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NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Jazz & Blues Florida December 2012 Online Edition Posted

Jazz & Blues Florida December 2012 Online Edition Posted

The new edition of Jazz & Blues Florida, Florida's best and only free online source for information on live jazz and blues in clubs, concerts and festivals, is now available. This issue marks four years of being totally online. The issue also offers a special promotional click-through entry for a free drawing for tickets to Steve ...

NEWS: RADIO

Hot Club Of San Francisco On Riverwalk Jazz This Week

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, acouistic guitarist Paul Mehling and the Hot Club of San Francisco join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band to celebrate the great Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International, on Sirius/XM satellite radio and can be streamed on-demand from the Riverwalk Jazz website. Think of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Hot Club of San Francisco: Hot Club Cool Yule

Read "Hot Club Cool Yule" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

The liner notes imply that this is the Christmas album Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli might have made, had they made one. Certainly the The Hot Club of San Francisco is a virtuosic group that specializes in conjuring that era (see their masterful Bohemian Maestro for a recent example). But there's a wealth of delicious humor ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"Hot Club Cool Yule": New Hot Club San Francisco CD Due 10/27 from Azica Records

"Hot Club Cool Yule": New Hot Club San Francisco CD Due 10/27 from Azica Records

Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli never recorded an album of holiday music, but the Hot Club of San Francisco--who’ve long been inspired by those gypsy-jazz pioneers--always wished they had. “What Would Django Do?,” the Hot Club’s guiding principle, led happily in this case to the creation of Hot Club Cool Yule. It’s the 12th album in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Hot Club of San Francisco: Bohemian Maestro: Django Reinhardt and the Impressionists

Read "Bohemian Maestro: Django Reinhardt and the Impressionists" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

This could be the most ingenious tribute I've ever heard: it's not just the music of a much-loved legend, but the sounds that surrounded and inspired him as well. In this case the legend is Django Reinhardt, and the tribute-makers are the reliably terrific Hot Club of San Francisco [HCSF] and their classy classical guests: pianist/conductor ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New CD by the Hot Club of San Francisco Due from Azica Records

New CD by the Hot Club of San Francisco Due from Azica Records

The Hot Club of San Francisco, in its 20-year history, has released ten adventurous, critically acclaimed CDs in the passionate gypsy-jazz style that traces its origins to guitarist Django Reinhardt and his Quintette du Hot Club de France. On their new CD, Bohemian Maestro: Django Reinhardt and the Impressionists, the Bay Area quintet explores classical treatments ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Hot Club of San Francisco: Postcards from Gypsyland

Read "Postcards from Gypsyland" reviewed by Jim Santella

With their ninth CD release, the Hot Club of San Francisco brings a contemporary, acoustic, all-string jazz band to the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Theirs is a pleasant outing, performed with brilliant musicianship and built around a theme of romantic passion.

Reinhardt's memorable “Nuages" is given lyrics and dressed up in ...