K-12 In-School Performances

Hot Club of San Francisco

“THIS MUSIC IS  ABOUT A BALANCE OF EXCITEMENT AND BEAUTY, AND HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO HAS FOUND THE PERFECT BALANCE.”
Jazzweek.com
“...ONE OF THE MOST COHESIVE AND ENTERTAINING GYPSY SWING BANDS IN THE UNITED STATES.”
San Francisco Chronicle
“...A DAZZLING DISPLAY...”
Charleston Daily Mail

Watch

Hot Club of San Francisco - Don't Panic
Hot Club of San Francisco - R-26
Hot Club of San Francisco - Promo Video
Hot Club of San Francisco - Cinema Vivant Avec Musique

Listen

Not So Fast (Levy) Not So Fast (Levy)
La Gitane (Vidal) La Gitane (Vidal)
Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte (Reinhardt) Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte (Reinhardt)
Swing This (Mehling) Swing This (Mehling)
Excerpts from the program - Meet Me in Paris (featuring Isabelle Fontaine)
Me, Myself, and I (Gordon/Roberts/Kaufman) Me, Myself, and I (Gordon/Roberts/Kaufman)
La Foule (Rivegauche/Cabral) La Foule (Rivegauche/Cabral)
Excerpts from the program - Cool Yule
Djingle Bells (Pierpont) Djingle Bells (Pierpont)
Don Rodolfo (Marks) Don Rodolfo (Marks)
Carol of the Bells (Ukranian trad./Guaraldi) Carol of the Bells (Ukranian trad./Guaraldi)
Radio Spots for Meet Me in Paris
36 Second Radio Spot 36 Second Radio Spot
51 Second Radio Spot 51 Second Radio Spot

Hot Club of San Francisco


This ensemble of accomplished and versatile musicians celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering Quintette du 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, the velvet vocals of Isabelle Fontaine and a swinging rhythm section, the group never fails to surprise and delight.

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 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 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.