|...Jazz with a Southern Accent
Hotlanta sets your feet firmly on Bourbon Street in Old New Orleans. You'll experience every bit of the joy, energy, and humor of that early American Jazz called Dixieland. Songs from Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael, Louie Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, plus many old favorites like "Sweet Georgia Brown", "Royal Garden Blues", "South", "Hard Hearted Hannah", and "When The Saints Go Marchin' In" are all part of Hotlanta's musical treat.
Based in Atlanta, the group has performed extensively in the South since its founding by Don Erdman in 1990 with appearances at "The Famous Door" on Bourbon Street in New Orleans' French Quarter, The Brevard College Jazz Festival in North Carolina, and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, to name a few. Beyond the South, Hotlanta's music has been enjoyed around the globe at clubs and jazz festivals in Spain, Germany, Japan, France, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Poland, Belarus, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore.
Hotlanta concerts aim to entertain. Our audiences become part of the concert when we do audience requests. From a list in their program, the audience will write down their requests during intermission. These requests are then performed during the concert second half. Audiences always have a great time with this popular Hotlanta feature.
Hotlanta's full instrumentation is the traditional sextet: Clarinet, Cornet, Trombone, Banjo/Vocals, Tuba and Drums. Hotlanta also performs as a trio, quartet, or quintet. In addition to their "Happy Feet" CD, other recordings include "Live in Spain" from a performance at Spain's Jazzaldia Festival, "The Saints", a CD on the Intersound label, and their newest CD "There Ain't No Jazz Like Dixieland".
And... We're Available!
for concerts, parties, and all occasions.
...as a trio, quartet, quintet, and sextet.
Locally, nationally or internationally.
Care to see a Song List?
Don Erdman / Hotlanta Jazz