…There aren’t enough superlatives to describe their sound…” All About Jazz
This music is about a balance of excitement and beauty,
and Hot Club of San Francisco has found the perfect balance.” Jazzweek.com
The Hot Club of San Francisco (HCSF) are an ensemble of accomplished and versatile musicians celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering Hot Club de France. The HCSF borrows the instrumentation of violin, bass, and guitars from the original Hot Club while breathing new life into the music with innovative arrangements of classic tunes and original compositions by the group’s superb lead guitarist, Paul Mehling. Featuring two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning violinist Evan Price, the velvet vocals of Isabelle Fontaine and a swinging rhythm section, the group never fails to surprise and delight.
The Hot Club of San Francisco plays the gypsy jazz music of guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli and the original Hot Club de France. This unique jazz form recalls Paris in the 1930s and offers a swinging beat with a sweet melody. The Hot Club performs many of the original works by Reinhardt and Grappelli and incorporates original works by guitarist Paul Mehling and violinist Evan Price.
HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO
Paul Mehling, Leader, Guitar
Isabelle Fontaine, Vocals, Guitar
Evan Price, Violin
Jordan Samuels, Guitar
Sam Rocha, Double Bass