Hot NEWS (2016)
Venues we have played include: 
Cafe Vivaldi, Swing 46, Kenny’s Castaways, Fat Baby, Mehanata, Jalopy Theater, Bar Tabac, Fada, Chelsea Market...

We play restaurants, weddings, private and corporate events. 

Please contact us if you would like more info.

Kenny’s Castaways
(157 Bleecker St., NYC) 

Fat Baby
(112 Rivington St., NYC)

Paddy Reilly’s 
(2nd & 29th, NYC)
 Fri, Jan 22, 2010

Jalopy Theater 
(Redhook, Brooklyn)
 Thurs, Mar 19, 2009

Bar Tabac (Brooklyn, NY) 
Nov 18, 2008

Chelsea Market (Chelsea, NYC)
August 20, 2008

Fada (Brooklyn, NY)

PJ Hanley’s (Brooklyn, NY)

Private Events (NYC area)

Mehanata Bulgarian Bar
(Lower East Side, NYC)
Dates TBD

Hudson Eatery
(57th and West End Ave, NYC)
 Dates coming soon!
Our latest CD 
“Blue Drag” now features additional vocals and clarinet.

If you like what 
you hear, you can request a CD.

Enjoy a few of our earlier recordings (guitars, violin, bass)

Click on the songs listed in red below to listen. 
(iTunes suggested)

Song Listings:
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
Montagne Sainte Genevieve
Seul Ce Soir
I'll See You In My Dreams
Honeysuckle Rose
Valse a Rosenthal
A Little Love, A Little Kiss
Minor Swing
Can't Give You Anything But Love
house picks

The Hot Club of Hell’s Kitchen is a quintet featuring the gypsy jazz music in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Our music ranges from haunting ballads to high-energy swing while preserving the authenticity of the music, many times down to the note. If you have never heard gypsy jazz, you may be in for quite an experience.

The Hot Club of Hell’s Kitchen can recreate the excitement and energy of a swinging 1930’s live jazz club at your next event, party, corporate function, or special celebration.

The band can also be hired as a trio, quartet and quintet, for the full experience.

The band is:

Michael Cefaratti, lead guitar

Jack Parizo, rhythm guitar

David Butler, violin

Brad Baker, clarinet

Piruz Partow, bass

Contact Mike Cefaratti for any booking questions:


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Kenny’s Castaways on Bleeker St, NYC

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