Pictured: Tom Cunningham, Jim Webb & Blue Murphy
The Hot Club of Derbytown re-creates the hot sounds of vintage jazz produced in Paris in the 1930s and 40s produced by the Quintet of the Hot Club Of France featuring legendary jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and the virtuoso swinging violinist Stephane Grappelli.
The Hot Club of Derbytown is also one of the area’s top contra dance bands, having moved dancers at dance weekends in Louisville, Lexington and Berea, KY, Indianapolis, IN, and dances in Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, OH, and Nashville, TN.
Their driving rhythm, seeming to require more than just three musicians, and their original mix of old-time, Celtic, French Canadian, modern contra tunes, and original tunes, as well as the occasional swing tune, keeps dancers on their toes.
Veteran performers Tom Cunningham, ‘Django’ Jim Webb, and Blue ‘Bleu’ Murphy bring this sophisticated and energetic music to life once again, along with red-hot gypsy melodies and old-time blues and ragtime music.
Available in the Louisville, KY area for parties, festivals and other performances. Call (502)216-9232 for bookings and more information.