Sounds Like: Django Reinhardt, Biréli Lagrène, Stephane Grappelli, Howard Alden, Stephane Wrembel
Label: self-produced indie
The Hot Club of Philadelphia was founded in 2001 by guitarist and vocalist Barry Wahrhaftig, They are an acoustic jazz quartet, mainly influenced by the music of the original Hot Club of France, which was led Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.We add our own style and arrangements.
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“Philadelphia can claim another Hot Swing act besides the great Joe Venuti. Saw the Hot Club of Philadelphia last night at the World Cafe, and their show was a killer! The warmed up for John Jorgenson, but could have easily passed for the headliners. Picked up there latest CD: "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams", which puts them right up there. There is a good article on them and the Django Centenial at: http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/88549292.html”