Hot Club of San Francisco Events

Fri, December 5, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Hot Club of San Francisco at
Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center

Historic State Theater
Auburn, CA 95603 (Get directions)(530) 885-0156

Fire up your holidays with Hot Club Cool Yule, a swinging gypsy wagon trip to the North Pole featuring many of your favorites and some rarer seasonal gems. Performed by The Hot Club of San Francisco in their inimitable style, reminiscent of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France, this dazzling holiday offering has something for everyone. Make this season bright with the flames of gypsy jazz!

 


Vintage Guitar Magazine - Select Holiday Listening Review

Hot Club of San Francisco /COOL YULE (Azica)
Instead of slavishly replicating Django's every lick, the HCSF takes Gypsy jazz to new places, resulting in one of the most original, wittiest Christmas albums ever. "Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer" becomes a tango, "Carol of the Bells" is glued to Vince Guaraldi's "Skating". By guitarist Paul Mehling's own admission, more than just the title of "Djingle Bells" is twisted ...just right.
~Dan Forte

~ All Ages ~

Fri, December 12, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Hot Club of San Francisco at
Pentangle Arts

31 The Green
Woodstock, VT 5091 (Get directions)

Fire up your holidays with Hot Club Cool Yule, a swinging gypsy wagon trip to the North Pole featuring many of your favorites and some rarer seasonal gems. Performed by The Hot Club of San Francisco in their inimitable style, reminiscent of the Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France, this dazzling holiday offering has something for everyone. Make this season bright with the flames of gypsy jazz! Presented as part of Woodstock’s Wassail Weekend Celebration! Don’t miss additional Wassail events including the Holiday House Tour and Messiah Sing.

~ All Ages ~

Sat, January 17, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Hot Club of San Francisco at
Arts Center -Iowa Western Community College

2700 College Rd
Council Bluffs, IA 51503 (Get directions)(712) 388-7140

magine yourself in the idyllic French countryside in the 1930's. 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 Cameraman's 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, January 31, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Hot Club of San Francisco at
Laxson Auditorium

400 West 1st street
Chico, CA 95929 (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. The Hot Club of San Francisco celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli and presents a unique evening of vintage silent films accompanied by classic gypsy swing

~ All Ages ~

Fri, February 6, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Hot Club of San Francisco at
The Cultural Center

Eagle Hill School
Harwick, MA 1037 (Get directions)(413) 477-6746

Imagine yourself in the idyllic French countryside in the 1930's. 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 Cameraman's 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, February 21, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Hot Club of San Francisco at
Castro Valley Center for the Arts

(510) 889-8961

Oh la la!  Make a date to “Meet Me in Paris” in the 1930s with the Hot Club of San Francisco featuring Isabelle Fontaine.  The band plays a lively blend of  violin, and bass in the  “Gypsy Jazz” style, an irresistible mix of jazz and swing tunes originated by the gifted Romani guitarist Django Reinhardt. Vocals and a  multi-media presentation fill out the evening.

~ All Ages ~

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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.