Posted on Thursday, August 30th, 2012 at 4:57 am
Hot Club of Las Vegas is happy to announce the addition of Violinist Adrianna Thurber to the band.
Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, Adrianna Thurber (a.k.a. “Miss Fearless”) has spent her life playing the violin. She studied classically at school, while also learning the art of Jazz Harmonic Theory and Improvisation from her father, Michael Thurber, a jazz guitarist.
Immediately after graduating in 2006 from the Las Vegas Academy of Performing and Visual Arts, she joined the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Since then, she has toured all over the U.S. from Hollywood to New York, Chicago to Dallas, and into Mexico with an electric rock string quartet, where she has mastered electric five string violin. Adrianna has opened for Sheryl Crow…
Find out more about Adrianna on her bio page.
Posted on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 at 1:48 pm
DjangoVegas! event took place last week at the Historic Fifth Street School. The event was organized by the Las Vegas Jazz Society turned out to be deeply artistic, successful and full of raw gypsy heart… VegasSeven had a coverage of the event. Check it out here.
Posted on Saturday, June 30th, 2012 at 1:40 pm
Vegas Seven published a review of Hot Club of Las Vegas music and the new album. Vegas Seven wrote:
This isn’t a covers or tribute act. Juillerat and Co. perform original songs, an achievement that few bands performing on the Strip can realize. Sure, Hot Club’s new sophomore disc, Summer Score, offers a scorching interpretation of Sting’s “She’s Too Good for Me.” But it’s the band’s own material—pyrotechnical instrumental “Bossa Mundo,” the haunting ballad “The Way You Say My Name”—that shines.
Posted on Sunday, June 10th, 2012 at 1:30 pm
Las Vegas CityLife wrote a piece about the Hot Club of Las Vegas and their latest album Summer Score:
Sitting in his tiny home studio, The Hot Club of Las Vegas guitarist and bandleader Mundo Juillerat picks wildly on a Holo guitar, a replica of the early 20th-century oval-sound-holed versions Gypsy jazz father Django Reinhardt used to play. It sounds overbearing. Pack-a-day raspy. But beautiful and uniquely homely despite itself. He explains this is what makes it perfect for the genre: the imperfections. Which is why it’s going to sound funny when we say The Hot Club is perfecting Gypsy jazz, and doing so with the goal of hitting the commercial market with its latest album, Summer Score.
Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 3:29 am
Mundo Juillerat, the guitarist for Hot Club of Las Vegas was recently featured in an article on the LVRJ.
“He’s a great player. He has what we refer to in the business as a really good groove,” Adams says. “When he’s playing rhythm guitar, once you start playing with him, it just feels good. It’s the way he plays. It makes you want to bop your head. That’s everything for us, a lot of musicians don’t get that.”
Posted on Friday, January 21st, 2011 at 9:26 am
Five To Watch In 2011 Honored to be included in the “Five To Watch In 2011″ Max Plenke article in the Las Vegas City Life Magazine. Thank for putting us on the spot- pressure’s on for 2011!
Posted on Thursday, October 7th, 2010 at 7:08 pm
Gonzalo Bergara Quartet will play on October 27th at the Downtown Cocktail Room! Hot Club LV and Elvis Lederer playing a few solo gtr will open. Lastly a DJ playing vintage jazz tops off what will be a Djangoriffic night!
Posted on Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 at 1:13 pm
Hot Club of Las Vegas Featuring Carol Linnea Johnson
Original Release Date: December 12, 2008
Label: Fly’n Hawaiian Music Llc
Lead Guitar – Mundo Juillerat
Contrabass – Chris Davis
Cajon – Gabriel Santana Falcon
Rhythm Guitar – Marlow Valentin
featuring Vocals of Carol Linnea Johnson
I can’t think of a better place for a “Hot Club” than Las Vegas. With Gypsy Jazz being played all over the world these days, why not in one of the hottest cities in America. Besides, Vegas can always use a little culture with jazz being practically non-existent here. I have to give this band a new label though. I’ll call it “Gypsy Jazz Fusion” because the musicians are coming from so many different genres that you can’t put it in just one category.
Two main differences are the sultry vocals of Carol Linnea Johnson who comes from a strong theater back round recently starring in the Vegas production of “Mamma Mia”. She makes every song she sings her own. Then you have Gabriel Falcon on the cajon, which is a box that he sits on and at times sounds like a full drum kit. Strong rhythm guitar playing by Marlow Valentin and rock solid bass playing by Chris Davis provide the vehicle for Mundo Juillerat to do his thing which is approaching Gypsy Jazz from a rock, pop, and R & B back round.
While this CD is definitely Django style jazz, you’ll hear so many different influences from all the musicians, that it has a fresh approach. It’s entertaining and exciting and there’s no shortage of fine guitar work from Mundo. There are 14 tracks starting with the standard “Caravan” which lets you know right away that Carol and Mundo are serious. There is also some nice violin work by a special guest artist. If you want the traditional stuff, check out “China Boy”. A little Brazilian flavor mixed with Gypsy Jazz can be found on “Aqua De Beber”. Or if Latin jazz is your thing, check out “Sabor A Mi”. All together a great blend and worthy effort for their first CD. I’m sure you’ll hear a lot more from The Hot Club Of Las Vegas in the future. You can purchase the CD from CD Baby or download it from Amazon.
Reviewed by Steve Cantor