Progressive New Orleans Gypsy Jazz
Every Thursday Night 7:30pm – 10:30pm
French Quarter Fest (New Orleans, LA)
Saturday, April 14, 2018 12:00pm-1:15pm
700 Royal Street Stage
Mike Harvey’s Hot Club welcomes guitarist Brett Gardner as our 4th band member!
The new album is here! Digital sales are live and CDs are available directly from the band now. CDs will be available soon at Louisiana Music Factory. While the album is streaming at various websites, we appreciate those “patrons of the arts” who make a purchase, helping us to invest in putting more of our music out into the universe.
Booking and other information, contact Mike Harvey:
+1 (504) 220-1531 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sampler cut of tracks from the album.
Mike Harvey’s Hot Club employs the acoustic string instrumentation inspired by the legendary Quintette de Hot Club du France of the 1930s, and moves it into today’s context, drawing repertoire and a playing style not only from the classic gypsy jazz sound, but from many places past and present. While a show strictly depicting the Django Reinhardt/ Stephane Grappelli hot swing repertoire is something very much in this group’s bag, they choose to push it forward with original compositions and arrangements of modern tunes, sprinkling the classic repertoire into their set, to pay homage, stay grounded, and keep happy those patrons who came out to see a Django band!
Mike Harvey’s Hot Club performs all of this with the virtuosity and expressiveness of seasoned jazz musicians who work full-time on the New Orleans scene. From wine bars to society functions to concert halls, their sound is always right at home.
Mike Harvey’s Hot Club is the progressive evolution of the sound Mike, Mark and Nathan developed previously with The Courtyard Kings, the band that Mike led from 2005-2017 and released two albums, performed at the 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and did over 200 gigs per year at their peak. They held down Thursday nights at Bacchanal Wine from 2009-2017 until Mike decided to move forward under a new name, with changes in musical direction. Learn more about other musical endeavors at mikeharveymusic.com
Tales from Tallahassee…
ArtiGras 2018 at Railroad Square (Tallahassee, Florida)
Saturday, February 17, 2018
645 McDonnell Dr., Tallahassee, Florida 32310
Blue Tavern (Tallahassee, Florida)
Sunday, February 18, 2018 6:00pm – 9:30pm
1206 North Monroe St., Tallahassee, Florida 32303
Photos by Christopher Eiffert from our performance at The Big Teasy festival:
Photo of the band at Bacchanal by Julie Verlinden: