Join us for a special benefit concert event that supports our Education programs. The evening features cocktails, French wine, special bites, a silent auction and sensational music!
Le Jazz Hot
Paul Mehling, the leader of Hot Club of San Francisco, Le Jazz Hot, and the Ivory Club Boys, has been dubbed the godfather of American gypsy jazz. He discovered the music of Django Reinhardt and the Quintet of the Hot Club of France in grammar school, and decades later the music that took root in his young soul finally bore fruit.
Mehling launched the Hot Club of San Francisco in 1991, spearheading the American Gypsy jazz movement with countless concerts and a series of critically hailed albums, including 1999s Lady in Red (Clarity) featuring Maria Muldaur, Dan Hicks, and jazz/blues vocal legend Barbara Dane. In 2000, the Hot Club of SF became the first American band invited to play the Festival de Jazz Django Reinhardt in Samois-Sur-Seine, ground zero for the ongoing Django revival. Le Jazz Hot is the quartet version of the Hot Club of San Francisco, with all the same fine French Gypsy Swing played on stringed instruments.
Fabrice Martinez Trio
Violin Virtuoso Fabrice Martinez, guitarist extraordinaire Jon Oliver Knight and Grammy-winning cellist Pete Jacobson collide to form the eclectic Fabrice Martinez Gypsy Jazz Trio.
Between busking in a mule-drawn, handmade wagon across Europe performing Eastern European gypsy music to mixing world, jazz, and gypsy music in artistic haunts of Los Angeles, its no surprise that Fabrice Martinez has spent his life absorbing the culture and music of every country hes traveled through. This is why the Paris-born, L.A.-based artist is considered one of the most versatile and musically diverse violinists today. From 1930s Hot French Jazz, to Gypsy Jazz, to New World Jazz, the masterful sounds of Fabrice Martinez delivers a show you will never forget.
NOTES ABOUT REDWOOD GROVE CONCERTS:
Shows will sell-out buy online in advance. (No surcharge!)
All tickets are will call, non-refundable and non-trasferable.
Your name will be on a check-in list both at the Garden Kiosk and at the Redwood Grove gate.
Parking is limited and not guaranteed carpooling is highly encouraged.
Ticket includes admission to the Botanical Garden before it closes at 5:00pm. ($12 value for adults!)
Redwood Grove door opens at 5:00 p.m.
Snacks and drinks available; picnics welcome.
Warm clothes recommended.