In the 1930s, French record collectors and enthusiasts of le jazz hot began record listening groups under the name of the Hot Club of France, a major institution of jazz listening and appreciation in Europe when rare imported records were scarce and threatened by the eminent rise of Fascism. Listening to a record was a communal and rarified ritual, replete with the fun of discussion and replay.
Hot Club brings the experience of these original listening sessions to any venue or occasion. Hosted by DJ and jazz expert Matthew “Fat Cat” Rivera (WKCR-FM), Hot Club plays classic jazz recordings from the 1920s-50s from original 78rpm pressings in their finest sound. The Fat Cat brings his years of jazz research and collecting to each set, offering a chance to hear scarce records in a thoughtful, beautiful and relaxing presentation.
With top-notch equipment and a unique collection of carefully curated jazz 78s, Hot Club delivers the special presence of classic jazz records played live. Its mission is to, as stated by legendary jazz DJ Phil Schaap, “bring people in touch with classic jazz recordings.
What to expect:
Wait service. Small Plates, Beer, Wine & Specialty Cocktails available. Two drink minimum or equal value of food per person/show.