MASTERS of ragtime, Dixieland blues and early swing, The California Feetwarmers are renowned for an earthy depth of character that sets them apart from others who have followed that throwback path to New Orleans, Circa 1920.
Equal parts New Orleans jazz and ragtime, The California Feetwarmers deliver horn-heavy rags, banjo stomps, and happy trad jazz for your ears... and feet!
Based in Los Angeles, The California Feetwarmers formed in 2012 and have since garnered a strong league of devoted followers, including music lovers, dancers and children of all ages. Always a favorite with the dance crowd, the Feetwarmers have performed at a multitude of swing dance events in and around California.
The Candy Jacket Jazz Band
The Candy Jacket Jazz Band is a nod to the past while also pressing forward with fresh, original compositions.
The Candy Jacket Jazz Band is comprised of some of the finest traditional jazz musicians in the Los Angeles area: Albert Alva (tenor sax), Nate Ketner (clarinet/alto sax), Bryan Shaw (trumpet), Dan Weinstein (trombone), Chris Dawson (piano), Seth Ford-Young (upright bass), Jonathan Stout (guitar), & Josh Collazo - (drums)
Carl Sonny Leyland Quartet
Leyland has also continued his involvement with the rockabilly scene & plays each year in the backing band at Viva Las Vegas & more recently at the Rockabilly Rave USA. In this capacity he has worked with such notables as Janis Martin, Ruth Brown, Billy Lee Riley & Carl Mann.
While he possesses the necessary vocabulary to pay tribute to the greats of old, he refuses to limit himself to this & prefers to let each performance be an opportunity to say something new.