ABOUT HOT CLUB SANDWICH
Hot Club Sandwich captures the spirit of hot jazz bands from the early 20th Century. Featuring the instrumentation of guitars, upright bass, mandolin and violin, HCS brings its unique character to the acoustic swing and Gypsy jazz pioneered by Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and the Quintet of the Hot Club of France.
Springing from Seattle’s thriving Gypsy jazz scene, Hot Club Sandwich cultivates innovation in its own fashion. Adding original compositions, light-hearted vocal numbers, creative arrangements and elements of Latin American string band music, Hot Club Sandwich creates its own voice. The addition of Northwest legend Ray Wood on guitar makes Hot Club Sandwich one of the hottest acoustic bands on the West Coast.
Hot Club Sandwich offers diverse options to educators, adapting programs to suit the needs of varied age groups and abilities. Whether arranging for a string quartet, inspiring a high school band to improvise or simply instilling enthusiasm for music in young children.