Mark your calendar!
Sunday, June 23rd:
Chaude Symphonie

which way west? Sunday concert series.
All ages welcome!
No cover charge, but your generous donations
make it possible for us to pay the musicians.

Sunday, June 23rd – 4:30-6:30 pm:  Chaude Symphonie Trio.

A century ago, France sizzled with “le jazz hot” — taking up the American classical music created by King Oliver, Louis Armstrong and their confreres as it developed in New Orleans, Chicago and New York and swinging it in the Paris music halls and clubs, energizing it with the gypsy spin of guitarist Django Reinhart.  The music thrills to this day!

chaude symphonieNow, in the San Francisco of the 21st century, the dynamic crossover cellist Rebecca Roudman leads le Chaude Symphonie, a group assaying a virtuosic and hard swinging exploration of 20th century hot jazz and quite a bit more.  We’ll be presenting the trio version of this group, with Rebecca playing cello, Jason Eckl on guitar and Xander Abbe on violin.

Rebecca is a renowned cellist, playing classical music as a member of the Santa Rosa Symphony and the Oakland East-Bay Symphony and other regional outfits, sharing the stage in “alternative” cello contexts with Isaac Hayes, Elvis Costello, Carlos Santana, Ry Cooder, Liz Phair and many more, and leading a number of her own small groups venturing into whatever territory she pleases.

Chaude Symphonie presents unique and exciting arrangements of classic swinging tunes of the 20s and 30s, evoking the gypsy jazz of Django Reinhard and joyously bounding over territory that stretches from Russian-inspired gypsy folk tunes to postmodern improvisations, all with ecstatic rhythms and in tempos sure to excite.