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HOT CLUB SRQ-Gypsy Jazz and more! Jazz Band from Sarasota, FL

Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 16 Reviews
  • 33 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2010
  • 4 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $600 per event

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We play Gypsy Jazz that is deeply rooted in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. This music simply swings and is full of beauty and romance! We emulate the style of what the French call "Jazz Manouche" and "Le Jazz Hot" in the style of Sinti virtuosos and the "Quintette du Hot Club de France" circa 1934-1948. The heart of this ensemble is the violin and vocals of Keven Aland, the guitar of Jon McLaughlin and bass playing of Glenn Stevenson. Their unique acoustic string jazz ensemble has been cultivated and crafted for over a decade. Beyond the genre of Gypsy Jazz, their vast repertoire includes Rumba Flamenco, Bossanova, Samba, Tango, BeBop, Modern Jazz, swing, Afro Cuban and the great American songbook. The Hot Club SRQ ensemble is available with additional horns, strings and may include dancers to lively up your event. For a limited time, world renowned valve trombonist François de Lima is available to perform with HCSRQ. Hot Club SRQ has the experience and artistry to help you create the perfect ambiance for your wedding, private party, fundraiser, corporate, and fashion event. They are also proud supporters of marriage equality. Keven Aland (violin) began his studies with Master Miltiades Siadimas of Athens, Greece (acclaimed soloist of the N.Y. Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera). Aland gave his solo debut with the Venice Symphony at age 14. In high school, Keven received highest honors in All-State Orchestra and received much recognition from Governor Martinez as recipient of the Southern Bell Fellowship two years in a row. A graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Keven had a Fellowship with the London Symphony Orchestra and has played with the South Florida Orchestra, Sarasota Chamber Orchestra, Transylvania Symphony Orchestra, Boulder Philharmonic, and the Shostakovich String Quartet. After completing his performance degree at C.U. Boulder, Aland discovered he had a passion for music beyond classical. Aland has since performed professionally with various ensembles including but not limited to: bluegrass, jazz, rock, country, Celtic, Blues, Latin, and Gypsy Jazz. Aland was the co-founder of the Lotus Fire, founder of Sampa Jazz, and can be seen performing locally with Impromptu Jazz, Hot Sun Quartet and Gypsy Wind. With Aland's versatility and ability to arrange almost any style of music, we have the ability to entertain any audience. Jon McLaughlin (guitar) is a very talented performer and extremely gifted accompanist. Jon studied with Rex Willis while attending Florida College. A native of Sarasota, Florida, he performed with many rumba flamenco/gypsy swing/tango bands including Los Listos, Los Rumberos, Cabal, and Douce Ambiance and most notably a member of The Lotus Fire and The Willie Royal Quartet. Nikola Baltic (Guitar) Nikola Baltic began studying classical guitar at age 9 and began playing professionally at age 12. He was accepted to Eastern Michigan University at age 17 for classical guitar performance and later accepted to the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. Following a Bachelors degree in mechanical engineering (Lawerance Tech. University) he was later accepted to the Manhattan School of Music in New York for further studies in the classical genre. Nikola has studied with guitarist Manuel Barreco, and David Russell to name a couple. Nikola has been reviewed in Guitar Player Magazine and is founder of the Hot Sun Quartet. A World Jazz ensemble based in Florida. Glenn Stevenson (Up-right bass) began his performing professionally as a teenager and was brought up through the ranks with some of Tampa's Bay areas finest jazz musicians such as Kenny Drew Jr., Ray Biscoglia, Mark Fox, Linda Nash, Nate Najar, James Suggs and many others. In addition to playing bass, Glenn is a masterful art framer and has worked over 10 years framing Salvador Dali's work in St. Petersburg. Eddie Mercado (Baby Bass) was born in NYC and played for many years with the world known sensational merengue group “Conjunto Quisqueya”. Eddie will proudly tell you he's traveled all over the world playing salsa, merengue and Latin Jazz events. After 40+ years and still grooving, you'll find him somewhere on this planet with the "Hot Club of SRQ" and the “Hot Sun Quartet” and his 63' Ampeg Baby Bass laying a solid foundation of awesome thumping tone. François de Lima (brass) is a Grammy-nominated Brazilian valve trombonist. His playing is breath-taking, joyful and heart-pumping with strong roots in samba, Jazz, and Bossa Nova. He is one of the founders of the Brazilian big band, Banda Mantiqueira and he has earned worldwide acclaim for the swing in his interpretations and the creativity of his improvisations. He has performed at Carnegie Hall with Gal Costa and toured over 15 years with Djavan.


