On Sunday, October 9th at 3:00pm the Town of Long Lake will be presenting a Gypsy Jazz concert featuring The Hot Club of Buffalo at the Long Lake Town Hall located at 1204 Main Street, Long Lake NY.
The Hot Club of Buffalo plays a brand of jazz known as Gypsy Swing. It’s also called Gypsy Jazz. 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 is a 4-piece gypsy jazz band from Buffalo, N.Y. The group adds some modern twists to traditional gypsy swing. Riffs from Bach, Jimi Hendrix and Steely Dan are as common as quotes from gypsy legend Django Reinhardt. And dance-friendly world music, like Bossa Nova, Choro and Rhumba are a part of every show. So is improvisation. You never know what’s going to happen next.
In 2005 Dean Goinis formed the group Djambossa, playing a blend of Bossa Nova, Flamenco, and Gypsy Jazz. His love & dedication to these styles is apparent in each of his performances, whether with Djambossa or The Hot Club of Buffalo.
Kevin O’Brien has performed and recorded on upright bass in almost every musical style, spanning classical, jazz, rock, bluegrass and world music. He has toured nationally and internationally with groups including Babik, Big Wheelie & the Hubcaps, Dempsey Station and The Jazzabels. His song “Chipotle” on Babik’s ‘American Gypsy’ album received airplay on radio stations throughout America.
E.J. Koeppel has enjoyed a prolific career as a performer and educator, winning countless awards and scholarships. In 1981 he joined an acoustic jazz outfit called The Norris Quartet. E.J. has toured with Liza Minnelli & Dudley Moore and recorded with Jeffrey Arthur. E.J. is currently one of the most sought-after musicians in the Buffalo area for both jazz and classical music.
Joshua Assad has been singing & playing music as long as he can remember. Joshua helped create and perform programming which won Babik 7 Buffalo music awards, performances with symphony orchestras and garnered the group national recognition on the radio charts as well as extensive touring.
The Hot Club of Buffalo won 2017, 2019, 2020, and 2021 Best Traditional Jazz Group by Jazz Buffalo.org
Tickets are $15 and available on-line or payable by check or cash at the door. Kids under 10 are free. The Long Lake Town Hall is located at 1204 Main Street, Long Lake, NY 12847. For more info and tickets visit www.mylonglake.com/hotclub