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News BENOIT VIELLEFON HOT CLUB

 

Benoit Viellefon is proud to present his “Hot Club”. The ensemble is inspired by the hot swinging music that emerged from the infamous Parisian Cafes and nightclubs of the 1920s & 1930s.

The Hot Club put on a show which celebrates both the romanticism of the finest musettes and waltzes from the French tradition and the burning excitement of those hot gypsy swing numbers made famous by Django Reinhardt.

With a nod to those American jazz musicians visiting Paris, such as Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, the Hot Club features both trumpet and clarinet alongside the timeless two-guitars and double-bass line-up.

The perfect mix of European finesse and the restless fervor of American swing, the Hot Club are the modern-day embodiment of the spirit of a by-gone age.

Official website: www.benoitandhisorchestra.com

 
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Benoit Viellefon Hot club are the leading vintage dance ensemble to have emerged from the UK in recent years, taking the British scene by storm. Amongst the finest entertainers of his generation, Benoit directs an ensemble of internationally acclaimed musicians in a manner reminiscent of Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and Charles Trenet at the very height of their popularity.

Headlining festivals such as the jazz stage at Glastonbury in 2011 and the Rhythm Riot Festival in the same year, Benoit and his orchestra are the hottest live outfit for all those who revel in the nostalgia and elegance of a by-gone era, with a repertoire consisting of the most beautiful and uplifting songs from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s and originals in the same classic style.

Benoit and the orchestra are consistently the first choice for all the most fashionable vintage festivals and events across Europe and are the UK's finest exponents of vintage dance music. Benoit's authentic vocal renditions of French chanson, swing, jive, Russian-folk, charleston, Latin American and Cuban dance music have captivated festival audiences all over Europe, America, and the far East.

 

The wailing clarinet and scorching trumpet of Benoit's brass section are always a festival favourite, and with the addition of one of Europe's finest accordion players, a thumping double bass, Harlem-style stride piano, old school drum set, a host of gypsy jazz guitars and as very special guest the exotic songstress and dancer Suri Sumatra, the orchestra is complete. Indeed Benoit's successful tours in Italy, France, Belgium, Croatia, Russia and Japan are testament to the orchestra's dazzling mix of high energy multi-instrumental virtuosity and effortless melody, guaranteed to have audiences on their feet and in each others' arms. 

 
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