- Benoit Viellefon (France)
- guitar & vocals
- Andrew Oliver (USA)
- Dave Shulman (UK)
- clarinet & tenor sax
- Gregory Gottlieb (Australia)
- double bass
Benoit Viellefon’s Hot Club is inspired by the hot swinging music that emerged from the infamous Parisian Cafes and nightclubs of the 1920s & ‘30s.
The Hot Club’s show celebrates the burning excitement of those hot gypsy swing numbers made famous by Django Reinhardt, together with the romanticism of the finest musettes and waltzes from the French tradition. With a nod to the American jazz virtuosi who visited Paris, such as Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, the Hot Club features both trumpet and clarinet alongside the timeless two-guitars and double bass line-up.
The perfect mix of European finesse and the restless fervour of American swing, the Hot Club are the modern-day embodiment of the spirit of a bygone age.
Part of Cadogan Hall’s FREE lunchtime jazz series Out to Lunch 2015.