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Review by Daniel P.

New Year's Eve PartyReviewed on January 1, 2019From Labelle, FL

Awesome band. Guaranteed good time. Highly recommend these guys can really jam! You can’t go wrong booking them for your next event.

Review by Holly J.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on February 28, 2017From Inverness, FL

I could not have been more pleased with Aland Music. They are very accomplished, and very talented. To top it off, they play with soul; they are not mere technicians. I highly recommend Aland Music.

HOT CLUB SRQ-Gypsy Jazz and more!:

Thank you Holly for your kind words and hospitality. We were very honored to be asked to share our music on such a special occasion and to be able to perform for such an appreciative and captive audience. We hope you will consider us again for your next big celebration, all the best.

Review by Patty K.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on December 5, 2016From Tampa, FL

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  • A Child is Born | Thad Jones
  • A Foggy Day | Gershwin
  • Afro Blue | Mongo Santamaria
  • Afternoon In Paris | Lewis
  • After Your Gone | Nestico
  • Ah! Se Eu Pudesse | Menescal
  • Alice In Wonderland | Fain
  • All of Me | Simone
  • All the Things You Are | Hammerstein
  • Alone Together | Dietz
  • Anoumam | Reinhardt
  • A Night in Tunisia | Dizzie Gillespie
  • Anniversary Song | Roman
  • Au Privave | Parker
  • Autumn Leaves | J. Kosma
  • Avalon | Jolson
  • Bananera | Donato
  • Beautiful Love | Young
  • Bellville | Reinhardt
  • Bemsha Swing | Monk
  • Bernies Tune | Miller
  • Bewitched | Rodgers and Hart
  • Birk's Works | Gillespie
  • Black Nile | Shorter
  • Black Orpheus | Bonfa
  • Blue Bossa | Dorham
  • Blue Monk | T.Monk
  • Blues for Ike | Reinhardt
  • Blue Drag | Roman
  • Bluesette | Theilemans
  • Blues Walk | Clifford Brown
  • Bolivar Blues | Monk
  • Bossa Dorado | Schmidt
  • Brazil | Barroso
  • Brisa Do Mar | Donato
  • Cantaloupe Island | Hancock
  • Caravan | Duke Ellington
  • Chameleon | Hancock
  • Chuva | Donato
  • Cheek to Cheek | Irving Berlin
  • Corcovado "Quiet Nights...) | Jobim
  • Cry Me a River | Hamilton
  • Crystal Silence | Chick Corea
  • Dark Eyes | Traditional
  • Desafinado | Jobim
  • Dindi | Jobim
  • Dolphin Dance | Hancock
  • Doxy | Rollins
  • Django's Castle | Reinhardt
  • Douce Ambiance | Reinhardt
  • Djangology | Django Reinhardt
  • Embraceable You | Gershwin
  • Estate | Martino
  • Estrada do Sol | Jobim
  • Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar | Jobim
  • Favela | Jobim
  • Flamingo | Grouya
  • For Sephora | Rosenberg
  • Freedom Jazz Dance | Harris
  • Footprints | Shorter
  • Gentle Rain | L. Bonfa
  • Georgia | Hoagy Charmichael
  • Girl From Ipanema | Jobim
  • Goodbye Pork Pie Hat | Mingus
  • Goodbye Sadness (Tristeza) | Jobim
  • Green Dolphin St. | Kaper/ Washington
  • Groovin' High | Gillespie
  • Honeysuckle Rose | Waller
  • How Insensitive | Jobim
  • If I Were a Bell | Loesser
  • I'll Remember April | Johnson
  • I'll Remember Clifford | Golson
  • I'll See You In My Dreams | Kahn
  • I'm Confessin' | Dougherty
  • Indiana | Hanley
  • Inge | McBrearty
  • In A Sentimental Mood | Ellington
  • Invitation | Kaper
  • Isn't She Lovely | Stevie Wonder
  • James | Metheny
  • Jitterbug Waltz | Waller
  • Jordu | Jordan
  • Juicy Lucy | Silver
  • Just Friends | Klemmer
  • Killer Joe | Golson
  • Limehouse Blues | Reinhardt
  • Little Sunflower | Hubbard
  • Loverman | Davis
  • Lucky Southern | K. Jarrett
  • Mambo Influenciado | Valdes
  • Mambo Inn | Bauza
  • Meditation | Jobim
  • Midnight Sun | Hampton and Burke
  • Minor Swing | Reinhardt
  • Misty | Garner
  • Moon River | Mancini
  • Mr. PC | Coltrane
  • My Funny Valentine | Rodgers
  • My Little Suede Shoes | Charlie Parker
