A fresh look at the classic Hot Club repertoire of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli
"For lovers of the classic Stephane Grappelli - Django Reinhardt approach, this is right up there amongst the best in the UK. "
Emma Fisk's Hot Club du Nord bring to life the classic 1930s and 40s repertoire of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli's Hot Club de France. Featuring Emma Fisk on violin, James Birkett and David Harris on guitars and Bruce Rollo on double bass, the band encompasses a wealth of experience, knowledge and love of the hot club/ gypsy jazz style.
At a Hot Club du Nord performance you can expect to hear a selection of the popular songs, jazz standards and Reinhardt/ Grappelli originals as performed by the Hot Club de France during the 1930s and 40s. You will hear fresh, inspired interpretations of the material as well as recreations of some of the delightful arrangements from the original recordings. A treat for connoisseurs of swinging string jazz and lovers of all things vintage!
Friday January 13th, 1-2pm SOLD OUT
Saturday February 4th
Gypsy Jazz Workshop with
James Birkett & Emma Fisk
Friday March 3rd 9pm
Tickets £5 adv/ £7 door Tel: 222 9882
Sunday April 23rd 1-4pm
Charity Lunch - Proceeds to The Bubble Foundation
Swainby Village Hall
30 High Street, Swainby, Northallerton, DL6 3EG
Tickets £12.50 inc. lunch
Reserve Tickets on: 01642 700886 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday April 27th 7pm
East Durham College
Tickets £8 : 07425 145549
Friday, April 28th 7.30pm
St Cuthbert's Centre
Crook, County Durham DL15 9DN,
Saturday June 3rd
Jazz in the Spa
Friday June 23rd 8pm
Hexham Queens Hall Arts Centre
The White Room
Box Office 01434 652477
Friday July 14th
Darlington DL2 3LD
Thursday July 20th
Carlisle Jazz Club
Sunday August 20th
Ilkley Jazz Festival
Gypsy Jazz Brunch
Sunday September 3rd
Friday September 15th
Jazz North East - Women Make Music
Friday October 13th
Ushaw College. Durham. DH7 9RH
Hot Club du Nord have some lovely gigs coming up in April.
On April 23rd, St George's Day, we are playing for an afternoon event at Swainby Village Hall organised to raise money for The Bubble Foundation - a childrens' hospital charity. The ticket price includes a lunch of hot beef sandwiches, tea and cakes - how can you resist?!
April 27th finds us in Peterlee at The Lubetkin Theatre, a fabulous little purpose built theatre on the town's college campus named after modernist architect Berthold Lubetkin. He was the original chief architect for the town and also designed the fabulous penguin pool at London Zoo! While Peterlee isn't famed as a centre for jazz activity, it is my home town so I'm absolutely delighted to be playing there. We'll be shooting a promotional video at this gig so you could play a starring role if you come along!
The following evening, April 28th, we are in Crook for the first night of the St Cuthbert Centre's 2017 jazz season. We always have a wonderful night at Crook; the acoustics are fabulous, the audience is delightful and they serve pizza during the interval!
Booking details for all these events are included in the gig listings - its wonderful to be asked to play at such a variety of events around the region and we really hope you'll join us!
"Django and Stephane the inspiration, violinist Fisk's new quartet is destined for stardom, or at the very least a full diary of engagements up and down the land..."