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Verdi Club: Carl Sonny Leyland Trio at the Woodchopper’s Ball
July 16 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
CARL SONNY LEYLAND TRIO:
Influenced by boogie woogie greats Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, and Meade “Lux” Lewis, piano virtuoso Carl Sonny Leyland’s repertoire also includes ragtime, early jazz, blues, rock’n’roll, and western swing styles. While he possesses the necessary vocabulary to pay tribute to the greats of old, his playing displays an infectious spontaneity, allowing each performance to be an opportunity to say something new. Don’t miss this rare Bay Area appearance by one of today’s finest boogie woogie piano players!
The Woodchopper’s Ball, San Francisco’s swing hot spot, is a weekly Tuesday night swing dance event held at the historic Verdi Club in San Francisco’s Mission district. Named after the classic 1939 swing tune by the Woody Herman Orchestra (and their biggest hit!), it features monthly classes, a full bar (21+ only), and a dance party with a drop-in lesson and the largest variety of live swing dance music in town!
* LIVE MUSIC DANCE PARTY, 9:00-11:30pm, with a different band each week! $10 admission, all ages. Includes a drop-in Basic Swing dance lesson (9:00-9:15pm), perfect for complete beginners (no partner required)!
* FULL BAR & LOUNGE, 7:30pm-closing (21+ only)! Enjoy a classic cocktail in the swanky vintage bar and lounge!
* 2,500-SQ-FT DANCE FLOOR: Large, beautiful, hardwood dance floor with plenty of room to swing out!
* JULY LINDY HOP & BALBOA monthly swing dance class series, Beginning and Intermediate levels, continue tonight, 7:00-9:00pm. Single Monthly Class drop-in: $20/person/week (includes Dance Party!), no partner required.
6:30pm: Doors Open
7:00-8:00pm: Monthly Int Lindy Hop & Beg Balboa Classes
7:30pm-closing: Full Bar Open (21+ only)
8:00-9:00pm: Monthly Beg Lindy Hop & Int Balboa Classes
9:00-9:15pm: Drop-In Basic Swing Dance Lesson
9:00-11:30pm: Live Music Dance Party