A fresh look at the classic Hot Club repertoire of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli
News : Christmas Specials & a New CD!
Hot Club du Nord were busy in the studio this Summer and are delighted to be able to now share their first album of twelve freshly presented Hot Club classics!
The CD promotion tour will kick off in the New Year, with some lovely dates already confirmed.
Before then we have a return visit to old friends Jazz at Crook; a first time at Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club and three festive specials at The Lubetkin Theatre in Peterlee, Ingleby Cross Village Hall and Hexham Queens Hall on the 6th,7th and 8th of December. Full details in the gig listings below!
"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 2018
Friday January 12th 7pm
Barnard Castle St Mary's Parish Hall
Thursday May 10th 8pm
Carlisle Jazz Club
Saturday June 9th 10-11.30pm
The Garden Rooms @ Tennants, Leyburn
Saturday June 16th
Boston Spa Jazz Club
Wednesday June 20th 8pm
Sage Gateshead, Hall 2
Saturday August 18th
Pershore Jazz Festival
Saturday August 25th
Thursday September 20th
Jazz at Js and Bs
St James and Basil's Church, Fenham
Thursday October 11th
Carlisle Jazz Club
Friday October 26th
Friday November 9th
The Hearth, Horsley, NE15 ONT
Friday November 30th
Jazz at Crook
St Cuthbert's Centre, Crook, Co Durham
Saturday December 1st
Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club
Thursday December 6th, 7pm
Jazz at The Lubetkin Christmas Special
The Lubetkin Theatre
Friday December 7th, 7pm
Ingleby Cross Village Hall
Profits to The Bubble Foundation
Saturday December 8th
Queen's Hall Hexham
Some of the audience feedback we've had about our recent gigs!
"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..."