Le Jazz Hot (the Quartet/Trio of the Hot Club of San Francisco) is an ensemble of accomplished and versatile musicians celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering Hot Club de France. The 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. Hearing the ensemble live, or on any of their eleven albums, carries the listener back to the 1930’s and to the small, smoky jazz clubs of Paris or the refined lounges of the famous Hotel Ritz. Often called gypsy jazz, the music of Le Jazz Hot has entranced audiences around the globe for over 20 years. Critics have hailed the group’s playing as “intricate, scorching and often brilliant…” Acoustic Guitar. From festivals in Mexico and France to concert halls across North America, Le Jazz Hot keeps this historic music fresh and alive.
Le Jazz Hot comes back to Bal Haus!
Live Music: 9-12am
Come join us every first Saturday for an "All Balboa" dance in Potrero Hill. No partner necessary.
Purchase advance tickets online or pay in cash during May or June dance.
8:30pm - 12:00am
We offer a crash course private lesson from one of the Bal regulars at 8:30pm; $5 for a 20 minute session. Work on basics, clean up your Balboa or learn a new move.
HOT CLUB JAZZ GUITAR
The Metronome is Your FRIEND
with Paul Mehling
July 8- for both:
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11;30-1:30 This workshop focuses on various aspects of Gypsy jazz guitar in the tradition of the legendary Django Reinhardt. Topics include rhythm, picking, scales, arpeggios, chords, soloing, and more. One-on-one evaluation is available to all attendees, with a directed jam at the conclusion of the workshop, time permitting. Bring your instrument, recording device (or paper and pencil) and questions!
THE METRONOME IS YOUR FRIEND @ 2:00-4:00pm Returning with his hugely popular workshop for musicians and singers of all levels, Mehling demonstrates a range of practice techniques making creative use of the metronome. Improve your productivity and increase your musicianship! Open to all.
Guitarist Paul Mehling is the leader of the Hot Club of San Francisco.
Every Monday from 7-10pm, Mr Tipples presents le Jazz Hot Trio for dancing, dining and listening (go figure!)
Join us for a special benefit concert event that supports our Education programs. The evening features cocktails, French wine, special bites, a silent auction and sensational music!
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BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION
Friday, July 14th 2017
6:00pm to 12:00am
Featuring Le Jazz Hot
"The Hot Club of San Francisco"
Swing Dancing with French Gypsy Jazz
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$25 per person Entrance Fee
Includes a plate of French Cheeses, Baguette, Pâté & a glass of French wine.
Pre-Sale Tickets are available.
Le Jazz Hot featuring Isabelle Fontaine on vocals & rhythm guitar, Pazzo on solo guitar plus special guests!
Le Jazz Hot QUARTET Every Monday @ Mr Tipples' in SF in JULY (except July 3)Le Jazz Hot at Shimmytown MONDAYS in MAY