Chestertown, MD, January 15, 2004 — Django Reinhardt fans rejoice! The Washington College Concert Series presents The Hot Club of San Francisco, Sunday, February 8, at 4 p.m. in the College's Tawes Theatre, Gibson Performing Arts Center. Inspired by jazz great Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli's pioneering Hot Club de France, the Hot Club of San Francisco evokes the jumpy rhythms and sentimentality of classic “Gypsy Jazz.” Single tickets can be purchased at the door, $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for youth and students, and season tickets and sponsorships are available from the College.
An accomplished and versatile ensemble, the Hot Club of San Franscisco 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 lead guitarist, Paul Mehling. Hearing the ensemble live, or on any of their six CDs, carries the listener back to the 1930s and to the smoky jazz clubs of Paris and the refined lounges of the famous Hotel Ritz. For more than 10 years, the Hot Club of San Francisco has entranced audiences around the globe and kept this unique Jazz tradition fresh and alive.
For ticket information and a 2003-2004 season brochure, call 410-778-7839 or 800-422-1782, ext. 7839. Season tickets are available for $50.00 per person. Individual tax-deductible patron memberships at $500.00. All membership packages include two tickets, and all donations over the price of the tickets are tax-deductible. Season tickets and memberships can be purchased by check or money order through the mail from the Washington College Concert Series, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620-1197.