February 09th, 2019 10:41 pm

new webpage: Jeffree White Productions

The Hot Club has a new webpage as part of a website focused on Jeffree White's current, various offerings and services: Jeffree White Productions. Did you know that Jeffree also runs a bluegrass band, plays in a pirate-themed band(!), runs a music school in Washougal, and was a talent buyer for a nightclub for years?  Now there is a hub for these in one place.

While we'll continue to play clubs and wine bars, we're continuing to prioritize private gigs, and Jeffree's working on introducing his services to the market around where he lives in SW Washington. For anyone seeking live music for their event, please consider consulting Jeffree White Productions, which can either offer or find the right act to fit!  www.jeffreewhiteproductions.com


October 18th, 2017 10:33 pm

CD Released!

In March & October 2017, two lineups of the Hot Club of Hawthorne went into the
various studios of Fremont Recording — two very different sonic environments —
and performed live in the studio; it was mixed to tape for an organic sound.  The
result is a diverse collection of tracks, presented just as it was performed: no overdubs or
post-production alterations, other than EQ and compression.

One session, recorded in a compact basement studio, included an expanded lineup
of 7 musicians:
  • Jeffree White (founder): guitar, vocals
  • Jason Reichert (Down Home Music, the Juleps): guitar, vocals
  • Rick King (Steer Crazy, Inspirational Beets): guitar, vocals
  • Jeffrey Reynolds (Down Home Music): violin
  • Steve Cleveland (Hot Club Time Machine): accordion
  • Ralph Carney (Tom Waits, Pepper Grinders): clarinet, saxophone
  • Drew Nelson (Vagabond Opera): bass
The other session featured standard instrumentation for the Hot Club: two guitars,
violin, upright bass:
  • Jeffree White: guitar, vocals
  • Twayn Williams (Jenny Finn Orchestra, Hot Club Du Jour): guitar
  • Flauren Ricketts (Lulu's Wing, Rain or Shine): violin, harmony vocals
  • Bernardo Gomez (every swing band in town): bass
Brud Giles engineered, mixed, and mastered, as well as sponsored the endeavor through Fremont Recording.

14 songs were captured, including swing numbers from 1922 or earlier, gypsy
traditionals, a Brazilian choro standard, and a waltz:
  1. Whispering
  2. Stumbling
  3. Songe D'Automne
  4. Avalon
  5. Sheik of Araby
  6. Cesar Swing
  7. Tico Tico
  8. Some of These Days
  9. St. Louis Blues
  10. Alabama Jubilee
  11. Swing Gitan
  12. Rose Room
  13. World is Waiting for the Sunrise
  14. Limehouse Blues
Check this post, or the music page, later for details on how to buy the album as a CD or digital downloads!

March 02nd, 2017 2:01 am

Gigsalad listing

We're now listed on booking website Gigsalad!  Now folks can hire us directly through their site, making it convenient and secure.

The Hot Club aspires to play more private events, including weddings, wineries -- any kind of party or function!  We are proud of our résumé: see the venue list on the about page.

September 02nd, 2016 1:14 am


We received a lovely testimonial from Dingo the clown after a gig we did together:

We just did a clown gig alongside HCoH, and they were perfect Portland style mellow minstrels. They would be great at any Portland themed event like a wedding. They play favorites (like "Blue Skies") and I love that these guys look like the music they play. Really swanky. They kept me sane while our zone was a fiasco. The most touching moment today was seeing an elderly person in a wheelchair, swaying while wearing and old school conical clown hat. Eyes shut experiencing the band playing a song featuring some gypsy fiddle. The music styles were antique and that was a perfect hit. If I had the funds, I would want to hire this band to play for those folks once a week.

Thanks Dingo! Check out the website for Dingo and his partner Olive at oliveanddingo.com.

August 15th, 2015 2:31 am

audio page upgrade; new photo page

We made the audio page much easier to use, including players for each track, and access to the vault in a frame. There are a couple of recent shows in there too, including the one written up in Swing Portland dot com.
The new photo page is just links to our albums on Facebook, and instructions to use the logo for promotional purposes.

July 14th, 2015 2:28 am

review in Swing Portland website


We are thrilled to have been featured in the fantastic website covering Portland's swing scene, SwingPortland.com!  It includes a review of our show at Bar Carlo, an interview with bandleader Jeffree White, and audio samples from the show.

Read the article here.

March 13th, 2015 1:39 am

monthly at Bar Carlo! 3rd Wednesdays

Bar CarloWe're pleased to play monthly at Bar Carlo, a hip lounge and great restaurant in the hot spot on Foster around 64th.  We'll play there every 3rd Wednesday.  It's an early and long show at 7 to 10pm.

