Friday and Saturday Night - 3/15/19 & 3/16/19
 Hot Club of Spokane is an organization of local musicians committed to the preservation of jazz,  swing, and blues, named for the famous Hot Club of France from the 1930s. Although the Quintet  of the Hot Club of France is synonymous with the music of Django Reinhardt and what today has  become known as “jazz manouche,” the original Hot Club was in fact an actual club or  organization - not a band - begun by college students to support the preservation of jazz in the  wake of the Great Depression. Hot Club of Spokane adopted a similar mission, and since its  founding in 2007, the group now employs 20 musicians organized in five to eight piece ensembles  that perform in and around the Inland Northwest.

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Music

 Friday and Saturday Night - 3/15/19 & 3/16/19
 Clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, and arranger Jonathan Doyle lives in Port Townsend WA in the Pacific Northwest. He still spends time in Chicago, Austin TX, and on the road.

Jonathan briefly attended Depaul’s School of Music in Chicago, where he studied under Mark Colby and Susan Cook. He left school to pursue a full time career in music during the neo-swing movement of the mid-90s, playing with the Mighty Blue Kings and then the Four Charms. He has also worked with Chicago’s emerging improvisers such as Josh Berman, Jason Adasiewicz, and Design Flaw, and developed an interest in country blues and jug band music playing with the Wabash Jug Band. In 2004, Mr. Doyle moved to Austin to pursue his love of acoustic and roots music afresh. After a brief stint with the Asylum Street Spankers, he went on to freelance in Central Texas’ vibrant traditional jazz, swing, and western swing scene, playing with well-established acts such as Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel, and the Jim Cullum Jazz Band, as well being a part of many fine local bands such as Thrift Set Orchestra, Albanie & her Fellas, Stan Smith and the Jazz Pharaohs, Aunt Ruby's Sweet Jazz Babies, East Side Dandies, White Ghost Shivers, Whit Smith's Hot Jazz Caravan, The Giant Three and his own projects The Jonathan Doyle Quintet / Swingtet. His time in New Orleans introduced him to the hot jazz and traditional blues band, Tuba Skinny. And his connection to Chicago led to playing with the amazing Fat Babies as well as guitar maestro, Joel Paterson. More recently he has started performing with Naomi & Her Handsome Devils and Hal Smith's Swing Central and the Casey MacGill Orchestra!

Jonathan is committed to crafting original music as well studying the American musical traditions. He strives to organize and be a part of bands whose music is rooted, yet distinct. And to play for listeners and dancers anywhere they'll have him!