The Hot Club of Troy

Troy Chapman / Guitar Keith Bowers / Guitar Kristi O'Donnell / Bass

Troy Chapman / Guitar
Keith Bowers / Guitar
Kristi O'Donnell / Bass

The Hot Club Of Troy plays music in the style of the renowned Quintet of the Hot Club of France, and its legendary leader: guitarist Django Reinhardt. Reinhardt, along with the immortal violinist Stéphane Grappelli created a genre sometimes called Gypsy Jazz, Gypsy Swing, Manouche Swing, or just plain Django Music. The Hot Club of Troy’s music swings with a wild abandon that allows sparkling melodies to rise from the pulsing rhythm guitars and bass. Guitarist Troy Chapman, deeply versed in the playing style of the great Gypsy guitar master, introduces audiences to the grooving dance tunes and the haunting melodies of an earlier time that sound as joyful and fresh today as the day they were written. Joined by the outstanding musicianship of guitarist Keith Bowers and bassist Kristi O’Donnell, The Hot Club of Troy will leave you enthralled, inspired and tapping your toes.


The ensemble played beautifully last Saturday at Comforts of Whidbey Winery B&B!  The evening started with guests arriving to a delightful composition, continuing through the appetizer course as many gathered on the veranda to view the water below and the Cascade Mountains ahead.  During dinner, the ensemble played while guests enjoyed the meal, taking repose at intervals around Chef Gordon’s cooking demonstration. Masterful!

Read more about this evening in my blog post “M’s blog”

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