Dedicated to the continuation and preservation of jazz, America’s indigenous art form, Jazz Alive was created to bring this great music to audiences and students who have little to no opportunity to hear and learn from the genre’s great practitioners. Jazz Alive is committed to presenting concerts, school assemblies, master classes, and school residencies in underserved communities that may be off jazz touring routes, lack jazz presenters, or have little funding for jazz events.
Jazz Alive brings world-class jazz to the historic Waterfowl Building in Easton, Maryland for a 3-part concert series beginning with the Hot Club of Baltimore on July 24, 2021 at 7pm.
The Hot Club of Baltimore performs arrangements of the Django Reinhardt repertoire, French waltzes, and Trad Jazz. The ensemble boasts a variety of configurations including an instrumental trio of two guitars and upright bass, a classic quintet with violin, a late 40's configuration adding piano, drums, and horns, and a Django Big Band inspired by Reinhardt's legendary performance with Duke Ellington at Carnegie Hall. Hot Club of Baltimore has been featured multiple times on Jon Larsen’s Django Festival, an annual compilation of the best Gypsy jazz in the world. Lead guitarist and composer Michael Joseph Harris made the front page of The Baltimore Sun Weekend section in 2016 and was named one of the top 10 artists in Baltimore by Baltimore Style Magazine that same year.
Hot Club of Baltimore has recorded 4 full length albums since 2014. They have performed at The Kennedy Center, Charm City Django Jazzfest, The Soundry, Ramshead Live, Django Birthday Festival, Djangoary Festival, Valhalla Boathouse Theater, Django By The Sea, Django-a-gogo, Festival Django Reinhardt, Napa Valley Jazz Society, Midwest Gypsy Swingfest, Baltimore Jazzfest, The French Embassy, and the IMT Folk Series.
The group often features captivating vocalist Alexis Tantau who sings in both French and English including songs by Edith Piaf, Eartha Kitt, Charles Trenet, Maxine Sullivan, Jacques Dutronc, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, and Henri Salvador.
The Hot Club of Baltimore for July 24: Michael Joseph Harris - lead guitar | Alexis Tantau - vocals | Kristoffer Belgica - rhythm guitar | Shawn Simon - bass
Easton’s Historic Waterfowl Building will be setup in a club-like setting with a cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres available for purchase.
Your purchase of a concert ticket supports our mission of providing educational support in developing future artists and preserving this great art form through school and community programs.
Date & Time
Sat, Jul 24, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Waterfowl Building
40 South Harrison Street, Easton, Maryland, 21601, United States