The jazz and western swing-style group has gained popularity all over the world, performing at numerous festivals and venues in and around the Nashville, Tenn., area.
Annie and The Hot Club of Nashville features jazz solo artist and vocalist, Annie Sellick, and The Hot Club of Nashville, led by Richard Smith on guitar.
Annie is described by fans as an unusually engaging performer, who has won a large, devoted following and earned rave reviews, including "Best Jazz Artist" awards in the Nashville Media. A Nashville native, the last few years have taken her around the world and quite often to the west coast.
Smith has been playing guitar since he was a young boy in England. He learned to play the guitar by listening to the recordings of Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed. Smith is now an amazingly versatile musician, playing everything from Bach, Chopin and Mozart, to the gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt, bebop, the piano rags of Scott Joplin, traditional bluegrass, and country. Richard is on the road much of the time in the USA and Europe as a soloist, and regularly with his cellist wife, Julie Adams.
Pat Bergeson backs the group up on guitar and harmonica, while Aaron Till supports the group on violin. Charlie Chadwich is the Hot Club's bass player and Tom Giampietro is the percussionist.
Another element that makes the band unique is the mix of original music applied to acoustic jazz and swing style.
The group will take the stage for a show that promises to be a crowd pleaser. For more information on the group visit its web site at http://www.myspace.com/annieandthehotclu....
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