The Hot Club of San Francisco

The Hot Club of San Francisco

Cinema Vivant

Saturday, January 31 | 7:30 p.m.

Laxson Auditorium
BUY TICKETS: $30 Premium | $24 Adult | $22 Senior | $14 Youth | $10 Chico State Student

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

Imagine yourself in the idyllic French countryside in the 1930s. Sometime before dark, a gypsy caravan sets up camp in a field outside of town, luring the locals out for an evening’s fun. The wanderers travel with a film projector, pointing it at the side of a barn. As the images flicker to life beneath the stars, gypsy musicians play their guitars and fiddles, matching every movement on the screen with characteristic virtuosity, passion, and humor. The Hot Club of San Francisco celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli and presents a unique evening of vintage silent films accompanied by classic gypsy swing

There It Is, Charley Bowers (1928)
The Cameraman’s Revenge, Ladislaw Starewicz (1912)
The Mascot, Ladislaw Starewicz (1933)


If you like The Hot Club of San Francisco: Cinema Vivant, we also recommend: The Hot Sardines, Arturo O’Farrill Octet, Branford Marsalis with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The California Guitar Trio and The Montreal Guitar Trio.