1920s Parisian Jazz Comes to WSU

April 6, 2005 OGDEN, Utah – The Hot Club of San Francisco, a Gypsy jazz ensemble, will perform for and speak to the public April 13 and April 15 at Weber State University.

The group, which takes its inspiration from 1920s French guitarist Django Reinhardt, describes its music as "the tradition of fine French Gypsy swing played on stringed instruments." The quartet plays two guitars, a string bass and a violin.

On April 13, the Hot Club of San Francisco will speak at noon in the Shepherd Union Ballroom, which will be decorated like a night club. The quartet's presentation on the history of Gypsy jazz will include performances of songs from that genre. The event, part of WSU's Convocation Lecture Series, is free to the public.

The group will also perform in concert at the Val A. Browning Center's Allred Theater, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $5 for WSU students and $12 for all others and may be purchased at the Dee Events Center ticket office, by calling 1-800-WSU-TIKS, or online at community.weber.edu/ticketoffice. The Hot Club of San Francisco's concert performance is presented by WSU's Office of Cultural Affairs.
Contact:

Nikki Nicholas, Student Activities coordinator
(801) 626-6349 · nnicholas@weber.edu

Author:

Travis Clemens, office of Media Relations
(801) 626-7948 · travisclemens@weber.edu