Rod Piazza – Big Blues Party
Rod Piazza has set a standard for harmonica virtuosity that has established him as one of the preeminent blues harp players around. The New York Times said, “Rod Piazza has perfected the rough drive and edgy tone that characterized the classic Chicago blues sound of Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson and others in the 50’s.”
Piazza is also a master of West Coast jump blues, incorporating elements of Los Angeles’ postwar jazz, swing and R&B combos.
He’s consistently surrounded himself with players who bring out the best he has to offer, and epitomize the very best in blues: fresh, swinging, tasteful, exciting and creative.
At this point in his career, Piazza has been recording longer than George “Harmonica” Smith did, or Sonny Boy Williamson (either of them!), or Big Walter Horton. He’s been making records for more years than Little Walter was alive.
Join Rod and his friends the Nathan James trio, Billy Watson, Lil’ A, Troy Sandow, Ed Mann and more for a Big Blues Party on Sunday April 7 at Campus JAX in Newport Beach – where the sound is superb, the food is fantastic and the parking is free.
18+, free parking, dinner entrees at your table.
4 pm doors, 5 pm showtime!