Hot Club de Norvège

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Hot Club de Norvège
Hot Club de Norvege 01.jpg
Hot Club de Norvège in 2009
Background information
Origin Norway
Genres Gypsy jazz, jazz
Years active 1979–present
Labels Hot Club
Associated acts Jimmy Rosenberg
Members Jon Larsen
Finn Hauge
Per Frydenlund
Svein Aarbostad
Past members Ivar Brodahl

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.[1]


They are influenced by the music of Hot Club de France, and the French gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. They formed a quartet with violinist Ivar Brodahl (1928–2003), later replaced by Finn Hauge, that became part of the international renaissance of the gypsy jazz in the 1980s.[2]

Hot Club de Norvege has worked with Stéphane Grappelli, Jimmy Rosenberg, Stochelo Rosenberg, Nigel Kennedy, and the Vertavo String Quartet.

In 1980 they started the Django Festival in Norway.[1]

Band members[edit]


  • Jon Larsen (guitar)
  • Finn Hauge (violin and harmonica)
  • Per Frydenlund (guitar)
  • Svein Aarbostad (upright bass)


  • Ivar Brodahl (violin)



  1. ^ a b "Hot Club de Norvège". Biography (in Norwegian). Store Norske Leksikon. 2009-02-14. Retrieved 2014-12-31. 
  2. ^ "Hot Club de Norvège - band_news". Retrieved 2014-12-31. 

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