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Hot Club of Baltimore performs inspired arrangements of Django Reinhardt repertoire, French Musette and Jazz. Michael Joseph Harris (Ultrafaux) is guitarist and artistic director of the group which consists of a collective of top jazz musicians. The ensemble boasts a variety of configurations which include the instrumental trio of 2 guitars and bass, the classic quintet with violin, the late 40's "Django in Rome" sessions adding piano, drums, and horns, and the big band sound of the early 50's when Reinhardt performed with Duke Ellington. The group often features captivating vocalist Alexis Tantau on gypsy jazz renditions of Occitan folk songs, Edith Piaf, Eartha Kitt, Maxine Sullivan, Charles Trenet, Jacques Dutronc, Ella Fitzgerald, and Henri Salvador.


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Jazz Comes To Easton’s Historic Waterfowl Building

Jazz Comes To Easton’s Historic Waterfowl Building

Three jazz concerts in a club-like setting, featuring respected performers from the region and jny: New York City’s jazz scene, will fill the historic Waterfowl Building in Easton, Maryland with music this summer. The series marks the debut of live performances presented by Jazz Alive, a charitable foundation based in Talbot County, Maryland, at the historic ...


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Baltimore Gypsy Jazz Bands Announce Winter Tour

Baltimore Gypsy Jazz Bands Announce Winter Tour

Ultrafaux and Hot Club of Baltimore Showcase Contemporary and Traditional Gypsy Jazz Inspired by the legendary Django Reinhardt, Baltimore guitarist and band leader Michael Joseph Harris leads two gypsy jazz bands on a 2017 Winter Tour. Beginning mid-January, Ultrafaux and Hot Club of Baltimore will play a dozen cities in Northern Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Tennessee, the ...


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Baltimore Bands Go On The Road With A New Generation Of Gypsy Jazz

Baltimore Bands Go On The Road With A New Generation Of Gypsy Jazz

Popular Charm City guitarist and bandleader Michael Joseph Harris is taking his role as a musical ambassador to a new level with the 2016 release of two new Gypsy Jazz albums and a summer concert tour of over two dozen American cities. The album Coquette was recorded by his group Hot Club of Baltimore, focusing on ...


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