Inspired by the compositions of legendary gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, The Hot Club of Troy plays acoustic jazz in the master’s style and instrumentation. A swinging rhythm supplied by acoustic guitar and bass provides the foundation for the timeless beauty of Django’s melodies as played on his trademark Selmer guitar. Guitarist Troy Chapman brings a lifetime of Django admiration to the stage along with years of gypsy jazz experience with groups including Northwest legends Pearl Django, and Billet-Deux.
Guitarist Keith Bowers, also a Django devotee, and leader of Whidbey Island’s Trio Nouveau (and also a Billet-Deux member) adds another voice to the ensemble. Bassist Kristi O’Donnell, also a member of the great Trio Nouveau, holds down the bottom end with her upright bass, Emi.
The Hot Club of Troy is based on Whidbey Island, WA in the Pacific NW.