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Tony Guerrero presents The Life & Music of Beverly Kenney | MetaJAX JazzFest

September 17, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Campus JAX & MetaJAX, its Grammy-Nominated Jazz Label in residence, is proud to partner with Resonance Records to present its 3rd Annual JAZZFEST! Lovers of great music performed by exceptional musicians will enjoy 4 consecutive nights of world-class jazz in the unparalleled setting of Campus JAX, our “performing arts center” in an intimate setting, the finest sounding room anywhere in its class. All this while enjoying a culinary journey of exquisite flavors our unique California-Cajun Menu 35 years in the making.

SUNDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 17, 2023 is a very special presentation by TONY GUERRERO: Discovering The Life & Music of BEVERLY KENNEY featuring vocalists Toni Scruggs, Lia Booth, Catte Adams, and Maria Schafer, plus Jeremy Siskind, Miles Jensen, David Miller, Dan Kaneyuki and Alex Bailey.

Very little is known about the short, tragic life of this remarkable jazz singer. While there are a couple mentions of her being fun and outgoing, most of her friends described her as sad, melancholy, always in some kind of pain and “afraid of everything”.

Her voice and style, however, belied that description. She was praised by critics and singers alike and, to this day, her recordings can still draw a listener in with the warmth of her tone, the effortless grace of her phrasing and her fearlessness with a melody.

A note from Tony Guerrero: I have gathered a comprehensive collection of information, music and conversations including poring over hundreds of newspapers from the 1950s. I’m hoping this presentation can help introduce Beverly Kenney to a new generation of fans and also serve to tell her story.

Secure your same table across all 4 of our exceptional jazz performances and save 30%

7:00pm-8:30pm Show
5:30pm Doors Open

Ultra VIP section ($45/person tables for 2 or 4)
VIP section ($35/person tables for 2 or 4; $25 single barstool seats)
General Seating section ($25/person tables for 2 or 4; $20 single barstool seats)
Booths for 4 People $250

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1 ENTRÉE PURCHASE PER PERSON IS REQUIRED (a $10 surcharge will be added if no entrée is purchased, there are no drink minimums)
All sales are final, but if for any reason show is canceled all purchases will be refunded.
Must be 21 years old to drink alcoholic beverages.
No outside beverages are allowed.


September 17, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Campus JAX
3950 Campus Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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