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 will 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 can expect 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!
Upcoming Gigs 2017
Sunday September 3rd
Friday September 15th
Jazz North East - Women Make Music
Friday October 13th
Ushaw College. Durham. DH7 9RH
Thursday November 2nd, 7pm
The Lubetkin Theatre,
Friday December 1st 7.30pm
Ingleby Cross Village Hall
01642 700886 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday December 20th 8pm
Hot Club du Nord @ Christmas!
Queens Hall Arts Centre
Box Office 01434 652477
Friday January 12th 7pm
Barnard Castle St Mary's Parish Hall - Rotary Club Fundraiser
Tickets at £14 available from:
C Michael Hanby Accountants, 8 Galgate, Barnard Castle DL12 8BG
Tel: 01833 638287
2017 Gig Archive
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 email@example.com
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 SOLD OUT!
The White Room
Box Office 01434 652477
Friday July 14th
Darlington DL2 3LD
Doors and bar open 7.30 pm
Tickets £8; French summer platter £5 (to pre-order).
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Saturday July 15th
Thursday July 20th
Carlisle Jazz Club
Sunday August 20th
Ilkley Jazz Festival
Gypsy Jazz Brunch
The Black Hat
We are looking forward to some lovely gigs around the region this autumn and winter, with a special Hot Club du Nord Christmas gig at Hexham Queens Hall on December 20th to round off the year on a high! Do get your tickets early if you would like to join us for this one as we'll be moving into one of the venue's larger rooms if plenty of tickets get sold in advance. We would love to see lots of you there to start the Christmas Holidays in swinging style!
Hexham Queens Hall Box Office 01434 652477
On September 15th we're back at The Jazz Café in Newcastle and delighted to be part of Jazz North East's 'Women Make Music' programme. Dave is off in the wilds of Scotland that weekend so we have Bradley Johnston joining us on guitar.
James and I will be doing the first set with our duo playing the music of Venuti & Lang - the first of our Jazz North supported Northern Line gigs. I'm not quite sure how we'll navigate the inter-band politics of appearing on a double bill with our selves!
On October 13th we're at Ushaw College as part of their regular jazz programme - its always a pleasure to visit this amazing venue and wander the magnificent corridors peeking into different rooms before the gig.
On November 2nd we're back at The Lubetkin Theatre in my hometown of Peterlee. We had a wonderful night there in April - you can see photographs on the Press page and get an idea of just what a lovely venue the theatre is.
Earlier this year John Forth did an amazing job of organising a charity fundraiser at Swainby Village Hall. He's at it again with an evening gig at Ingleby Cross Village Hall on December 1st! Based on our experience at Swainby this will be a fabulous event.
And looking forward to 2018, we'll be starting the year at Barnard Castle Parish Centre on January 12th at an evening organised by Barnard Castle Rotary Club to raise money for state of the art MRI scanning equipment for Darlington and Bishop Auckland hospitals.
Looking forward to seeing you at a gig soon!
Emma & HCdN x
"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..."
Some of the audience feedback we've had about our recent gigs!