Northwest of New Orleans

A monthly jazz variety show

Northwest of New Orleans

Hot Club of Spokane, Rachel Bade-McMurphy quartet, Rachel Aldridge, Max Daniels

Tue · June 13, 2017

7:30 pm

$7.00 - $10.00

Northwest of New Orleans
Northwest of New Orleans
A monthly jazz showcase/variety show hosted by Hot Club of Spokane
Hot Club of Spokane
Hot Club of Spokane
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 now employs 20 musicians organized in five to eight piece ensembles that perform in and around the Inland Northwest.

Hot Club of Spokane’s most notable preservation projects have included an annual festival that brought New Orleans musicians to Spokane in the wake of Hurricane Katrina (2006-2009), and a “live music, documentary film experience” that tells of the rise from small-town childhood to national fame for Spokane’s own jazz royalty, Bing Crosby, Mildred Bailey, and Al Rinker. To reach younger audiences, Hot Club of Spokane has now developed a repertoire of electro-swing sets - that’s hot jazz and swing music set to hip hop and house beats.

Hot Club of Spokane has opened for The Stolen Sweets, The Portland Cello Project, Casey MacGill, The Shanghai Woolies, and The Hot Club of Cowtown, with additional collaborative appearances with Howard Crosby (Bing’s nephew), Hot Club of New Orleans, Matt Munisteri, Andreas Oberg, and Washboard Chaz Leary. Members of Hot Club of Spokane also briefly appear in the Rezolution Pictures documentary, “Rumble: Indians That Rocked The World” which tells the story of Native American contributions to American music. The film was screened at Sundance in January 2017 and will soon be available on PBS.
Rachel Bade-McMurphy quartet
Rachel Bade-McMurphy quartet
Rachel and her husband Brendan met in college, where they formed a lasting musical collaboration. They both grew up surrounded by various musical influences, from classic rock to '90s alt-rock, in addition to jazz. During their live performances they specialize in traditional and contemporary jazz, incorporating classic tunes along with their original compositions. Stylistically, they focus on the post-bop sound...intricate, carefully constructed melodies and rich, impressionistic harmonizing in the vein of Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane, and Miles Davis. Rachel sings and plays tenor sax while Brendan switches between drums and trumpet. Scott Steed joins on bass, and Lauren McKinley on keys.
Rachel Aldridge
Rachel Aldridge
Rachel Aldridge began her career in Spokane singing with the Whitworth University Jazz Band where she also received a degree in Music Ministry. Since her entrance into the world of vocal jazz, she has been a member of the Master Class Big Band, sung with the Spokane Jazz Orchestra, and is currently one of the singers for Hot Club of Spokane. She also performs around Spokane with guitarist Nick Schauer. Outside of her performing, she taught Jazz Voice at Gonzaga University and works at Whitworth University as a psychology lecturer and the women’s head tennis coach.
Max Daniels
Max Daniels
Max Daniels is one of the most talented vocalists and showmen here in the Inland Northwest. Some people are musically trained but Mr. Daniels was born to entertain. He has a way of connecting with any and all crowds… knowing how to get them involved like no other. Max was brought up in the Motown era listening to Motown and classic R&B artists like Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, James Brown and Marvin Gaye. It was these great musicians who later influenced his creative direction. Max eventually started writing his own music and is now well known for his original hit songs “A Better Man” and “Doing Me Wrong”.
Venue Information:
The Bartlett
228 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201
http://thebartlettspokane.com/