WHO WE ARE
Hot Club of Spokane is an organization of local musicians committed to the preservation of jazz, swing, and blues, named for the famous Hot Club of France from the 1930s. Although the Quintet of the Hot Club of France is synonymous with the music of Django Reinhardt and what today has become known as “jazz manouche,” the original Hot Club was in fact an actual club or organization - not a band - begun by college students to support the preservation of jazz in the wake of the Great Depression. Hot Club of Spokane adopted a similar mission, and since its founding in 2007, the group celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt, as well as local favorites, Bing Crosby, Mildred Bailey, and Al Rinker, and more.
Hot Club of Spokane features: Dr. Steve Bauer, Mike Johnson, Mikaella Croskrey, Eugene Jablonsky, and Garrin Hertel