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 20 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! Hot Club Pacific even opened for the legendary Joan Baez.

We perform weekly at Gayle's Bakery at 504 Bay Avenue, Capitola, CA 95010 (www.gaylesbakery.com). We perform monthly 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.


"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 Michael 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