AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
The Hot Club of France was formed in 1935 by Charles Delaunay and Hugues Panassie. Initially, its goal was to provide a congenial atmosphere where Jazz enthusiasts could gather and listen to 78 rpm recordings. In the mid-1930's, the European Jazz community had little access to current American Jazz music. Fans, dependent on each other, shared current titles at the club for all to savor and enjoy. The Hot Club of France blossomed, worldwide, into small listening clubs, eventually expanding their reach by establishing the Jazz periodical, "Jazz Hot" and the FIRST Jazz record label, "Swing" records. The label's headliners, Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt became known to all Jazz enthusiasts, with the launch of Swing's first release, "Honeysuckle Rose," under the leadership of Coleman Hawkins, recorded on Paris, April 28, 1937.
The original Hot Clubs have long since disappeared, but in 2015, Neo Hot Clubs began to appear in the New York metro area. The clubs, both private and public, have the identical mission: to promote Jazz appreciation, by LISTENING to classic Jazz masters on superior sound equipment. The ultimate goal is to encourage the expansion of the Jazz audience by engaging a YOUNGER audience.
An outgrowth of the small clubs has been the establishment of a weekly radio Hot Club, accessed via the FM dial in New York or worldwide, via the internet.
The host, young Matthew Rivera provides accurate, knowlegeable commentary, along with a weekly surprise Hot Club guest. Several weeks ago, Maxine Sullivan's daughter, Paula Morris shared her mother's music with the club, along with personal memories of her mother. Other guests have included, Phil Schaap on Eddie Durham's birthday and Scott Wenzel of Mosaic Records sharing his collection favorites.
Tune-in every Monday from 12:00 noon to 3:00 PM eastern time.
WKCR 89.9 NYC
On Monday, Sept.9th Ricky Riccardi, archivist of the Louis Armstrong House and Museum will present UNHEARD Armstrong music to the Hot Club audience.
Join the "club" and the party!!!!!