About the Hot Club

The Hot Club of Los Angeles plays gypsy jazz, a style of music pioneered by the Belgian guitar virtuoso and composer Django Reinhardt (1910-1953).


The group's five members (Carl Byron, accordion/piano/vocals; Jim Doyle, drums; Frank San Filippo, upright
bass; Peter Kavanaugh, guitar; Jeff Ross, guitar) are all acclaimed southern California-based musicians with backgrounds in jazz, blues, country, rockabilly, pop, rock, folk and world music. Recording and performing as the Hot Club of Los Angeles, these multi-faceted players draw inspiration from Django's group, the Quintette du Hot Club de France and the array of other great gypsy jazz musicians who laid the groundwork for this infectious musical genre.