Saturday, April 22, 2023
This ensemble of accomplished and versatile musicians celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering Quintette du Hot Club de France. 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 silken violin of twice GRAMMY® Award-winning Evan Price, and a swinging rhythm section, the group never fails to surprise and delight.
To hear the ensemble live or on any of their 14 albums is to be carried back to the tight, smoky jazz clubs of 1930’s Paris and to the refined lounge 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 25 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.
Check out this video of Le Jazz Hot Quartet playing at Mr. Tipples Recording Studio in early 2020.
Doors open 7:00 PM, shows start promptly, please arrive on time.
Limited number of in-person seating available.
Please note, due to the current COVID-19 environment:
Masks are now optional but highly encouraged. Please be kind to those who choose to continue to wear masks.
Refreshments will be served before the show and through the end of intermission and can be consumed inside the hall. Refreshments are not served after intermission. Please return bottles, cups, and cans to the refreshment window before returning to your seat.
Please note, per our ABC licensing requirements alcohol must be always kept inside the hall, and no outside wine and beer are allowed.
Chairs in our hall are presently set up at Covid distancing, but can be moved closer together for your group, if desired.
We have increased our hall ventilation by keeping the back and front doors open and have added fans to provide multiple air changes per hour in the hall. Dress warmly on a cold day.
*Member Price is for current members only. Membership status will be confirmed and if necessary, the ticket price will be adjusted upon arrival at check-in, before seating.