The Hot Club of Duluth

The Hot Club of Duluth plays the jazz music of the roaring ’20s — from melancholy torch songs to the hot jazz of Django Reinhardt and Duke Ellington — while also mixing in original compositions in the hot-club style. The group was formed by University of Minnesota Duluth jazz studies professor Billy Bernard, who has since retired. The current lineup features Eli Bissonett on violin, Veikko Lepisto on standup bass, and Jimi Cooper and Darin Bergsven on guitars. The group has been performing a Tuesday residency at the Rathskeller for about a year.


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