Northwest of New Orleans

A monthly jazz variety show

Northwest of New Orleans

Hot Club of Spokane, Rachel Aldridge, Dayan Kai

Tue · August 14, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$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 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.
Dayan Kai
Dayan Kai
Dayan Kai is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, vocalist, and producer with a lifelong dedication to music. Equally versed in jazz, blues, Americana, bluegrass, world, reggae, folk and rock traditions, Kai’s compositions reflect his vast experience in the industry as both a soloist and versatile accompanist.
Formally trained since the age of two, Dayan studied under World Music composer Lou Harrison, Latin percussionist Michael Strunk, jazz trumpeter/arranger Ray Brown and mandolin master David Grisman. Dayan is also a versatile accompanist and works with numerous notable artists from around the world in many genres.

Dayan has self-produced and released six solo albums including “Resonate,” "Treat A Stranger Right," "Livin' Like A Rat Again," "The First Twelve Years," "All Kai," "Songs of Sunday", as well as two albums with his former band Water, "Scrape the Sun" and "Look out the Window". In 2010, he recorded the duo album “Make It Rain” with frequent collaborator Keith Greeninger. Dayan also contributed his talents on a multitude of albums in the folk, jazz & world genres.

Dayan recorded “Resonate", his latest release, with long-time friends/collaborators Steve Uccello and Jimmy Norris and Grammy-nominated producer Cookie Marenco. Dayan has also produced albums for Steven Graves, Mike McKinley, Tess Dunn, Quackgrass, and Michael Gaither.
Dayan has played at many notable festivals, including the Folklife Festival and Bummershoot Festival (Seattle, WA), Sister's Folk Festival (Sisters OR), American River Music Festival (Lotus, CA), Strawberry Music Festival (Groveland, CA), Kate Wolf Memorial Festival (Laytonville, CA), High Sierra Festival (Quincy, CA), Art on the Green (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho), Sandpoint Music Festival (Sandpoint, ID), and Summerfest (Milwaukee, WI) and many, many more.
A partial list of instruments Dayan plays includes keyboards (piano, organ, accordion), guitars (Spanish classical, six- and 12-string acoustic, electric, and resophonic), other strings (charango, ukulele, bass, 4- and 5-string banjo, mandolin, and fiddle), the single-reed woodwind family and flutes from around the world, trumpet and trombone, conchas, and percussion (trap kit and hand drums [cajon, pandero, doumbec, tabla, and congas]).
Venue Information:
The Bartlett
228 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201
http://thebartlettspokane.com/