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The Fat Babies

The Fat Babies

Chicago

Their strange name derives from a Jazz Age expression: “Hotter than a fat baby.” And their sound delivers! The other strange thing about this high-flying group is that they’re all in their twenties and thirties – not a gray hair in sight! They started out in 2010 with the mission of presenting truly authentic renditions of the classic sounds of King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Fletcher Henderson and other greats of the era. They’ve developed an enthusiastic following in the jazz-knowledgeable Windy City, attracting noticeably younger audiences, and they’re quickly being discovered by festivals around the country. When you hear them, you’ll be glad Evergreen has made the discovery.