The Hot Club of Philadelphia at The Living Room At 35 East
The Hot Club of Philadelphia returns to The Living Room at 35 East to perform a rare, stripped down acoustic concert. It will feature bandleader Barry Wahrhaftig on guitar.
The Hot Club of Philadelphia was started in 2001 by Wahrhaftig. The band has since become very popular, selling out theaters and other venues in the region. They are an acoustic ensemble, dedicated to playing Gypsy Jazz. That term is used to describe the music pioneered by the legendary original Quintet of the Hot Club of France, which was led by guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli. Reinhardt and Grappelli were attempting to do their own version of American Hot Jazz, as played by stars like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. They used acoustic guitars, bass and violin, rather than horns and drums. Reinhardt and Grappelli added some French and gypsy flavor and created a blend of music that is quite popular and accessible. The Hot Club of Philadelphia mixes the original style of the Hot Club of France along with their own modern influences....
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