Hot Club of San Francisco
Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 8:30 pm
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
Target Free Thursdays
Celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt (on what would be his centennial year) and Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering Hot Club de France, this gypsy jazz ensemble borrows the all-string instrumentation of violin, bass and guitars from the original Hot Club, but breathes new life into the music with innovative arrangements of classic tunes and original compositions from the group’s superb lead guitarist Paul Mehling. The music carries its listeners back to the 1930s, to the small, smoky jazz clubs of Paris and the refined lounges of the famous Hotel Ritz.