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Big Jay McNeely & The Hollywood Combo
Phone (909) 447-6700
Price $5 cover charge
Age Suitability None Specified
Categories Jazz Lounge

Big Jay McNeely & The Hollywood Combo

Saturday, Aug 24, 2013 8:00p
Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue Claremont, CA

"Rock ‘n’ roll saxophone pretty much begins with Big Jay Mc Neely. He’s the king of the honkin’, squealin’, bar walkin’, flat-on-his-back Blowin’ tenor men -the Number One “real gone guy” of the 50’s.-" Black & White Blues (the Book)

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
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Big Jay McNeely
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His mighty tenor sax squawking and bleating with wild-eyed abandon, Big Jay McNeely blew up a torrid R&B tornado from every conceivable position -- on his knees, on his back, being wheeled down the street on an auto mechanic's "creeper" like a modern-day pied piper....
The Hollywood Combo
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Rockin' Rollin' Rhythm & Blues at it's absolute finest. Since 1999 they've 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....
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