Come celebrate music at Yocum Institute for Arts Education with this exciting monthly series – Jazz on the Avenue. With exceptional performers, an acoustically astounding and intimate space, the concert experience at the Yocum Institute is like no other.
Musicians: Swinging Holiday Show, The Hot Club of Reading featuring Josh Taylor, Ken Gehret, Chris Heslop, Trey LaRue, and Josiah Taylor
Part 1920s New Orleans, part 1930s Paris, the Hot Club of Reading combines Gypsy jazz with hot jazz to create an acoustic amalgam that really swings.
Hot jazz is hot these days, and several Reading-area kindred musical spirits are seizing the moment. Guitarist Josh Taylorhas teamed with his son Josiah on guitar, bassist Trey LaRue, Chris Heslop on sax, clarinet, and washboard, and jack-of-all-trades Ken Gehret to form a new ensemble called Hot Club of Reading.
The group borrows from the repertoires of the members’ other projects – Taylor’s Djangoholics Anonymous (gypsy jazz) and Heslop’s Hesse’s Hot 3 (Dixieland) – with Gehret’s violin and accordion adding a new dimension.
They also compose their own tunes which are performed in the spirit of the rhythmic early jazz.
Time: 7:00 PM
Doors Open: 6:15 PM