Hot Club of Saratoga play virtual concert Saturday


BARNEVELD — Hot Club of Saratoga will be presented by Unity Hall on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. in a free virtual concert at

“The upbeat music of this talented group is bound to lift your spirits during these challenging times,” organizers said. “If you miss their performance on Nov. 21, you can still view the concert for two weeks following the premiere.”

Hot Club of Saratoga, plays a wide repertoire of upbeat swing and jazz music of the 1920s and ‘30s.In addition, to the stylings of Fats Waller and Gershwin, their music reflects the musical style originated by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in The Quintet of the Hot Club of France.

The full quintet of Hot Club of Saratoga features solo and rhythm guitars, string bass, violin, and clarinet/sax, allowing them to explore the gypsy jazz style throughout the range of its roots. Since forming in 2013, Hot Club of Saratoga has brought the hot swing sound to coffee houses, restaurants, bars, clubs, swing dances, festivals, and numerous private events.

Unity Hall’s Virtual Concerts are free and each musician is compensated for their performance with support from a grant provided by CNY Arts. Unity Hall encourages online audience members to make donations through their “virtual tip jar” where proceeds go to each week’s performer.

This event is sponsored by the Unity Hall Foundation, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1995 to maintain the 1896 Hall as a center for the arts and community activities.

The 2020 Virtual Music Series is made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.All grant funds are being used to pay the performers during these professionally challenging times brought on by the pandemic.

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