Consider stopping in for a drink and tunes, and check out their great menu!  See also their Facebook page.

November 12th, 2014 4:31 pm

Crystal Ballroom: Stumptown Speakeasy II !

We're thrilled and honored to be playing the 2nd Annual Stumptown Speakeasy at the fabulous Crystal Ballroom, Sunday after Thanksgiving!

See the McMenamins' event page for more details.  There is an incredible lineup, including:
  • Inspirational Beets
  • the Two Man Gentlemen Band
  • Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners
  • Swingtown Vipers
  • The Smut City Jellyroll Society
  • Three for Silver
  • Hot Club of Hawthorne
  • Pink Lady & John Bennett Jazz Band
  • Joe Baker's Jelly Roll Jamboree feat Tevis Hodge Jr. & Friends
  • Portland Rhythm Shakers
  • Karolina Lux
  • Josh McLaughlin and Emily Ernst
  • and more!
You can view a playlist of videos of our performance last year here.

May 25th, 2014 11:44 pm

Hornings' Hideout

January 09th, 2014 3:02 pm

video from Crystal Ballroom "Stumptown Speakeasy" 2013

Hot Club of Hawthorne at Crystal Ballroom "Stumptown Speakeasy" 2013.

Click here to open the playlist, which contains several videos, on YouTube.

November 19th, 2013 1:29 am

Crystal Ballroom show 11/24!

We are thrilled to be participating in the Stumptown Speakeasy, a fine showcase of 7 bands! This 1920s/30s style event features bands, dancers, vendors, cocktail specials and more, all harkening back to one of the richest eras in our history. The Hot Club kicks it off at 4pm! Bands include:
  • Inspirational Beets (CD release) 
  • Closely Watched Trains 
  • Alder Street 
  • Three For Silver 
  • Swingtown Vipers 
  • Hot Club of Hawthorne 
  • Rose City Banjoliers (performing in the lobby) 
and dancers Portland Rhythm Shakers

3pm doors, 4 pm show -- all ages welcome -- $10

Please RSVP on the Inspirational Beets' event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/599457016767136/

September 16th, 2013 11:57 am

video from Alberta Beer Porch

Hot Club of Hawthorne playing "It Don't Mean a Thing" with Jeffree White, Andrew Alikhanov, Ben Blechman, James Delaney, & Tim Morgan at 23rd & Alberta Food Cart Lot. Thanks to Captured By Porches for having us. There was a superhero-themed event there concurrently -- hence the top hat!

July 12th, 2013 2:22 pm

great review of Press Club show

This fantastic testimonial came into our inbox the day after our July Press Club show:

"We would like to thank you and your combo for a totally delightful evening at the Press Club last night.  We were just bubbling with tuneful energy the rest of the evening, and still today feel the pulse.

"One aspect of the music you created that particularly attracts us is this - that while you performed for the audience (and for each other, with warmth and pleasant melodic banter) you also conversed with the audience musically.   You typically gave us the tune and the chords at the beginning, and along the way while you created your own flights of innovation within the context of the song's framework, you and your combo from time to time reminded us where you were (and thus where we were, if we were getting a bit lost).  This is more than just good manners, it's communication, it's conversation, it's connection.  To us, and I'm willing to guess that this is true also for many others who so thoroughly enjoyed the evening you created, this two-way stance, two-way engagement brings the music more personally to us.  We feel part of the process (to the obvious point of dancing this time).

"So, to you, your violinist, bassist, and rhythm guitarist, thank you so much.  Bravo for the quality of your performance and the conversation, the connection that made last night memorable."

April 23rd, 2013 2:07 am

Sizeable Repertoire

The Hot Club of Hawthorne has enough tunes in our repertoire to play about FOUR shows without any repeats!

So we're going to mix it up month-to-month at our Press Club shows!

February 17th, 2013 10:45 pm

2nd Thursdays at the Press Club

We are pleased to announce that we will play every 2nd Thursday at the Press Club

We had a fantastic time on Valentine's Day, and thanks to the appreciative audience in attendance, we made a favorable impression.

So, mark your calendars!  Showtime is 8pm, and there is no cover (but tipping is encouraged!).  All ages are permitted.

Have a look at the Press Club's website for the menu and schedule.

February 06th, 2013 4:26 am

2nd annual Valentine's Day love song show

We'll play a special show full of love songs and passionate instrumentals for the occasion, featuring special guest vocalist Natalia Burgess! Also in the lineup will be Flauren on violin and Jim Delaney on bass. The same lineup as our Valentine's Day show last year. :)

December 07th, 2012 12:21 am

The performance series at Jam on Hawthorne is ending as of 2013. We want to thank Jam for hosting us twice a month for the past several months. We've had a lot of fun and learned a lot. The Hot Club played with many different lineups. And we made the most out of their fine PA system!