  • My Favorite Things | Rodgers and Hamerstein
  • My One and Only Love | Wellin
  • Nature Boy | Davis
  • Nostalgia In Times Square | Mingus
  • Night and Day | Cole Porter
  • Nuages | Reinhardt
  • One Note Samba | Jobim
  • Out of Nowhere | Green
  • Peacocks | Rowles
  • Pent-Up House | Sonny Rollins
  • Poinciana | Simon
  • Recordame | Henderson
  • Red Clay | Hubbard
  • Rose Room | Williams
  • Saga of Harrison Crabfeathers | Kuhn
  • Samba De Orfeu | Bonfa
  • Satin Doll | Ellington
  • Scoops Blues | Camp
  • Si Tu Savais | Ulmer
  • So Danco Samba | Jobim
  • Solar | Miles Davis
  • Someday My Prince Will Come | Churchill
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow | Arlen
  • Spain | Corea
  • Speaklow | Kurt Weill
  • Summer Samba | Sergio Valle
  • Sweet Georgia Brown | Bernie
  • Stella By Starlight | Young
  • St. Thomas | Sonny Rollins
  • Swing 39 | 41
  • Take the A-Train | Ellington
  • The Days of Wine and Roses | Mancini
  • The Night Has a Thousand Eyes | Weisman
  • The Way You Look Tonight | Kern
  • There will Never Be Another You | Montez
  • Tico Tico | Zequinha Abreu
  • Triste | Jobim
  • Tristeza | Lobo
  • Troublant Bolero | Reinhardt
  • Viper's Dream | Django
  • Watermelon Man | Hancock
  • Wave | Jobim
  • Well You Needn't | Monk
  • What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life | Legrande
  • What is This Thing Called Love | Porter
  • What a Wonderful World | Armstrong
  • Willow Weep for Me | Ronell
  • Adagio from Cantata No.156 | J.S. Bach
  • Alla Hornpipe Suite No.2 Water Music | G.F. Handel
  • Amazing Grace | Traditional
  • Andante | Mendelssohn
  • Air for G string | Bach
  • Arioso | Bach
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba | Handel
  • Ashoken Farewell | Traditional
  • Ave Maria | Bach
  • Ave Maria | Schubert
  • Ave Verum Corpus | Mozart
  • Bridal Chorus | Wagner
  • Canon in D | Pacchelbel
  • Clair de Lune | Debussy
  • Con Te Partiro (Time to Say Goodbye) | Sartori
  • Flower Duet | Delibes
  • Gavotte in D Major | Bach
  • Gavotte and Rondeau | Bach
  • Grand Waltz No. 1 | Op. 18
  • Gymnopedie No.1 | Satie
  • Jesu | Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Largo | Veracini
  • Largo from Winter Four Seasons | Vivaldi
  • Largo from Xerxes | G.F. Handel
  • Liebesleid | Kreisler
  • Minuet | Mozart
  • Nocturne | Chopin
  • Pavane Op. 50 | Faure
  • Prelude from "Te Deum" | Charpentier
  • Rondeau | Mouret
  • Siciliano | J.S. Bach
  • Sonatina | Pagannini
  • Standenchen | Handel
  • Trumpet Voluntary | Clarke
  • Traumerei | Schumann
  • Waltz | Brahms
  • Waltz No. 2 | Op. 69

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Past Events

January 27, 2024 • Club Event
Sat6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Lakeland, FL
August 26, 2023 • Concert
Sat7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Winter Haven, FL
December 31, 2018 • New Year's Eve Party
Mon7:30 PM - 12:00 AM Labelle, FL
November 30, 2018 • Private Party
Fri6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Sarasota, FL
December 31, 2017 • New Year's Eve Party
Sun8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Sarasota, FL
October 27, 2017 • Wedding
Fri7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tampa, FL
September 22, 2017 • Community Event
Fri7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Lake Wales, FL
April 21, 2017 • Corporate Function
Fri7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Sarasota, FL
March 17, 2017 • Private Party
Fri3:30 PM - 6:00 PM Tampa, FL
February 25, 2017 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Inverness, FL
December 23, 2016 • Celebration
Fri7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Sarasota, FL
December 11, 2016 • Community Event
Sun9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bradenton, FL

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