| Faculty bassoonist Dr. David A. Wells brings his unconventional swing band to Sac State's School of Music. Hot Club Faux Gitane performs on Friday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m. The group combines the sophistication of 1930s Parisian Gypsy jazz (à la Django Reinhardt) with standards and original tunes.
The core of Hot Club Faux Gitane’s sound is the traditional rhythm/lead guitars and acoustic bass, but they add bassoon, mandolin, and occasional other instruments for a unique twist. In addition to Wells, the group includes mandolinist Gary Williams, guitarists Billy Gay and Eric Johnson, bassist John Ady, and features vocalist Francesca Bavaro.