We have a few exciting prospects for gigs in the works for 2013...including dates at the venerable Press Club on January 31st, and Valentine's Day (special love song set)!

Where do you think the Hot Club of Hawthorne should play?

October 30th, 2012 3:22 pm

Jam on Hawthorne show news

Our ongoing shows at Jam on Hawthorne now start at 6pm, making it easier for everyone to attend.
Jam is now booking gypsy jazz every Thursday! We still play 1st & 3rd Thursdays. Look for other bands such as Russell Gores' Hot Club Time Machine to alternate with us.
We've been rotating the lineup and having a blast. There is so much talent in town! In the last few months we have featured new-to-us gypsy jammers
  • Natalia Burgess on vocals and mandolin
  • Joel Morrisette on mandolin
  • Jason Reichert on dobro/slide
  • Andrew Jones on bass
  • Dan Golden on bass
    and playing in November is
  • Jim Bryan on accordion (and mandolin?)
  • Kevin Eastes on bass
We'll try to post personnel in the descriptions in the calendar (click on an event to show). Or just drop in to see who we have on any given 1st or 3rd Thursday!

October 18th, 2012 10:39 pm

The Hot Club of Hawthorne was featured on LIVE television on KGW channel 8! Included was a short interview of Jeffree White, and a run through "Sweet Georgia Brown". Also in the band were Tommy Houston on guitar, Larry Nobori on clarinet, and Jim Delaney on bass. Thanks so much, KGW!!!

We now have a Facebook page, complete with a ReverbNation account. Please visit and like us!

We play at the Jade Lounge on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6-7:45pm. Free (but purchase required). We've been saying that it is 21+, but actually the Jade is ALL AGES until 8pm!

Where else do you think we should play?



May 23rd, 2012 3:32 am

video page

We now have a video page!

The player in it controls a whole playlist, so click on the Next and Playlist buttons to browse.

Below is a video from our recent show at Biddy's.

VIDEO: "Cantina Band" 5/12/12 Biddy McGraw's

May 15th, 2012 4:15 pm

Sandelie Music Festival! Labor Day weekend

We are thrilled to join the Sandelie Music Festival on Labor Day weekend in Wilsonville!

Headlining the festival are the David Nelson Band and Moonalice!

Showtime TBA.

Visit sandeliemusicfest.com.

March 09th, 2012 2:22 am

Intergalactic Gold Party

couldn't fit the whole band in a photo!
We had an amazing time playing at the Intergalactic Gold Party! We had an extended 8-piece band, and we dressed up along with the gold theme. The crowd was amazing and they loved it! Thanks so much to hostess with the mostess Kris Hendrickson for having us! View pictures of the band here.

February 27th, 2012 2:17 am

Recordings at archive.org

Live recordings of us are now published in the Live Music Archive at archive.org! The splash page for us is at http://www.archive.org/details/HotClubOfHawthorne. Our show in December at the Jade Lounge -- the one that was filmed on live TV -- is now online on archive.org for download and streaming! Hint: to download, click on the link on the left that says "VBR ZIP". On the audio page is a jukebox player which streams the recordings too.

December 14th, 2011 2:07 am

Featured on live TV on KGW

The Hot Club of Hawthorne was featured on LIVE television on KGW channel 8! Included was a short interview of Jeffree White, and a run through "Sweet Georgia Brown". Also in the band were Tommy Houston on guitar, Larry Nobori on clarinet, and Jim Delaney on bass. Thanks so much, KGW!!!

  • new webpage: Jeffree White Productions
  • CD Released!
  • Gigsalad listing
  • Testimonial
  • audio page upgrade; new photo page
  • review in Swing Portland website
  • monthly at Bar Carlo! 3rd Wednesdays
  • Crystal Ballroom: Stumptown Speakeasy II !
  • Hornings' Hideout
  • video from Crystal Ballroom "Stumptown Speakeasy" 2013
  • Crystal Ballroom show 11/24!
  • video from Alberta Beer Porch
  • great review of Press Club show
  • Sizeable Repertoire
  • 2nd Thursdays at the Press Club
  • 2nd annual Valentine's Day love song show
  • Jam on Hawthorne show news
  • video page
  • Sandelie Music Festival! Labor Day weekend
  • Intergalactic Gold Party
  • Recordings at archive.org
  • Featured on live TV on KGW
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