Michelle Nicole, Hot Club Swing, Rick Corenza


7:30 pmSaturday, 6 February 2021


Paris Cat

6 Goldie Place Melbourne

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Hot Club Swing’s unique style of French Gypsy Jazz is alive and well; music originating in the 1930s but still thriving in the 21st century. The group draws its influences from an exotic palate of music from Latin America, Swing and Eastern Europe, painting on a canvas that can be eloquently French, starkly rustic or darkly and romantically gypsy.

The quintet features: Ben Calderazzo (leader/guitar); Phil Smurthwaite (violin); Rob Gador (double bass); Jeremy Bourke (rhythm guitar), and Nadine Joy (vocals) and is inspired by the original masters, Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli with influences from more modern groups such as Latcho Drom & Bireli Lagrene.

Having made the milestone of 20 years as a band, some notable performances include: Port Fairy Music Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, the 53rd National Jazz Convention, Boite World Music Café, inclusion on the charity CD Waterfront Christmas for United Way and support act for Hank Marvin at the 2015 Oz Manouche Festival of Gypsy Jazz.

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