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Baby Grand Jazz : The Hot Club of New England
The Hot Club of New England Free The Hot Club of New England (HCNE) is a musical collective featuring the top swing, bebop & gypsy jazz musicians. HCNE was founded by violinist Jason Anick, leader of the gypsy jazz group The Rhythm Future Quartet. Jason is joined by vocalist Atla DeChamplain, guitarist Max O’Rourke, bassist Greg Loughman, and pianist Matt DeChamplain. HCNE brings the elegant and classic style of this updated swing sound to a modern audience. The band's music has echoes of Duke Ellington, and other legends of the Great American Songbook, tinged with bebop and the French manouche style of the violinist Stéphane Grappelli, guitarist Django Reinhardt, and the Quintette du Hot Club de France. The core instrumentation of voice, violin, acoustic guitar, and upright bass provide the “gypsy jazz” sound which will be augmented by DeChamplain. The 15th Annual Baby Grand Jazz Series, sponsored by The Kaman Foundation, opens January 7 and runs through April 29. The free, hour-long concerts are held at the Downtown Library at 500 Main St. They are presented in partnership with the Hartford Jazz Society and WWUH 91.3 FM. The first and last performances (January 7 and April 29) will take place in the Atrium. All other performances will take place in the Center for Contemporary Culture on the main floor. The CCC has a seating capacity of 240. When the auditorium is full the doors will close. The CCC will open at 1 pm. HPL will livestream the concerts and post them for later viewing on its website,

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