Date: October 15, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Sponsored by the Ocean City Free Public Library
in support of the OceanFirst Bank Jazz @ the Point Festival and The South Jersey Jazz Society

in concert at the Ocean City Free Public Library!

L-R; Dan Pearce, Jim Stager, Barry Wahrhaftig, Joseph Arnold & Phyllis Chapell       Photo by Howard Pitkow
October 15th
**Free Admission!**

         The Hot Club of Philadelphia was started in 2001 by guitarist Barry Wahrhaftig.
 They are an acoustic ensemble, dedicated to playing ‘Gypsy Jazz.’ That’s the term used to describe the music pioneered by the legendary original ‘Hot Club of France Quintet,’ which was led by guitarist Django Reinhardt and Violinist Stephane Grappelli.  Django and Grappelli were attempting to do their own version of American ‘Hot Jazz,’ as played by artists like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. They used acoustic guitars, bass and violin, rather than horns and drums. Grappelli and Django added some French and Gypsy flavor and created a blend of music that is quite popular and accessible. The HCPhilly mixes the original style of the HCOF, along with their own modern influences.

The group has performed for a wide range of venues, including; The Kimmel Center’s PIFA Festival, the area’s first ‘Diner en Blanc,’ The World Café Live, Sellersville Theater, WHYY-NPR, Musikfest-Bethlehem, Pastorius Park Summer Festival, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, S.J. Pinelands Jazz Fest, Media ‘Jazz BY Night,’ series, Rose Tree Park Summer Concerts, The Barnes Foundation, Phila Museum of Art, and more!

Chris Maloney Lecture Hall♦Ocean City Free Public Library♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦Ocean City, NJ 08226♦609-399-2434


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