Hot Club de France

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The Hot Club de France is a Paris-based association that was founded in 1932 by Hugues Panassié and emerged from the Jazz Club Universaire founded by students from the Sorbonne . The club defines itself as an association of lovers of authentic jazz .


Charles Delaunay 1946. Photo: William P. Gottlieb

In 1933, Charles Delaunay became the club's concert organizer , bringing well-known American jazz musicians such as Coleman Hawkins , Bill Coleman and Benny Carter to concerts in France.

In 1934, at the suggestion of Pierre Nourry and Delaunay, the guitarist Django Reinhardt and the violinist Stéphane Grappelli founded the jazz ensemble Quintette du Hot Club de France in Paris .

In 1946 there was a break between Hugues Panassié and Delaunay because Panassié did not want to recognize the bebop, which was coming to Europe from the USA at the time, as true jazz . The break also created a split within the Hot Club.

The Hot Club organizes concerts, publishes an information sheet as a monthly magazine and publishes jazz recordings. The clubhouse is located on Montmartre on Rue Chaptal . There are regional clubs in the French province and Belgium.


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. BULLETIN you HCF . Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  2. Django: the life and music of a Gypsy legend, by Michael Dregni . Retrieved September 2, 2019.