Whether you're 9 or 90, The Hot Club of Buffalo makes everyone happy. Dancers love the rhythms. Audiences love the catchy melodies. And everyone has a good time. People say the music is fun, smart...and sexy! That makes The Hot Club of Buffalo perfect for your wedding, party or festival. Call Us. We'll make you happy too!
The Hot Club of Buffalo is a 4-piece gypsy jazz band from…Buffalo, NY! The group can also be 5-pieces with the addition of a sax & clarinet player. The band plays a brand of jazz known as Gypsy Jazz...or Gypsy Swing. The style was created in the 1930’s by the legendary 2-fingered guitarist, Django Reinhardt. Gypsy Jazz blends American big band swing with exotic European Gypsy sounds.
The music is performed entirely on acoustic instruments. The rhythm guitar takes the place of a drum set. The guitars, strings, and even the picks are specially chosen to get that unique gypsy sound!
The Hot Club of Buffalo approaches this vintage music with a modern sensibility. Riffs from Bach, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and Steely Dan are common. And dance-friendly world music, like Bossa Nova and Rhumba are a part of every show. This is fun, happy, danceable music loved by young and old alike.
Additional Booking Notes
We bring everything we need to perform... and we're flexible and easy to work with. We want you to relax and enjoy your special event!
Past Booked Events
|November 17, 2018 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
After You've Gone
All of Me
Claire De Lune
How High the Moon
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Isn’t She Lovely
It Had to Be You
Lady be Good
Minor Blues/Swing 48
My Little Suede Shoes
Out of Nowhere
Shiek of Araby
Sweet Georgia Brown
Take the ‘A’ Train
When I was a Boy
|Josh Assad||Guitar and Vocals|
|Dean Gionis||Lead Guitar|
|Kevin O'Brien||Upright Bass|
|Frequent Guest Star: Brian Bauer (Dr. Jazz)||Sax and Clarinet (optional 5th musician).|
Influences & Inspiration
Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gonzalo Bergera.
We bring our own PA system and all necessary equipment. We typically need only a nearby power outlet. If the event is a festival or concert where a PA is provided, we set up our back-line and need 4 line-outs and 1 mic out. See how easy we are!