plus! *The Hollywood Combo* from Los Angeles. Jump Blues, Boogie Woogie & Rock n Roll! Special guest Steve Lucky on the piano!
Full Bar to 21+, All Ages Welcome
7:45pm - Doors, 8:15pm - Beg. Dance Lesson
Tickets: $25 door (cash only) Yes there are tickets still at the door, come on down!
Tenor saxophonist Cecil "Big Jay" McNeely has been "the king of the honkers" for over 60 years, and he's still going strong. Born in Watts, California, on April 29, 1927, he formed his own band with jazz legends Sonny Criss (alto sax) and Hampton Hawes (piano) while still in high school. But in late 1948, when he was asked to record for Savoy Records, he abandoned jazz for something more raucous and struck paydirt when his second release, a honked-up instrumental called "Deacon's Hop," went to 1 on the national R&B charts in February 1949.
The Hollywood Combo is a good-time Rockin' Rhythm & Blues combo and has earned a reputation from the Blues, Roots, Swing, and retro-billy crowd as one of the best around. Quite simply, the Hollywood Combo is one of the top 1950s style R&B groups in the country. They play a mixture of covers and originals which run the gamut from post war jump blues to 50s Rock& Roll. They have played for years at all of L.A.s’ top venues- concerts, special events, hotels and casinos across the country, and music festivals worldwide.
The Hi-Rhythm Hustlers are heavily influenced by the traditional and obscure sounds of rhythm & blues, jump and early rock n roll. Music from the golden age of entertainment when crazy kids danced to bands such as Bill Haley's Comets... Slappin' upright bass, honking saxophone and swinging guitar!