Hot Club of Philadelphia

Saturday, January 06, 2024
Doors: 6pm | Show: 8:30pm

All shows in The Lounge are General Admission and seating is not guaranteed with ticket purchase. To make a reservation and guarantee a seat, click here or call 215-222-1400. The Lounge is a full-service restaurant & bar that opens at 6pm – check out our dinner menu here.

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The Hot Club of Philadelphia was started in 2001 by guitarist Barry Wahrhaftig, [War-hof-tig]. They are an acoustic ensemble dedicated to playing ʻGypsy Jazz.ʼ Thatʼs the term used to describe the music pioneered by the legendary original ʻHot Club of France Quintet,ʼ which was led by guitarist Django Reinhardt and Violinist Stephane Grappelli. Django and Grappelli were attempting to do their own version of American ʻHot Jazz,ʼ as played by artists like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. They used acoustic guitars, bass and violin, rather than horns and drums. Grappelli and Django added some French and Gypsy flavor and created a blend of music that is quite popular and accessible. HCPhilly mixes the original style of the HCOF, along with their own modern influences.