Northwest of New Orleans

Northwest of New Orleans

Hot Club of Spokane, JayDean Ludiker, Jone Bole, Duane Becker

Tue · November 13, 2018

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


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.
JayDean Ludiker
JayDean Ludiker is a third generation fiddle player dedicated to teaching and performing old time fiddle music. She is also an alum of the Riders of the Rockin’ B Ranch, a National Fiddle Champion, and the proud mother of Kimber Ludiker of Della Mae and Dennis Ludiker of Asleep at the Wheel.
Jone Bole
John has played in quite a few bands around the Inland NW over the years, including as a founding member of 6’ Swing, and more notably as the bandleader of country band, The Sharecroppers. John’s love of “strange American music” takes him on long drives, especially on Highway 50 in Nevada, the “loneliest road in America,” with just his guitar. John has also played with Hot Club of Spokane over the years, including at the 2007 Think Swing Jazz and Blues Festival at CenterStage.
Duane Becker
Duane Becker was born and raised in Spokane, Washington. He started playing the steel guitar professionally in 1968. Duane has traveled throughout the United States and Canada playing fairs and festivals with many country and western groups. He has appeared on PBS, NPR radio, TNN's Prime Time Country, CMT, and as a regular guest on WSM's Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.
Venue Information:
The Bartlett
228 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201