Hot Djang!


The Kings of Gypsy Jazz

Inspired by Django


Why you should see this show…

The group’s style as well as its name is a loving tribute to the gypsy-jazz sound created by Django Reinhardt in 1930’s Paris, Hot Djang features a lineup of violin, clarinet, acoustic guitars, and upright bass. Each individual member is highly regarded in the jazz, roots, and Americana fields respectively, but together onstage they are something else entirely.

Hot Djang Bio
Hot Djang! is an acoustic jazz quintet featuring violin, clarinet, acoustic guitars and upright bass. Their inspiration comes from the style of jazz made popular in Paris during the 1930s known as “Gypsy Jazz.” In addition, they play jazz and swing standards from the American Songbook.

Reed Simon (violin) has worked with many of Cleveland’s top jazz musicians and national artists including guitarist Tony Mattolla, vibraphonist Gary Burton and as a special guest on a Duke Ellington program at Severance Hall.

Eric Seddon (clarinet) has performed with Grammy winners Doc Severinsen, The Moody Blues, the Emerson String Quartet, Steve Allen, and Mark O’Connor. His solos engage the history of jazz clarinet from New Orleans roots to subtle swing to modern complexity.

Kevin Richards (guitar) is highly regarded in the local roots music scene and has shared stages with Mac Martin, John Hammond, Jorma Kaukonen, Howard Armstrong, and local blues legend Robert Lockwood Jr.

Brad Smedley (guitar) is the heartbeat of the band. He has studied under several of the best jazz guitarists of this genre including Frank Vignola, Gonzolo Begara, and Robin Nolan.

Bryan Thomas (contrabass) has numerous performance credits including Terry Gibbs, Junior Mance, Vic Damone, Russell Malone and locally with The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, and Ernie Krivda.


Dining Reservations

Purchase of a ticket to a show in the Supper Club ensures you will have a seat for the concert. However, if you intend to dine before or during the performance, you also need to make a dining reservation. To make a dining reservation, click here or call (216) 242-1250.

If you are attending a concert in the Supper Club with a party of two or more, please have one person make a reservation for the whole group to ensure you are seated together.

To better serve all our customers, we require that you arrive on time for your dining reservation. Arriving more than 15 minutes after your reserved time will result in the cancellation of your reservation. You will be seated for the concert, but you may be put on a waiting list for dining.


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