The legendary Hot Club of San Francisco, one of the most cohesive and entertaining Gypsy swing bands in the United States, will perform on March 2 at the University of Hawaiʻi Hilo Performing Arts Center and March 4 at UH Mānoa’s Orvis Auditorium. This ensemble of accomplished and versatile musicians celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering Quintette du Hot Club de France.
Often called gypsy jazz, the music of The Hot Club of San Francisco has entranced audiences around the globe for more than 25 years. With innovative arrangements of classic tunes and original compositions from the group’s superb lead guitarist Paul Mehling, the silken violin of twice Grammy Award-winning Evan Price, the velvet vocals of Isabelle Fontaine and a swinging rhythm section, the group never fails to surprise and delight. To hear the ensemble is to be carried back to the tight, smoky jazz clubs of 1930’s Paris and the refined lounge of the famous Hotel Ritz.
UH Hilo: Meet Me In Paris, UH Hilo Performing Arts Center’s annual fundraiser
Meet Me In Paris begins March 2, 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center with hors d’oeuvres, patisserie and beverages donated by local sponsors. The concert and dancing begin at 7:30 p.m. Attendees can dance to their hearts content on the Performing Arts Center Stage or enjoy the music and other guests’ dance moves from the comfort of a theatre seat.
The proceeds will benefit the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center Scholarship Fund and center programs. For tickets, call (808) 932-7490 or visit the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center.
UH Mānoa: The Hot Club of San Francisco
The Hot Club of San Francisco concert March 4, 7:30 p.m. at UH Mānoa Orvis Auditorium.
For tickets, call (808) 956-8246 or visit the Outreach Hawaiʻi website.