Deanna Knight & The Hot Club Of Mars
MEL LEHAN HALL AT ST. JAMES i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
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Travel back in time to the early acoustic swing era of the 1920’s & 30’s and experience one of Vancouver’s most eclectic gypsy-jazz ensembles. Chanteuse Deanna Knight, shares sassy and sultry vocals alongside the driving rhythms and hot solos of Michael Dunn and the Hot Club of Mars. Rooted deeply in the rhythms of Django Reinhart, this unique ensemble adds to a traditional sound with melody, charm and loads of fun. Enjoy a clever repertoire, spanning a full century from historical tangos written in the early 1900’s to contemporary songs of today.
Deanna weaves her lyrical magic around swing classics, tangos, bossa, boogie and original compositions. Described as “stand out, unmistakable and smooth as fine whisky” Knight celebrates over a dozen years with “multi-instrumentalist and ace luthier Michael Dunn and the Hot Club boys who use their Hawaiian, resonator, and Gypsy-jazz guitars to slice and dice 50 shades of swing with admirable gusto.” Gypsy Jazz from traditional to the unusual will unfold before your eyes and ears. Just try to keep your toes from tapping.
Doors open @ 7pm and The Hot Club Cabaret will kick off with a swing dance lesson by Kat Single-Dain @ 7:30pm.
We are pleased to announce the return of our adorable emcee, Dusty Flowerpot’s very own 70 yr old swing sensation - Gloria. Vancouver’s Voracious V is the classic burlesque darling of the night. She will delight us with her special performance created just for April in Paris 2015 and danced live to the music of The Hot Club of Mars. With all her finesse and flare, movement storyteller Dianna David will introduce us to Mime Magician Meena Myna. And a very special addition to this year’s cabaret is the Dusty Flowerpot Chorus Line. They will share a sneak peek into the upcoming new Theatre Show “The Scarlet Queen of Mercy” brought to you by the fabulously talented Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret Society. Deanna Knight has accepted a small and vital role in this unique and engaging show, running for the month of May at the Strathcona Russian Hall.
Dusty Flowerpot’s swing dancer Gloria: http://www.katsingledain.com/meet-gloria
Performance artist and mime Dianna David: http://www.diannadavid.ca
Burlesque darling Voracious V: https://voraciousv.wordpress.com