• Live Music and Date Night
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  • Jazz, Live Music and Retro
  • Over 18
  • Thu, 14th Mar 2024 @ 19:00 - 23:00
  • 19:00 - 23:00

Benoit Viellefon is coming to play a one off event in St Leonards on sea Hastings

The Hot Club will play a mix of 1920-30-40's music and will feature two world class soloists: French Jazz violinist Rares Morarescu [Angello Debarre, Stochelo Rosenberg, Tchavollo Schmitt & Lolo Meier], and legendary British trumpeter Magic Mike Henry [Passadena Roof Orchestra, Chris Barber, Humprey Littleton, Acker Bilk & Bryan Ferry].

The concert will take place at the Crown House, designed by the renowned Architect James Burton [Regent park, Regent  Street, Bloomsbury, Marble Arch]. It was the first building erected in St-leonards-on-Sea, and where a young Queen Victoria stayed over the Winter 1834-35. It has been recently refurbished, and the decor is like a mid to late 19th century time travel to Paris & Brighton with a mix of Regency elegance, French art de vivre with strong bohemian flavours, chinoiseries and Montmartre Orientalism.

There are only 60 seats available, please book early. 
Doors will open at 19:00, and the band will play at 20:00.

The train station St-Leonards Warrior Square is just 5-10mn walk away, and there is ample parking outside.

Benoit Viellefon has long been a firm favourite at the most elegant places around the country. The line up and orchestrations are inspired 
by the hot swinging music that emerged from the infamous Parisian Cafes and nightclubs of the 1930s & ‘40s.
The Hot Club’s performances celebrates the burning excitement of those hot gypsy swing numbers made famous by Django Reinhardt, together with the romanticism of the finest French numbers. With a nod to the American jazz virtuosi who visited Paris, such as Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, the Hot Club features both clarinet and trumpet alongside the timeless two-guitars and double bass lineup. But they are also often true to the original "Hot Quintet De France" Django Reinhardt & Grapelli line up, with the addition of a virtuoso Violin player.
The Hot Club is resident at Ronnie Scotts and performs the best of gypsy swing, hot jazz, French music and timeless melodies from the 1920s, 30's and 40s.  They have been in huge demand for major cultural events and concert hall performances including: headline slots at Glastonbury’s Jazz Stage, BBC2, BBC Radio3, Hollywood films, National Television, regular appearances at Ronnie Scotts, the Royal Albert Hall, Madonna's private parties, Royal Family private events and a host of European performances. 
Benoit's concerts are infamous for selling out very fast. Please get yourself a ticket while you can!

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Benoit Viellefon Hot Club at The Crown House
Come to swing and sweat to the fabulous music of Benoit Viellefon Hot Club. 1920-30-40's favourites tunes to please dancers and listeners alike.
19:00 - 21:00 £20.00



Crown House, Crown house, 57 Marina, St Leonards on sea, TN38 0BE


Benoit Viellefon
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  • Written by Anne

    Rating: 3


    Visited 3 days ago
    We were not impressed with this venue. Although we were 3rd in the queue we didn’t see anything of Benoit due to the L shaped venue. We heard this venue is clissing for a refurb - let’s hope they change the layout and move the band to where the bar currently is! Benoit was brilliant as always but we could have listened to a cd as all the dancers and audience were standing in front of us
  • Written by Rachelle

    Rating: 5


    Visited 1 month ago
    great night, lovely venue with good music