SOLD OUT: Redwood Grove Summer Concerts: Pre-Bastille Day Fete
Performing Arts - Music | July 11 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove
Le Jazz Hot; Fabrice Martinez Gypsy Jazz Trio
Join the UC Botanical Garden for our annual celebration of Bastille Day with cocktails, sweet French bites, and swinging French music. Peruse our silent auction of unique French-themed items. All this while supporting the Botanical Garden and our mission of conservation, education and research. Cest magnifique!
We welcome you to bring picnic dinners to this lovely evening event.
LE HOT JAZZ
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 & AXON ORCHESTRA
Violin Virtuoso Fabrice Martinez, guitarist extraordinaire Dusty Brough, upright bassist Miles Joy, and Emmy-winning composer and accordionist Dan Cantrell collide to form the eclectic Axon Orchestra.
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.
REDWOOD GROVE CONCERT INFORMATION AND TICKET POLICIES
Shows will sell-out buy online in advance. (No surcharge!)
Redwood Grove Gate opens at 5pm.
Ticket includes admission to the main Botanical Garden collections before it closes at 5:00pm. (a $15/adult value!)
Parking in the attached UC campus parking lot ($1/hr) is limited and not guaranteed carpooling is highly encouraged.
All tickets are by registration will call" list, no physical tickets.
Seating is general admission amphitheater.
Please contact us in advance if you will need a wheelchair accessible spot.
Snacks and drinks available; picnics welcome
Warm clothes recommended.
All concert ticket sales are final and non-refundable.
The value is not transferable to another concert or program. In the event you can cannot attend, another person may use your registration spots using your name.
(Please let us know if your tickets will go unused.)
General $55 / UCBG Members $50 / Youth (5 - 17) $40