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Hot Club of San Francisco's Cool Yule
December 20, 2012
hometown gypsy jazz and swing
Thursday, December 20
8pm $16 & 10pm $12
This ensemble of accomplished and versatile musicians celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering Hot Club de France with style and panache. The HCSF borrows the instrumentation of violin, bass and guitars from the original Hot Club while breathing new life into the music with innovative arrangements of classic tunes and original compositions from the group’s superb lead guitarist Paul Mehling. Featuring the amazing violin of twice GRAMMY® Award-winning Evan Price and a swinging rhythm section.
To hear the ensemble live, or on any of their 13 albums, is to be carried back to the 1930's and the small, smoky jazz clubs of Paris and the refined lounges of the famous Hotel Ritz. Often called gypsy jazz, the music of The Hot Club of San Francisco has entranced audiences around the globe for over 20 years. Acoustic Guitar has hailed the group’s playing as “intricate, scorching and often brilliant.” With frequent national and international tours—from Iceland to Lincoln Center and the Monterey Jazz Festival—The Hot Club of San Francisco keeps this historic music fresh and alive.