Born: April 7, 1955 Primary Instrument: Guitar, acoustic
The Hot Club of Philadelphia was started at the end of 2001 By guitarist Barry Wahrhaftig, and violinist Mark Campiglia. We are an acoustic jazz group, dedicated to performing and preserving the music of the Grappelli and Django, and at the same time incorporating some modern influences along the way.
The quartet includes Jim Stager on acoustic bass and Joe Ellis or Rich Yescalis on Rhythm Guitar. Barry plays a Manouche Selmer style guitar. Our 1st full-length CD 'Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams [Manouche 2010], features guest Howard Alden, Denise King & Phyllis Chapell. It's available on iTunes, CD Baby & our website
The Hot Club's first CD, entitled Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams, features Wahrhaftig, and an array of other well-known local players, violinist Mark Campiglia, Bob Butryn clarinet, Phyllis Chapell and Denise King vocals and Jim Stager bass. Howard Alden, also makes a strong appearance. Art Howe Philadelphia Inquirer
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Studied with Howard Alden, Fapy Lafertin, Stephane Wrembel, Larry McKenna, Joe Sgro. Master classes/ workshops with; Tal Farlow, Angelo DeBarre, Robin Nolan, John Jorgenson. Private lessons $50 per hour contact me for workshop & group rates
Basic foundations of Gypsy Jazz Guitar, rhythm, [pompe], Gypsy Picking, chord shapes, building solos, transcribing, developing phrasing, basic rep., including classic Django solos, waltzes, etc