Events

Thu, October 22, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Appearing as
Hot Club of San Francisco at
W.M.Turner Auditorium

Stephen F. Austin University
Nacogdoches, TX 75962 (Get directions)

Imagine yourself in the idyllic French countryside in the 1930s. Sometime before dark, a gypsy caravan sets up camp in a field outside of town, luring the locals out for an evening’s fun. The wanderers travel with a film projector, pointing it at the side of a barn. As the images flicker to life beneath the stars, gypsy musicians play their guitars and fiddles, matching every movement on the screen with characteristic virtuosity, passion and humor. Reviving this lost entertainment, The Hot Club of San Francisco presents Cinema Vivant, an evening of vintage silent films accompanied by live gypsy swing.

~ All Ages ~

Sat, November 21, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Appearing as
Hot Club of San Francisco at
South Milwaukee Performing Artst Center

901 15th Ave
South Milwaukee, WI 53172 (Get directions)

LIVE GYPSY SWING & EARLY SILENT MOVIES

In the French countryside of the 1930s, gypsy caravans would set up camps outside of town and lure locals out for an evening of music and silent movies, which flickered to life on the side of a barn. Gypsy musicians would play guitars and fiddles, matching every movement on the screen with virtuosity, passion and humor.

The Hot Club of San Francisco celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering Quintette du Hot Club de France. Be carried back to the 1930s and the small, smoky jazz clubs of Paris or the refined lounge of the famous Hotel Ritz. Called gypsy jazz, the swinging, bouncy beat has entranced audiences for over 20 years. Acoustic Guitar hailed the group’s sound as “intricate, scorching and often brilliant.”

In Cinema Vivant, three short films are projected during the show. Two are by a European pioneer of stop-action animation, Ladislaw Starewicz, including The Cameraman’s Revenge, and The Mascot. A third film, There It Is, is by American Charley Bowers, who helped revolutionize the industry in the 1920s by combining animation with live action.

http://southmilwaukeepac.org/event/hotclubofsanfrancisco/

~ All Ages ~

About Le Jazz Hot

Le Jazz Hot is the quartet of the Hot Club of San Francisco, still continuing the tradition of fine French Gypsy Jazz performed on string instruments. And the same familiar faces and tunes that you’ve come to know in our 11+ years.

Le Jazz Hot is what we are called locally, the Hot Club is our name when touring the US and abroad.

Le Jazz Hot can be a quartet of two guitars, bass and violin, or a trio of two guitars and bass.

We can still be reached at (415) 931-0909.

About the Hot Club of San Francisco

The Hot Club of San Francisco continues the tradition of fine French Gypsy Jazz performed on string instruments. And the same familiar faces and tunes that you’ve come to know in our 11+ years.

We perform as the Hot Club of San Francisco when touring the US and abroad, and as Le Jazz Hot when we play in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We be reached at (415) 931-0909.