Down East 2013 ©
3:00-3:30pm - dance lesson; 3:30-5:30pm - swing dancing
Tea, cake and Cellardoor dessert wine are included in the ticket price
Accomplished and versatile musicians, Hot Club of San Francisco (HCSF) celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering Hot Club de France with style and panache. The group borrows the instrumentation of violin, bass and guitars from the original Hot Club while breathing new life into the music with innovative arrangements and original compositions from their superb lead guitarist Paul Mehling. Featuring the amazing violin of 2-time Grammy Award winner Evan Price and a swinging rhythm section.
A unique Mother’s Day experience for the whole family. After a fun swing dance lesson, dance the afternoon away to gypsy swing music performed live by an ensemble that has entranced audiences around the globe for over 20 years. To hear this renowned gypsy jazz ensemble live, or on any of their 11 albums, is to be carried back to the refined lounges of the famous Hotel Ritz. Delicious cakes, tea, and Cellardoor Winery dessert wines will be served, making this a truly special Mother’s Day occasion.
“…one of the most cohesive and entertaining gypsy bands in the United States.”
San Francisco Chronicle
“This music is about a balance of excitement and beauty, and Hot Club of San Francisco has found the perfect balance.”