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Sonny Leyland

Portrait of Carl Sonny Leyland

Carl Sonny Leyland discovered boogie woogie at age 15 and was inspired to go to the piano and begin on a path that would become his life’s purpose. Whether solo or with his trio, the Carl Sonny Leyland Trio, Leyland’s playing displays an infectious spontaneity, providing plenty of surprises. While he possesses the necessary vocabulary to pay tribute to the greats of old, Leyland refuses to limit himself to this and prefers to let each performance be an opportunity to say something new.

Performed in: 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013