviting swing revivalists Big Bad Voodoo Daddy for a program that aims “to have you swinging in the aisles.” Getting a symphony to “swing” in any vaguely jazz sense seems a dubious proposition. But BBVD have been pulling off this trick with symphonies all over the country since 2005, blending their heavily goateed brand of retro swing into the symphony repertoire on the strength of a program mixing big band jazz, jump blues and crooner ballads. It should prove as lively a way as any to open the Pops season. Fedoras welcome. $25-$85, 8pm Fri-Sat, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle, (210) 223-8624, tobincenter.org—J.D. Swerzenski

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