Northwest of New Orleans Christmas Show

Northwest of New Orleans Christmas Show

Hot Club of Spokane, Sarah Berentson, Jazz Northwest Big Band, Rachel Aldridge, Heidi Santiago

Tue · December 11, 2018

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

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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.
Sarah Berentson
Sarah Berentson
Sarah Berentson performs around Spokane and on tour with indie rock group Mama Doll. Recently, she’s been expanding her horizons, learning traditional jazz, jump blues, and some early R&B with Hot Club of Spokane.
Jazz Northwest Big Band
Jazz Northwest Big Band
Led by composer and arranger David Larsen, the Jazz Northwest Big Band is dedicated to performing the best in big band jazz. Our book contains classic works from bands such as Count Basie, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton and Buddy Rich. The band also plays music from contemporary jazz composers like Gordon Godwin, Thad Jones, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and originals written by David Larsen, our director. Featuring some of Spokane’s finest jazz musicians, this 17-piece big band will knock your socks off!
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.
Heidi Santiago
Heidi Santiago
Heidi is recently returned from touring with the National Broadway Ragtime show, and in addition to performing on stage locally in productions at the Civic Theater and elsewhere, she and her husband Corey are busy building the “Bear Bowl” company, as seen on the hit television show, Shark Tank.
Venue Information:
The Bartlett
228 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201
http://thebartlettspokane.com/