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To see our upcoming events, please visit our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/HotClubPacific

About Hot Club Pacific


Hot Club Pacific (HCP) is the premier Acoustic Swing Ensemble in the Monterey Bay Area of California. Specializing in the music of Django Reinhardt, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and the gems, chestnuts and rarities from the Great American Songbook, Hot Club Pacific has been entertaining audiences up and down the West Coast for nearly 10 years.

Hot Club Pacific has made numerous radio and television appearances, and has contributed to a motion picture soundtrack. Hot Club Pacific has performed at nearly every major Django Reinhardt Festival in the United States.

Hot Club Pacific has featured numerous guest artists including  Jazz Guitar legends Bruce Forman, Howard Alden, virtuoso Mimi Fox, and the legendary and mythic Larry Coryell. On occasion, you'll see the Godfather of American Gypsy Swing, Paul Mehling, sitting in!  Recently, Hot Club Pacific opened for the legendary Joan Baez.

You can see Hot Club Pacific perform LIVE every Monday night at Soif Restaurant and Wine Bar at 103 Walnut Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (www.soifwine.com). We perform every third Thursday at Gayle's Bakery at 504 Bay Avenue, Capitola, CA 95010 (www.gaylesbakery.com). We perform quarterly at at the Crow's Nest at 2218 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA95062 (www.crowsnest-santacruz.com)

Hot Club Pacific is also available to make your wedding, corporate event, party, or private event a special occasion. Please call our bandleader, Marc Schwartz, at (831) 457-2290 for details.

Press:

"At 7 p.m. sharp, Hot Club Pacific swung into action. And I do mean swung. This tight trio of Marc Schwartz, Jack Fields and Matt Bohn -- on guitars and bass, respectively -- cranked out some of the best Django Reinhardt-style hot jazz I've heard in a long while" -Ann Parker Santa Cruz Sentinel (April 7, 2010).

We also received a great review from Michale Steinman at JazzLives at: http://jazzlives.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/the-real-thing-hot-club-pacific/

Please visit out website at: www.hotclubpacific.com, or our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/HotClubPacific

To see our upcoming events, please visit our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/HotClubPacific

Hot Club Pacific On Youtube.com

Basie's "Jive at Five," filmed at Santa Cruz's Digital Media Factory, www.digitalmediafactory.net.
Django's "Swing 42," filmed at Santa Cruz's Digital Media Factory, www.digitalmediafactory.net.
Stochelo's "For Sephora," filmed at Santa Cruz's Digital Media Factory, www.digitalmediafactory.net.

Hot Club Pacific expresses it's heartfelt appreciation to Ginny Mitchell, www.ginnymitchell.com, and The Digital Media Factory, www.digitalmediafactory.net,  for their fabulous work on these videos.

Who's in the Band

Marc Schwartz, Band Leader and Lead Guitar
(c) Fred Arrelanno, www.vintagerockphotography

  Dale Mills, Clarinet www.dalemillsmusic.com
(c) Fred Arrelanno, www.vintagerockphotography

 Jack Fields, Swing Rhythm Guitar www.jackfields.net
(c) Stella D'Oro




(c) Unknown

Billy Bosch, Bass
(c) Unknown


And... 

Olaf Schiappacasse, Drums
(c) Unknown



Soif Poster

See Hot Club Pacific EVERY MONDAY NIGHT at Soif at 105 Walnut Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 www.soifwine.com
(c) Soif, Aritist Credit Unknown

HCP With Ginny Mitchell

From time to time, and if we're really lucky, we feature country singer Ginny Mitchell, www.ginnymitchell.com, on vocals. We've done several concerts with her, as well as some shows on KPIG radio.