We have a new headliner for Friday June 17 at Campus JAX in Newport Beach!
Carl Sonny Leyland is a boogie woogie, blues and jazz pianist.
He was born in 1965 near Southampton, England, but as a child was drawn to American music. At age 15, he discovered boogie woogie, and was inspired to make the piano his career.
He came to New Orleans in 1988, and built a reputation in the clubs there for the next nine years. In 1997, he relocated to California, where he joined Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys, a rockabilly and western swing group, touring with them for three years. Since then his repertoire has included ragtime and early jazz.
He formed the Carl Sonny Leyland Trio in 2003 with Hal Smith on drums (later replaced by Jeff Hamilton) and Marty Eggers on bass. The trio plays primarily boogie woogie and traditional jazz. It has recorded seven CDs and performs regularly in festivals.
Leyland is regarded highly by critics and considered to be one of the top attractions at jazz festivals (“We cannot heap enough praise on Carl Sonny Leyland. Not only is he a great solo pianist, he is an asset to any band and amazes other musicians…”)
Don’t miss this chance to see Carl in his true element behind the Baby Grand at Campus JAX!
Free parking, all ages, located near John Wayne airport and 73 Fwy.
StellarShows.net for reservations.
3950 Campus Dr. Newport Beach.
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"Newport Beach's only supper club", Campus JAX features cabaret-style shows with dining, dancing, and seating at tables or the bar in an intimate listening room.
Christopher Burkardt's Stellar Shows (some of you may remember their shows at Don the Beachcomber) puts on a good number of Swing-danceable bands there every month. There is a large stage and good dance floor.
It is a supper club so a purchase is required, but there is no drink minimum. Food is Cajun/Creole and gets an impressive four-and-a-half stars on Yelp. Dinner prices range from $10-$18. Of course, there's also a full bar.
They put out multiple water tanks for dancers. Everybody has a seat - but you need not stay in your seats!
(Information and photos provided by Christopher Burkhardt and edited by Brian Shim).
|When: ||Various nights usually Thursdays through Sundays|
|Cost: ||Cover starts from $15 to $25 and goes up from there for tables and VIP seating|
|Crowd: ||I've never been here, so let me know!|
|Dress: ||Not formal, but dress up if you wish!|