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Live! At Montpelier: Hot Club of Baltimore

  • Montpelier Arts Center 9652 Muirkirk Road Laurel, MD, 20708 United States (map)

The Hot Club of Baltimore performs the finest gypsy swing this side of the Atlantic inspired by the legendary French guitarist Django Reinhardt. Michael Joseph Harris is guitarist and artistic director of the group, which consists of a collective of top jazz musicians. The ensemble boasts a variety of configurations including an instrumental trio of two guitars and a bass; a classic quintet with violin; the late 40’s “Django in Rome” sessions on piano, drums, and horns; and the big band sound of the early 50’s when Reinhardt performed with Duke Ellington. Featuring the captivating voice of Alexis Tantau, the group performs gypsy jazz renditions of Occitan folk songs, Edith Piaf, Eartha Kitt, Maxine Sullivan, Charles Trenet, Jacques Dutronc, Ella Fitzgerald, and Henri Salvador.