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Hot Club of San Francisco & San Francisco String Trio

Jun 07
Miner Auditorium

The two best Bay Area string bands share a bill devoted to the timeless music of the Fab Four. Led by guitar master Paul Mehling, the Hot Club of San Francisco is the country’s longest running ensemble devoted to the Gypsy jazz tradition pioneered by Django Reinhardt. Mehling was first inspired to pick up a guitar when the Beatles launched the British Invasion on the Ed Sullivan’s show in 1964, so it was only a matter of time before he focused his creative mojo on Lennon and McCartney’s vast and enduring treasure trove of songs. HCSF recently released John, Paul, George and Django, a revelatory reimagining of classic Beatles tunes.

The San Francisco String Trio is made up of three masterful string players including jazz guitarist Mimi Fox, who learned to play by absorbing the Beatles’ hugely influential 1965 album Rubber Soul. She’s led eleven sessions and worked with artists including Kenny Burrell, Jim Hall, and Branford Marsalis. GRAMMY-winning violinist Mads Tolling is best known for his work as a member of the Turtle Island Quartet and with bass legend Stanley Clarke. Bassist Jeff Denson first made a name for himself with saxophone great Lee Konitz, and has worked extensively in jazz and classical settings. The trio’s new album, The Sgt. Pepper Project, was released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Beatles masterpiece.

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The world-renowned San Francisco institution of Gypsy jazz and a new trio featuring Mimi Fox, Mads Tolling, and Jeff Denson re-imagine classic hits of The Beatles.

Fox is a prodigious talent who has not only mastered the traditional forms, she has managed to reinvigorate them…

Guitar Player Magazine

Fox is a prodigious talent who has not only mastered the traditional forms, she has managed to reinvigorate them…

Guitar Player Magazine

Personnel

HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO
Paul “Pazzo” Mehling guitar
Evan Price violin
Isabelle Fontaine vocals & guitar
Jordan Samuels guitar
Sam Rocha bass

SAN FRANCISCO STRING TRIO
Mads Tolling violin
Mimi Fox guitar
Jeff Denson bass

This music is about a balance of excitement and beauty, and Hot Club of San Francisco has found the perfect balance.

Jazzweek.com

Personnel

HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO
Paul “Pazzo” Mehling guitar
Evan Price violin
Isabelle Fontaine vocals & guitar
Jordan Samuels guitar
Sam Rocha bass

SAN FRANCISCO STRING TRIO
Mads Tolling violin
Mimi Fox guitar
Jeff Denson bass

This music is about a balance of excitement and beauty, and Hot Club of San Francisco has found the perfect balance.

Jazzweek.com

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