Hot Club of San Francisco, 7:30 p.m. February 15 at Alberta Bair Theater. Tickets range from $22 (students) to $42.
Be carried back to the tight, smoky jazz clubs of 1930's Paris with the Hot Club of San Francisco. Often called gypsy jazz, the music of The Hot Club of San Francisco has entranced audiences around the globe for more than 25 years. This ensemble 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 and features the silken violin of two-time Grammy Award-winning Evan Price, the velvet vocals of Isabelle Fontaine, and a swinging rhythm section.
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.