The Hot Club of San Francisco Play Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli
Ferst Center Friday, Oct. 18
Gypsy jazz ensemble The Hot Club of San Francisco presents Cinema Vivant, an evening of vintage silent films accompanied by live gypsy swing.
The Hot Club of San Francisco is an ensemble of accomplished and versatile musicians celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering Hot Club de France. Think jazz, meets blue grass and boogie woogie. Be prepared to dance in your seats!
Comprised of lead guitarist Paul Mehling, violinist Evan Price, bass player Sam Rocha and rhythm guitarists Isabelle Fontaine and Jeff Magidson, the HCSF borrows the instrumentation from the original Hot Club while modernizing this historic music with innovative arrangements of classic tunes and original compositions. The ensemble’s live shows and 13 albums transport audiences back to the 1930s and the small, smoky jazz clubs of Paris and the refined lounges of the famous Hotel Ritz. The HCSF has frequently toured nationally and internationally with appearances at prestigious venues from Lincoln Center to the Monterey Jazz Festival. Often called gypsy jazz, the music of The Hot Club of San Francisco has entertained audiences around the globe for over 20 years.
Two Starewicz films are featured in Cinema Vivant: The Cameraman’s Revenge, a charming film about the marital troubles of beetles; and The Mascot, an adventure story about lost toys.
Ticket and Performance Information: Tickets: $30, Special Children’s Price $22. For information and directions (349 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30032-0468) contact the Ferst Center Box Office at 404-894-9600 or visit www.ferstcenter.org.