The 13th album recorded by the Hot Club of San Francisco, featuring Isabelle on vocals and Jeff on rhythm guitar (and Dobro for the grand finale) is out and available on Amazon, iTunes, and Azica Records. You can also order it directly from HCSF.com the official Hot Club of San Francisco site, or come and get your own copy at any of our performances.
It is already Spring here in California, not that we had any winter at all, some may say. Luckily for us, our trip to Boston in
early February with the HCSF gave us just enough a taste to
appreciate the contrast.
In the highlights this month: Duo Gadjo Quartet, featuring Sam
Rocha on bass and Rob Reich on accordion will be playing on March
15 at Jazz at The Chimes in Oakland. A beautiful chapel with
wonderful accoustics, a fun afternoon of music not to be missed!
For a complete list of our upcoming US performances, click on the Calendar page.
From French Cafe music to the French Quarter
She was born in France. He was born in San Francisco. She listened to Piaf, Montant, and Trenet. He listened to Louis Armstrong and Muddy Waters.
She is Isabelle Fontaine He is Jeff Magidson. Together they are known as Duo Gadjo. Their music celebrates the union of two cultures, largely inspired by the sounds of the 20's and 30's, when jazz was the thing and Paris was the place to be.
They accompany themselves on guitars, revisiting the American songbook Gypsy style. They also pay tribute to the music of New Orleans featuring Jeff on slide guitar and Isabelle on Washboard. They perform as a duo, trio (add upright bass,) or a quartet (add violin, or accordeon). Jeff and Isabelle are members of the band The Hot Club Of San Francisco.