Red Rock Hot Club
February 28, 7:30 pm at the Gallivan Center – Free Admission
The Red Rock Hot Club is recognized as one of the top American based Gypsy Jazz Ensembles. Founded in 1999, and led by the swinging guitar styling’s and vocal growl of Rich D’aigle, the group specializes in Gypsy Jazz; a European take of an American Art form. With the added help of Pat Terry and Dave Bowen, on guitar and bass, the core of this Jazz group skillfully deliver the sound of Paris ala 1930’s and 40’s, with the added tastes of Bourbon Street in New Orleans, served up with a side of Western Swing, San Antonio style.
Rich D’aigle has spent almost 40 years with a guitar in his hand. After years of study, including a Bachelors Degree in Jazz and Contemporary Music from the University of Maine, Rich has played and sang with a multitude of musical groups including numerous musical genres ranging from Rock, Blues and Jazz, and has shared stages with the legendary James Brown, plus a long list of Jazz greats. He has recorded and received numerous awards as a guitar player and a bass player as well. Twenty years ago his focus turned to all things that Swing, focusing heavily on the Guitar genius, Django Reinhardt, who, along with violinist Stephane Grappelli, formed the original Hot Club of France in 1937. Rich is also a confessed worshipper of the Charlie Christian guitar sound and tone, and can often be heard playing his collection of 1930’s vintage guitars and amps, and in doing so, gives his Hot Club the sound of Django’s later years, and final recordings, when he too had “gone electric” and added the use of a guitar pickup and amplifier. Somehow, between studying music, playing live and teaching a full roster of students, Rich has found the time to become a serious Luthier, and has started D’aigle Handcrafted Instruments, building replicas of the Selmer/Maccaferri style guitars made famous by Django Reinhardt.
Pat Terry is originally from Pocatello, Idaho, Pat has made his home in Utah for nearly 30 years. A noted area educator, he is a professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Utah. With decades as a professional performer, Pat has an extensive list of artists that he has appeared with live, recorded and toured with, such as Irie Heights, Mambo Jumbo, John Flanders & Double Helix and PurdyMouth, VA. A true Musicologist, he is adept at numerous world music styles. Even though an excellent Banjo player due to his family’s strong Bluegrass tradition, Pat is quite comfortable in settings as varied as Afro-Cuban, Soukous, Zouk, Latin, Salsa, Rhumba styles.
Dave Bowen Is the newest member of The RRHC and is a versatile multi-musician/entertainer who is into a wide range of musical styles on just about any instrument he can get his hands on. He makes hundreds of performances yearly with various groups and is a regular at many popular upscale clubs and Five Diamond resort hotels, & restaurants in the Salt Lake and Park City areas. A highly sought after instructor and session player, Dave has performed on TV, film, radio, and in commercials and has shared stages with The Bacon Brothers, Chris Young, Jim Cullum, John Stowell, Chuck Findlay, Planet Asia, TC Izlam, and Deva Mahal.