Meet Me in Paris
Featuring Isabelle Fontaine
Complimentary pre-concert refreshments 6:30 PM
Love songs and driving Gypsy jazz are a combination made famous by the legendary Hot Club de France, guitarist Django Reinhardt, and violinist Stephane Grappelli in the cultural crossroads of Paris between the wars. Honoring this tradition are the “consummate musicians” (Sarasota Herald-Tribune) of The Hot Club of San Francisco, “one of the most cohesive and entertaining Gypsy swing bands in the United States” (San Francisco Chronicle). “There aren’t enough superlatives to describe their sound” (All About Jazz).
Keep time with the strum of the rhythm guitars and let the magical guitar and fiddle solos take you on a ride down the Seine and through the heart of the city. French chanteuse Isabelle Fontaine’s sweet and sultry songs add beauty and authenticity in this musical tribute to “The City of Lights.”
“A relaxed, swinging delight” (Downbeat)