The Hot Club of Jupiter - London Gypsy Jazz Festival
Thursday 5th May 2022
Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat – No Table
The Hampstead Jazz Club is pleased to be part of this year’s London Gypsy Jazz Festival, presenting the incredible ensemble The Hot Club of Jupiter.
‘The Hot Club of Jupiter’ is made up of leading members of the UK jazz scene, who regularly perform as part of the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra. Grab your seats early for this one, and marvel at the scintillating musical programme of original music inspired by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli.
This year’s festival, which will run from the 1st – 8th May 2022, is spread across several top London venues including Crazy Coq’s Soho, Vortex Jazz Club and Hampstead Jazz Club. The headliners include Mozes Rosenberg, Noé Reinhardt and Antoine Boyer.
The Hot Club of Jupiter formed to provide the music for the 2013 Renault Clio online ad campaign, which was promptly judged too lewd for public consumption and withdrawn. The band however, lives on drawn together by a shared love of the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.
With the addition of Jon Shenoy on clarinet (Ronnie Scott’s Big Band, Draw By Four), the band have broadened their influences to include straight ahead jazz, New Orleans grooves and French Surrealism.
In April 2021, The Hot Club of Jupiter proudly launched their 2nd album, ‘Vs London‘, a collection of standards and originals written about their home city with a live streamed gig from The London Transport Museum. The band realised much of their repertoire, drawn from both the American songbook and music hall tunes favoured by Stephane and Django, had a direct connection to the city where they perform. In this new album they set out to explore the rich history of London as a home and inspiration for musicians.
The album features famous standards and compositions from well-known jazz composers. The George Gershwin standard “A Foggy Day” is given a New Orleans feel, Billy Strayhorn’s “Chelsea Bridge” is reimagined as a French musette waltz, “A Nightingale Sung in Berkley Square” features violin birdsong and sonorous bass clarinet and the old music hall song “Limehouse Blues” is given a psychedelic makeover, a reference to the opium dens of the old party district of London
Kit Massey – Violin
Jon Shenoy – Clarinet
Christian Miller – Guitar
Rory Dempsey – Double Bass
Matt French – Percussion
Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time.
For £20.00 Tickets:
Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you will be seated and share a table for 4.
For £15.00 Tickets:
This is a fully seated event. Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Please note the Jazz Club is situated in the basement of the Duke of Hamilton Pub and access is via a number of stairs. The nearest toilets are situated on the 1st floor of the Pub.
Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm