Hot swing. With a twist.

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Pomme de Discorde Cover
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"Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" with Effie Passero
"Summertime" with Effie Passero
"I Found A New Baby"
"Puttin' On the Ritz"
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Upcoming Shows

05/26/18
(Saturday)
12:30—1:30pm
Roseville Jazz Day
Vernon Street Town Square, Roseville, CA
HCFG plays as part of the brand new Roseville Jazz Day! The whole event runs 11am-9pm and features more than 20 groups performing across seven venues along Vernon Street. Headliners The Manhattan Transfer play two shows at 4 and 7pm.
Roseville Jazz Day – Information and Tickets
06/08/18
(Friday)
7pm
Barkin' Dog
940 11th Street, Modesto, CA
Our last few shows here have completely filled up, so call and make your reservations early!
barkindoggrill.com
06/09/18
(Saturday)
8pm
The Back Room
1984 Bonita Ave., Berkeley, CA
Hot Club Faux Gitane makes their Berkeley debut at this cozy venue that aims to recreate the cozy ambience of the original Freight & Salvage. Audience members are welcome to BYOB.
backroommusic.com
07/25/18
(Wednesday)
12pm
Music at Noon
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 13th & N Streets, Sacramento, CA
Music at Noon is a series of free concerts every Wednesday at Westminster Presbyterian Church in downtown Sacramento.
musicatnoon.org

About the Band

Hot Club Faux Gitane* is an acoustic swing band from Modesto, California that plays in the Gypsy jazz tradition of Django Reinhardt and his Quintette du Hot Club de France. HCFG includes the rhythm/lead guitars and acoustic bass typical of the style, but adds mandolin, bassoon, clarinet, and the occasional melodica and C-melody saxophone. They also augment the standard Gypsy repertoire with original compositions, jazz standards, and even Latin tunes. The band's unique blend of instruments and music adds new vitality and freshness to an old favorite genre.

*Roughly translated, our name means "Hot Club of the Fake Gypsies." Yes, we know it's not proper French.

John Ady

John Ady
bass

Shelly Bort

Shelly Bort
vocals

Billy Gay

Billy Gay
guitar/melodica

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson
guitar

Dave Wells

Dave Wells
bassoon/clarinet/C-melody sax

Gary Williams

Gary Williams
mandolin

Booking/Contact

Hot Club Faux Gitane is available for all manner of concerts, private and public events, weddings, etc. If you're interested in booking the band, please drop us a line: info@fauxgitane.com