Hot Club of San Francisco Events

Sat, April 26, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Hot Club of San Francisco at
Hopkins Center for the Arts

1111 Main St
Hopkins, MN 55343 (Get directions)(952) 979-1111

The acclaimed Hot Club of San Francisco and the popular French vocalist Isabelle Fontaine have created Meet Me in Paris, a charming concert invoking an unforgettable Parisian experience. Love songs and driving gypsy jazz are a combination made famous during the 20’s and 30’s in Paris by the legendary Hot Club de France, Django Reinhardt, and Stephane Grappelli. Following the First World War, the city became a gathering place for artists from around the world and The Hot Club’s unique sound of gypsy jazz reflects this inter-wartime collection of cultures. Keep time with the strum of the rhythm guitars and let the magical guitar and fiddle solos take you on a ride down the Seine and through the heart of the city. Ms. Fontaine’s mix of sweet and sultry songs adds a touch of beauty and authenticity that echoes the historic Ville-Lumière, “the city of light”.

~ All Ages ~

Sun, May 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Hot Club of San Francisco at
Downtown Theater

122 E. Chatham Street
Cary, NC 27511 (Get directions)(919) 462-2051

magine 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.

Cinema Vivant is a celebration of imagination and innovation. Before World War I, European filmmaker Ladislaw Starewicz pioneered stop-action animation, creating a never-before-seen movie experience. A gifted storyteller who used the new medium of animation to illuminate his fantastic imaginings of the secret lives of ordinary objects, Starewicz has become an obscure cult hero. Two Starewicz films are featured in Cinema VivantThe Cameramans Revenge, a charming piece about the marital troubles of beetles and The Mascot, an adventure story about lost toys. On the other side of the Atlantic, American Charley Bowers revolutionized the industry in the 1920’s by combining animation with live action. There It Is, a recently rediscovered film by Bowers, is a whimsical comedy about a mysterious occurrence investigated by Scotland Yard.
 

~ All Ages ~

Sun, August 3, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Hot Club of San Francisco at
Shalin Liu Performance Center

37 Main
Rockport, , MA 1966 (Get directions)(978) 546-7391

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.

Cinema Vivant is a celebration of imagination and innovation. Before World War I, European filmmaker Ladislaw Starewicz pioneered stop-action animation, creating a never-before-seen movie experience. A gifted storyteller who used the new medium of animation to illuminate his fantastic imaginings of the secret lives of ordinary objects, Starewicz has become an obscure cult hero. Two Starewicz films are featured in Cinema VivantThe Cameramans Revenge, a charming piece about the marital troubles of beetles and The Mascot, an adventure story about lost toys. On the other side of the Atlantic, American Charley Bowers revolutionized the industry in the 1920’s by combining animation with live action. There It Is, a recently rediscovered film by Bowers, is a whimsical comedy about a mysterious occurrence investigated by Scotland Yard.
 

~ All Ages ~

Sat, September 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Hot Club of San Francisco at
First Presyterian Church

1715 Second Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 (Get directions)

Cinema Vivant Show : SIlent FIlms featuring animation pioneers from the 1920s accompanied by LIVE gypsy jazz.

 

~ All Ages ~

Le Jazz Hot
San Francisco Bay Area performances
Hot Club of San Francisco
National Performances

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.