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Official New CD Release Event!

The Red Rock Hot Club New Live, Two Volume CD Release Concert With Mike Miller The Red Rock Hot Club announces the release of their fourth (and fifth) CD! The new release, The Red Rock Hot Club with Special Guests Live, Volumes One and Two, is now available and the best place to get it? The Official CD Release Concert on March 15th, which includes special guest, Los Angeles based guitarist extraordinaire, Mike Miller, from such groups as Chick Corea’s Electric Band, The Yellow Jackets, Bette Midler, Queen Latifah and The Grandmothers of Invention. Mike is a “guitarist’s guitarist”, his ability to go from incredible Jazz Fusion style, to Swing Guitar styles is amazing, and is captured beautifully on this new Live Red Rock Hot Club CD set. The new recordings also feature special guests Scott Harris on Clarinet, whose credits include the Utah Symphony Orchestra, Burbank Symphony Orchestra, He has performed with numerous popular and Jazz artists including: Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Ray Charles as well as artists such as Itzhak Perlman and Barbra Streisand. Dan Salini on Violin, A child prodigy, Dan was born into the Legendary “Salini Strings” classical ensemble of suburban Minneapolis. When not in his shop building violins, Dan is a veteran swing player and multi instrumentalist who can comfortably switch to Lap Steel, Pedal Steel and any other guitar as well. The award winning Red Rock Hot Club is recognized as one of the top American based Gypsy Jazz Ensembles. Founded in 1999 and led by the swinging guitar stylings of Rich D’aigle, the group specializes in the music of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France. With the added help of Pat Terry’s guitar and Dave Bowen on Bass, the core of this Jazz group skillfully delivers the sound of Paris ala 1930’s and 40’s. However, as masters of Swing Jazz, they are capable take you on a musical journey with tastes of New Orleans, and then a trip down to San Antonio for a bit of Western Swing! The Red Rock Hot Club Live with Special Guests Vol. 1 & 2, proves to be their most exciting yet, as it’s packed with over TWO hours of Hot Vintage Jazz ala Swing, and is filled with many surprises for Gypsy Jazz fans old and new! Most noticeable is the addition of D’aigle’s vocals; simply put, Rich’s voice is a smoky, throaty growl that evokes the tones of Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller and Tom Waits, adding a completely new dimension to his group. Somewhere between studying music, playing live and teaching, Rich has found the time to become an accomplished luthier, and started D’aigle Handcrafted Instruments, he builds and plays his replicas of the Mario Maccaferri designed guitars, produced by the Selmer Company, made famous byDjango Reinhardt in the 1930’s. This concert of vintage music will be held in a fitting vintage venue, The Ladies Literary Club. Built in 1913, its preservation has only recently been put in the trusting hands of the Utah Heritage Foundation, who will host numerous events in celebration of it’s 100th birthday (utahheritagefoundation.com). Its original ornate stained glass stage lights, blending with original oak trim will transport the audience to yesteryear. For more information and how to get CDs, go to WWW.REDROCKHOTCLUB.COM

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