|Hot Club Records|
|Country of origin||Norway|
Hot Club Records is a jazz record label established 1982, by guitarist Jon Larsen in Oslo, Norway.The label has released over 350 CDs, DVDs and books, mostly jazz related.
Some artists on Hot Club Records: Chet Baker, Philip Catherine, Warne Marsh, and the poet Jan Erik Vold.
In 1988 Hot Club Records established the Vintage Guitar Series, which became influential on the international renaissance of the gypsy jazz, inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt. Some artists in this series are Stephane Grappelli, Stochelo Rosenberg, Angelo Debarre, Jon Larsen, Andreas Oberg, and Jimmy Rosenberg.
In 2006 Hot Club Records established the label Zonic Entertainment, with music inspired by Frank Zappa. Some artists on this label are Tommy Mars, Arthur Barrow, Jon Larsen, Jimmy Carl Black, Bruce Fowler, Walt Fowler, and Vinnie Colaiuta.
Stochelo Rosenberg is a Gypsy jazz guitarist who leads the Rosenberg Trio.
Gypsy jazz is a style of small-group jazz originating from the Romani guitarist Jean "Django" Reinhardt (1910–53), in conjunction with the French swing violinist Stéphane Grappelli (1908–97), as expressed in their group the Quintette du Hot Club de France. Because its origins are in France, Reinhardt was from the Manouche clan, and the style has remained popular amongst the Manouche gypsies, gypsy jazz is often called by the French name "jazz manouche", or alternatively, "manouche jazz" in English language sources. Some scholars have noted that the style was not named manouche until the late 1960s; the name "gypsy jazz" began to be used around the late 1990s.
Tim Kliphuis is a Dutch violinist renowned for mixing gypsy jazz with classical and folk music.
Jon Larsen is a gypsy jazz guitarist, record producer, painter, and amateur scientific researcher. He is the founder of the group Hot Club de Norvège. In 2007 he received the Buddy Award for his lifelong contribution to jazz.
Joseph "Jimmy" Rosenberg is a Dutch Sinto-Romani guitarist known for his virtuoso playing of gypsy jazz.
Angelo Debarre (French pronunciation: [ɑ̃ʒelo dəˈbaʁ] is a French Romani gypsy jazz guitarist.
Ulf Karl Erik Wakenius is a Swedish jazz guitarist, known as a member of Oscar Peterson's last quartet from 1997. He was also a member of the Ray Brown trio.
Hot Club de Norvège is a string jazz quartet from Norway, established in 1979, by guitarist Jon Larsen with childhood friends Per Frydenlund and Svein Aarbostad.
Patrick Leguidecoq, known professionally as Romane, is a guitarist born in Paris, France in 1959 who specializes in gypsy jazz.
Florin Niculescu is a Romanian violinist of Romani (Gypsy) ethnicity.
Ola Kvernberg is a Norwegian jazz musician known for his virtuosic string swing violin playing and his international performances. He is the son of traditional musicians Liv Rypdal Kvernberg and Torbjørn Kvernberg, and the brother of traditional musicians Kari Kvernberg Dajani and fiddler Jorun Marie Kvernberg, and grandson of the fiddler and traditional music composer Peter L. Rypdal. Kvernberg studied classical violin from the age of nine, and won 3rd prize in a great classical violin competition in Italy when he was fourteen.
Egil Kapstad was a Norwegian jazz pianist, composer and arranger. He wrote the music for more than 50 theatre productions, and composed for film and television drama. Kapstad composed classical works for orchestra, choir, string quartet, and smaller ensembles, and was a chief executive of the association Ny Musikk. He worked as a host in television for NRK. Egil Kapstad's Trio worked as a small orchestra in the Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix of 1965.
Håkon Mjåset Johansen is a Norwegian jazz drummer and composer, known from playing with the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra featuring Chick Corea at Moldejazz 2000, cooperations with Bugge Wesseltoft's New Conceptions of Jazz, Ole Morten Vågan's Motif, Siri Gjære's Cricket Club and the Ola Kvernberg Trio. He has also contributed to releases with Jon Larsen, the Atle Nymo/Frode Nymo Quartet and Jan Garbarek.
Anders Aarum is a Norwegian jazz pianist, known from numerous albums and international collaborations like Sonny Simmons, Ola Kvernberg, Tine Asmundsen, Sigurd Køhn, Børre Dalhaug, Nora Brockstedt and Even Kruse Skatrud.
The Jimmy Carl Black Story is an album by Norwegian guitarist Jon Larsen.
A Portrait of Jon Larsen is a compilation album by Norwegian jazz guitarist Jon Larsen that was released on his label, Hot Club Records.
Terje Venaas is a Norwegian jazz musician, known from dozens of recordings and a number of international cooperation.
Torstein Ellingsen is a Norwegian drummer and music producer, known from a series of album recordings.
Bjørn Vidar Solli is a Norwegian jazz musician and composer.
The following is a list of notable events and releases of the year 1981 in Norwegian music.