The Hot Club Sextet featuring Miss Mather Louth returns to the Cicada Club! Violinist extraordinaire Benedikt Brydern leads this sassy, snappy ensemble, consisting of violin, three guitars, drums and a string bass, delivering early jazz swing with punch and perfection.
Elegant and hot swing from the 1930s is more popular than ever so why not join us in a celebration of the music of the great Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli's innovative Hot Club de France Quintette.
The Hot Club Sextet:
During the last couple of years the music of gypsy guitar genius Django Reinhardt has been resurfaced on stage, television and film. Director Lasse Hallstrom used “Minor Swing” in the charming film “Chocolat”, the “Oracle” in the “Matrix” listened to music from the “Hot Club Sextet” and most recently Martin Scorsese used “”I can’t give you anything but love”, played by Django in the Academy Award winning feature “ The Aviator”.
Elegant and hot swing from the 1930s is more popular than ever. Celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli's innovative Hot Club de France, the HOT CLUB SEXTET, a sassy, snappy ensemble, consisting of violin, two guitars and a string bass, delivers early jazz swing with punch and perfection. It specializes in the music from the 30's and 40's, featuring well-known and rare compositions by Django and Stephane and other composers.
L.A.'s HOT CLUB SEXTET evokes the glory years of the Qunitette du Hot Club de France with rare flavor. Led by violinist Benny Brydern and guitarist Billy Steele with bassist Dave Jones and Tom Marion spicing the mix with rhythm guitar, banjo, and mandolin and featuring the sultry vocals of Miss Mather Louth, the sextet's song list is a medley of well-known tunes ( “Honeysuckle Rose, Sweet Georgia Brown, Lady Be Good”) including rare QHCF classics such as Fletcher Allen's viper song