El Cid continues its Tuesday Jazz Series this holiday season with Hot Club of Los Angeles performing gypsy jazz, a style of music pioneered by the Belgian guitar virtuoso and composer Django Reinhardt (1910-1953), on November 26, December 3, 10, and 17.
The seven members of the Hot Club of Los Angeles are all esteemed southern California-based musicians with backgrounds as sidemen and band leaders in a wide array of musical styles, including jazz, blues, country, rockabilly, jump blues, pop, rock, folk and various forms of world music. When these players come together to perform as the Hot Club of Los Angeles, they 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 that continues to captivate audiences today. Members include Jim Doyle, Carl Byron, Cliff Wagner, Jeff Ross, Peter Kavanaugh, Bob Ricketts, and Frank San Filippo.
Wear your favorite holiday hat or sweater to get in with no cover, otherwise the cover charge is $5. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and music is from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. El Cid is located at 4212 West Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake 90029. There is ample street parking and valet parking is available. For more information please visit www.ElCidLA.com, or call 323.668.0318.
In addition to the Hot Holiday Jazz, El Cid also offers a new Prix-fixe three-course holiday jazz menu available for $20, as well as an extensive tapas and dinner menu and offers wine pairings, craft beer and sangria specials, and jammin’ speakeasy-inspired artisan cocktails.
Celebrating its 50th year as the premiere venue for Flamenco Dinner Shows, popular brunch, tapas on the patio, full bar, and well-known nightclub, El Cid is now open 7 days a week (Monday through Saturday from 6 pm and Sundays at 4 pm). Flamenco Dinner Theater on Fridays and Saturday at 7:30 pm with Spanish tapas and new pre-fixe dinner menu beginning at 6:00 pm; Sunday Flamenco is at 5:30 pm; and Tuesday Jazz Nights and Honky Tonk Hacienda Thursdays from 7:30 - 11 pm with $5.00 cover charge and $5 tapas specials and sangria.