In the final years of his life, Django Reinhardt brought his inimitable sound to the rising star of Bebop. His explosive guitar playing, coupled with the rich wail of horns, created a rare and beautiful moment in the history of music; swing, bebop, and a unique Gypsy sensibility came together for a flash before Reinhardt's untimely death in 1953.
Hot House West is born of this moment. With two guitars, upright bass, trumpet, trombone, and clarinet coming together as a cohesive unit and a dynamic force, Hot House West creates a rich tapestry of sound that honors the lineage of Gypsy Jazz while creating a music that is fresh and original. Most importantly, the band knows how to groove, pulling listeners to their feet as each musical tale unfolds in unexpected ways, capturing the improvisational legacy of jazz.

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Hot house west Trio While the six-piece offers a little big band punch, the band can also perform as a trio or a quartet based on the needs of the venue and the scope of the tour. Regardless of the format, Hot House West delivers an exciting and energetic show.

Nathan Royal - Guitar
James Martak - Guitar
Kevin Schultz - Upright Bass

These members form the rhythm section and core of the band. They met in 2011 as students at the University of Utah and have become lifelong bandmates and friends.

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Self-Titled EPIn the words of Alex Blackburn from Slug Magazine: "It’s the kind of album that brings the mood in any room up. Hot House West have created an experience that’s so easy and uplifting that if I could have this EP playing in my ears all day, I wouldn’t ever be able to stop smiling."
The Hot House West self-titled EP was recorded at MetCom Studios in Salt Lake City. You can purchase or stream here.

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NEW ALBUM COMING SOONWe'll be back in the studio this coming January! We are excited to be working on our first full-length album. Stay tuned here and on our Facebook for all of the juicy details as this recording comes together.

Hot House West - I’ll See You In My Dreams
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