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Fisher Center and Catskill Jazz Factory Present

French Connection:
Django Reinhardt and the French Salon

Featuring Alphonso Horne and Candice Hoyes

[French Connection:Django Reinhardt and the French Salon] Alphonso Horne and Candice Hoyes, photo by Sarah Escarraz
Alphonso Horne and Candice Hoyes, photo by Sarah Escarraz
Limited Availability

The rhythms of early jazz and the musical influences of French Impressionism collide in guitarist and composer Django Reinhardt’s Hot Jazz melodies. This innovative evening of music, featuring Alphonso Horne (trumpet) and Candice Hoyes (vocals) will examine the trans-Atlantic interplay between American and French jazz scenes through the music of Reinhardt, who rose to fame in France, then the United States. The evening explores the links among French mélodie, jazz, cabaret, Satie, Debussy, Poulenc, Ellington, Porter, and beyond.

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Watch Alphonso Horne perform Duke Ellington’s “Summertime.”

Learn more about Candice Hoyes in this Code Switch article by NPR journalist Leah Donnella.

Watch a video about Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, and their band Quintette du Hot Club de France on Open Culture.

Ticket Information

Fisher Center, LUMA Theater

Tickets from $25; subscriptions $95 for all four Catskill Jazz Factory events

This event occurred on:

Sat. February 11, 7:30 pm


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