Hot Club of SRQ Trio

September 18, 2016 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Fat Point Taproom
611 Charlotte St
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Keven Aland
Hot Club of SRQ Trio @ Fat Point Taproom | Punta Gorda | Florida | United States


The Hot Club of SRQ Trio, will be performing at Fat Point Taproom located at 611 Charlotte Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 on Sunday, September 18th from 2-5PM. Doors will open at noon.

Hot Club of Sarasota – “Reputably the most swinging, versatile and refined Gypsy Jazz ensemble in the South”…

Hot Club of SRQ – We play Gypsy Jazz that is deeply rooted in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. This music simply swings and is full of beauty and romance! We emulate the style of what the French call “Jazz Manouche” and “Le Jazz Hot” in the style of Sinti virtuosos and the “Quintette du Hot Club de France” circa 1934-1948.

Founded in June of 2015, The “HCSRQ” has quickly established itself as one of the only true “Gypsy Jazz” ensembles of the South. Their distinction is violin as its melodic voice and a bouncy and energetic rhythm section of guitar(s) and up-right bass. Besides capturing the style of a rhythm known as “la pompe” the guitar in this ensemble not only replicates the virtuosity of “Django Reinhardt’s solo but also has the ability to pull off a Flamenco-esque “Paco DeLucia” styling. Often, the violin and guitar trade fiery solos that could only be compared to two welter weights sparing like it’s their last match. Their versatility is evident in their ability to cross genres including but not limited to Gypsy Jazz, Swing, Flamenco, Klezmer, Latin Jazz, Tango, Bossanova, Chorinho, Samba, Bolero, Classical and the Great American Songbook.

Hot Club of SRQ- Artists

Keven Aland (violinist and vocalist) resides in Nokomis with his wife and three dogs. Aland began his studies with Master Miltiades Siadimas of Athens, Greece (acclaimed soloist of the N.Y. Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera). As a youth he attended Venice High School, Pine View and Booker VPA. In high school, Aland received highest honors in All-State Orchestra and received much recognition from Governor Martinez as recipient of the Southern Bell Fellowship two years in a row. He was also rewarded a Fellowship with the London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas. Aland gave his solo debut of Monti’s Hungarian inspired “Csárdás” with the Venice Symphony at age 14. Aland has played with the Florida West Coast Youth Symphony, the Venice Symphony, the Port Charlotte Symphony, multiple community theatre and opera productions, the South Florida Orchestra, the Sarasota Chamber Orchestra, Transylvania Symphony Orchestra, Boulder Philharmonic, the Colorado Springs Orchestra and the Shostakovich String Quartet (Boulder).

After completing his performance degree at C.U. Boulder, Aland discovered he had a passion for music beyond classical and switched his focus to jazz. Aland has since studied and performed with Larry Camp, Kenny Drew JR., Fikrit Ibrisovic, Nikola Baltic, Malcom Chrupcala, Victor Prieto, Michael Royal, Florin Niculescu, Christiaan Van Hemert and Sandro Roy. Aland was the co-founder of the Lotus Fire, founder of Sampa Jazz, the “Sushi Bros”, and the “Hot Club of SRQ”. Other local projects include Impromptu Jazz, Hot Sun Quartet, Gypsy Wind, Roy Schneider and Pedro Arevalo and Friends.

Jon McLaughlin (guitarist) is a new resident to Sarasota but was born and raised in Manatee County. McLaughlin cut his teeth as the rhythmic back bone of “Los Rumberos”, “Cabal”, “Los Listos”, the “Lotus Fire” and most notably backing up the legendary Willie Royal. McLaughlin shines when it comes to anything Flamenco but has blossomed into a fierce jazz soloist. The beauty of McLaughlin’s contribution to the “HCSRQ” is his ability to lift the soloist without ever compromising the groove. He is a true rhythm master. He has studied primarily with Rex Willis and Larry Camp.

Larry Camp (Guitar) is Tampa Bay’s quintessential jazz guitarist. He has been hailed by Musician Magazine as “one of the top ten unknown jazz guitarists in the U.S.”. He has played at the Kenedy Center for the President, the Smithsonian Jazz Series, as well as Jazz festivals in Europe, Clearwater, and Sarasota FL. Camp has performed with Gary Bartz, Dennis Chambers, Marcus Belgrave, Billy Hart, Reggie Johnson and Dizzy Gillespie. Camp is also endorsed by Benedetto Guitars and Amps.

J.P. Coley (Up-right Bass), a resident of Sarasota, began playing music at age 12 switching from piano to bass. After a stint in the U.S. Navy, J.P. returned to Sarasota and resumed his music career by forming “The Hurricanes” (an R&B outfit). He has played the blues with “Rock Bottom”, “Dan Electro”, “Roy Bookbinder” and Diamond Teeth Mary; jazz with MIKE MARKAVERICH, LEON MERIAM, SUSHI BROTHERS and THE WEST COAST BIG BAND; reggae with the INSTIGATORS and the STRANGEWAYS. Most recognize him as the Rhythm anchor of “Jennifer and the Venturas”. Now the anchor of the “HCSRQ”.

Hot Club of SRQ is currently touring to promote its premiere CD, “Mosaic”- A collection of original Rumba Gitana, Flamenco, Cuban Folklore, Contemporary Classical and Gypsy Swing classics. “As a mosaic is composed of several unique pieces that when arranged together create a wonderful picture, so does this album”. For a limited time, CD’s will be available for $10.00 at their shows; otherwise, can be purchased at or

There will be no cover for Sundays performance at Fat Point Taproom and children and pets are welcome. For more information, visit

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