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Hot cafe is a quartet playing Gypsy Jazz.
16 September 2018
Hot cafe is a quartet playing Gypsy Jazz. Nik Brown (violin), Leigh Jackson (guitar), Nick Granville (guitar), and Nick Tipping (bass), will play music in the style made famous by Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli.
Hot Café may be familiar to Wellingtonians who were around in the 80s, as the original band was very active on the jazz scene, being one of the only groups playing gypsy jazz.
After 20 years of the original band breaking up the original violinist, Nik Brown decided to reform the band with the best local players he could find in the style.
Joining forces with acoustic guitarists Leigh Jackson and Nick Granville and double bass player George Packard "Hot Cafe" was reborn. For this performance Nick Tipping will be on bass
Nik Brown's passionate violin playing, combined with the hot gypsy rhythms and soaring solos of the guitars makes for a passionate, exciting blend of jazz, paying homage to Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappeli in the style the Hot Club of France.
Leigh Jackson has spent timein Holland, France and Belgium studying and playing gypsy jazz with some of the best players in Europe.
Nick Granville is a very well known guitarist on the jazz scene for his involvement in his own trio and countless other projects, including the Wellington Jazz Orchestra.
Bass player Nick Tipping is well known for his broadcasting and for his bass playing. He is regularly performing at the Jazz Club with many groups.
This is one of the most experienc and finest groups in New Zealand playing it's part in the Gypsy Jazz revival.