The Hot Club of San Francisco brings gypsy jazz to OKC

"Cinema Vivant" brings together jazz and cinema

    (Published: 10-31-17)

The Hot Club of San Francisco

The next installment of the Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) 2017-2018 Performing Arts Series is coming in hot! The Hot Club of San Francisco performs “Cinema Vivant” in the college’s Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.

The Hot Club of San Francisco’s “Cinema Vivant” is an evening of vintage silent films accompanied by live gypsy jazz. To hear this ensemble is to be carried back to the 1930s and the small jazz clubs of Paris. Often called “gypsy” jazz, the music of The Hot Club of San Francisco has entranced audiences around the globe for over 20 years. With frequent national and international tours - from Iceland to Lincoln Center and the Monterey Jazz Festival - The Hot Club of San Francisco keeps this historic music fresh and alive.  

Imagine yourself in the idyllic French countryside in the 1930s. Sometime before dark, a gypsy caravan sets up camp in a field outside of town, luring the locals out for an evening’s fun. The wanderers travel with a film projector, pointing it at the side of a barn. As the images flicker to life beneath the stars, gypsy musicians play their guitars and fiddles, matching every movement on the screen with characteristic virtuosity, passion and humor. 

For ticket information, visit or call the OCCC Cultural Programs box office at 405-682-7579.

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